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  • Collection: Digital Equipment Corporation

A poster by the Maynard Chamber of Commerce which congratulates Digital Equipment Corporation on its 25th Anniversary.

A black and white photo of the front entrance to the Digital Building on Main Street, Maynard, MA.

A black and white photo of DEC's PDP-4 computer. Digital's PDP computer line was designed with the goals of interactivity, low cost, simplicity, and reliability. The computers in this 18-bit computer family are the PDP-1 of 1960, PDP-4 of 1963,…

A black and white photo of DEC's PDP-5 computer. This computer's capacity and speed exceeded those of other computers available at the time, yet its price of about $400,000 was significantly less.

A black and white photo of the PDP-1 Computer. Digital demonstrated its prototype PDP-1 computer at the 1959 Joint Computer Conference in Boston, MA. The whole showing was buzzing about this fledgling company called Digital and this little machine…

A black and white photo of DEC Memory Tester 1516. The first systems Digital made were memory test systems to check the core stacks that were the memories used at that time. The technology used in these test systems were later used to build memories…

The test equipment business was considered by Digital to be a stepping stone to eventually building general-purpose computer products, since they would share the same general circuits. Both Ken Olsen and engineer Dick Best patented many of the…

Two black and white photos of Memory Core Tester 2113.

Two black and white photos of the Spark Chamber Scanning System 2319.

Digital's first products were logic models enclosed in an extruded aluminum wave guide. The circuits were negative-logic build with surface-barrier germanium transistors, which could run at 5 megahertz. There was no other product on the market like…

A collection of Digital Equipment Corporation documents including but not limited to the following subjects: Ken Olsen, DEC World, Manuals, Bumper Stickers, newspaper clippings, Celebrations, and a variety of documents.

A black and white paper copy of a memorial photo of Harry S. Mann (1917-1968), Vice President of Digital Equipment Corp., 1965-1968.

A map of the origin and development of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1957 through 1986. The DEC Tree is an article that was published in the magazine "Computerworld" on September 24, 1986.

A black and white copy of a photo of the home office and manufacturing facilities of DEC.

A black and white photo of "Building 1 Illuminated" was Yu Hata's prize winning entry in Digital's Photo contest and was taken by a Pentax camera, set for a 2 second exposure at 5.6f stop.

Everyone was required to leave the plant during fire drills which were scheduled periodically. In the photo, occupants of Building #5 wait for the "all clear" signal.

A black and white photo of DEC Building #12.

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A black and white aerial view of the Maynard Mill Buildings/Digital Equipment Corp.

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Two black and white photos of the interior of the DEC building. One photo is labeled "module test". The photos are 1960 ca.

A Program for Appreciation Night held November 30, 1971, in the Maynard High School Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Town of Maynard to extend its gratitude to Digital Equipment Corporation for bringing "great credit to the name of…