This collection includes trade catalogues for computer (and components and peripherals) manufacturers. There are also press statements, brief company histories, technical information sheets, price lists and a few press cuttings and annual reports.
National Archive for the History of Computing: Trade Catalogue Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 133 NAHC/TC
- Dates of Creation1950s-1980s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description13.5 li.m.
- LocationCollection available at University Archive and Records Centre, main University Library.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
See Scope and Content note.
The collection is arranged predominantly alphabetically by company. Box list arrangement and classification.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to any accredited reader.
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.
Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.
Bulk of collection accumulated by Pedder Associates and transferred to the University of Manchester Department of Computer Science. Additional material has since been donated to the NAHC from other sources.