Collection Number: 40224

Collection Title: Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-2000s

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2500 items)
Abstract The University of North Carolina established its Computation Center and purchased a mainframe computer in 1959, primarily to assist faculty in analyzing research data. In 1967, Administrative Data Processing (later Administrative Information Services) was established to help university departments manage their administrative data. In 1987, the Computation Center became Academic Computing Services. Academic Computing Services was part of the Division of Academic Affairs, while Administrative Data Processing was part of the Division of Business and Finance. In 1989, Academic Computing Services began reporting to the Associate Provost for Information Technology, and its name changed to Office of Information Technology. In April 1996, oversight of all campus computing was consolidated under the new position of Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. The vice chancellor headed the new Information Technology Services (ITS), which absorbed the earlier offices that had managed academic and administrative computing and networking, namely, the Office of Information Technology, Administrative Data Processsing, and the Office of Telecommunications. Later that year, the Office of Information Technology and Office of Telecommunications merged to become Academic Technology and Networks. In 2004, Academic Technology and Networks, Administrative Information Services, and Systems and Procedures were brought together under the ITS organizational structure. Records include correspondence, committee records, reports, policies, user manuals, public relations materials, photographs, and other materials related to the history of computing and networking at the university and to the administration of Academic Technology and Networks and its predecessors. Also included are materials related to the Triangle Universities Computation Center, a nonprofit organization formed in 1965 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Academic Technology and Networks.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40224, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Academic Technology and Networks in March 1999 and August 2011 (Records transfers 19990303.2 and 20110803.1), from Information Technology Services in October 2009 (RT 20091002.1), and from Jimmy Workman in February 2016 (Records transfer 20160225.3). Addition transfered in May 2014 (RT 20140502.1).
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The University of North Carolina established its Computation Center and purchased a Univac 1105 mainframe computer in 1959, primarily to assist faculty in analyzing research data. In 1967, Administrative Data Processing (later Administrative Information Services) was established to help university departments manage their administrative data. In 1987, the Computation Center became Academic Computing Services. Academic Computing Services was part of the Division of Academic Affairs, while Administrative Data Processing was part of the Division of Business and Finance. In 1989, Academic Computing Services began reporting to the Associate Provost for Information Technology, and its name changed to Office of Information Technology. In April 1996, oversight of all campus computing was consolidated under the new position of Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. The vice chancellor headed the new Information Technology Services (ITS), which absorbed the earlier offices that had managed academic and administrative computing and networking, namely, the Office of Information Technology, Administrative Data Processsing, and the Office of Telecommunications. Later that year, the Office of Information Technology and Office of Telecommunications merged to become Academic Technology and Networks. In 2004, Academic Technology and Networks, Administrative Information Services, and Systems and Procedures were brought together under the ITS organizational structure.

The Computation Center (UNCCC), dedicated in 1960, was located in Phillips Hall. In 1981, it opened its Microcomputer Laboratory. After several years of development, email accounts were made available to faculty, staff, and students in 1986.

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Records include correspondence, committee records, reports, policies, user manuals, public relations materials, photographs, and other materials related to the history of computing and networking at the university and to the administration of Academic Technology and Networks and its predecessors. Also included are materials related to the Triangle Universities Computation Center, a nonprofit organization formed in 1965 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. Files are those of Judith H. Hallman, who worked in several positions related to academic computing and was the university webmaster prior to her retirement in 1999. The Addition of May 2014 contains files related to the Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), including the files of the CCI director, training materials, and videos. The Addition of February 2016 contains brochures for the UNC Computation Center and ATN/ITS resources, a 1987 guide to connecting to computer services, a 1986-1987 annual report of the UNC Computation Center, and UNC Computation Center memos, 1986. Files are those of former ITS employee Jimmy Workman.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999.

About 2400 items.

Records are arranged as received, and, for the most part, original file titles have been retained.

Box 1

UNIVAC 1105 Slides, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Sadler Committee, 1994-1995 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Campus Web Advisory Committee, 1996-1999 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

History, 1982-1983 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Five-Year Plan, 1984, 1991 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Memoranda and Reports, 1982-1983 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes requests for funds for computing initiatives.

Status Reports, 1982-1992 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Campus Academic Computer Committee, 1983-1990 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes reports, memoranda, and other materials related to the Campus Academic Computer Committee and associated comittees and subcommittees.

Academic Technology and Networks, 1994-1995 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes memoranda, the Office of Information Technology annual report, and other related materials.

Interactive Computing, 1984 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Internet Guides and Primers, 1989-1994 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Internet Unleashed, 1993-1994 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes correspondence, legal agreements, and other related materials regarding Judith H. Hallman's contribution to Internet Unleashed.

On Internet '94, Mecklermedia, 1994 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes correspondence regarding the inclusion of material written by Judith H. Hallman in Internet '94.

Legal Issues, 1996 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes correspondence and related background information regarding intellectual property and the Internet.

Sunsite, 1992-1996 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes newsletters, news clippings, press releases, and other related materials regarding a joint networking project between the university and Sun Microsystems.

Triangle Universities Computation Center: General, 1983-1989 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes reports, press releases, publications, and other materials related to the Triangle Universities Computation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Research Triangle Park and formed in 1965 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University.

Catalog of Programs, 1972-1975, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes indexes, flow charts, instructions, and history of catalogs of programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Triangle Universities Computation Center.

Reports, 1983-1998 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of Academic Technology and Networks and its predecessors.

Computer Fair, 1985 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Contains committee minutes.

Web-Walkers, 1997-1998 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Ra, 1994-1998 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 1

Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, priorities of the web group, and other related materials. Ra was the name of the web server.

Box 2

New Home, 1996 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding a campus-wide website redesign.

Student Government, 1994-1995 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Contains correspondence and a statement of purpose regarding Student Government's Information Technology Task Force.

INFO, 1987-1997 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, proposals, design charts, meeting minutes, and other materials related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's public INFO system, which went online in 1988 and moved to the web in 1994.

History of Center, 1951-1984 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes proposals, memoranda, press releases, news clippings, and other materials regarding the history of the University of North Carolina Computation Center.

Office of Information Technology, 1994 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes policy, informational guides, and background to technology services available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Computation Center, 1959, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Contains photgraphs of the University of North Carolina Comptutation Center and a draft five-year plan, undated.

Computation Center: 25th Anniversary, 1984 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes press releases, news clippings, and other related materials regarding the 25th anniversary of the University of North Carolina Computation Center.

Triangle Universities Computation Center, 1981-1989 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, and other related materials regarding the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's interactions with the Triangle Universities Computation Center.

History 1985-1998 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes memoranda, press releases, and organizational charts of the department, among other related materials.

Poster, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Contains draft materials for poster publicizing the INFO system.

Photographs, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 2

Includes photographic prints and negatives of UNIVAC 1105, various computer equipment, and various staff members, among others.

Box 3

Conferences Attended, 1992, 1995 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 3

Includes summaries of conference proceedings, as well as notes for conference presentations.

University of North Carolina Computation Center: Publications, 1968-1986 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 3

Includes user guides, computation center operating policy, and original manuals for equipment and systems available in the University of North Carolina Computation Center.

Triangle Universities Computation Center: Publications, 1974 and undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 3

Includes user manuals regarding systems and equipment available at Triangle Universities Computation Center.

Academic Computing Services: Publications, 1987-1988 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 3

Includes an annual report, as well as user manuals regarding the manipulation and management of electronic data.

Videotape VT-40224/1

The Future from the past: Academic Computing Services, 13 March 1990 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." VT-40224/1

RT 20091002.1.

Box 3

Slides, 1965-1985 #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." Box 3

Includes images of computing equipment, the computing center, and staff members, and other subjects related to University of North Carolina Computation Center.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder 1

Oversize materials, 1990, undated #40224, Series: "Academic Technology and Networks of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1951-1999." 1

Contains a photograph of computer knobs and switches, a poster informing students of the INFO system, and a mounted news clipping advertising INFO.

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75 items.

This addition contains files related to the Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), including the files of the CCI director, training materials, and videos.

RT 20140502.1.

Digital Folder DF-40224/1

Content pilot videos, 1999 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/1

Digital Folder DF-40224/2

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) laptop tour, 1999 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/2

Digital Folder DF-40224/3

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) videos, 1999-2000 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/3

Digital Folder DF-40224/4

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) report, June 2000 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/4

Digital Folder DF-40224/5

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) reports, 2000 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/5

Digital Folder DF-40224/6

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) video clips, 2000 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/6

Digital Folder DF-40224/7

Greenland, Nadas, & Provan videos, 2000 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/7

Digital Folder DF-40224/8

Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) director files, 2005 #40224, Series: "Addition of May 2014: Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 1999-2005" DF-40224/8

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of February 2016: Brochures, Guides, Memos, and Other Materials, 1964-2000s (Transfer 20160225.3).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Farrell, December 2011

Encoded by: Matthew Farrell, December 2011

Updated by Jennifer Coggins and Jackie Dean because of addition, February 2016.

Updated by Jessica Venlet, Carson Fish, and Laura Smith because of addition, January 2018

Updated by Tierra Thomas and Laura Smith, June 2019

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