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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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    MAINDEC 3 Address Test Program
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1963
    102650493
    MAINDEC 14 Typewriter Test Program
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1963
    102650498
    Gordon Bell in front of the restored DEC PDP-1
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2004-06
    102663958
    Artist rendering of PDP-1 front panel with paper tape reader
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1963-10-04
    102664956
    Letter from Jordan J. Baruch, of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN)
    Text, 1963-01-08
    102664963
    DEC Interoffice Memorandum about the Noncomputer Applications of PDP-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1960-03-18
    102664970
    Spacewar! 4.8 7/24/63 dfw .pt1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Software, 1963-07-24
    102664172
    Budgets from July to December 1957
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Text, 1957
    102664468
    Two users at PDP-1 at MIT
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102631246