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Curt A. Monash papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 160
Collection contains the professional papers of Curt Monash, consulting and technology analyst, and President of Monash Information Services. Materials include publications and writings, company files, subject files, conference proceedings and literature, newsletters, and a collection of computer catalogues, directories and guides.

The bulk of the collection consists of company files assembled by Monash to support his research on computer software and services. Companies represented focused on the fields of database management, application development tools, application software, business intelligence, application servers, system management tools and artificial intelligence. These files are arranged in alphabetical order by company name.

The collection contains Monash's own writings, with complete sets of the Monash Software Letterand Monash Netwatcher, and various other published articles and documents on the software industry, application development tools, and investment research. There is also a collection of industry newsletters assembled by Monash on topics of application development, PC software, and other subjects related to the computer industry.

Software and software-related manuals were added to the Computer Product Manuals collection (CBI 60).

Dates

  • 1976-2001

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute does not hold the copyright to the materials in the collection. Researchers may quote from any of the donated materials which were originally written or published by the donor or by companies he controlled, or to which he holds a copyright, registered or unregistered, under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Extent

88 boxes (88.0 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection contains the professional papers of Curt Monash, consulting and technology analyst, and President of Monash Information Services. Materials include publications and writings, company files, subject files, newsletters, and a collection of computer catalogues, directories and guides.

Biographical Note

Curt Alfred Monash was born on 1 January 1960. He earned his B.S. from Ohio State University in 1976, his A.M. in Mathematics in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics (Game Theory) in 1979 from Harvard University. From 1979-1981, Monash was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University researching energy policy, game theory, negotiation and related areas. He spent two years as visiting faculty at the School of Organization & Management at Yale University (1981-1983).

Beginning in 1981, Monash became a Securities Analyst at PaineWebber, Inc. covering computer software and services. He was appointed as First Vice President in 1984. After leaving PaineWebber in 1987, Monash became President of Monash Information Services. He served as an industry consultant for computer software vendors, software users, internet companies, retailers, investment banks and venture capitalists. Beginning in 1990, Monash Information Services also began to provide "soft-dollar" investment research on software and internet companies to major computer industry investors.

Monash published two newsletters on software and the computer industry: the online Monash NetWatcherand in print, the Monash Software Letter. He also published Application Development Tools from A to Z. During his tenure in the field of the software industry, he served as consultant to such companies as Oracle, Microsoft, Computer Associates, Sybase, America Online, Tivoli, Forte, Peoplesoft, Informix, and many others.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is arranged into the following series:
  1. Monash Publications & Writings
  2. Company Files
  3. Subject Files
  4. Conference Proceedings
  5. Conference Literature
  6. Newsletters
  7. Catalogues, Directories, Surveys, and Guides

Acquisition:

The collection was donated to the Charles Babbage Institute by Curt Alfred Monash in 2001.
Title
Curt A. Monash Papers, 1976-2001. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Matthew James Buell, Josh Knatterud-Hubinger, Jessica Huffman, and Carrie Seib, 2004-2006.
Date
2006
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050