ACTS

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