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Other Name
FLOPPY DISK HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19990101006
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLOPPY DISK HOLDER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC, PAPER
No. Pieces
3
Height
4.0
Length
17.0
Width
16.5
Description
MAROON COLOURED PLASTIC CASE. RECTANGULAR. EXTERIOR IS TEXTURED TO MAKE ITEM APPEAR LIKE LEATHER BOUND BOOK. EMBOSSED ON FRONT, IN LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER, IS "DYSAN CORPORATION". ON 'SPINE' IS A LABEL THAT HAS "ACCESS #5" WRITTEN ON IT. SPINE OF CASE ACTS AS A HINGE, AND CASE OPENS UP TO REVEAL A TRAY THAT ATTACHES TO ONE SIDE, AND CAN SWING OUTWARD. EMBOSSED INSIDE CASE IS "PATENTS 4225038 251273". ALSO INCLUDED WITH CASE IS A SHEET OF RECTANGULAR SILVER STICKERS WITHIN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG "23673".
Subjects
CONTAINER
DATA PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
ITEM MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ACCESS COMPUTER AS INDICATED ON LABEL. DONOR USED ITEM TO STORE HIS PERSONAL FILES. SEE P19990101003-GA FOR ACCESS COMPUTER HISTORY. DONOR HAS COLLECTED, IN GENERAL, ALL HIS LIFE. HE SAW COLLECTING AS A WAY TO WORK WITH HIS SONS, DAVID (B. 1975) AND COLIN (B. 1980). COMPUTER COLLECTION WAS BEGAN IN 1988 WHEN THE DONOR WAS WORKING AT THE U OF L. PRIOR TO THAT, SYSTEMS WERE TOO EXPENSIVE. FOR 10 YEARS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN DONOR'S GARAGE. HE USED IT TO TRY AND HELP PEOPLE TO DO FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY. MOST OF HIS COLLECTION WAS OFFERED TO HIM BY PEOPLE WHO WERE AWARE OF THE DONOR'S INTEREST. DONOR DIDN'T WANT TO DISPOSE OF COLLECTION BY SELLING IT WHEN HE LEFT THE U OF L, BECAUSE HE FELT IT COULD BE USED IN AN EDUCATIONAL VENUE, SO IT WAS OFFERED TO THE MUSEUM. DONOR WAS BORN AND RAISED IN STIRLING/RAYMOND; GRADUATED FROM RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. HE WORKED FOR THE TREASURY BRANCH, WHICH SENT DONOR TO N.A.I.T. FOR TRAINING AS A PROGRAMMER, SO THAT HE COULD MODIFY PROGRAMS AND WORK AS AN ACCOUNT OFFICE MANAGER. HE LEFT THE BANK IN 1979. DONOR WENT ON TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE DURING WHICH TIME HE WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN HOME COMPUTER COURSES (STUDENTS TOOK COMPUTERS HOME). HE COMPLETED HIS B. ED. IN 1983. DONOR THEREAFTER BECAME A COMPUTING BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR IN MARWAYNE, ALBERTA AND WAS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALBERTA'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS TO TALK TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN CLASSROOMS. IN 1988, THE DONOR RETURNED TO THE U OF L TO TEACH FOR 10 YEARS WITH THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT. HE TAUGHT HARDWARE MAINTENANCE & MULTI-MEDIA. U OF L WAS THE FIRST TO USE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO TEACH LABS. DONOR LEFT FACULTY TO WORK AS AN ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR (1998-99) AFTER WHICH HE WENT TO ARIZONA TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR WITH THE NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE. DONOR CURRENTLY TRAVELS TO ARIZONA COLLEGE'S DISTANCE CENTERS TEACHING CLASSES.
Catalogue Number
P19990101006
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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