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DEC PDP-1 Collection

DEC PDP-1

The PDP-1 archive contains documents, photos, movies and music relating to Digital Equipment Corporation's groundbreaking PDP-1 computer. The launch of the PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer in 1959 marked a radical shift in the philosophy of computer design: it was the first commercial computer that focused on interaction with the user rather than the efficient use of computer cycles. It was also Digital Equipment Corporation's first computer.

 

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    Expensive Typewriter
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Text, 1972-08-01
    102650079
    Sine-cosine Routine
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1962-12-31
    102650074
    Character Display
    Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS)
    Text, 1961-04-24
    102650098
    PDP-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Physical Object, 1960
    XD116.79A
    Interior of PDP-1 computer showing rows of DEC System Building Blocks
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102618919
    MAINDEC 2 Memory Checkerboard
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1963
    102650492
    Complementing checkerboard program
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1960-01-13
    102650125
    PDP-1 computer
    Still Image, 1960 ca.
    102652239
    Programmed Data Processor-1 Handbook
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1963
    102636240
    DEC Programmed Data Processor
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1960
    102652405
    User interacting with an early Computer Aided Design (CAD) program running on a PDP-1 computer
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1962 ca.
    102652246
    P.E. Customers and serial numbers
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1965 ca.
    102652417
    Paper tape being read through PDP-1 tape reader during the Computer History Museum PDP-1 restoration project
    Computer History Museum. PDP-1 restoration team
    Moving Image, 2005-03
    102664157
    New 30uf capacitor replacement by the DEC PDP-1 restoration team
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2004-03
    102663952
    PDP-1 power checklist written by the PDP-1 restoration team
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2004-05
    102663957
    X-ray image of high-voltage power supply for light pen from DEC PDP-1
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2005-05
    102664943