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Historical Files 1952-1988 [series]

The Historical Files (1952-1988) consist of two folders of articles, manuscripts, notes for presentations, and historical sketches on the history of the Computing Center and computing activity at the university. Many of the articles are photocopies from university publications.

Box   1  
Notes

(historical sketches etc. on aspects of computing at Michigan)

Box   1  
Articles

(manuscript and published material relating to history of the Computing Center)

 
Administrative Records [series]

The Administrative Records series (3.5 linear ft., 1956-1987) includes subseries for Annual Reports, Committees, Budget Material, Buildings and Computing Sites, Organization and Planning, and Correspondence.

 
Annual Reports [subseries]

The Annual Reports, 1958/59-1968/69 include formal reports to the President (as part of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies report) as well as a number of other reports on computer usage.

Box   1  
1958-1968
 
Committees [subseries]

The Committees subseries consists of minutes, agendas, and related material for the principal policy and management committees of the Computing Center. These include the UCCPU (University Committee on Computer Policy and Utilization), Committee "A," the Computing Center Advisory Committee, and the Computing Center Executive Committee, among others. The UCCPU was a university-wide committee charged with developing broad computing policy across campus. All purchases of major computing systems by academic and administrative units had to have UCCPU approval to insure some level of compatibility and coherent development. The UCCPU files in the Computing Center record group cover the years from 1979 to 1983. (Minutes for the years 1965 to 1977 are located in a separate UCCPU record group at the Bentley Library. See finding aid for "University of Michigan. University Committee on Computer Policy and Utilization.") The minutes document both broad policy questions and reviews of requests by university units to purchase particular computing systems. The Computing Center record group also includes files of several UCCPU subcommittees: Computer Ethics, 1979; Computing Center Priorities, 1979-1980; Micro-Computer Policy, 1983; and Word Processing, 1980.

Committee "A" was established by director Aaron Finerman in 1978 to serve as the Computing Center's primary internal management committee and was composed of senior computing center administrators. The files, 1978-1986, (1.2 linear feet) include minutes, agendas, reports and correspondence. The Advisory Committee consisted of senior Computing Center staff plus six to eight other staff members who served on a rotating basis. The committee's function was to advise the director on operation of the Computing Center. The records, 1978 to 1980, include some long-range planning materials. The Executive Committee was created in 1959 to serve as the Computing Center's governing board. It was composed of the Computing Center director and university faculty and administrators. The committee files, dating from 1959 to 1966 and 1979 to 1985, provide an overview of Computing Center activities. The Review Committee files, 1984-1986, contain minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the university's review of the Computing Center.

 
Committee A
Box   1  
1978-1984 (16 folders)
Box   2  
1985-July 1986 (4 folders)
Box   2  
Advisory Committee 1978-1980 (3 folders)
 
Executive Committee
Box   2  
1959-1966
Box   2  
1979-1984 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Review Committee 1984-1986
 
University Committee on Computer Policy and Use (UCCPU) (minutes prior to are in separate UCCPU record group) 1979
Box   2  
Minutes 1979-March 1983 (7 folders)
Box   3  
April 1983-1984 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Subcommittee on Computer Ethics 1979
Box   3  
Subcommittee on Computing Center Priorities 1979-1980
Box   3  
Subcommittee on Micro-Computer Policy, Progress Report October 10, 1983
Box   3  
Subcommittee on Word Processing 1980
 
Budget Material [subseries]

The Budget Material subseries includes annual files covering the period from 1978/79 to 1985/86, and consist of income and expense data, a variety of graphs relating to the Computing Center budget and finances, and other background information, as well as correspondence concerning the budget process. The amount and quality of information varies from year to year.

Box   3  
1978-1986 (9 folders)
 
Buildings and Computing Sites 1959-1984 [subseries]

The Buildings and Computing Sites subseries, 1959-1984, documents the physical locations of Computing Center activity beginning at the North University Building (NUB), 1959-1974; the planning, construction and dedication of the Computing Center on North Campus, 1966-1979; and the opening of the Michigan Union (UNYN) computing site, 1983. In addition there are several reports on Computing Center space needs and a 1983 proposal for development of student-faculty computing sites.

 
Computing Center
Box   3  
Construction Plans, Budgets, etc. 1966-1979 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Dedication, 1970-71 (includes CC dedication booklet)
Box   3  
Prospectus 1966
Box   3  
Space Needs 1979-1984
Box   3  
NUB (North University Building) Site 1959-1974
Box   3  
Student-Faculty Computing Facility Proposal 1983
Box   3  
UNYN (Michigan Union Site) 1983
 
Organization and Planning 1956-1959 [subseries]

The Organization and Planning subseries, 1956-1959 and 1970-1985, brings together a variety of files on the administrative development of the Computing Center and the internal planning process. The files have been arranged chronologically. The 1956-1959 folder includes various reports and proposals relating to numeric computing on campus and the establishment of the Computing Center. Files for later years include reports, correspondence, memoranda, and several formal planning documents.

 
Computing Center Planning
Box   4  
1956-1959

(includes various reports and proposals relating to numeric computing on campus and the establishment of the computing center)

Box   4  
1970-77

(misc. notes, charts, and detailed 1977 report on organization, hardware, software and services of the computing center)

Box   4  
1978-1979

(mostly Long Range Planning Committee, a subcommittee of Committee A)

Box   4  
1981-1984

(additional Long Range Planning Committee material)

Box   4  
1982-1984

(Assorted notes and correspondence on planning issues)

Box   4  
Memo. of Understanding, CC and OAS 1983
 
1985
Box   4  
Strategic Planning Retreat
Box   4  
Reorganization
Box   4  
Three-Year Plans 1982-1987 (2 folders)
 
Correspondence 1979-1986 [subseries]

The Correspondence subseries is divided into: General, 1979-1986; Electronic Mail printouts, 1983-1984; Charles Overberger, Vice President for Research, 1979-1984; Billy Frye, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1980-1983; and Alfred Sussman, Dean of the Graduate School, 1983-1984. The General correspondence (3 folders) covers the full range of computing center activities while the bulk of the other files relate to administrative and budget matters.

Box   4  
General 1979-1987 (4 folders)
Box   4  
E-Mail 1983-1984
Box   4  
Frye, Billy 1980-1983
Box   4  
Overberger, Charles 1979-1984 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Sussman, Alfred 1983-1984 (2 folders)
 
Topical File 1960-1986 [series]

A number of subject oriented files have been brought together in the Topical File series (3 linear ft., 1960-1986). The series, which is arranged alphabetically, includes files on a variety of internal and external projects, various ad-hoc committees and task forces, and Computing Center relationships with other university units. Among the more significant are: Computing Center Policy, Ford Foundation "Computers in Engineering" Grant, MAD (Michigan Algorithm Decoder), MIDAC (Michigan Digital Automatic Computer), Software Engineering Institute, and Supercomputing.

The Computing Center Policy files, 1979-1985, contain documentation on the development of the "Conditions of Use," "Authorization and Charge," and other policies. The Ford Foundation Grant file provides information on a major grant to the College of Engineering, which funded a three year project to teach engineering faculty about digital computing and develop course curricula incorporating use of computing technology. The project was directed by professors Bruce Carnahan and James O. Wilkes.

MAD files, 1961-1964, include correspondence relating to development of MAD and training material for use of MAD and UMES (University of Michigan Executive System), an early operating system developed for use on the IBM 704 in cooperation with General Motors. The MIDAC file consists of a photocopy of a brochure on the university's first computer, which was developed by the Willow Run Laboratory in 1952.

The Software Engineering Institute was a proposed collaborative software development laboratory among several Big Ten Universities. The Institute, which ultimately was not established, was in large part a response to the software development needs of the federal government's "Star Wars" program. The files, 1983-1984, offer some insight into the perceived capabilities of programmers and scientists at the Computing Center and the university, and more broadly on the feasibility and reliability of "structured" and "automatic" programming.

The Supercomputing Files, 1983-1985, are divided into: General, Institute for Computational Studies (ICS), and NSF Supercomputing Sites. The General files include correspondence and reports on the supercomputing needs of the university and proposals for developing such capabilities on campus. The ICS files document the Computing Center's participation in a supercomputing consortium based at the University of Colorado. The NSF Supercomputing Site files document the university's unsuccessful effort to be named host for one of the six National Science Foundation Supercomputing Sites. The records include the UM proposal, comments of the review panel, and material on the NSF site visit.

Other items of interest include documentation on the Computing Center relationships with the Medical School, College of Literature, Science and Arts, and the Institute for Social Research, an Executive Officers Seminar on the Impact of Computing on Research, a 1985 report on High Speed Computational Facilities at the university, and files on the development of UMNet, the campus computing network.

Box   4  
Advisory Task Force on Computing Center Access 1984
Box   4  
Applications Software Support 1978-1984
Box   4  
Business Administration, School of, 1980-83
Box   4  
Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI) undated
Box   4  
Center for Machine Intelligence undated
Box   4  
Charles Babbage Institute 1979
Box   4  
Commercial Computing Accounts 1979-1981
Box   4  
Computer Database Proposal
Box   4  
Computer Security 1981
 
Computing Center
Box   4  
Authorization and Charge Policy 1980-1985
 
Policies
Box   4  
1959-1979
Box   4  
Conditions of Use Policy 1979-1981
 
Recharge Rates
Box   4  
1960-67
Box   4  
1977-78
Box   4  
1981-1983
Box   5  
User Survey 1984
 
Utilization Reports
Box   5  
1972, 1976-1979
Box   5  
1980-1984
Box   5  
Computing Allocations 1982-1985
Box   5  
Computing Site Proposals 1980-1984
Box   5  
CONFER (Advertel) 1985
Box   5  
Conference on "Easier and More Productive Use of Computing Systems" (Ann Arbor) undated
Box   5  
Data Concentrator and Computing Center Electronics Shop 1978
Box   5  
Dearborn Campus 1978-1981
Box   5  
Droshan (RPI) Dispute 1981
Box   5  
Educom-Edunet, (Business Plan) 1978
Box   5  
Engineering, College of, (CAEN) 1983
Box   5  
Executive Officers Seminar on Impact of Computing on Research 1981-1982
Box   5  
Finerman, Aaron (Hiring of) 1978
Box   5  
Flint Campus 1980, 1985
Box   5  
Ford Foundation Grant "Computers In Engineering," 1959-1960
Box   5  
Galler, Bernard 1980-1984
Box   5  
Handicapped Access to Computing Facilities 1982
Box   5  
High-Speed Computational Facilities at UM (report by E. Fronczak) 1985
Box   5  
ILIR Micro 1980-1981
Box   5  
Information Resource Management 1980
Box   5  
Inter-University Computing Survey 1980-1984
Box   5  
ISR (Institute for Social Research) 1981-1984
Box   5  
Learning Technologies Group 1982
Box   5  
Library (Computing Center) 1985-1986
Box   5  
Lougee, Mike 1984
Box   5  
LS&A (Literature, Science and the Arts) Advisory Committee on Computing, Report 1984
Box   5  
MAC (Multi-Access Computer) Project Controversy 1965
 
MAD (Michigan Algorithm Decoder)
Box   5  
Correspondence, 1961-63
Box   5  
Training Sessions (for MAD and Michigan Executive System) 1961-1964
Box   5  
MAGI (Mathematical Applications Group Inc.), Software License 1981
Box   5  
MDSI (Manufacturing Data Systems Inc.) 1980-1982
Box   5  
Medical School 1979
Box   5  
Microcomputer Education Center, 1984-85
Box   5  
Microcomputer Planning Committee, Ad-Hoc 1983
Box   5  
Microcomputer Sales Policy, 1983-84

(Includes text of J. Duderstadt remarks to executive officers re. UM-Apple Contract)

Box   5  
Microcomputer Support Group 1983-1985 (2 folders)
Box   5  
MIDAC (Michigan Digital Automatic Computer) 1952

(Photocopy of brochure, original can be found in Bentley Library printed collections, at call no. C477, Engineering Research Institute)

Box   5  
Notes From the Director 1981-1983
Box   5  
NSF-Sciencenet 1984
Box   6  
Office of Administrative Systems
Box   6  
General 1980-1984
Box   6  
Telecommunications Studies 1983-1984
Box   6  
Personnel 1979-1986 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Phototypesetting 1985
Box   6  
Programming Staff (memos etc.)
Box   6  
Publications Policy 1979-1980
Box   6  
Software Engineering Institute 1983-1984 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Software Surcharge Policy 1983
Box   6  
SPSS Software Support 1981

(Includes ICPSR proposal for improved network access to online data)

Box   6  
State Fiscal Agency Questionnaire 1979
Box   6  
Statistics Research Lab 1983
Box   6  
Student Misuse of Computing Resources 1968-1977
Box   6  
Sub-committee on Centers and Institutes (re Computing Center's administrative reporting relationship) 1983
 
Supercomputing
Box   6  
General 1983-1984
Box   6  
Institute for Computational Studies (ICS) at CSU 1983-1985 (2 folders)
 
NSF Supercomputing Sites 1984
Box   6  
UM Proposal 1984
Box   6  
NSF Site Visit 1984 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Reviews of UM Proposal 1984
Box   6  
Task Force for Technology on Teaching and Learning 1983
Box   6  
TAXIR (software package) 1980-1981
Box   6  
Technology Based Industry Committee 1980-1981
Box   6  
Technology Transfer Steering Committee 1980
Box   7  
Telecommunications Planning 1983
Box   7  
Telecommunications Final Planning Report 1984
Box   7  
Telecommunications Needs Assessment 1984
Box   7  
Telenet
Box   7  
Telephones/Teletypes/Data Sets 1966-1970
Box   7  
Twentieth Anniversary Observance 1979
 
UM-Net
Box   7  
1979-1981
Box   7  
1982
Box   7  
1983
Box   7  
1984-1985
Box   7  
University Hospital, Telecommunications and Information Systems Planning 1982-1984 (2 folders)
Box   7  
University Library 1984-1986
Box   7  
UNIX 1982-1985
Box   7  
User Services Project Report 1985
Box   7  
Voice Message System 1983
 
MTS (Michigan Terminal System) 1970-1986 [series]

The MTS (Michigan Terminal System) series (1 linear ft., 1970-1986) provides documentation on the development and marketing of the MTS operating system developed by the Computing Center. For the most part the files are administrative rather than technical. The General files include several reports on MTS development and current features. The Licensing and the Marketing Plans files provide some indication of the range of clients who purchased or considered purchasing MTS. The Workshops subseries provides some information on the implementation of MTS code and features. The workshops were held annually for administrators and programming staff of the six MTS Group universities. The files for individual workshops vary from little more than schedules, to reports on individual sessions, to complete transcripts.

Box   7  
General

(Includes two reports, 1970 and 1980 on MTS development and describing current features and usage)

Box   7  
Development and Installation (Joint Statement of the MTS Installations Managers) June, 1979
Box   7  
Directors Meeting 1984
Box   7  
Installation Managers, Correspondence 1979-1986 (2 folders)
 
Licensing
Box   7  
Correspondence re. policy development 1981-1982 (2 folders)
Box   7  
Licensing Inquiries and Proposals 1977-1986
Box   7  
Marketing Opinion Research (MOR) 1981-1982
Box   7  
Marketing Plans 1985-1986
Box   7  
Miscellaneous Correspondence 1979-1981
Box   7  
MTS Public Files, Staff responsible for 1982, 1984
Box   7  
MTS:Forum Charges 1984
Box   7  
Public Files-Staff Responsibilities 1982-1984
Box   7  
Text Processing Task Force, Final Report 1980
Box   7  
Wayne State, 1982-83
 
Workshops
Box   7  
1976
Box   7  
1979
Box   8  
1980-1985
 
Word Processing Project (UM & IBM) 1978-1983 [series]

The Word Processing Project series (.25 linear ft., 1978-1983) documents a project headed by Bernard Galler to investigate the possibilities for text processing on computers. Portions of the project were conducted jointly with IBM. The files, which consist primarily of correspondence and reports, illustrate some of the early thinking on the development of word processing capabilities on mainframe systems and personal computers.

 
Project Proposal 1982 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports 1978-1983 (7 folders)
Box   8  
Conference on Word Processing 1980
 
Vendors [series]

The Vendors series (1.75 linear ft., 1958-1984) provides information on the purchase, installation and operation of computing equipment and the Computing Center's relations with computer companies. There are substantial records for each of the major vendors: Apple, Amdahl, Apollo, Burroughs, and IBM.

The IBM and Amdahl subseries are the most significant. They include separate files for each of the major machines or systems installed by the Computing Center. The files for a machine may include information on its purchase, various reports and statistics on usage, and material relating to its discontinuance and resale. The IBM material also includes files on the Time Sharing System (TSS) development. IBM began developing TSS for use on its 360/67 machine. The Computing Center was a partner in some phases of TSS development. When IBM's development efforts proved slower than expected, Computing Center staff continued development work on a time shared operating system that became MTS. Significant files include the Code Transfer Agreement between UM and IBM and several reports comparing TSS, MTS and other time sharing systems.

The Amdahl records document the Computing Center's conversion to Amdahl mainframes in the mid 1970s. Files include a transcript of the Regents' meeting at which the Computing Center argued for the purchase of the Amdahl 470/V6 machine over a Burroughs computer. The Burroughs files also include information on this purchase.

Box   8  
Apple 1983
Box   8  
Apollo 1982
 
Amdahl
 
Computers and Equipment
 
470V/6
Box   8  
Correspondence 1973-1979

(Includes information on purchase and replacement of 470V/6)

Box   8  
Regent's Proceedings (transcript of meeting at which Burroughs Corp. presented case against CC purchases of Amdahl 470V/6)
Box   8  
Documentation (brochures, manuals, and technical information) 1974-1979
Box   9  
470V/7 1980-1985
Box   9  
470V/8 1981-1984
Box   9  
5860 1982-1984
Box   9  
1200 1984
Box   9  
AT&T 1984
Box   9  
Burroughs 1975

(information on Burroughs attempt to sell UM a model B7700 computer. See also the Regents Proceedings transcript under Amdahl 470/V6.)

 
IBM
Box   9  
General, 1981-198

(Includes material from site visit by IBM officials)

 
IBM (cont.)
 
Computers and Equipment
 
Inventories of Equipment
Box   9  
1959-1974 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Model 650 1956-1957
Box   9  
Model 704 and 709 1959-1962
Box   9  
Model 704, Plans for Installation 1958-1959
Box   9  
System 709, Purchase of 1960
Box   9  
System 360 1965-1966
Box   9  
System 360/20 1967-1976
Box   9  
System 360/50 1965-1966
Box   9  
System 360 System 1965-1966
 
System 360/67
Box   9  
Comment on Purchase of 1969
Box   9  
Triplex model 1972
Box   9  
Maintenance and Storage Devices 1966-1975
Box   9  
Sale of 1975
Box   9  
System 360/70
Box   9  
System 360/85
Box   9  
System 370/168 1972-1974
Box   9  
Model 1130 1968-1971
Box   9  
Model 1401 1962-1965
Box   9  
Model 3090/400 1986
 
Model 7090 1960-1966
Box   9  
Usage Statistics 1962-1965
Box   9  
Disk Pack Storage Devices 1967-1973
Box   9  
Remote Terminals and Storage Devices 1969-1978
Box   9  
3270 Display Station 1972
 
Time Sharing System Development
Box   9  
Code Transfer Agreement, IBM-UM 1967
Box   9  
Cost and Machine Considerations 1970
Box   9  
Expansion of Use for Time Shared Systems (memos, proposals for educational applications of TSS) 1964-1966
Box   9  
Extended Arithmetic Functions on IBM 360/67 1965-1970
Box   9  
Joint Study Proposal 1970
Box   9  
MTS-TSS Comparisons 1967-1969
Box   9  
Reports on Time Sharing Systems-including MTS 1965-1965
Box   9  
Segment Relocation Hardware for IBM 360 (papers and notes), 1965-66
Box   10  
UM-IBM Projects
Box   10  
Audio Distribution System 1983
Box   10  
Freshman Composition Proposal 1984
Box   10  
Service Bureau Corp. 1962
 
Photographs [series]

The Photographs series consists of a single folder of undated photographs, mainly of the IBM 7090 machine in the North University Building. There are also a few snapshots of Computing Center personnel.

Box   10  
IBM Model 7090 at NUB and misc. snapshots
 
Administrative Records 1959-1992 [series]

The Administrative Records series (6 linear ft., 1959-1992) is arranged into the following subseries: Budget Material, Committees, Correspondence, Organization and Planning, Personnel, Proposals, Papers and Lecture Notes, Reports, Research Systems, Space Planning, and Computer Files.

 
Budget Material 1959-1993 [subseries]

Budget materials document the Computing Center's financial status for several years that are missing in the earlier accession and continue a run into the early 1990s. The subseries also contains MTS (Michigan Terminal System) utilization records and computer allocations by university units, each of which were influential in justifying and supporting budget requests.

Box   10  
1959-1972 (13 folders)
Box   10  
1987-1990 (3 folders, 2 folders)
Box   11  
1991-1993 (6 folders)
Box   11  
Allocations 1968-1971 (5 folders)
Box   11  
Utilization 1960-1988 (13 folders)
 
Miscellaneous
Box   11  
Income History 1981-1990
Box   11  
IBM (International Business Machines) Rentals 1966-1967
Box   11  
Projections 1972-1977
Box   11  
Purchase of 360/67 1969
 
Committees [subseries]

Committee files reflect the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of University of Michigan computing and technological planning, particularly in the records of ITPC (Information Technology Policy Committee) and ITAC (Information Technology Architecture Committee). ITPC, a ten member advisory panel was formed in 1987 as a reconstituted Computing Policy Committee (CPC), with a tightened focus for advising on major functions: strategic direction, priority setting and policy recommendation. ITAC initiated that same year, was charged with developing the design for and recommending implementation tactics for a university-wide, comprehensive information technology architecture. Documents containing valuable background information on issues scheduled for deliberation often supplement committee files, which are mainly comprised of minutes, agendas, and correspondence.

Box   12  
A (Committee A) 1986-1987
Box   12  
Advanced TV Production Committee 1989
Box   12  
Biblical Studies and the Computer Committee undated
Box   12  
Committee on Computer Policy (CPC) 1983
Box   12  
Curriculum Committee 1981-1983
Box   12  
Directors Committee 1988-1989 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Information Technology Architecture Committee (ITAC) Formative 1986-1987
Box   12  
ITAC 1987-1988
Box   12  
Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC) 1988 (2 folders)

(Includes July 1988 retreat)

Box   12  
ITPC Retreat 1990
Box   12  
Manager's Committee 1987-1988 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Micro-computing Planning Committee 1983
Box   12  
Mid-Manager's Committee 1989-1990
Box   12  
Planning Advisory Group (PAG) Topical Task Force 1990
Box   12  
Policy Committee 1986-1987
Box   12  
Research Systems Executive Committee 1990-1992 (3 folders)
Box   12  
Resource Administration / Research Systems Task Force 1991
Box   12  
Scientific Computation Committee 1988
Box   12  
Selection Committee (Hardware and Software) 1989-1990
Box   12  
Task Group on Combined Operations,1986
Box   12  
University Computing Advisory Committee 1988
 
Correspondence (Includes e-mail printouts) [subseries]
Box   13  
General 1961-1991 (2 folders)
Box   13  
Control Data 1963-1967
Box   13  
Controlled Data vs IBM 1963-1967, 1972
Box   13  
IBM 1971-1972
Box   13  
Intersystems 1987
Box   13  
Ralphnet Digest (moderated listserv) 1990-1991
 
Organization and Planning [subseries]

The Organization and Planning subseries is important for documenting internal studies, reorganizations and methodologies for long-term planning. "Topical Task Force Reports," for example, summarize in 1990 statistics support, scientific computation, applications in use, electronic mail, the evolution of MTS (Michigan Terminal System), the university library's online bibliographic system (MIRLYN), staff morale, and staff training and development.

Box   13  
General 1979-1990 (4 folders)
Box   13  
Consulting and Support Services 1989-1992
Box   13  
Distributed Computing 1991
Box   13  
Planning Model Task Force 1991
Box   13  
Proposed Expansion of the Computing Center Facility 1975
Box   13  
Reorganization Implementation Review Committee 1989
Box   13  
Reorganization 1991
Box   13  
Research Systems, Group 2 1990
Box   13  
Retreat 1991
Box   13  
Topical Task Force Reports 1990
 
Personnel [subseries]
Box   13  
Associate Director 1987
Box   13  
Development Officer 1987
Box   43  
General 1976-1991 (4 folders)  [PR RESTRICTED until July 1, 2021]
Box   13  
Institutional File System (IFS) 1988
Box   13  
Management Development 1987-1988
Box   13  
Manager Workshop 1988
Box   13  
Office Position Study 1981
Box   13  
Research Scientist 1987-1988
Box   13  
Research Scientist Award 1988-1991
Box   43  
Research Systems Associate Director Search 1990 (1 folder)  [PR RESTRICTED until July 1, 2021]
Box   13  
Salary Program 1991
Box   13  
Salary Study 1972
 
Proposals [subseries]

Proposals and Reports are each a rich source in this series for data documenting the Computing Center's proactive culture and energy for adaptation to changing technology. Proposals provide information on the germination of ideas, technical requirements, and clearly synthesized background for projects envisioned and both realized and unrealized. Reports (mostly unpublished) include detailed documentation for systems and software and thorough technical descriptions for special projects. Researchers should note that the Computing Center published a large number of significant technical reports. They are part of the University of Michigan Computing Center Publications record group.

Box   13  
"ConComp" (Research in Conversational Use of Computers) 1965
Box   13  
"Digital Computing System for University of Michigan RFP," 1968
Box   13  
"Development of a General Purpose Operating system for Handling Large Data Bases," 1972
Box   13  
"Ethernet Support," 1989
Box   13  
"High Speed Internet," 1988
Box   13  
"Information Technology in Higher Education: Values and Ethics," 1989
Box   13  
"Proposal for University of Michigan Computer Network," 1981
Box   13  
"Proposal for Expanded Micro-computer Support," 1983
Box   13  
"Program to Expand Computing Center," 1965
Box   14  
"Proposal to the National Science Foundation for a Gateway between the Merit Computer Network and the Internet," 1989
Box   14  
"Sample Set of Research Projects Utilizing the Computer," and "Supplement to A Program to Expand the University of Michigan's Computing Center," 1966
Box   14  
"Segment Relocation Hardware Proposal and Associated Software for IBM System/360," 1965
Box   14  
"Study of File Management in Virtual Storage Environments," 1975
Box   14  
General 1970, 1991
Box   14  
"Masters' and Doctors' Theses in Computer Science," 1972
Box   14  
"Readings for Math/CCS 473," 1970-71
 
Reports [subseries]

Proposals and Reports are each a rich source in this series for data documenting the Computing Center's proactive culture and energy for adaptation to changing technology. Proposals provide information on the germination of ideas, technical requirements, and clearly synthesized background for projects envisioned and both realized and unrealized. Reports (mostly unpublished) include detailed documentation for systems and software and thorough technical descriptions for special projects. Researchers should note that the Computing Center published a large number of significant technical reports. They are part of the University of Michigan Computing Center Publications record group.

Box   14  
General 1957-1992 (3 folders)

(Includes "Technical Subcommittee Report on Hierarchical Computing at the University of Michigan," 1979; "The Computer and Its Current Role in Architectural Education;" 1967; "Computing Center, Status," 1976-1977, by R.C. F. Bartels, 1977)

Box   14  
"Algorithm for Equivalence Declarations," 1972
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"Applicability of Hash Coding Techniques in Time-Shared Data Handling," 1968
Box   14  
"Architecture of Compilers," 1964
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"Computing Center Organization, System Architecture and Hardware Facilities," 1985
Box   14  
"Display File (DF) Routines User's Guide," 1970
Box   14  
"Documentation for MIDAS," 1976
Box   14  
"Educational Computing at the University of Michigan: A Survey of Activities and Resources," 1973-74
Box   14  
"Elementary Statistics Using MIDAS," 1976
Box   14  
"Engineering Design Report," 1967
Box   14  
"Engineering Design Report Modified 338 Display Interface," 1967
Box   14  
"Hierarchical Descriptions, Universal Spaces and Adaptive Systems," 1968
Box   14  
"Industrial Hygiene Report," 1981
Box   14  
"JRP Statistical Programs for High Speed IBM Digital Computers," 1971
Box   14  
"Multi-Programming in Small Systems Environment," 1969
Box   14  
"Office of Science and Technology," 1987
Box   14  
"P.O. Memo 71: Part 1 of preliminary manual describing the physical characteristics and functions of the D17Airborn digital computer," undated
Box   15  
"Preliminary Maintenance Manual of the Minuteman D17A Computer and Associated Test Equipment," 1960
Box   15  
"Priority Services Review," 1991
Box   15  
"PROCRU-Program for PROMAX, PROOCRSTES and Other Direct Factor Rotations," 1968
Box   15  
"Program and Addressing Structure in a Time-Sharing Environment," undated
Box   15  
"Programming Manual for MITILAC 659 Routine for Use at the University of Michigan," 1956
Box   15  
"Raws II: A Multiple Regression Analysis Program," 1963
Box   15  
"Real Time Computing," 1965
Box   15  
"Representative Sample of Facilities and Activities at the University of Michigan Bearing on Instructional Uses of Computing," 1971
Box   15  
"Statistics Research Library," ca. 1973
Box   15  
"Study of Programming Language Effectiveness," 1970
Box   15  
"Technical 2 (Library Information Program) and 3 (Data Manipulation with Midas)," 1975-1976
Box   15  
"Technical Specification for a Remotely Located Display Unit for the ARPA ConComp Project," 1966
 
Research Systems [subseries]
Box   15  
General 1989-1990 (2 folders)
Box   15  
Inventory 1990
Box   15  
Managers Minutes 1991
Box   15  
Planning Advisory Group 1990
Box   15  
Report to Director 1990
Box   15  
Retreat 1991
 
Space Planning [subseries]
Box   15  
1984-1991 (3 folders)
Box   15  
Information Technology Instructional Center (ITIC) (became Media Union) 1986-1988
Box   15  
Open House, North Campus 1991
 
Computer Files [series]

The Computer Files series is comprised of 39 3.5" floppy disks that contain administrative documents, run data from MTS, and additional materials. The series also includes sample printouts.

Box   16  
(Includes administrative documents, "MTS Run Data," "CLS Data and UB," and "UB Summaries." Sample printouts included in folder) (39 floppy disks (3.5"))
 
MTS (Michigan Terminal System) 1968-1996 [series]

The MTS (Michigan Terminal System) series (13.5 linear ft., 1968-1996) is comprised of three subseries: Distributions, Topical Files, and Workshops. The heart of the series is the distribution documentation (as the term documentation is used in the computing world) for the highly regarded operating system developed at the University of Michigan. The material is arranged chronologically by version, beginning with version 1.0 in 1968 and concluding with 6.0 in 1988. Each distribution typically includes computer printouts that carry instruction for technical installation and instruction for operating the system. For some versions, the record group includes master magnetic tapes. Material is housed by size and format, and documentation for a single version may be found in more than one box. Workshop files are an important complement to distribution data, documenting the cooperative nature of MTS, which was one of the first networked development efforts ever undertaken. Workshops were held annually for administrators and programmers from eight universities in three countries to share information about MTS development and to jointly analyze new features. The files include papers, presentations, agendas and schedules. Also of note is a 1990 MTS user study. Its goal was to define the system not only in terms of CPU, disk storage, etc., but by how the community was actually using the system. The series also includes programming staff memoranda, draft manuals, and a 1991 document on the future of MTS. The later details requirements for moving into distributed computing and requirements for the transfer and migration of current services to new ones.

Box   16  
Distribution Documentation (Paper)
 
(Note: Paper files are housed by size of computer printout; therefore, distribution documentation for a single version may be in more than one box.)
Box   16  
1.0 (see also box 25) 1968
Box   16  
1.1 1969
Box   16  
2.0 1969 (2 folders)
Box   17  
3.1 (see also box 24) 1973
Box   17  
3.2 1974 (2 folders)

(see also box 24)

Box   18  
4.0 1977 (3 folders)
Box   18  
4.1 1978 (3 folders)

(see also box 25)

Box   19  
4.2 1979 (2 folders)

(see also box 25)

Box   19  
4.3 1980
Box   19  
4.5 (see box 25)
Box   19  
5.0 1981-1984 (2 folders)
Box   20  
5.0 1981-1984 (3 folders)
Box   20  
5.1 1984 (3 folders)
Box   21  
5.1 A 1984
Box   21  
5.1 B 1984 (2 folders)
Box   21  
5.1 C 1985
Box   21  
5.1 D 1986
Box   22  
6.0 1988 (7 folders)
Box   23  
1.0 oversized printout (see also box 17)
Box   23  
3.0, 3.1, and 3.2, 4.0 oversized printouts (see also box 18)
Box   24  
4.1, 4.2, 4.5 (oversized printouts)

(see also boxes 19 and 20)

Box   25  
Distribution Documentation (Magnetic tapes)
Box   25  
2.1 (2.5" magnetic tapes, 800 BPI)
Box   25  
5.0 (1.5" magnetic tape, 1600 BPI)
Box   25  
6.0 (6.5" magnetic tapes, 6250 BPI)
Box   26  
Topical

(Oversize Computer Printouts)

Box   26  
Election Returns Program 1974
 
System Documentation
Box   26  
July 1960
Box   26  
November 1974
 
Topical
Box   27  
Disk Disaster Recovery 1982
Box   27  
Down Messages 1988
Box   27  
Driver File Updates 1991
Box   27  
External Users 1987-1988
Box   27  
FLECS (Fortran Language with Extended Control Structures) System) 1974-1976
Box   27  
Healthcare Knowledge Systems 1991-1992
Box   27  
Help Database 1988-1990
Box   27  
Hardware Purchase Justification 1990
Box   27  
Issues 1990-1991
Box   27  
Licensing 1988
Box   27  
Meetings 1991
Box   27  
Miscellaneous 1969-1989 (3 folders)
Box   27  
Operator's Manual 1982, 1988
Box   27  
Organization and Features undated
Box   27  
Planning 1986-1990
Box   27  
Programming Staff Memos 1966-1968
Box   27  
Proposal, Future of MTS 1991
Box   27  
Proprietary Software 1985
Box   27  
Rates 1977, 1981, 1982, 1996
Box   27  
Report: Cambridge 1971
Box   27  
Report: University British Columbia 1974-1975
Box   27  
Reports and Descriptions 1973-1977, undated
Box   27  
Spires Database undated
Box   27  
Supervisor Call Description (SVC) undated
Box   27  
System Statistics 1996
Box   27  
Tutorial on Internal Organization for Time-Sharing 1969
Box   27  
Use, Departmental 1990
Box   27  
Usage Statistics 1985-1990
Box   27  
Use Study by John Mackrell 1990 (4 folders)
 
Workshops
Box   28  
Taped "Series of Lectures on the Michigan Terminal System," by Mike Alexander, Don Boettner, Jim Hamilton, Doug Smith undated

(4 and 6.5 inch reels, 1 7/8 ips and lecture notes)

Box   28  
1974-1975
Box   28  
1978 (4 folders)
Box   28  
1986-1987 (3 folders)
Box   29  
1988 (2 folders)
Box   29  
Workshop Proceedings, "1st Intersystem Workshop, 14th MTS Workshop" 1988 (5 videotapes (VHS (TM)))
Box   29  
1989-1993 (5 folders)
 
Merit Network 1978-1989 [series]

The Merit Network series (1 linear ft., 1978-1989) includes eight folders of board of director and director advisory committee correspondence, minutes and agendas for 1979 to 1989; NSF (National Science Foundation) proposals, correspondence and background for 1986-1988; and miscellaneous organizational files. Researchers will find more extensive material about Michigan's Merit network, its management and re-engineering of the NSFNET backbone service (a collaboration with IBM and MCI) and further description of the evolution of the Internet which it helped pioneer, in the Information Technology Division (ITD) record group.

Box   30  
Board of Directors and Director's Advisory Committee 1979-1989 (8 folders)
Box   30  
Correspondence 1978-1983 (2 folders)
 
National Science Foundation Proposal
Box   30  
Background 1987
Box   30  
Correspondence 1987
Box   30  
Proposals 1986-1988 (2 folders)
Box   30  
Policies and Practices 1979-1985
Box   30  
Reports 1986-1987
Box   30  
Seminar 1988
 
MAD (Michigan Algorithm Decoder) 1960-1979 [series]

The MAD (Michigan Algorithm Decoder) series (4 linear ft., 1960-1979) supplements, particularly with technical documentation, records from the earlier accession. The language, which provided a structure that fostered learning and teaching while also including the structure necessary for solving complex problems, was a key development in the evolution of computing at the university and broadly recognized as a major intellectual achievement. The records illustrate MAD's essential purpose -- to train large numbers of university students and to handle the large volume of university research problems in files of correspondence, developer and programmer notes, and reports and manuals. The series also includes three feet of MAD code printouts, some of which include penciled annotations.

Box   31  
Correspondence 1968-1979
 
Developer's Notes
Box   31  
Externals 1967
Box   31  
General 1967-1968
Box   31  
Macros, Codes 1966-1968
Box   31  
Minutes 1967-1968
Box   31  
Storage and Allocation 1968
 
Manuals
Box   31  
"A Computer Primer for the Mad Language," 1972
Box   31  
"The Mad Language for the Philco," (Ford Motor Company), 1972
Box   31  
"The Mad Language for the Philco," Revised (Ford Motor Company) 1972
Box   31  
"The Mad Language for the Philco," Second Edition (Ford Motor Company) 1972
Box   31  
"A Mad Primer," 1972
Box   31  
"Michigan Algorithm Decoder," 1960
Box   31  
"Michigan Algorithm Decoder," 1961
Box   31  
"Michigan Algorithm Decoder," 1963
Box   31  
"Michigan Algorithm Decoder," 1966
Box   31  
"Michigan Algorithm Decoder," 1967
Box   31  
Programmer's Notes (3 folders)
Box   32  
Oversized MAD Code Printouts
Box   33  
Oversized MAD Code Printouts

(continued)

Box   34  
Oversized MAD Code Printouts

(continued)

 
Word Processing Project 1980-1982 [series]

The Word Processing series (.5 linear ft., 1980-1982) adds further documentation to a Computing Center collaboration with IBM to develop text processing on computers. The three-year investigation was a $700,000 project, which was initiated with a conference to analyze the current state of the art in word processing techniques. It drew experts from across the United States. The records include background information, conference material, and advisory committee meeting minutes and notes.

Box   35  
Academic Authoring Requirements 1982
Box   35  
Advisory Committee Minutes 1980-1981
Box   35  
Authoring System Specification 1982
Box   35  
Background 1980-1981
Box   35  
Conference 1980
Box   35  
Contract Correspondence 1980-1983 (2 folders)
Box   35  
Guides and Reports 1980-1987
Box   35  
Installation Planning 1981-1982
Box   35  
Notes 1981
Box   35  
Requirements and Strategies 1981
Box   35  
Reviews 1980-1981
Box   35  
Subcommittees 1981
 
Vendors 1974-1992 [series]

The Vendors series (1.5 linear ft., 1974-1992), arranged alphabetically, and Software Contracts series (2 linear ft., 1966-1992), also alphabetically arranged, together document associations with computer companies and the typical types of legal arrangements made with software producers. While associations with several major computer companies are represented in the Vendors series, a majority of the files in this second accession of the record group are IBM related, most significantly for the IFS (Institutional File System) collaboration, which was originally dubbed internally, "Strawman." Begun in 1988, and directed by Gregory Marks, deputy vice provost for information technology, IFS created an innovative computing environment for file storage and retrieval for workstations on campus (anticipated in the 1990s to be more than 30,000 machines). IFS served as a model for other universities and businesses linking heterogeneous mainframes, minicomputers and workstations running different operating systems. The records contain background, the development plan, status reports, meeting minutes and notes. There is some additional documentation for IFS in the CITI (Center for Information Technology Integration) files of the Topical Files series of this record group and more complete documentation in the Information Technology Division (ITD) record group (including detailed planning documents). Software was managed by Software Services, which had responsibility for operating systems, workstation support, applications and servers, and scientific computation. The Software Contracts files are mainly comprised of formal contracts defining conditions of use for a broad range of software.

Box   35  
Amdahl 1986-1987
Box   35  
Ameritech 1987
Box   35  
Apple 1986-1988 (2 folders)
Box   35  
Apple University Consortium 1986-1987
Box   35  
Control Data Proposal, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 1964 (2 folders)
Box   35  
Digital 1987-1988
Box   35  
General Electric Time Sharing Proposal 1965
Box   35  
General Electric 635 1964-1965
 
IBM
 
360
Box   36  
Proposal Documents 1964-1965
Box   36  
Specifications and Implementation Problems, Procurement 1964-1967
Box   36  
Service Agreement 1988
 
3090
Box   36  
Acquisition 1986
Box   36  
Financial 1986
Box   36  
General 1986-1987
Box   36  
Briefings 1987
Box   36  
General 1986
 
IFS (Institutional File System)
Box   36  
General 1990-1991
Box   36  
Background 1990
Box   36  
Development Plan 1990
Box   36  
Macintosh User Guide 1990
Box   36  
Status Reports 1990-1991
Box   36  
Straw Man Meeting June 30, 1987
Box   36  
Straw Man Files 1987-1988
Box   36  
Joint Projects 1986-1987
Box   36  
Networking undated
Box   36  
NEXT 1987-1989 (2 folders)
Box   36  
Notes and Correspondence 1987-1989
Box   36  
Steering Committee 1987-1988
Box   36  
Sun 1987
Box   36  
Miscellaneous 1987-1989
 
Software Contracts [series]

The Software Contracts files are mainly comprised of formal contracts defining conditions of use for a broad range of software.

Box   37  
General, Michigan Terminal System (MTS) Software 1988-1989
Box   37  
AFS 1992
Box   37  
Andor Systems 1990
Box   37  
APL-PLUS PC 1983-1984
Box   37  
Apollo 1987
Box   37  
AT&T Unix 1983-1987
Box   37  
AT&T C/370 Language Compiler 1977-1988
Box   37  
Bell Laboratories 1980
Box   37  
Berkeley 1987
Box   37  
BMDP Statistical Software 1985-1992
Box   37  
BTI Maintenance 1991
Box   37  
CART Software 1984-1985
Box   37  
Code Generator Generator (COGG) Software 1982-1983
Box   37  
Compu View undated
Box   37  
Course Writer 1969-1975
Box   37  
Data South 1991
Box   37  
DataText 1987-1992
Box   37  
Digital Equipment Corporation 1989-1991
Box   37  
EPS/FCS undated
Box   37  
EQS Structural Equations Program 1985-1991
Box   37  
EXECUCOM 1985-1986
Box   37  
GPSS Wolverine Software 1980-1985
Box   37  
GQOPT 1983
Box   37  
IBM 1981-1992 (2 folders)
Box   37  
IBM Fortran 1985-1987
Box   37  
IBM IFS 1991
Box   37  
Interactive Financial Planning System (IFPS) undated
Box   37  
Library 1987
Box   37  
Maclib Micros undated
Box   37  
MAGI 1981
Box   37  
MATLIB 1982
Box   37  
MCP Programs 1982-1983
Box   37  
Minitab 1986
Box   37  
MSC / NASTRAN 1991
Box   37  
MTS 1980-1987
Box   37  
MUMPS 1985
Box   37  
Numerical Algorithm Group 1985-1986
Box   37  
NCAR Graphics 1984-1985
Box   37  
Oxford Concordance Program 1981-1982
Box   37  
NLP 1986
Box   37  
Ontel 1978-1983
Box   37  
Pascal 1976-1984
Box   37  
Patient Management Category (PMC) 1991
Box   37  
P Fort 1977-1979
Box   37  
PL / C 1970-1985
Box   37  
PLOT 1985-1986
Box   37  
PMC 1988
Box   37  
Precision Visuals 1982-1990
Box   38  
Programs From Other Installations 1966-1975
Box   38  
Rejected 1976-1979
Box   38  
S-Software 1985-1986
Box   38  
SAS 1984-1988 (3 folders)
Box   38  
Scientific Computing Associates 1985, 1991
Box   38  
Shazam 1987
Box   38  
SHRINK undated
Box   38  
Simscript 1979-1985
Box   38  
SIMU-SOLV 1987-1988
Box   38  
Spires 1985
Box   38  
Spitball and Snowball 1978
Box   38  
SPSSX 1992
Box   38  
Structural Dynamics Research Corp 1981
Box   38  
SysteMetrics 1987
Box   38  
Tektronix 1984
Box   38  
Tel l-A-Graf 1982-1984
Box   38  
TextSet 1984-1985
Box   38  
Troll 1978-1988
Box   38  
TSP 1985-1990
Box   38  
UBC TRANS 1980
Box   38  
UNSP 1979-1981
Box   38  
Unsupported Software Writeups 1977
Box   38  
WATBOL 1974-1983
Box   38  
Waterloo Basic, Prolog 1981-1983
Box   38  
Xerox 1983-1984
Box   38  
Miscellaneous 1981-1991 (2 folders)
 
Topical Files 1983-1992 [series]

The Topical Files series (4 linear ft., 1983-1992), arranged alphabetically, include records that reflect the Computing Center's relationships with other university units, the development of conferencing and an e-mail system, a movement into computer sales, the development of policy, and outreach to users. The most extensive documentation is for CITI (Center for Information Technology Integration), ITD's research / development unit that worked to develop joint projects with industrial partners and liaisons with key equipment suppliers. There are also several files from User Services, the ITD unit charged with education, documentation, user relations, consulting and local area networking. Files include a 1990 workshop, user surveys for 1986 and 1988, and a 1992 graduate school user survey.

Box   39  
Apple Truckload Sale 1987-1988
Box   39  
Apple University Consortium (AUC) 1988 (2 folders)
Box   39  
BITNET 1986-1987
Box   39  
Business School 1986-1991
Box   39  
Campus Information Center 1987
Box   39  
Campus Sites 1989
 
Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI) 1986-1989
Box   39  
General 1986-1989 (5 folders)
Box   39  
Apollo 1986-1988
Box   39  
Apple 1986-1987
Box   39  
Budget 1986-1987
Box   39  
EXPRES (Experimental Research in Electronic Submission) 1986-1988 (2 folders)
Box   39  
Center for Statistical Consultation and Research 1991
Box   39  
Chemistry 1986-1988 (2 folders)
Box   39  
CICnet (Committee for Institutional Cooperation) 1986
Box   39  
Coalition Academic Supercomputing Center 1991
Box   39  
Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities 1990
Box   39  
Computer Abuse 1988
Box   39  
Computer Kick-Off and Sales 1987-1989 (2 folders)
Box   39  
Conditions of Use 1987-1988
Box   39  
Conferencing and Conditions of Use 1987-1988
Box   39  
Conferencing Abuse Issues 1987-1988
Box   39  
Construction Projects 1986
Box   39  
Consulting at University of Michigan 1986
Box   39  
Copyright Issues 1988-1991
Box   39  
Computing Resources 1986-1987
Box   39  
Corporation for Open Systems 1986
Box   39  
Course of Action 1987
Box   39  
Database, University 1980-1983
Box   39  
Dearborn 1990
Box   39  
Dentistry 1987
Box   39  
Desktop Publishing 1985
Box   39  
Disaster Recovery,1982
Box   40  
Documentation Inventory Control System 1980
Box   40  
E-Mail System and Phone Book 1986-1991
Box   40  
Education Center (Microcomputer) 1987
Box   40  
Educational Uses of Computing 1987
Box   40  
Education, School of 1987
Box   40  
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) 1986-1987
Box   40  
Ethics 1987-1988
Box   40  
Engineering, College of 1983-1987
Box   40  
External Networks 1986
Box   40  
Fleming, Robben, IT Briefing 1987
Box   40  
Flint 1989
Box   40  
Forum on Information Technology 1987
Box   40  
Form Text Formatting 1986
Box   40  
Freedom of Information Act 1987
Box   40  
Hardware and Software
Box   40  
Healthcare Knowledge Resources 1992
Box   40  
Health Services 1987
Box   40  
Hypercard 1987
Box   40  
Improper Use 1985-1987
Box   40  
InfoDisk 1987
Box   40  
InfoNet 1989
Box   40  
InfoX 1990-1991
Box   40  
Intersystem Project 1987
Box   40  
ICPSR 1987-1988
Box   40  
Laboratory of Scientific Computation 1986-1987
Box   40  
Large-Scale Computing 1986-1988
Box   40  
Legal Issues 1989
Box   40  
Library Science School 1986-1987
Box   40  
Libraries, University 1985-1990 (3 folders)
Box   40  
Literature, Science and the Arts Workstation Laboratory 1986-1988
Box   40  
LS&A, General 1984-1991
Box   40  
Local Area Network 1987-1989
Box   40  
Local Dealers 1986-1988
Box   40  
Macintosh System 7.0 1991
Box   41  
Mail Service 1987
Box   41  
Maintenance 1987
Box   41  
Medical Center 1986-1988
Box   41  
Michigan Inter-University Committee on Information Systems 1984-1987
Box   41  
Michigan Media 1987-1988
Box   41  
Microcomputing Group 1986
Box   41  
Micro-Maintenance 1986-1989
Box   41  
Micro-Sales Program 1986-1989
Box   41  
Micro Software 1987
Box   41  
Mirlyn 1989
Box   41  
Music / Dance 1986-1987
 
Networking
Box   41  
General 1985-1987
Box   41  
Core Network Witac,1988
Box   41  
Proposal 1980
Box   41  
PTE, Banyon 1987-1988
Box   41  
Northern Telecom 1987-1988
Box   41  
Office Automation undated
Box   41  
Office of Instructional Technology 1987-1988
Box   41  
Ombudsman 1987
Box   41  
On Call Service 1989
Box   41  
Operations 1986-1989
Box   41  
Oracle 1991
Box   41  
PEX Sample Server 1988
Box   41  
PC Tie Program 1986-1987
Box   41  
Phototypesetter, 1988
Box   41  
Physics 1986
Box   41  
Population Studies Center 1988
Box   41  
Production Statistics 1988
Box   41  
Professional Bibliographics System 1987-1988
Box   41  
Programs (and who is responsible) undated
Box   41  
ProNet 1986
Box   41  
Public Facilities 1986-1989
Box   41  
Public Facilities, Art and Architecture 1987
Box   41  
Publication Lists and Biography
Box   41  
Publicity 1986-1987
Box   41  
Recycle Proposal 1987
Box   41  
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints 1986
Box   41  
Residence Halls Computing Program 1987-1988
Box   41  
Security 1986-1991
Box   41  
Software, Licensing, and Use 1987-1991
Box   42  
Software Policy 1987
Box   42  
Software Selection 1988
Box   42  
Software Services 1989-1990
Box   42  
Spell Check undated
Box   42  
Statistical Laboratory 1982-1988
Box   42  
Student Organizations 1987
Box   42  
Statistical Support 1987-1988
Box   42  
Student Organizations Project 1987
Box   42  
Suggestions 1986
Box   42  
Supercomputers 1988
Box   42  
Support for Hardware and Software 1987
Box   42  
Tapes, Magnetic 1987
Box   42  
TCP Protocols 1987
Box   42  
Telecommunications 1986-1988
Box   42  
Total Quality Management 1990-1991
Box   42  
Translate Day 1988
Box   42  
Truckload Sale, Computer Weekend 1986
Box   42  
University Information Systems 1990
Box   42  
University of Michigan Posting System 1990
Box   42  
UNIX 1986-1991 (3 folders)
 
User Services
Box   42  
General 1986-1987
Box   42  
User Services Workshop 1990
Box   42  
User Survey 1986, 1988
Box   42  
User Survey, Graduate School 1992
Box   42  
Viris 1988-1989
Box   42  
Visualization Lab 1989
Box   42  
Women In Computing 1983-1991
Box   42  
X-Windows 1986-1987
 
Historical Files 1967-2011 [series]

The Historical Files series contains materials (a video and PDF file of scanned images) from the Computing Center's 45th anniversary celebration and reception for original director Robert C. F. Bartels in 2004; instructional videos on punch card machine and MTS operation; papers on the Center's history and the development of time sharing systems; and a bibliography and snapshot of the MTS Wikipedia page from 2011.

 
45th anniversary and reception honoring Robert C. F. Bartels
  Online  
Posters, memory book, and collected materials 2004 [download file]
  Online  
Video 2004 [download file]
  Online  
Bibliography 2011 [download file]
 
Movies
  Online  
Advanced Use of the IBM 29 Card Punch 1968 [download file]
  Online  
Basic Operation of the IBM 29 Card Punch 1967 [download file]
  Online  
Basic Operation of MTS 1969 [download file]
 
Papers
  Online  
"Computing at Michigan: From the MTS and Computing Center to ITD and Microcomputers" by Thomas Madden 1999 [download file]
  Online  
"Time Sharing Supervisor Programs" by Michael T. Alexander 1971 [download file]
  Online  
Snapshot of MTS Wikipedia page 2011 [download file]
 
MTS (Michigan Terminal System) [series]

The MTS series contains digital surrogates (in PDF format) of documents already held at the Bentley Library as well as source code and documentation of the six full and the ten partial MTS distributions (and two redistributions) created between 1968 and 1988. The distribution documentation covers versions 1.0 to 6.0; distributions 1.0 through 3.1 supported the IBM S/360 Model 67, distribution 3.2 supported both the IBM S/360-67 and the IBM S/370 architecture, and distributions D3.3 through D6.0 supported just the IBM S/370 architecture and its extensions. The D6.0 distribution materials are suitable for the creation of an IPLable version of MTS based upon the version that was in use at the University of Michigan in 1996 shortly before MTS was shutdown. These files are accompanied by a labeled tape (lbltp) program that may be used to read and decode the MTS source code on Windows, Mac OS, and Unix computers. The scanned documents in the series include Computing Center memos, reference documents, MTS user manuals, and internal system documentation (used by system programmers).

  Online  
Distribution Documentation (digital) 1968-1988 [download file]
 
Distribution 1.0 1968
 
Log File and 10 Line Listing
 
Modification 1, Log File and 10 Line Listing
 
Distribution 2 1970
 
Distribution 2.0 Log File and 10 Line Listing
 
Distribution 2.1 Notes and Log File
 
Distribution 2.2 Log File, 10 Line Listing, and Driver File Listing
 
Distribution 2.3 Log File
 
Distribution 3 1973
 
Distribution 3.0
 
Log File
 
Notes and Driver File
 
Distribution 3.1
 
Distribution 3.2
 
Distribution 4 1977
 
Distribution 4.0
 
Log File
 
Notes and Driver File
 
Distribution 4.1 Driver File, Index, Notes, and Log
 
Distribution 4.2 Driver File, Index, Notes, and Log
 
Distribution 4.2A (Redistribution 16) Driver File and Log File
 
Distribution 4.2B Log File, Driver File, and MTS Forum
 
Distribution 4.3 Driver File, Index, Notes, and Log
 
Distribution 5 1981
 
Distribution 5.0
 
Change Forms
 
Driver File, Index, Notes, and Log
 
Distribution 5.1
 
Index
 
Driver File, Notes, and Log
 
Log
 
Distribution 6.0 1988
 
Notes, Newsys, Oldsys, MTS Doc, and Index
 
Driver File List
 
Log
 
Distribution lbltp program 2011
 
Distribution copyright statement and notes 2011
 
Computing Center Memos 1988
  Online  
No. 480: Translation Day Character Code Changes on MTS February 1988 [download file]
  Online  
No. 815: Using LaTeX on Michigan Terminal System August 1988 [download file]
 
Internal System Documentation 1978-1995
  Online  
Disk Disaster Recovery April 1987 [download file]
  Online  
Lecture 1 May 1978 [download file]
  Online  
MTS D6.0 Disk Documentation April 1987 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Operators Manual February 1995 [download file]
  Online  
Resource Manager Operations Manual March 1990 [download file]
  Online  
University of Michigan Multiprogramming Supervisor (UMMPS) Supervisor Call Descriptions (MTS Distribution 6.0) November 1987 [download file]
  Online  
Volume 01: Michigan Termal System (Systems Edition) November 1991 [download file]
  Online  
Volume 03: Systems Subroutine Descriptions (Systems Edition) April 1981 [download file]
  Online  
Volume 99: Collected Materials June 1978 [download file]
 
Manuals
  Online  
GOM (Good Old MAD) 1989

(language description and usage information)

[download file]
 
MTS Volumes 1967-1993
  Online  
MTS Second Edition Volume I December 1967 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Second Edition Volume II December 1967 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 01: The Michigan Terminal System November 1991 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 02: Public File Descriptions May 1990 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 02X: Obsolete Public File Descriptions January 1987 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 03: System Subroutine Descriptions September 1989 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 04: Terminals and Networks in MTS July 1988 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 05: System Services September 1985 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 06: FORTRAN in MTS February 1988 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 07: PL/I in MTS September 1985 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 08: LISP and SLIP in MTS January 1983 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 09: SNOBOL4 in MTS January 1983 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 10: BASIC in MTS December 1980 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 11: Plot Description System April 1985 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 12: PIL/2 in MTS December 1974 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 13: Symbolic Debugging System September 1985 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 14: 360/370 Assemblers in MTS September 1986 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 15: FORMAT and TEXT360 March 1988 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 16: ALGOL in MTS September 1980 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 17: Integrated Graphics System September 1984 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 18: The MTS File Editor February 1988 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 19: Magnetic Tapes October 1993 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 20: Pascal in MTS January 1989 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 21: MTS Command Extensions and Macros April 1991 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 22: UTLisp in MTS May 1988 [download file]
  Online  
MTS Volume 23: Messaging and Conferencing in MTS February 1991 [download file]
 
University of British Columbia Computing Centre (PLUS programming language and Command Language Parser) 1982-1987
  Online  
CLPARSER: A Command Language Parsing Facility November 1982 [download file]
  Online  
PLUS Source Library Definitions January 1983 [download file]
  Online  
PLUS: The Plus Programming Language October 1987 [download file]
 
Reference Documents 1986-1995
  Online  
BITNET on Michigan Terminal System September 1990 [download file]
  Online  
C89 S/370 compiler October 1992 [download file]
  Online  
Computer Conferencing Guidelines October 1989 [download file]
  Online  
Confer and Michigan Terminal System Help October 1989 [download file]
  Online  
Guidelines for Effective Conferencing for Organizers October 1989 [download file]
  Online  
Guidelines for Effective Conferencing for Participants October 1989 [download file]
  Online  
Information Technology Division Publications November 1995 [download file]
  Online  
TEXTFORM Reference Manual January 1986 [download file]
  Online  
The Resource Manager November 1991 [download file]
 
Online Discussions 1978-2012 [series] [SR RESTRICTED until January 1 2086]

(BHL deposit ID 9551_0003)

 
Confer [SR RESTRICTED until January 1 2086]
 
MNET Caucus and Staff [SR RESTRICTED until January 1 2086]
 
*Forum [SR RESTRICTED until January 1 2086]
  Online  
Various Online Discussions 2004-2012 [Restricted until July 1, 2032] [access item]
 
Archived Website [series]

The Archived Website series consists of a web captures of a Michigan Terminal System Archive website created by Jeff Ogden and administered by former computing center employees Ogden, Gavin Eadie, and Mike Alexander. The site includes news and information related to MTS and related projects. Starting in 2011, versions of this website will be captured on a regular, ongoing basis as part of the University of Michigan Web Archives, hosted at https://archive-it.org/organizations/934.

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Michigan Terminal System Archive, 2011- [view item]