DEC's first Board of Directors

Credit Line: Gift of Hewlett-Packard Co.

Accession: 102631224

Description: In 1957, Ken Olsen, along with Harlan Anderson left MIT's Lincoln Laboratory to form Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) with a $70,000 investment from General George F. Doriot of the American Research and Development Corporation (AR&D), one of the first venture capital firms in the United States. AR&D advised on the selection of directors of the newly incorporated company. Seated left to right at an early board meeting are: Harry Hoagland, Jack Barnard, Jay Forrester, Bill Congleton, Harlan Anderson, Ken Olsen, Dorothy Rowe, Vernon Alden, Arnaud de Vitry, and Wayne Brobeck.