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The Collection

A sample of the various goodies we have intercepted from the dumpster

Our collection consists of a wide variety of classic computing and communication devices, ranging from Teletype assistive devices, to classic calculators, to a variety of historic storage media, to classic desktop and portable computers.

We are currently hard at work cataloguing this growing collection. 

A Few Prized Posessions include:

  • An Altair 8800 - The first mass market personal computer ever c.1975. View the Altair's wikipedia entry.
  • A DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) paper tape reader and writer.
  • An Apple Lisa, Apple's early attempt at a personal computer for business.
  • Two servers which ran the university's first telelphone-assisted registration system called U-Star in the early 1990s.
  • In 2011, We acquired a PDP-8L and PDP-11 from an off campus donor (who, entertainingly, ended up purchasing a lot of equipment from UofS Surplus Assets back in the day).
  • A DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) PDP-8 minicomputer, used in our Physics Dept in the late 1960's early 70's (pic below).

 

A Digital PDP-8 was used on campus in the 1960/70's

-Museum member Rob Grosse with our DEC PDP-8;

where it was initially found in the depths

of a University storage room.

 

Assets in Storage

Beyond what is displayed in our many permanent exhibits scattered accross the University, we have many assets archived away in various facilities.  These machines are being catalogued and carefully prepared to be brought out for new temporary displays when the opportunity presents itself.  Machines can be  referenced for historical and/or research purposes if members of the community present a need.

  • ADM-S terminal
  • Altair 8800 with Altair disk
  • Amiga 2000
  • Amiga 500
  • Amstrad PPC640
  • Apollo (Apple II+ clone)
  • Apple II
  • Apple II+
  • Apple IIc
  • Apple IIc with dual disk drive & monitor
  • Apple IIe
  • Apple iMac 15” (lampshade)
  • Apple Imac G3 (Blue and White)
  • Apple Imac G3 (Tangerine)
  • Apple Laserwriter II
  • Apple Lisa
  • Apple Mac 128K
  • Apple Macintosh LC520
  • Apple Newton Messagepad 120
  • ASR-33 Teletype
  • AT&T PC6300
  • Atari 520ST (in box with 1050 floppy drive & monitor)
  • Coleco Adam
  • Commodore 64 (with 1502 monitor, 1541 floppy & misc. accessories)
  • Commodore CBM PET (with chicklet keyboard)
  • Commodore PC (AT)
  • Commodore VIC-20 (with accessories)
  • Compaq Portable Computer (original)
  • Compaq Portable III
  • Data General Nova
  • Digital DEC PDP 11/23
  • Digital DEC PDP 11/34
  • Digital DEC PDP 11/60
  • Digital DEC PDP 11/t55
  • Digital DEC PDP - Field engineer service manuals
  • Digital DEC PDP-11/23
  • Digital DEC PDP-8
  • Digital DEC TU80 Tape Drive
  • Digital DEC VT100 Terminal
  • Digital DEC VT220 Terminal
  • Digital DECpack RK05f Disk drive
  • Digital DECpack RK05j Disk drive
  • Epson Equity LT-286 Laptop
  • HP LANAlyser
  • Hyperion Portable Computer
  • IBM 5150
  • IBM 62TM 10mb hard drive
  • IBM PC Junior
  • Intel MDS720 Floppy drives & case
  • Iomega Zip and Jaz drives
  • Kaypro II
  • Kaypro Portable laptop (with 2 floppy drives)
  • KIM-1
  • Laser 128
  • Magnavox Odyssey 300
  • Memory, core
  • NeXT Slab
  • Olivetti Programma 101
  • Osborne 1
  • Palm IIIx Handheld (in original packaging)
  • Periphonics (Nortel) VPS X2
  • Printers (Assortment of Dot Matrix machines & paper)
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 4P
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 3
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 III
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Micro Color Computer
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket PC
  • Sharp PC1600
  • Sharp SL-6890 Handheld
  • Singer/Friden 1160
  • Stardent 3000 "Titan" Supercomputer
  • Sun4/280 Unix Workstation
  • Timex Sinclair 1000
  • Timex Sinclair ZX80
  • Victor Vicki
  • Zenith PC