Artifact Details

Title

Adam Osborne collection

Catalog Number

102738362

Type

Text

Date

1959-1991; bulk 1975-1991

Author

Osborne, Adam

Extent

10 linear ft. in 8 record cartons

Description

The Adam Osborne collection consists of personal and professional materials ranging in date from 1951 to 1991. Much of the collection is made up of books and software either written by Osborne or published by one of his companies. For example, there are books published by Osborne and Associates, manuals and software published by Paperback Software, and books written by Osborne translated into various languages. The collection also holds some of Osborne’s personal papers, such as dissertations and graduation programs, as well as photographs and slides. There are no business records of Osborne or his companies. Rather, these are materials that were stored at Osborne's first wife’s house after his health began to decline.

Please see the attached inventory for a listing of items in this collection.

Category

Manual; Book; Snapshots; Slide; Software

Subject

Osborne, Adam; Osborne 1 (Computer); Paperback Software International; Portable computers; Adam Osborne and Associates

Collection Title

Adam Osborne collection

Credit

Gift of Alexandra Geddes

Lot Number

X7926.2017