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Committee Files [series]

The Committee Files series (3.5 linear feet) consists of records detailing all aspects of the committee's work from 1964 to 1979. The Ad Hoc Computing Advisory Committee folder documents the predecessor to the UCCPU, and includes a section of its 1964 report (Machine Computation at the University of Michigan). A major part of the documentation in this series is composed of requests for computer purchases from various departments of the university. The minutes contain committee members' evaluations of the requests and, prior to 1971, the requests themselves are included in the minutes. The majority of computer requests came during the 1970s, however, and are found in folders marked Computer Requests.

The Correspondence files include communication between the vice president for research, the chairman of the committee, members of the committee, and university faculty. The minutes provide a comprehensive look at the changing issues faced by the committee. The minutes folders also contain valuable background materials on the issues discussed at each meeting.

The Dearborn files document long-range planning for that campus, particularly the concern over whether to create a stand-alone Data Systems Center or connect with the Data Systems Center in Ann Arbor. The Flint files document the development of the computer resources at the Flint campus, and primarily relate to the 1974 proposal to create a communications link with Ann Arbor to the Computing Center and the Data Systems Center.

The Hierarchical Computing at the University of Michigan and Hierarchical Networking files might be of special interest to the researcher. Materials contained in them document the important transition from a monolithic computing center at the university to the distributed network system that was eventually created.

The Merit files consist of reports on educational computing at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Material in the Survey files was compiled in response to a 1975 request of Charles Overberger to the UCCPU to survey the current computer planning activities for university units. The purpose of the surveys was to compile data to be used in planning and funding during the following five years. Of special interest in the materials generated by UCCPU'S Subcommittees are those which pertain to minicomputers, computer ethics, and copyright. Such materials document issues of concern to users of the university's computer facilities.

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Acquisition Criteria Policy 1973
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Ad Hoc Computing Advisory Committee 1964
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Committee Rosters 1968-1973, 1976-1977
 
Computer Requests
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Hardware 1975-1977
 
Minicomputers
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March 1976-June 1977
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July 1977-August 1977
 
Reports
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1-6 1971-1973
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7-16 1971-1973
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17-19 1971-1973
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20-33 1971-1973
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34 1973
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35 1973 (3 folders)
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36-42 1974-1975
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43 1975 (2 folders)
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44 1975
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45-47 1975
 
Computing Center
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General 1968
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Determination of Charge Rates for Computational Services October 1976
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Status Report 1976-1977
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User's Report 1973
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Utilization of the Computational Facility
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July 1975-June 1976
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July 1976-June 1977
 
Correspondence
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1965-1966
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1967-1968
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1968-1975
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1975
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1975-1976
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1976
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1976-1977
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1977 (2 folders)
 
Data Systems Center Reports
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19731975
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19761977
 
Dearborn
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Administrative Data Processing June 1976
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Analysis of U-M Dearborn Computing 1976-1977
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Benchmarks 1976
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Preliminary Report November 1975
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Proposal Status Report 1976
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Survey part I 1976
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Survey part II 1976
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Flint Proposal I 1974
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Flint Proposal II 1974
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Health Services System Automation Project Definition 1975
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Hierarchical Computing At The U of M, Report 1976-1979
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Hierarchical Networking
 
Hospital Data Systems Center
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Resource Planning 1976
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Status Report 1977
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Supplemental Information 1976
 
Merit
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General 1974, 1976, 1979
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Computers and Education at Wayne State University 1976
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Educational Computing at the U of M: A Survey of Activities and Resources 1973-1974
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University Computer Policy 1973
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Michigan Interuniversity Committee on Information Systems 1971
 
Minicomputers
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Report Correspondence 1977
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Survey 1975
 
Minutes
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1965-1967
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1968
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1969
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1970
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1971
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1972
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1973 (2 folders)
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1974 (3 folders)
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1975 (6 folders)
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1976 (5 folders)
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1977 (3 folders)
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National Science Foundation Grant Request 1978
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Nordby, Gordon, "Closing the Gap between University Administrators and Computer Center Management," 1978
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Office of Administrative Systems Planning 1974, 1977
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Policy Proposals Reports 1967-1968
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Policy 1976-1977
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Projection Of U of M Computer Needs And Demands For The Next 5 Years 1968
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Small Computer Survey 1975
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Software Policy 1974-1976
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Special Computational Services and Facilities Report 1968
 
Subcommittees
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ARPA Network 1973
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Computer Ethics 1979
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Computer Software Distribution 1974
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Copyright 1973-1974
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Instructional Uses 1972
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Minicomputers 1973-1974
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MTS/OS 1974
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Organization 1967
 
Surveys
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Architecture 1976
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Business Administration 1975
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Dentistry 1975
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Education 1975
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Engineering 1976
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Law 1975
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Library Science 1977
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Literature, Science, and the Arts 1976
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Medicine 1975
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Mental Health Research Institute 1977
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Music 1975
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Natural Resources 1976
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Nursing 1976
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Planning 1975-1977
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Pharmacy 1975
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Public Health 1976
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Rackham 1977
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Social Work 1977
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TV 1974
 
EDUCOM Files [series]

The EDUCOM Files series (.5 linear feet) documents Gordon Nordby's participation in the organization from 1967 to 1979. Nordby was active on the nominating committee in 1976. He was also active in meeting planning and on the membership committee in 1979. Included in the materials is a paper he delivered at a 1979 conference. His paper was entitled "Planning for Computer Resources at a Large University" and explores work done by the UCCPU in 1977.

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General 1967-1969
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Bylaws 1968
 
Correspondence
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1970-1975
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1974-1978
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1979
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Edunet 1979
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Implementing Planning for Instructional Computing 1979
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Meeting Planning 1979
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Membership Committee 1979
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Nominating Committee 1976
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"Planning for Computer Resources at a Large University," (by Nordby) 1979
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Preliminary Proposal To Conduct An In-depth Study Of Computer Resources For Networking 1973
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Survey 1970
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University Computer Networks 1973