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Inventory 1 of Materials

  Donation by ACTS Institute, Inc. to the Rhode Island  Computer Museum, November 2008

 

May-June 1982:  This issue of the “SCAN” Newsletter of the Chicago Editing Center,

    Chicago, IL contains several computer-related articles, e.g. the lead

     article on Electronic Publishing (cover + pages 3 & 8); A guide to

     training in video and TV that includes the University of Illinois’ and

     the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s computer training programs

     (p. 6-7); an article by Charles Longrall on the Sandrin Image Processor

      (p. 4); a call for the Siggraph 1982 Art Show, a juried exhibition of

      artists’ computer-generated works (p. 11).  (The ACTS Institute and

      Charlotte Plotsky are mentioned on p. 5.)

 

Nov. 1982:  Progress Report on Miami-Dade Community College’s Project Camelot,

                    an individualized information system, sent to Charlotte Plotsky of ACTS

                    Institute and with written notes by Mrs. Plotsky on it.

 

Jan.-April 1983:  A Pocket Guide for the Camelot Field Test.

 

2/1/83:  Camelot Sample for “Concept of Revolution” – Printout

 

2/10-2/11/83:  Copy of the List of Camelot Technical Workshop Field Testers

 

2/18/83:  UCSD System Requirements and Customer Hardware Configurations for

   Camelot

 

June 1983:  Brochure, “Information Technologies for Nonprofit Organizations,” Museum

        Of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

 

7/18/83:  Camelot Project Update XI

 

June 1984:  Copy of Requirements Analysis Workshop Schedule, the Information

                     Technology Research Center, Museum of Science and Industry

 

May 1984:  Promotional piece about the Information Technology Resource Center for

                    Nonprofit Organizations, Museum of Science and Industry

 

6/7/84:  Promotional letter from the Information Technology Resource Center

 

June 1984:  “Printout” Newsletter, V. 1, No, 1, Information Technology Resource Center

 

July 1984:  “Printout “ Newsletter, V. 1, No. 2, Information Technology Resource Center

 

August 1984:  “Printout” Newsletter, V. 1, No, 3

 

 

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8/9/84:  Article by Sarah Mark, “Blip Blip Blip.  Computers ease writer’s block,” in a

              Pioneer Press newspaper, IL

 

Sept. 1984:  Promo page re Camelot, Miami-Dade Community College’s individualized

                     Information system

 

Sept./Oct. 1984:  Article, “Art and the Computer:  Picasso Meets the PC,” in Alumni

                            News of Northern Illinois University, p. 6

 

Oct. 1984:  “Printout,” V. 1, No. 5, the newsletter of the Information Technology

       Resource Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

 

10/15/84:  Letter re the Camelot Project with enclosures

 

Nov. 1984:  “Printout” Newsletter, V. 1, No, 6

 

11/2/84:  Technology column by Erik Larson, “Interactive Computer Services Become

    New Literary Medium,” in The Wall Street Journal, p. 23

 

12/84:  “Printout” newsletter, V. 1, No. 7

 

Circa 1984-86:  File of undated materials from the Information Technology Resource

              Center of the Museum of Science and Industry

 

March 1985:  Two blurbs about organizations adding computer systems/services

          (Editel/LA and YWCA Leadership Development Center) in “Video

          Manager,” p. 26

 

May 1986:  Letter to Charlotte Plotsky of ACTS Institute, Inc. from the Information

                    Technology Resource Center, Museum of Science and Industry

 

9/15/86:  A Crain’s Classified page from “Crain’s Chicago Business” with a section

                on computers

 

Unknown Date:  Printout of Microcomouter Software at the Learning Center,

                            DeKalb, IL with handwritten additions by Charlotte Plotsky,

                             ACTS Institute

 

Unknown Dates:  Article by Steven Kosek, “Sci-Fi Stars Give Big Boost to ElectronicNovels,” in unknown publication, pages 33 and 36; Four pages from “How to Make Money with your Home Computer”; Article by Anita M. Fluis, “Enhancing Messages with Graphics” in  ITVA News, covers computer graphics


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