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Aaron Marcus papers

Identifier: CBI 277

Scope and Contents

The Aaron Marcus collection includes a plethora of buisness paperwork, student work, artistic material, professional contracts from AM+A, conference material, and publication material which date from 1962-2022.

This material includes paperwork, correspondence, conference material, books, completed buisness projects, photographs, slides, floppy disks, CD's, DVD's, and other audio visual material.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 - 2015

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Marcus was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 22, 1943. He is a well known and published user interface and information visualization analyst and designer. Marcus graduated with an Artium Baccalaureus in Physics from Princeton University in 1965 and Bachelors of Fine Arts and Masters in Fine Arts in 1968 from Yale University’s school of Art and Architecture. At Yale he began to study computer graphics and went on to accomplish significant work in the field of user interface and information visual design. He founded the user interface design and consulting company Aaron Marcus and Associates (AM+A), Incorporated in 1982.


66 boxes

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Visual materials including paperwork, photographs, slides, and other digital vidual material documenting the life's work of Aaron Marcus. This includes student work, artwork, buisness correspondence, buisness proposals and projects, professional contracts from AM+A, conference material, and publication material.

Processing Information

Consider the following series when fully processing collection: Potential Series: -Conferences and Lectures - Student Work - Artwork - Course Information - Professional Correspondence - Aaron Marcus Associate (AM+A)Contracts -(AM+A) Company Information -(AM+A) Business Proposals -(AM+A) Financial -(AM+A) Legal - A/V - Publications

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455