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Link to the Future film

Accession 2014.254

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Sather, 2016.,

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-05-24T09:42-0400

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Link to the Future film (Accession 2014.254), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Link to the Future film
Dates: circa 1970s
Accession Number: 2014.254
Creator: Aerolos Production. International Business Machines Corporation.
Extent: 1 film reel
Physical Description: 1 reel (400 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
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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Administrative Information


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.

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Historical Note

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”

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Scope and Content

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.

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Access Points

Computers--History.
Executives--Training of.
Information technology.
Sales promotion.
Steve Schuler 16mm Films For Sale / Collector Resources.
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