Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division

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A selection of items from a collection that documents Sperry's UNIVAC Division and predecessor organizations including the Remington Typewriter Company, the Rand Kardex Company, and the Sperry Gyroscope Company. The content of the digital collection primarily includes product images of computers from the 1950s to 1970s. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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32R2 Release Part 4
Moderator, J. Nemanich. First speaker, Jen Crawford. Next three speakers are unidentified., Sync error after slate in beginning. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Speaker's camera has burn in on original tape. Original tape includes band in lower third., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
32R2 Release Part 5
Moderator, J. Nemanich introduces Mel Peteron, Facilities Group. Rest of the speakers are unidentified., Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Speaker's camera has burn in on original tape. Original tape includes band in lower third. Video levels are adjusted at certain points on original tape. Some audio distortion throughout on original tape., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
35R1 Exec Bootstrap Tape 1
Presenter Lance Welsh., Sync error after slate in beginning. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Original tape includes band in lower third., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
35R1 Exec Bootstrap Tape 2
Presenter Lance Welsh., Sync error after slate in beginning. Slate not captured. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Original tape includes band in lower third. Major dropout at 00:10:30:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Artificial Intelligence: Techniques, Languages and Applications Tape 1
Slide presentation with Roger M. Firestone., Around 00:01:29:00 and 00:19:48 there is some audio distortion. Occasional audio popping on original tape. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Low video levels throughout., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Artificial Intelligence: Technique, Languages and Applications Tape 2
Continuation of slide presentation with Roger M. Firestone., Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Low video levels throughout. Occasional audio popping on original tape. Around 00:07:08:00 on original tape, video levels are high while camera adjusts and black levels remain high until end of program., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
UNIVAC 1100/60 Sales Aid
Bob Vernon, Vice President of Marketing and Business Planning, addresses camera about the new 1100/60 computer. Features and pricing options are discussed. Second segment includes John Wise, Director of Marketing for UNIVAC's America's Domestic Division, addressing camera . From Systems Definition, George Champine, Bruce Todd and Dewain Hjermstad, explaining the new system. Employees from Technical Operations, Vince Ahart, Ed Sedok, Bill McManus, Vince Donovan, discuss the planning of the new system. Design Engineers, Gary Olson and Ralph Sipple, discuss features of the system. Tom Mallon, Neil Eiden, Marv Thompson from Software Development, explain the new software of the 1100/60 system. Ernie Bock, Director of Worldwide Education, explains the educational organization and its services. Gene Rawles, Customer Support Services, explains the product readiness program and associated name offerings., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
TIP 1100 (Transaction Interface Package) Concepts Part 3
Part three. Carol Moore presenter, teaches a class on TIP (Transaction Interface Package) which allowed programs to be written in COBOL., Video cuts in, no black at beginning of tape. Dropout and Head Switching noise. Graphic slides are overlaid over video. Around 00:29:48:00 tape goes to black for break and at 00:30:14:00 returns. This part of tape has more severe dropout, in lower half of screen, occurring every couple of seconds., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
TIP 1100 (Transaction Interface Package) Concepts Part 2
Part two. Carol Moore presenter, teaches a class on TIP (Transaction Interface Package) which allowed programs to be written in COBOL., Video cuts in, no black at beginning of tape. Dropout and Head Switching noise. Graphic slides are overlaid over video. At 00:35:23:00 there is a break and program returns at 00:35:40:00. Around 00:12:00:00, there is more severe dropout, in lower half of screen, occurring every couple of seconds., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
0777 Printer Operator Overview
Operator manual for 0777 Printer. Diagrams describe how a printer works. Dave the operator goes through the process of using the printer, step by step, including a print job at the end., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Occasional dropout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Annual Meeting 1978
Question and answer session with stockholders. Report read by board member Charles H. Schmitter. Meeting run by Albert Rusinoff. Includes people exiting meeting. Labeled 3 of 3., Original tape audio is Channel 1 mono. Occasional dropout and head switching noise. Includes bars and tone. Heavy dropout. Video distortion around 00:05:00:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Among Us (Sperry-UNIVAC)
Film exploring threats to society and how computer helps to deter them. Five masked performers represent 'the arsonist', 'the burglar', 'the mugger', 'the thief' and 'the pusher' working against law enforcement.
An Introduction to Digital Computers
Video is an animated tutorial on basic computer hardware and functionality.
Historical Footage of ENIAC computer system
Historical footage of people working at ENIAC computer systems, close-ups of various computer parts. ENIAC was created at the University of Pennsylvania and was argued to be the first all electronic computer., No audio. Tape labeled \"From ENIAC to UNIVAC\". Occasional dropout., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
"Then And Now" on the creation of ENIAC
Program explaining the ENIAC system, starting with animation, then using historical footage. Proceeds through the creation of BIMAC and then UNIVAC. Includes ENIAC creators, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly., Occasional dropout. Poor film transfer, several cuts. Tape ends during program around 11:30., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
ENIAC Remembered (Uncut Version)
Graphic open "Celebrating 40 years of Computer Science at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania". Program depicting the creation of the ENIAC computer. Interviews with Dr. Herman H. Goldstine, Dr. John W. Mauchly with presentations by John Presper Eckert Jr. (at the Computer Museum, Boston, Mass., February 13, 1986) and Mrs. Kay Mauchly-Antonelli.
Computer Technology: The Endless Revolution
Program on the future of computers. Presents history of computing including ENIAC and UNIVAC. Topics discussed are current technology, impact on businesses, software development, ease of use, digital communications. Example of how computers have benefitted the airline industry., Occasional dropout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
For Your Information Video Magazine on the 40th Anniversary of Engineering Research Associates, Inc.
Evolution of company from beginning. Mentioned are founders, Howard Engstrom and William Norris, who also worked at the U.S. Navy cryptography department in World war II. After the war they were joined by Ralph Meter and John Parker. Reflections from Art Kotz, Orv Wilking., Occasional dropout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Guideposts to Tomorrow, Elmer Sperry
Honoring the 100th Anniversary of one of America's leading men of science. Story of Elmer Sperry and his invention of the gyro compass as well as his son Lawrence and his creation of the first autopilot. Film also depicts World war I and II and the Sperry company's role in basn wars. Guided missiles, gyro controls and associated name equipment produced for World war II are depicted. Possible future inventions are touched upon showing a futuristic control room and operator., Occasional dropout., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Board for Excellence
Includes message from President G.G. Probst for fiscal year 1976 and current year 1977. Discusses new corporate film, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and community satisfaction. Financial performance and actual bookings reports follow. Reports by Executive Vice President Marketing and Services, Harry A. Steinberg; Paul J. Spellane, Group Vice President of Development and Manufacturing and Ernie D. Hams, Vice President and General Manager of Defense Systems Division. Lastly, an In review report containing Sperry Univac commercials including one highlighting the U.S. Marines Corp., Heavy dropout throughout on lower third and head switching noise. Also, major dropout occurs at 00:02:32:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Integrated Avionics Subsystems
Aerospace & Marine Group, Defense System Division, Albuquerque, NM. Depicted are systems designed by Sperry UNIVAC for the aviation industry including color display systems, multiplex technology, control display systems and a wide array of R&D efforts., Heavy dropout throughout on lower third and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Defense Insight
Aerospace & Marine Group, Defense System Division, Albuquerque, NM. Depicted are systems designed by Sperry UNIVAC for the aviation industry including color display systems, multiplex technology, control display systems and a wide array of R&D efforts., Heavy dropout throughout on lower third and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Insight interview with J. Paul Lyet
An interview with J. Paul Lyet including Sperry Univac employees; Anne Dewees, Associate Editor Sperry Univac News; Don Bruun, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Univac Defense Systems Division; Jim Senior, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Univac; George Sickler, Supervisor of Employee Communications, Sperry New Holland; Bob Noltenmeier, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Division; Bill Hiniker, Editor, Sperry Flight Systems Star; Cam Sciortino, Communications Specialist, Sperry Corporation. Lyet talks about his involvement after retirement and gives advice for Sperry employees., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Heavy dropout at 00:30:49:00 and 00:31:10:00., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Insight interview with Gerald G. Probst
An interview with Gerald G. Probst, including Sperry Univac employees; Anne Dewees, Associate Editor Sperry Univac News; Don Bruun, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Univac Defense Systems Division; Jim Senior, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Univac; George Sickler, Supervisor of EMployee Communications, Sperry New Holland; Bob Noltenmeier, Manager of Employee Communications, Sperry Division; Bill Hiniker, Editor, Sperry Flight Systems Star; Cam Sciortino, Communications Specialist, Sperry Corporation. Probst talks about his plans for the future of Sperry and his goals regarding communication, personal computers, the defense marketplace, the semiconductor industry, working with the government, social responsibility, meeting with shareholders, innovation, women in management, employee compensation and benefits, impressions on the last fiscal year and more., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sperry Goes Hollywood
Kirk Douglas, on the set of his movie "Tough Guys" with Burt Lancaster, explains how Sperry computers are costars in the film. Then in his home, Douglas gives some of the history of the Sperry company including its creation of the gyro compass. Douglas goes on to discuss Lawrence Sperry and his many inventions., Multiple dropout hits throughout and head switching noise., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Sperry Corporation, UNIVAC Division photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1985.261), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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