Artifact Details

Title

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection of SDS 930 material

Catalog Number

102784911

Type

Text

Date

1961-1994; bulk 1961-1972

Author

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 102736933 Catalog number for software

Extent

17.68 linear feet in 5 record cartons, 4 newspaper boxes, 4 periodical boxes, and 5 other boxes

Description

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collection of SDS 930 documentation and tapes ranges in date from 1961 to 1994 and consists of printed materials, data stored on magnetic tapes, and software on paper tapes. About half of the collection is made up of documentation related to the SDS 930 and its peripherals, published between 1961 and 1972. Types of materials include reference and technical manuals, reference and design drawings, logic diagrams, program libraries, maintenance training documentation, and wire lists. While the majority of the text materials are published by Scientific Data Systems (SDS), there is a small amount of material published by other companies, including Tally, Rheem Electronics Corporation, Ex-Cell-O Corporation, IBM, Control Data Corporation, Ampex Corporation, Teletype Corporation, and Xerox Data Systems.

The rest of the collection consists of paper tapes and magnetic tapes with handwritten labels, which range in date from the mid-1960s to mid-1990s. There are 41 individually boxed magnetic tapes, 21 10.5-inch magnetic tape reels, 1 9-inch magnetic tape reel, 10 7-inch magnetic tape reels, 3 paper tapes on reels, and 4 small boxes of rolled paper tapes. The paper tapes are mainly diagnostic programs, while the magnetic tapes hold satellite cloud and weather pattern data.

Category

Collection Record

Subject

Scientific Data Systems; SDS 930 (Computer); United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Collection Title

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collection of SDS 930 material

Credit

Gift of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Lot Number

X3872.2007