Louis Schlueter collection of MAPPER records
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Collection contains a book on user designed computing and MAPPER, articles and software documentation related to MAPPER, and an audio cassette featuring a song about MAPPER, collected by Louis Schlueter.
- Creation: 1983-1996
- Schlueter, Louis. (Person)
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Access to the collection is unrestricted.
The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
CRT Report Generating System, a database report generator, was developed by Louis Schlueter (later a principal in Com-Unity) in the diagnostic software development group of the test department at Sperry Univac in Roseville, Minnesota in 1967. Initially developed for the 418 line of computers as the CRT Report Generating System, the name had to be changed to 418 CRT Report Processing System (418 CRT RPS) to avoid confusion with an existent RPG software package. The 418 CRT RPS software became MAPPER in 1975 when the 418 line was terminated and the software was copied to the 1100 line. The first customer received MAPPER unsupported by Univac in 1975 and became supported software in 1979. In 1985, MICRO MAPPER was developed followed by MAPPER C in 1986. (Condensed from Louis Schlueter, "The History of MAPPER: The Birth of User Designed Computing," presented at UUA/SUAE, Spring 1988.)
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Contains a book on user designed computing and MAPPER, articles and software documentation related to MAPPER, and an audio cassette featuring a song about MAPPER.
Donated by Louis Schlueter in 1996.
- Louis Schlueter Collection of MAPPER Records, 1983-1996. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, May 1996.
- July 2006
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