Computer Laboratory Records
UA.16.32

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Computer Laboratory records
ID
UA.16.32
Date [inclusive]
1955-2010
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

In 1956, the MSU Computer Laboratory was created to provide centralized academic computing functions. MSU's first computing system, called Michigan State Integral Computer (MISTIC), began operation in 1957. The Computer Laboratory over the years updated its computing systems many times and expanded its facilities in order to provide the university community current technology.

Over the years, the Computer Laboratory offered a variety of services including consultation, computer training, document development and design, computer repair, program debugging, and office automation.

As the offered services expanded, the Computer Laboratory name changed in 2004 to Academic Computing and Network Services (ACNS) and again in 2008 to Academic Technology Services (ATS).

In 2012, ATS merged with Administrative Information Services to become IT Services under the Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing and Technology (LCT).

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records of the Michigan State University Computer Laboratory. The records consist of plans, computer manuals, and reports during the creation and early days of the Computer Laboratory; computer system notices; bulletins; fact sheets; and other working papers of the organization as it evolved into ACNS and ATS. The Electronic Resources includes issues of the electronic newsletters ATS eNews from 2007 to 2010.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections  April 2008

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource November 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Transferred by Computer Laboratory

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See UA 5.3, Administrative Information Services and UA 3.31, Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing and Technology.

Separated Materials

"Introduction to Basic FORTRAN Programing and Numerical Models" by William Prager transferred to Special Collections, April 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Newsletters

Subject(s)

  • Information technology

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Michigan State Integral Computer MISTIC Programming Manual 1959 

2333 1

MISTIC Library index 1961 

2333 2

MISTIC Compiler 1961 

2333 3

Burroughs Timing Examples 1962 

2333 4

Computer Development Plan 1968 

2333 5

Progress Reports 1969 

2333 6

Notices 

2333
Box Folder

 1965 - 1966 

2333 7

 1967 

2333 8

 1968 

2333 9

 1969 

2333 10

 1970 

2333 11

 1971 

2333 12

 1972 

2333 13

 1973 

2333 14

 1974 

2333 15

 1975 

2333 16

6500 System Bulletin 1971 

2333 17
Box Folder

 1972 

2333 18

Memorandums 

2333
Box Folder

 1971 

2333 19

 1972 

2333 20

 1973-1974 

2333 21

 1977-1978 

2333 22

User's Guide 

2333
Box Folder

Introductory 1974 

2333 23

Volume I 1973 

2333 24

Volume III 1972 

2333 25

Volume IV 1972 

2333 26

Volume VII 1975 

2333 27

How To's 1970 -1980 

2333 28

User's Guide to the Library 1982 

2333 29

Brochures 1981 - 1991 

2333 30

Micros Unlimited Computer Show 1987 - 1990 

2333 31

Fact Sheets 1987 

2333 32

Update Newsletter 1992 

2333 33

Computer and Technology Training Program Schedule 1994 - 1996 

2333 34

FORTRAN Routines n.d. 

2333 35

Black Bean Breeding computer program 

Box Folder

1068 Wayne Adams 1982 

2333 36

MSU Bean Program 1068HO 1983-1989 

2333 37

Bean 1983 

2333 38

CIMMYT - Centro Internacional de Mejormiento de Maiz y Trigo 

Box Folder

ADaM : Agricultural Date Management Users Guide 1995 

2333 39

Prototype Documentation for CIMMYT MSU - SASS Information Project 1992 

2333 40

Project Binder 1992-1993 

2333 41
Box Folder

KEYR - Computer Program 1984, 1990 

2333 42

Leadermete - 4H - computer program 1981-1986 

2333 43

Wheat Breeding Computer Program Project Binder 1989-1990 

2333 44-45

Interactive System User's Guide 1981 

2333 46

Self Instructional Module #6 Using Files 1984 

2333 47

Self Instructional Module #7 Introduction to Editor 1984 

2333 48

SCREDIT for Interactive Users 1983 

2333 49

Using Batch Entry Terminals at MSU 1983 

2333 50

MSU Computer Laboratory 1984 

2333 51

Published and Unpublished Materials 

Box Folder

Computer Laboratory User's Guide (Volume I) 1973 

5584 1

Computer Laboratory User's Guide (Volume II) 1973 

5584 2-3

Computer Laboratory User's Guide (Volume IV) 1973 

5584 4

Computer Programs for Optimization of Linear Systems by Vijay K. Jain 1964 

5584 5

IBM 1800 FORTRAN Language 1966 

5584 6

A Palimpsest on the Electronic Analog Art: Being a collection of reprints of papers & other writings which have been in demand over the past several years 1955 

5584 7

Romberg Quadratic Subroutine for Single and Multiple Integrals 1974-1975 

5584 8
Box Folder

“50 Years of Computing….” 2006 

5584 9

Academic Computing Update 1988-1989 

5584 10

Memorandum 1989 

5584 11

MSU Instructional Computing Facilities and Services 1988 

5584 12

OA Outlook, Vol. 1, #1 1989 

5584 13

CDC 750 notes and memos 1974-1987 

5584 14

Student Network Services student employee manual 1996-2000 

5584 15

Networks circa 1984 

5584 16

Staff Meeting Minutes 1973-1977 

5584 17

History and Development of the Computer Laboratory scrapbook [includes photographs] 1957-1964, circa 2002-2005 

5584 18-19

Annual Reports 

Box
Annual Reports

 1959 

 1960 

 1965 

 1966 

 1967 

 1969 

 1973 

 1973-1974 

 1974 

 1975 

 1976-1977 

 1977-1978 

 1979-1980 

 1980-1981 

 1981-1982 

 1982-1983 

 1983-1984 

 1984-1985 

 1985-1986 

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Video 

item

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #1 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #2 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #3 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #4 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #5 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #7 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Michigan State University; 1997 NEM Online Internet Catalogers Workshop; May 22, 23, 1997; TAPE #8 May 22, 23, 1997   0.1 Cubic feet 1 VHS

VHS

Electronic Resources 

ATS eNews 2007-2010 

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Serials 

Serial #109: Acronymns: Accumulated Consulting Rumors or Nothing You Might Expect 

Serial #221: Computer Laboratory Progress Report 

Serial #222: Computer Laboratory Technical Bulletin 

Serial #718: User Notice 

Serial # 1055: Computing and Technology Training Program Catalog 

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