Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the John P. Imlay papers

Catalog Number

102733945

Type

Text

Date

1966-1992

Author

Doub, Bo; Hayden, Kim; Lott, Sara Chabino

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

4.75 linear feet in 3 record cartons and 1 oversize box

Description

The John P. Imlay papers consist of materials reflecting changes in the software industry during the 1970s and 1980s, specifically within the software company Imlay led from 1971 through 1989, Management Science America, Inc. (MSA). This collection shows the progression of a small business based in Atlanta, Georgia, growing into an international corporation valued at $333 million when it was sold in 1989. The collection also shows how MSA’s software products changed during its lifetime, initially developing software made for mainframe computers and then shifting its products’ design toward performing on personal computers (PCs) in the late 1980s. Included in the collection are correspondence, publications, business records, legal documents, and conference proceedings reflecting the life of Imlay and his company, MSA, which merged with McCormack & Dodge to form Dun & Bradstreet Software Services (D&B Software) in 1989.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Computer industry; Computer software; Computer software industry; Dun & Bradstreet Corporation; Dun and Bradstreet Sotfware Services; Imlay, John P.; Management Science America, Inc.

Collection Title

John P. Imlay papers

Credit

Gift of John Imlay

Lot Number

X3175.2005