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Bibliography

  • Published Literature on the Michigan Terminal System, including masters and doctoral theses and research reports
  • List of references to MTS in published literature

Wikipedia articles

MTS Volumes

  • MTS Volume I Cover

    MTS Volume I: Michigan Terminal System, Second Edition
  • MTS Volume II: Michigan Terminal System, Second Edition
  • MTS Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System
  • MTS Volume 2: Public File Descriptions
  • MTS Volume 2x: (Obsolete) Public File Descriptions - Obsolete descriptions removed from MTS Volume 2 
    • January 1987, 186 pages, PDF/A, 280KB Deep Blue
  • MTS Volume 3: System Subroutine Descriptions
  • MTS Volume 4: Terminals and Networks in MTS
  • MTS Volume 5: System Services
  • MTS Volume 6: FORTRAN in MTS
  • MTS Volume 7: PL/I in MTS
  • MTS Volume 8: LISP and SLIP in MTS 
  • MTS Volume 9: SNOBOL4 in MTS
  • MTS Volume 10: BASIC in MTS
  • MTS Volume 11: Plot Description System
  • MTS Volume 12: PIL/2 in MTS
  • MTS Volume 13: The Symbolic Debugging System
  • MTS Volume 14: 360/370 Assemblers in MTS
  • MTS Volume 15: FORMAT and TEXT360
  • MTS Volume 16: ALGOL W in MTS
  • MTS Volume 17: Integrated Graphics System
  • MTS Volume 18: The MTS File Editor
  • MTS Volume 19: Magnetic Tapes
  • MTS Volume 20: Pascal in MTS
  • MTS Volume 21: MTS Command Extensions and Macros
  • MTS Volume 22: UTLisp in MTS
  • MTS Volume 23: Messaging and Conferencing in MTS
  • MTS Reference Summary
  • MTS Reference, University of Alberta

Cover of the MTS Getting Started manual
Tutorial Documents

  • Introduction to Computing Center Services, September 1983  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to Database Management Systems on MTS--Getting Organized, T7001, March 1986, 210pp. Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to Magnetic Tapes--Getting It on Tape, September 1986  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to MTS--Getting Started, T7003, July 1987, 128pp.  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to Programming and Debugging in MTS--Getting the Bugs Out, T7004, January 1986, 203pp.  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to Terminals and Microcomputers--Getting Connected, T7005, March 1990, 106pp.  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to the MTS File Editor--Getting It Right, T7006, June 1986, 318pp.  Hathi Trust
  • Introduction to FORMAT, October 1980  Hathi Trust
  • The Taxir Primer, R.C. Brill, MTS Version, 4th edition, February 1983  Hathi Trust




Newsletters

  • Computing Center Newsletter
    , Computing Center, University of Michigan
    • volume 1 (1971) through volume 16 (1986), PDF  Hathi Trust
  • U-M Computing News, Computing Center, University of Michigan
    • volume 1 (1986) through volume 6 (1991), PDF  Hathi Trust
  • Information Technology Digest, Information Technology Division (ITD), University of Michigan
    • volume 1 (1992) through volume 7 (1998), PDF  Hathi Trust
  • Link Letter, Merit/NSFNET Project Newsletter

Memos

  • Information Technology Division (ITD) Publications, lists MTS Volumes, updates to MTS Volumes, other reference documents, Step-by-Step documents, Tutorial documents, CC Memos, and Merit Memos
  • U-M Computing Center Memos
  • Merit User Memos
    • Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 1979-1980  Hathi Trust
  • Translation Day Character Code Changes on MTS (ccm480)
  • Using LaTeX on MTS (ccm815)
  • TEXTFORM Reference Manual (r1028)
    • January 1986, 256 pages, Computing Services, University of Alberta, PDF/A, 700KB Deep Blue  Bitsavers
  • BITNET on MTS (r1039)
  • The Resource Manager (r1037)
  • C89 (r1063), a C programming language compiler for the IBM S/370 architecture
  • So You Want To Use the IBM 360/67, J.M. Kennedy and Andrea Berger, University of British Columbia
    • December 1968, revised November 1970, 15 pages, PDF/A, 3.6MB  MTS Archive
  • MTS Users Guide, NUMAC, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and University of Durham

Film and video

  •  Basic Operation of MTS (1969)
    Basic Operation of MTS
    • 1969, 35:32, 320x240, Quicktime, 15 fps, 52MB  Deep Blue
    • 1969, 35:32, 640x480, MPEG-4, 30 fps, 313 MB
  • Basic Operation of the IBM 29 Card Punch
    • 1967, 20:07, 320x240, Quicktime, 12 fps, 32MB  Deep Blue
  • Advanced Use of the IBM 29 Card Punch
    • 1968, 30:10, 320x240, Quicktime, 12 fps, 49MB  Deep Blue
  • Reception honoring Robert C. F. Bartels, first Director of the U-M Computing Center
    • September 2004, 1:06:13, 320x240, Quicktime, 12 fps, 105MB  Deep Blue

Applications

MTS Volume 2: Public File Descriptions includes documentation for the application programs that were provided as part of MTS by the computing centers that developed and ran it. But MTS applications were not limited to just these "public files". Anyone with a valid MTS user id could make programs available for use by others and many individuals and organizations did. MTS Volume 2 includes a section, "Other Available Files", that lists some of the most important sources of additional application programs. A few of the most important application programs are listed below.

CONFER

CONFER is one of the first and one of the most sophisticated computer conferencing systems. It was developed in 1975 at the University of Michigan by then graduate student Robert Parnes. The CONFER system continued to be a widely used communication tool until 1999. CONFER is the progenitor of the computer conferencing systems Caucus, PicoSpan, and YAPP.

MICRO Information Management System

Cover of the MICRO Manual
The MICRO Information Management System was the first-large scale set-theoretic database management system to be used in production. Its major underpinnings and algorithms were based on the Set-Theoretic Data Structure (STDS) model developed by D. L. Childs of the University of Michigan's CONCOMP (Conversational Use of Computers) Project. MICRO featured a natural language interface which allowed non-programmers to use the system.
  • "MICRO Information Management System" Wikipedia article
  • Description of a set-theoretic data structure, D. L. Childs
    • March 1968, Technical Report 3 of the CONCOMP (Research in Conversational Use of Computers) Project, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 30 pages, PDF, 1.4MB  Deep Blue
  • Feasibility of a Set-Theoretic Data Structure : A General Structure Based on a Reconstituted Definition of Relation, D. L. Childs
    • August 1968, Technical Report 6 of the CONCOMP (Research in Conversational Use of Computers) Project, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48 pages, PDF, 2.1MB  Deep Blue
  • A Set Theoretic Data Structure and Retrieval Language, William R. Hershey and Carol H. Easthope, Labor Market Information System (LMIS) Project, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan
    • May 1972, Spring Joint Computer Conference in ACM SIGIR Forum, Volume 7, Issue 4 (December 1972), pp. 45-55, DOI=10.1145/1095495.1095500, 11 pages, PDF, 649KB  MTS Archive
  • "A Set Theoretic Data Structure and Retrieval Language (Appendix H)", William R. Hershey and Carol H. Easthope and "Micro Information Retrieval System (Version 3.9) Technical Reference Manual (Appendix I)", Michael A. Kahn, Donald L. Rumelhart, and Boyd L. Bronson 
  • MICRO Information Management System Reference Manual, Michael A. Kahn, Donald L. Rumelhart, and Boyd L. Bronson
    • Version 5.0, October 1977, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan and Wayne State University, 479 pages, PDF, 15MB  MTS Archive
  • MICRO: A Relational Database Management System, Harry F. Clark, David E. Hetrick, Robert C. Bressan
    • July 1992, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan, 451 pages, ISBN 0877363501, 9780877363507  MTS Archive
  • "Chapter 6: MICRO" in Introduction to database management systems on MTS, Rick Rilio
    • March 1986, User Guide Series, Computing Center, University of Michigan, pages 147-189  Hathi Trust

MIDAS: Michigan Interactive Data Analysis System

The Michigan Interactive Data Analysis System (MIDAS) is a system of data analysis and statistical computing programs developed by the Statistical Research Laboratory (SRL) of the University of Michigan. The development of MIDAS was been undertaken because the SRL staff felt the need for a computing system which would: 1) provide a wide variety of statistical capabilities; 2) offer flexible data manipulation capabilities; 3) perform computations as cheaply as possible; 4) use a consistent and, hopefully, intuitive syntax; 5) operate easily in both batch and remote modes, 6) allow for future enlargement and easy modification; and 7) accommodate with equal efficiency small and large data sets.

  • Documentation for MIDAS, Daniel J. Fox, Kenneth E. Guire
    • First edition revised, 1972, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 136 pages, PDF, 11MB  Hathi Trust
    • Second edition revised, 1974, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 207 pages, PDF, 19MB  Hathi Trust
    • Third edition, 1976, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 223 pages, PDF, 22MB  Hathi Trust
  • A manual of elementary statistics using MIDAS
    • 1975, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 323 pages, PDF, 29MB  Hathi Trust
  • Elementary statistics using MIDAS
    • 1976, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 324 pages, PDF, 27MB  Hathi Trust
  • Simulation with MIDAS, William A. Ericson, Daniel J. Fox
    • 1976, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 91 pages, PDF, 8MB  Hathi Trust

    OSIRIS: Organized Set of Integrated Routines for Investigations with Statistics

    OSIRIS, Organized Set of Integrated Routines for Investigations with Statistics, is a package of about 50 programs for the management and analysis of social science data, jointly developed by the component centers of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan using funds from the National Science Foundation, the Inter-University Consortium for Political Research, and other sources. In 1974 OSIRIS was available at approximately 200 installations in the USA and abroad.

    • OSIRIS II: MTS users manual
      • Part I, 1971, 78 pages, Inter-university Consortium for Political Research, PDF  Hathi Trust
      • Part II, 1971, 394 pages, Inter-university Consortium for Political Research, PDF  Hathi Trust
    • OSIRIS III: an integrated collection of computer programs for the management and analysis of social science data
      • 1973, 6 volumes, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
      • 1973, MTS Supplement, 63 pages, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
    • OSIRIS architecture and design, Judith Rattenbury and Neal Van Eck
      • 1973, 305 pages, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
    • Data processing in the social sciences with OSIRIS, Judith Rattenbury and Paula Pelletier
      • 1974, 243 pages, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
    • OSIRIS IV user's manual
      • 4th edition, 1979, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
      • 6th edition, 1980, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
      • 7th edition, revised, 1982, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust
    • Computer processing of social science data using OSIRIS IV, Judith Rattenbury, Paula Pelletier, and Laura Klem
      • 1984, 182 pages, Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan, PDF  Hathi Trust

    SPIRES: Stanford Public Information Retrieval System

    SPIRES logo

    The Stanford Physics Information Retrieval System (SPIRES) was originally developed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in 1969, from a design based on a 1967 information study of physicists at SLAC. The system was designed as a physics database management system (DBMS) to deal with high-energy-physics preprints. Written in PL/I, this version of SPIRES ran on an IBM mainframe. In the early 1970s, an evaluation of this system resulted in the decision to implement a new system for use by faculty, staff, and students at Stanford University. The new system was renamed the Stanford Public Information Retrieval System and development took place under a National Science Foundation grant headed by Edwin B. Parker, principal investigator. The new version of SPIRES was rewritten in PL360, a block structured programming language designed explicitly for IBM/360-compatible hardware. The primary authors were: Thomas H. Martin, Dick Guertin and Bill Kiefer. John Schroeder was the manager of the SPIRES project during this early phase of development. SPIRES became the primary database management system for Stanford University business and student services in the 1980s and 1990s. It was also adopted by about two dozen other universities, including installations using the Michigan Terminal System (MTS), and VM/CMS. These universities collaborated through annual meetings of the SPIRES Consortium.

    • SPIRES Wikipedia article
    • SPIRES software available from Stanford University under the Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1)
    • "Chapter 5: SPIRES" in Introduction to database management systems on MTS, Rick Rilio
      • March 1986, User Guide Series, Computing Center, University of Michigan, pages 85-146  Hathi Trust

    TEXTFORM

    TEXTFORM is a text formatting package developed at the University of Alberta which runs on an IBM 360/370 computer or its equivalent. It conveniently page-formats documents ranging in size from small reports to books of several thousand pages, on many output devices (including terminals, line-printers, electrostatic printers and photo typesetters). The user is given complete, yet simple control over many program features such as document layout, index format, and statistics collection. The layout among any group of documents may be forced to be the same, or permitted to be as different as desired. Documents can b e transported from one output device to another with little effort.  Use of the facilities may range from novice (with less than a day' s training ) to expert (using TEXTFORM as a programming language).

    • "A New Tool for Publishing Printed Material", TEXTFORM Group, University of Alberta, Share 48 Proceedings, Vol II, pp. 1042-1056, 1977  MTS Archive
    • "Publishing, Word Processing and TEXTFORM", Grant Crawford, University of Alberta, in Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) Session '78 Proceedings, pp. 88-92, 1978  MTS Archive
    • TEXTFORM Reference Manual (r1028)
      • January 1986, 256 pages, Computing Services, University of Alberta, PDF/A, 700KB Deep Blue  Bitsavers

    MTS Workshop proceedings

    1. MTS Systems Workshop I, University of British Columbia (UBC), May 1974
    2. MTS Development Workshop II, University of Alberta (UQV), July 1975,
    3. MTS Development Workshop III, University of Michigan, October 1976
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 55 pages, PDF/A, 9.9MB  MTS Archive
    4. MTS Development Workshop IV, NUMAC/UNE, July 1978
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 12 pages, PDF/A, 2.2MB  MTS Archive
    5. MTS Development Workshop V, Wayne State University, June 1979
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 24 pages, PDF/A, 3.8MB  MTS Archive
    6. MTS Development Workshop VI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 1980
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 21 pages, PDF/A, 3.0MB  MTS Archive
    7. MTS Workshop Seven, May 20-27, 1981 @ UBC and SFU (photo)
      1. Proceedings Table of Contents, 16 pages, PDF/A, 2.9MB  MTS Archive
        Photograph of two MTS workshop mugs
    8. MTS Workshop VIII, July 1982 @ UM (workshop 8, photo)
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 23 pages, PDF/A, 3.5MB  MTS Archive
    9. MTS Workshop IX, August 3-10 1983 @ UQV
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 17 pages, PDF/A, 2.7MB  MTS Archive
    10. MTS Workshop Ten, July 1984 @ Durham
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 19 pages, PDF/A, 2.8MB  MTS Archive
    11. MTS Workshop 11, June 4-12 1985 @ WSU
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 14 pages, PDF/A, 1.3MB  MTS Archive
    12. MTS Workshop 12, June 8-14 1986 @ RPI (photo)
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 10 pages, PDF/A, 1.8MB  MTS Archive
    13. MTS Workshop 13, June 1987 @ UBC and SFU
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 45 pages, PDF/A, 10.0MB  MTS Archive
    14. Intersystem Workshop '88, June 1-8 1988 @ UM, (photo)
      • Preliminary Notes, 58 pages, PDF/A, 15.4MB  MTS Archive
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 41 pages, PDF/A, 4.7MB  MTS Archive
    15. Workshop '89, June 4-9 1989 @ UQV
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 15 pages, PDF/A, 2.1MB  MTS Archive
    16. Workshop XVI, 1990 @ Durham and Newcastle
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 20 pages, PDF/A, 4.1MB  MTS Archive
    17. Community Workshop '92, June 13-19 1992 @ RPI (photo)
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 23 pages, PDF/A, 4.2MB  MTS Archive
    18. Community Workshop '93, June 6-11 1993 @ SFU (photo)
      • Proceedings Table of Contents, 23 pages, PDF/A, 5.3MB  MTS Archive
    19. Community Workshop '94, 1994 @ Edinburgh

    MTS Newsletters
    MTS Newsletter cover

    There were 82 MTS Newsletters published between 1971 and 1982 that were one of the ways that information was shared and development coordinated between the sites that ran MTS. The U-M's Bentley Historical Library has a complete set of the paper copies of these newsletters. To date only number 55 has been scanned.
    • Number 55, 9 October 1979, 140 pages, PDF/A, 31.6 MB  MTS Archive




    Internal documentation

    • Figure 1, MTS Lecture 1, 1978
      MTS Lecture 1
    • MTS Volume 1: The Michigan Terminal System (Systems Edition)
    • MTS Volume 3: Subroutine Descriptions (Systems Edition)
    • MTS Volume 99: Internal Documentation, A collection of documents describing internal system interfaces, data structures, and programs
    • MTS Disk Information
    • MTS Disk Disaster Recovery
    • MTS Operator's Manual
    • Resource Manager Operations Manual
    • UMMPS D6.0 Supervisor Call Descriptions
    • Device Support Programs and the DSP Interface, Ken Bowler
      • July 1982, 85 pages, Computing Centre, University of British Columbia, PDF/A, 364KB  MTS Archive
    • MTS Coding Conventions, Steve Burling
      • 1984 (based on source from the D6.0 tapes), 62 pages, PDF/A, 319KB  MTS Archive
    • MTS D6.0 HASP Manual
    • MTS Accounting, by Charles F. Engle

    MTS Distributions

    • MTS D1.0 tape contents, handwritten by someone with very good printing, possibly John Hogg
    • MTS D3.0 Documentation, includes General Notes, Instructions for converting from D2 to D3 format disks, D3 notes from 2004
    • MTS D4.0 Documentation, includes General Notes, Installationn Instructions for Old and New Sites, D4 Notes from 2004
    • MTS D5.0 Documentation, includes General Notes, Installation Instructions for Existing and New Sites, D5.0 Notes from 2004
    • MTS D6.0 Documentation, includes General Notes, Installation Instructions for Existing and New Sites, MTS Licensing Policy, D6.0 Notes from 2004
      • April 1988, 63 pages, PDF/A, 334KB  MTS Archive
      • MTS D6.0 Driver File Listing
      • MTS D6.0 Operator's Manual
      • MTS D6.0 HASP Manual

    MTS under Hercules
    Hercules 390 logo

    • MTS D6.0A -- A pre-built version of MTS for use with the Hercules S/370 emulator
    • MTS D6.0 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Creating and running the D6.0 version of MTS under Hercules 
    • MTS D6.0 -- Michigan Terminal System (MTS) v6.0 installation notes for Hercules v3.07, Sean Caron
    • MTS D6.0A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- A pre-built version of MTS for use with the Hercules S/370 emulator
    • Screenshots of MTS D6.0 and D6.0A under Hercules
    • A configuration file template for use when running MTS under Hercules
      • For use with D6.0,   30 January 2012, text/cnf, 1KB  MTS Archive
      • For use with D6.0A, 30 January 2012, text/cnf, 1KB  MTS Archive

    E-mail lists and discussion threads

    • Archive of e-mail sent to the list of "old MTS hands" (now mts-interest@umich.edu).
      • Announcements, news items, and updates related to MTS are sent to the group a few times a year.
      • If you would like to be added to or removed from the MTS-Interest e-mail group, send a note to mts-comments@umich.edu.
    • E-mail group: H390-MTS a Yahoo! Group to discuss MTS under Hercules, 2 January 2012 ...
    • E-mail group: Hercules-390 a Yahoo! Group to discuss the Hercules S/370 emulator on which some early MTS discussions took place.
    • Discussion: "MTS Today" on this site.
    • Discussion: "MTS Conversations on e-mail and discussion lists and blogs" on this site.

    People

    MTS Sites

    Discussions

    NUMAC: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Durham, and Newcastle Polytechnic


    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

    • RPI Computer Services General Information
    • October 1979, 19 pages, PDF/A, 3.5MB  MTS Archive
    • MTS History, possibly by Brian Eliot
    • MTS Termination memo, Gary Schwartz and John Wilder
    • Mystery Image #31, RPI History Revealed, 28 November 2012


    Simon Fraser University (SFU)



    University of Alberta (UQV)



    University of British Columbia (UBC)

    University of Michigan (UM)


    • Photo of the U-M Compusting Center Buillding
      U-M Computing Center Building
      Proposal to the U.S. Office of Education to request funding for a portion of the cost of constructing "A Computing Center Building" at the University of Michigan, January 1969. Includes a description of existing computing facilities at UM, including several photographs of the North University Building, plans and costs for the new building, which show a "drive-up window" and a basement that were not included in the building that was actually built.
    • The University of Michigan Computing Center, Mary Ann Wilkes (ed)
    • Program for the dedication of the U-M Computing Center Building
    • A guide to statistical computing at the University of Michigan, Albert Liebetrau and John McKenzie
      • Second edition, 1973, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 109 pages, PDF, 12MB  Hathi Trust
      • Second edition revised, 1976, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 110 pages, PDF, 10MB  Hathi Trust
    • U-M Computing Center Counselors Tests
      • Test I with questions, but without answers, 12 pages, PDF, 1.4MB  MTS Archive
      • Test II with questions, but without answers, 10 pages, PDF, 1.9MB  MTS Archive
      • Test III with questions, Jim Sterken's answers, scores, and comments, c. 1973, 10 pages, PDF/A, 1.2MB  MTS Archive
      • Test III with questions, Jeff Ogden's answers, scores, and comments, c. 1973, 12 pages, PDF/A, 1.5MB  MTS Archive
    • "Amdahl 470 Up to 130% Faster Than 2M-Byte 370/168 in Tests", article in Computerworld, 10 September 1975
    • "Michigan Accepts Amdahl 470 After Tests", article in Computerworld, 15 October 1975
    • Cover from "A Faster Cratchit -- The History of Computing at Michigan"
      "A Faster Cratchit - The History of Computing at Michigan", U-M Research News
      • January 1976, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, 24 pages, PDF/A, 4.8MB  MTS Archive
    • LISP/MTS User's Guide, Bruce Wilcox and Carole Hafner, MHRI, University of Michigan
      • July 1976, 95 pages (missing page 49), UBC Department of Computer Science, PDF, 5.9MB  MTS Archive
    • Educational Computing at the University of Michigan 1976-77, Karl Zinn
    • Welcome to the University of Michigan Computing Center
    • U-M Computing Center 20 Year Anniversary Program
    • Technical Staff Meeting Dress Code, Merit Network Design Memo ND 80-999
    • Disk Manager (DMGR) timings, Jeff Ogden
    • Textedit : an interactive program for text processing, Daniel J. Fox
      • 1981, Statistical Research Laboratory, University of Michigan, 209 pages, PDF, 16MB  Hathi Trust
    • "TeX Installation at the University of Michigan", by Paul Grosso
      • October 1982, in TUGboat, Volume 3, No. 2, October 1982, pp. 22-23, PDF/A, 221KB  MTS Archive 
    • U-M Computing Center Microprocessor and Word Processing Committee Goals, Jeff Ogden
    • "Evolution of the MicroGroup", Gavin Eadie, 1988, 4 pages, PDF/A, 106KB  MTS Archive
    • "U to pay government $2.8 million for MTS overcharges", University Record, University of Michigan, 18 January 1993
    • GOM: Good Old MAD, Donald Boettner
    • *Pizzadelivery, documentation, PDF
    • Other floors, other voices : a textography of a small university building, by John M. Swales, 1998.
      • The author describes this volume as a "textography" because it combines certain elements of text analysis and certain elements of ethnography. Through analysis of texts, textual forms and systems of texts, [it] shows the lives, life commitments and life projects of people deeply embedded in the literate culture of the university. The people examined work in a single building [the North University Building (NUBS) on the main campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor]. From the book jacket: "John Swales' textography might also be called "comparative rhetoric in a small building," offering proof, once again, that another culture may be only a trip up or down a flight of stairs. On its three floors, Swales finds modes of text-building as distinctive and exotic as field-workers find in remote valleys and isolated islands: one floor languaging about frozen Unix stations; the next creating, partly in Latin, the Flora Novo-Galiciana; and the third offering a range of genres that attempt to variously negotiate the "theory-practice" requirements of English as a second language." "Each community is closely observed and described in almost sensuous detail, so that we not only gain real insight into the way the writing is done on the three floors, but also feel the adventure of it and, best of all, learn to hear the individual voices in each community."
    • Computing at Michigan: From the MTS and the Computing Center to ITD and Microcomputers: The Defining Years (1966-1986), Thomas Madden
      • April 1999, 33 pages, a paper for History 265 at the University of Michigan, PDF/A, 466KB  Deep Blue
    • "Fire at the U-M Computing Center"
      • October 1999 e-mail from Jeff Ogden describing a fire at the U-M Computing Center building, 3 pages, PDF  MTS Archive
    • Chapter 12 "Computers and Computing" from A Century of Chemical Engineering at The University of Michigan - A Miscellany of Contributions from Historical Documents, Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty, and Friends 1898–2002, compiled by James O. Wilkes Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • U-M Computing Center 45 Year Anniversary Program and Reception Honoring R. C. F. Bartels
      • September 2004, 65 pages, PDF/A, 12.4MB  Deep Blue
    • Computing at the University of Michigan: The Early Years through the 1960s, Norman R. Scott, Computer Science and Engineering, UM College of Engineering, 2008
    • Letter from Marvin Parnes, UM Associate Vice-president for Research and Jack Bernard, UM Associate General Counsel to Jeff Ogden and Gavin Eadie giving permission to make the source, object code, and documentation for the Michigan Terminal System widely available and outlining suggested copyright and license terms 
    • A 2013 oral history interview with Jim Henriksen was included as one of the initial video oral histories of computer simulation pioneers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the first part of his interview Jim describes what it was like to work at the U-M Computing Center in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The link to the Computer Simulation Archive is http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/computer-simulation/ and the link to Jim's interview is http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/computer-simulation/videos/james-o-henriksen-interviewed-by-richard-e-nance-henriksen. The interview is an hour and 10 minutes in length and includes two discussions of the U-M Computing Center from 4:55 to 10:11 and from 58:06 to 1:00:26.
    • Amdahl 470V/6 P2 at the Computing History Museum
    • MTS overview and photographs by Dave Mills
    • Data Concentrator overview and photos by Dave Mills
    • Tom Valerio's MTS Wiki
    • Chaos was one of the leading computer chess programs from 1973 through 1985. Written in FORTRAN, Chaos started at RCA Systems Programming division in Cinnaminson, NJ with Fred Swartz and Victor Berman as first authors, Mike Alexander and others joined the team later and moved development to MTS at the University of Michigan Computing Center
    • Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers During the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research, Atsushi Akera, MIT Press, 2006, 440p.
      • Describes the complicated interplay of academic, commercial, government, and military interests that produced a burst of scientific discovery and technological innovation in 1940s and 1950s America. Compares the academic computing centers at MIT and the University of Michigan in the 1950s and 1960s, tracing the tensions on those campuses over whether computers were a service facility, a commercial technology, or a subject of research. Includes history of the development of the CTSS, Multics, and MTS time-sharing systems. Atsushi Akera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

    Wayne State University (WSU)

    • Computing and Data Processing Center Records 1956-1974, Wayne State University Archives
    • A Brief History of Computing at Wayne State University (1947 to 1979), Booklet by Robert Monroe
      • c. 1979, 12 pages, Computing Services Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, PDF/A, 3.2MB  MTS Archive
    • Computers and Education at Wayne State University, Seymour J. Wolfson
    • ICM System/Three-sickly Reference Manual, Form A65-4321-0, James Simmons
      • 1964, 16 pages, Wayne State University, PDF/A, 2.2MB  MTS Archive

    WSU Computer Comics

    Written and drawn by Jim Simmons.
    • WSU Computer Comics featured in the April 2012 issue of Wayne State magazine
    • Introduction and key to names used in WSU Computer Comics Nos. 1-12
      • April and May 2011, 4 pages, PDF/A, 123KB  MTS Archive
    • No. 1: Malice in Computerland
    • No. 2: Return from Disaster
    • No. 3: Soft_Where?_Systems
    • No. 4: Production Out of Control!
    • No. 5: He Comes! He Sees! He Conquers?
    • No. 6: Flash Mack and His Electric Computer
    • No. 7: The Confuser Relations Department
    • No. 8: MTS versus TP
    • No. 9: Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
    • No. 10: RJE Comix
    • No. 11: The PANDA Association and Chapter 1 of the Adventures of Captain Computer
    • No. 12: Those DAM Meetings! and Chapter 2 of the Adventures of Captain Computer

    IBM

    Amdahl

    • Amdahl 470V/6, P2 at the Computer History Museum, catalog X436.84A
    • Amdahl 470 V-6 Machine Reference, 50 pages, 1975, PDF/A, 7.8MB  MTS Archive
    • Amdahl 470 V-6-II Machine Reference Manual, 50 pages, March 1978, PDF/A, 9.4MB  MTS Archive
    • Amdahl 470V/8 Computing System Machine Reference Manual, April 1981, PDF/A, 3.8MB  MTS Archive
    • A number of PDFs of Amdahl publications are available online at EBookBrowse

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