This page is obsolete has been replaced by the new "documents" page.
Materials about MTS are also available from:
- Personal reflections on MTS by Mark Riordan of Michigan State University's Computer Laboratory
- The IBM 360/67 and CP/CMS, by Tom Van Vleck, mentions MTS and gives a good history of the events leading to the creation of the Model 67 in the mid-1960s
- Use Google Scholar to search for articles that mention the "Michigan Terminal System"
- "The Dream of a Lifetime", Bill Joy, In MIT's TechnologyReview.com, August 2005, in which Bill talks about the past and the future and says nice things about MTS and the Merit Network in passing.
- "The Paging Game", by Jeff Berryman, University of British Columbia, 1972, as saved by Richard Conto.
- SHARE Michigan Time Sharing (MTS) System Project,
1979, SHARE, Inc. Records (CBI 21), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, Box 19, folder 13, roughly 100 pages of information contributed to the CBI by Don
Boettner of the University of Michigan Computing Center in ca. 1990.
- Best practices for producing high quality PDF files, Deep Blue at the University of Michigan.
- Information about AWS format simulated magnetic tapes.
University of Michigan
- Amdahl 470V/6 P2 at the Computing History Museum
- Several articles
from the May 13, 1996 issue of the University of Michigan Information
Technology Digest, Volume 5, No. 5, giving the history of and
reminiscences about MTS, Merit, and UMnet on the eve of MTS's retirement
at the University of Michigan, preserved on Web pages created by Josh
Simon. The articles are also available from the Hathi Trust Digital Library.
- History of Computing at Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
- History of Connectivity on Campus, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
- Computing at the University of Michigan: The Early Years through the 1960s, Norman R. Scott, Computer Science and Engineering, UM College of Engineering, 2008
- MTS overview and photographs by Dave Mills
- Data Concentrator overview and photos by Dave Mills
- Tom Valerio's MTS Wiki
- "40 Years of Service", an article in the 9 December 2002 issue of the University Record that talks about Don Boettner's, Charles Engle's, and Scott Gerstenberger's long service at the University of Michigan
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).
- Involving Participation: CRISP at the University of Michigan, 1972-1999, Exhibit manual, Alice Goff, Virtual Museum Project, August 2008, PDF
- 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.
- "An Interview with Bernard A. Galler",
August 1991, Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of
Information Processing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 103pp.
- "First director kept computing on campus, available to faculty and students", in the University Record, University of Michigan, September 2004.
- "In Memoriam: Professor Bob Bartels", in ContinUM, the Newsletter of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, 2007, p.12.
- Bernard Galler's obituary in the University Record, University of Michigan.
- "In memory of Bernie Galler, 1928-2006", as printed in the Ann Arbor News, September 2006, and captured by Ed Vielmetti.
- The History of the Student Conferencing Project
- A Partial History of Computer Conferencing in Ann Arbor, 2007
- "UM Computing Center" public category at the Hathi Trust Digital Library.
- "Computing Center" collection in U-M's Deep Blue digital archive.
- Computing Center publications, 1965-1999, University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
NUMAC, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Durham, and Newcastle Polytechnic
Simon Fraser University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
- Computing Centre fonds, 1954-1996, University of British Columbia Archives
Images from the Digital Collections of the University of British Columbia Archives
Wayne State University