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Link to the Future film

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Hagley Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Creator:
Aerolog Productions, Inc.; International Business Machines Corporation.
Title:
Link to the Future film
Date:
1974
Call Number:
254
Extent:
1 film reel
General Physical Description:
1 reel (400 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Language:
English
Abstract:
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology.
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Biography/History

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. IBM had an image as offering superior products at a lower price than their competitors. IBM customers were portrayed as loyal and satisfied with the service provided by “Big Blue”

Scope and Contents

This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology. New devices are now developed that make them easier for humans to interact. The integration of device control and line control can provide the new systems network architecture to connect on shared lines. LSI production allows new devices to distribute network function. Local storage is introduced. Production continues when host is unavailable.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department,  2016.

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Sather

Access Restrictions

This item is available for research.

This film is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized [ FILM_2014254_FC01].

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Steve Schuler 16mm Films For Sale / Collector Resources.
Subject(s)
  • Computers--History.
  • Executives--Training of.
  • Information technology.
  • Sales promotion.

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