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Control Data Corporation records. Control Data Photographic Society

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 80, Series 5

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the activities of the Control Data Photographic Society (a.k.a. Photo Club). Included in the collection are meeting minutes and treasurer's reports, meeting notices, correspondence, billing invoices and receipts, copies of their monthly newsletter - FOCUS, and photographs, slides and negatives.

Scope and Contents

This is one series of the Control Data Corporation Records (CBI 80). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Control Data Corporation.

Dates

  • 1969-1995

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 Control Data Photographic Society (a.k.a. Photo Club) was established in the late 1960s as an employee group at the Arden Hills office. Originally established as the CDC Camera Club, employees involved in the Photo Club participated in monthly contests and various outings around the metro area, including Como Park, the Arboretum and both downtowns, honing their photographic skills. The club had a dark room on site and displayed their work in a case in the company cafeteria. The Photo Club was affiliated with the Lexington Avenue Club.

A monthly newsletter, FOCUS, was published by the group, outlining activities and outings. Membership began to wain in the 1990s, and the group officially disbanded at the end of 1995, upon the loss of their dark room space.

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 cubic feet)

Abstract

This series documents the activities of the Control Data Photographic Society (a.k.a. Photo Club). Included in the collection are meeting minutes and treasurer's reports, meeting notices, correspondence, billing invoices and receipts, copies of monthly newsletter - FOCUS, and photographs, slides and negatives.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Arnold Hochhalter in 2004.

Related Material

This is one series of the Control Data Corporation Records (CBI 80). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Control Data Corporation.

  • Photography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Control Data Corporation Records. Control Data Photographic Society, 1969-1995. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman, 2006.
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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