Skip to main content

Honeywell, Inc., MULTICS records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 66

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents Multics development from 1965-1982. The records include the second Multics System -- Programmer's Manual that contains manual sections and revisions; Multics Technical Bulletins describe procedures, applications, and problems, especially concerning security; and returned Requests for Comments Forms that include technical papers and thesis proposals.

Dates

  • 1965-1982

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

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).

Historical Note

The Multics operating system was developed at MIT's Project MAC in cooperation with Bell Laboratories and General Electric beginning in 1964. It was written in PL/I, a high level programming language, and designed to adapt to future needs. When Honeywell took over General Electric's computer section it marketed Multics as a commercial product.

Extent

2 boxes (2 cubic feet)

Abstract

Documents Multics development from 1965-1982. The records include the second MULTICS System Programmers' Manual that contains manual sections and revisions; MULTICS Technical Bulletins that describe procedures, applications, and problems, especially concerning security; and returned "Request for Comments Forms" that include technical papers and thesis proposals.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute in 1989 by David Rosenberg.

Creator

Title
Honeywell, Inc., MULTICS records, 1965-1982. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Pat Hennessy, February 1991.
Date
1991
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050