Data Processing Management Association. Northwest Chapter records.
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The records of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA), Northwest Chapter, 1963-1997, document the chapter’s activities and membership primarily from 1981 to 1997 through chapter newsletters, membership rosters, conference program schedules, and bylaws.
In 1982 the Northwest Chapter’s Data Processing Management Association Newsletter was renamed INFORM.
- Data Processing Management Association. Northwest Chapter. (Organization)
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The Northwest Chapter of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) was formed in 1946 as the Association of Tabulating Supervisors (ATS), also known as the Remington Association of Tabulating Supervisors (RATS). ATS/RATS was one of over 25 groups to join the newly formed National Machine Accountants Association (NMAA) in 1951 and became the Northwest Chapter for NMAA members in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area.
In 1961, NMAA changed its name to the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). As a regional chapter, the Northwest Chapter had a representative on the Executive Council who served with executive officers and implemented policy decisions of the International Board of Directors. Membership included information systems professionals from all levels of management including systems engineers, researchers, and systems designers from the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area.
DPMA’s mission was to advance the information processing profession in business, industry, science, education, and government. The Northwest Chapter upheld the purposes of the DPMA in addition to supporting the DPMA in a number of other ways through continuing education and professional certification. The Northwest Chapter produced a newsletter, hosted dinners and provided speakers for their members, and sponsored the annual Northwest Computer Show and Conference.
In 1997, DPMA was renamed the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), to better reflect its broad membership.
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The records document the chapter’s activities and membership through chapter newsletters, membership rosters, conference program schedules, and bylaws.
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Janet Carlson in 2001. Additional materials were donated by John Nugent in 2006.
- Association of Information Technology Professionals.
- Business -- Data processing. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Data Processing Management Association
- Data Processing Management Association. Northwest Chapter.
- Electronic Data Processing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- National Machine Accountants Association.
- Trade and professional associations. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Data Processing Management Association, Northwest Chapter Records, 1963-1997. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by David Paul Berge, August 2001; revised by Maria Plonski, August and October 2002, Karen Spilman, 2006.
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