They’re not new of course, just new to me. They were very kindly sent in by reader Bill Harris, ’71, who has this to say about them:
They are scanned from 8x10s, probably taken in the 1969-71 time
frame–most likely in 1970 or ’71. I picked some, and [the photographer] added a couple
he couldn’t resist . Circuitry1, circuitry2, and circuitry3 are probably images from the arithmetic unit (front rack), the logic unit (second rack), and one other that caught our attention for some reason, but I can no longer recall.
Mr. Harris also noted that, happily, we can credit the photographer: To be fair, you might want to mention that Bob Roosth, WRC ’71, took the pictures–most of what I selected, but, as I recall, as a photographer he couldn’t resist the closeup of the tape. He was a photographer for the Thresher and Campanile, and I think he was also the photographer for Penelope Johnson’s Campanile photo in the late 1960s.
Some of these pictures make more sense to me than the circuitry images above. I know a tape drive when I see one:
And a printer:
But I have no idea what this is all about:
Once again I find myself in debt to a reader who made the effort to preserve a piece of this university’s history. I’m extremely grateful.