Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the James N. Porter papers

Catalog Number

102733956

Type

Text

Date

1956-2010; bulk 1970-2003

Author

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

135.21 linear feet in 107 record cartons and 4 manuscript boxes

Description

The James N. Porter papers document Porter’s career in the disk drive and data storage industries, particularly his role as the founder and president of DISK/TREND, which published annual market study reports on the disk drive and data storage industry. Material dates from 1956 to 2010, with the bulk of material from 1970 to 2003. The majority of material in the collection consists of DISK/TREND’s profiles on companies active in the disk drive industry. A smaller portion of the collection contains material related to data storage industry conferences, including IDEMA’s DISKCON and DataStorage, two conferences Porter co-founded; storage industry market studies; Porter’s research files on various types of data storage technologies; records from his employment and consulting work outside of DISK/TREND; and unprocessed audiovisual material.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Computer storage devices; Data disk drives industry; Data disk drives; International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association; Porter, James N.

Collection Title

James N. Porter papers

Credit

Gift of James N. Porter

Lot Number

X6504.2012