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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Rocket Squad
Warner Brothers cartoon characters Porky and Daffy star in a space age parody of classic television shows Dragnet and Racket Squad. UNIVAC computer is used as part of story., Original tape audio is Channel 1 mono. Includes countdown., [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
Sperrylink Forum-February 1983
Program begins with open by Stu Miller, Vice President and General Manager, OIS and contains segments on: The Voice Information Processing (VIP) Station with Mary Ann Rook, Senior Product Consultant, OIS; The Sperry Consulting Group with Carol Gaffney, Manager Sperry Consulting Group; Lastly, Competitive Analysis Program with Barbara Cichelli, Manager Competitive Analysis Program, OIS., 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
Sperrylink Forum-July 1983
Program begins with open by Gary Alexander, Director of Marketing Development, OIS and contains segments on: Marketing Support Tools with Howard Kearns, Director OIS Marketing Support includes "The Most Powerful Tool" commercial, excerpt from "A Day in the Life" cartoon, and "The V.I.P. System"; Selling the Benefits with Ellen Bristol, Pre Sales Analyst, New York District; Lastly, Trade shows and conferences., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. On original tape an intermittent chroma shift begins around 00:10:30:00, only occurs during first segment., [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
Sperrylink Forum-May 1983
Program begins with open by Stu Miller, Vice President and General Manager, OIS, giving an update of the Sperrylink product and company changes. Also, Gary Alexander, Director of Marketing Development, OIS discusses new programs and reorganization and a Sperrylink spells success forum with Southern ops Ken Scarborough, Account Executive, Birmingham; Jerry Seyle, Branch Manager, Birmingham Branch Office; Bobbi Nichols, Product Manager, Southern Operations and Jim Ryan, Account Executive, Atlanta., 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
Sperrylink-Customer Announcement
Spokesperson introduces new Sperrylink products, such as the Deskstation Model 30, 8439 Diskette Subsystem, 0431 Printer, DOPS 20 and Sperrylink Document Reader. Includes examples of how to use certain products., 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
System 80 Access Update
Lucia Schofield from Volume Marketing hosts an update on the System 80. Including interviews conducted by John Wise, Director of Marketing for the Americas Division with George Wicks, Basic Systems Product Marketing; User Developed Program Products with John Mero, Director, User Developed Program Products; Seminars with Steve Foulk, Manager, Industry Marketing Americas Division; Demonstrations with George Fanslau, Manager, Demonstration Services, Basic Systems Marketing Support ; Conversion services and Central Support with John Mitchell, Manager, Conversion Series, BSMSS; Stan Gadiel, Manager, Marketing Systems, BSMSS ; Deliveries with Ted Frasier, Director, Worldwide Material Control., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Slight luminance shifts 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
System 80 WPS Demonstration
Mike Gardner, Director of Sales Support for the Americas Division discusses the WPS 80 with Bob Berger, President of Computer Craft Corporation. Beger then gives a demonstration of the WPS 80., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout throughout and head switching noise. Jump cut on original tape around 00:16:36:00., [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
System 80 Challenge
C.R. Williams, Vice President and General Manager, Americas Domestic Division and D.O. Neddenriep, Vice President of Customer and Marketing Support, Worldwide Marketing and Services introduce support programs and a maintenance package for the System 80. Mario DeBenedetto; Director of Basic Systems Marketing Support Service, Gene Romano; Product Manager Systems Maintainability and William McManus; Manager of Trace Systems Marketing and Support, explain support and maintenance services for the System 80., 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
The Pertec Acquisition
Product and Marketing Overview with Bill Currie, Director Data Capture Systems and Don McDonald, Manager Special Products. They discuss the Sperry acquisition of Pertec Computer Corporation and models PE-5, PDE-1800 MOD 1 and MOD 2 and the XL-40., 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
The V.I.P. System
Actor portrayals using the V.I.P. (Voice Information Processing) System. Communications system utilizing the telephone and computer., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Heavy dropout throughout in lower half of screen and head switching noise. Ends abruptly., [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
This Business of Numbers
Animation using still images telling the story of how people have worked with numbers since the beginning of mankind. Film discusses different cultures and their use of mathematics to computers. Also mentioned is the ENIAC and the UNIVAC. Some of the same artwork used in Sperry film "Then and Now"., 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
What Do You Want?
Depicts the progress of computing with ENIAC, BIMAC, UNIVAC including Nike Zuess and Athena military computers. New computer techniques and parts are shown. Also depicted are the LARC and UNIVAC III computers. Also mentioned are Ford instrument and Vickers. J. Presper Eckert explains the future of computers., Original tape audio is Channel 1 mono. Pink tint, probably from color fading on original film., [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
Young & Rubicam UNISYS Commercials
Reel of three UNISYS commercials. \"Creation\" :60 (:02), \"Scottsdale Rev 2\" :30 (1:07), \"Corporate/Banking\" :30 (1:41)., 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
Unisphere Management Perspective
Management Perspective Fiscal Year 1974 and future expectations for 1975. Introduction with President Gerald G. Probst. Speakers include H.A. Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services; P.J. Spillane, Vice President, Development and Manufacturing and R.L. Gehring, Group Vice President. Program ends with a list of companies that have ordered products and Univac news., Original tape audio is Channel 1 mono. Includes color bars and slate. Heavy dropout throughout and head switching noise. Some ghosting throughout. Some horizontal image shifts around 00:15:00:00 and 00:31:50:00 during still images. Major dropout 0022:43:00., [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
User Viewpoint AUUA
John R. Wise, Director Sperry Communications interviews Roy Graham, President, AUUA, Inc. about AUUA, Inc. Includes two Sperry commercials featuring Kirk Douglas, "Hangar" and "Epcot"., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout on lower third throughout and head switching noise. Heavy dropout 00:02:28:00, 00:14:42:00, 00:15:03:00. Tape may be damaged, caused multiple errors on deck., [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
Videosphere
John Wise, Director of Marketing Americas Division hosts Videosphere. This episode, #4, looks at the Go Club in Cannes, France; Seminars with Michael P. Gardner, Sales Support Americas Division. Richard W. Laffiere, teaches a seminar. UNIS CAD with Jack Murphy, Director Manufacturing Industry Center, including UNIS CAD announcement. Manufacturing Ops segment. 'Reach for your Star' Sweepstakes segment., Original tape audio is Channel 2 mono. Dropout on lower third 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
What's My Line?
Panel includes Arlene Francis, Desi Arnaz, Dorothy Kilgallen and Fred Allen. Guests are British Foreign Correspondent, Randolph Churchill, Helicopter Pilot, Floyd Carlson and Actress, Kim Novak. Includes a commercial in Remington Rand New York Computer Center featuring Univac computer calculating weather data using a high speed printer. Lastly, another Univac computer commercial including an animation., Heavy Dropout 00:01:35:00 and 00:28:52:00. Minor 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

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