Artifact Details

Title

People's Computer Company; People's Computers; Recreational Computing

Catalog Number

102661095

Type

Text

Date

1972-1981

Publisher

People's Computer Company

Description

Dates: 1972-10 to 1981-10;
Founded in Oct 1972 as a large-format bimonthly newsprint publication called "People's Computer Company." (Confusingly, the title is the same name as the publisher.) Name changed to "People's Computers" beginning with the May-June 1977 issue and the format changed to a more conventional magazine style, albeit with uncoated paper. Name changed again to "Recreational Computing" with Jan-Feb 1979 issue with slicker covers and paper. Library has most issues within date range, including the premiere issue, and some duplicates. Extent uncertain.
INVENTORY:
1972: Vol 1, No 1 (Oct) and Vol 1 No 2 (Dec);
1973: Vol 1, No 3 (Feb);
1974: Vol 2 No 3 PCC Games special issue (Feb), Vol 2 No 4 (Mar), Vol 2 No 5 (May), Vol 2 No 6 (July), Vol 3 No 1 (Sept), Vol 3 No 2 (undated and unnumbered);
1975: Vol 3 No 3 (Jan), Vol 3 No 4 (Mar), Vol 3 No 5 (May), Vol 4 No 1 (Jul), Vol 4 No 2 (Sept), Vol 4 No 3 (Nov);
1976: complete (six issues; Nov-Dec issue is misdated 1977 "mcmlxxvii" on cover); Vol 4 No 4 (Jan), Vol 4 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 4 No 6 (May), Vol 5 No 1 (July), Vol 5 No 2 (Sep-Oct), Vol 5 No 3 (Nov-Dec);
1977: complete (six issues); Vol 5 No 4 (Jan-Feb), Vol 5 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 5 No 6 (May-June), Vol 6 No 1 (July-Aug), Vol 6 No 2 (Sept-Oct), Vol 6 No 3 (Nov-Dec);
[NAME CHANGED TO PEOPLE'S COMPUTERS IN MAY-JUNE ISSUE]
1978: complete (six issues); Vol 6 No 4 (Jan-Feb), Vol 6 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 7 No 1 (July-Aug), Vol 7 No 2 (Sept-Oct), Vol 7 No 3 (Nov-Dec);
[NAME CHANGED TO RECREATIONAL COMPUTING]
1979: complete (six issues); Vol 7 No 4 (Jan-Feb), Vol 7 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 7 No 6 (May-Jun), Vol 8 No 1 (July-Aug), Vol 8 No 2 (Sep-Oct), Vol 8 No 3 (Nov-Dec);
1980: complete (six issues); Vol 8 No 4 (Jan-Feb), Vol 8 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 8 No 6 (May-Jun), Vol 9 No 1 (July-Aug), Vol 9 No 2 (Sept-Oct), Vol 9 No 3 (Nov-Dec);
1981: Vol 9 No 5 (Mar-Apr), Vol 9 No 6 (May-Jun), Vol 10 No 1 (July-Aug), Vol 10 No 2 (Sept-Oct);
1982 and later: none (extent uncertain).

Category

Periodical

Credit

Gift of Jim Warren

Lot Number

X2595.2004