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SHARE, Inc. Records, 1955-1994. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: SHARE, Inc. records
Dates: 1955-1994
Creator: SHARE (Association)
Extent: 19 boxes (18.5 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 21
Abstract:
The collection contains correspondence, technical reports, manuals, meeting agendas, published conference proceedings, publications, and administrative records of SHARE, Inc.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Paul Armer and George W. Gorsline in 1981, Joan M. Winters in 1991, Dayton-Hudson's MIS Resource Library in 1993, Stanford University Libraries Special Collections in 1995, and Don Boettner of the University of Michigan Computing Center in circa 1990.

Access Restrictions:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

SHARE, Inc. Records (CBI 21), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:

  • Correspondence, 1955-1969
  • Technical Reports, 1955-1982
  • Manuals, 1956-1970
  • SHARE Meeting Agendas, 1956-1970
  • SHARE Meeting Proceedings, 1957-1992
  • Publications, 1964-1990
  • Administrative Records, 1976-1989

Historical Note

In 1955 a group of Los Angeles-area International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 701 users met in Santa Monica, California to investigate the practicality of a joint effort to coordinate computer programming work. Represented were the Rand Corporation, North American Aviation, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, and IBM. SHARE evolved into a forum for the data processing community to exchange information about technical areas of mutual concern, such as programming languages, operating systems, and database systems for general users of medium and large-scale IBM computers, including the 360/50 and systems 370 and 303X.

SHARE was later incorporated as a non-profit corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. Two main SHARE meetings were held each year in February/March and in August. For example the 70th conference was called “SHARE 70” and was held in February/March 1988. “SHARE 71” was held in August 1988. The interim SHARE meetings were held during the same year in May and November, but marked as “.5” meetings (i.e. “SHARE 71.5 was held in November 1988.) These smaller interim meetings were held approximately three months prior to the major meetings to plan the latter meeting’s agenda and to provide more time for those working with projects needing to meet more than twice a year. SHARE also held a few joint meetings with GUIDE. SHARE was governed by a board of directors, an advisory council, divisions and task groups, projects and committees. Advisory councils were responsible for directing the work of the various SHARE projects and their committees. It produced a newsletter, and helped develop conventions and standards to promote the exchange of ideas and concerns.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, technical reports, manuals, meeting agendas, published conference proceedings, publications, and administrative records. Correspondence is largely limited to the early years of the organization (1955-1958) and is related to SHARE meetings seven through twelve.

Technical Reports include numerically-arranged reports distributed to the SHARE membership, including the SHARE Secretary’s Distribution (SSD). The SSD technical reports were published monthly by the SHARE Secretary for SHARE members. Issues include correspondence to the membership, meeting information, and project newsletters. Most of the first series of reports are on microfilm. The SSD reports are available only on paper.

A variety of SHARE manuals are included in the collection, such as the Reference Manual, which provides membership information and describes the organization and purpose of SHARE. SHARE Reference Manuals (including periodic updates) were distributed to each new SHARE member installation and include the bylaws, membership list, organizational structure, procedural standards, and the obligations and advantages of membership.

Agendas contains materials generated for the two major and two smaller bi-annual interim meetings, including the meeting agendas (preliminary and final), with open and closed session information; conference notes taken by Don Boettner of the University of Michigan Computing Center; registration materials; handouts and manuals debuting new IBM machines. Agenda materials also contain information about the various projects/committees which Boettner was involved in within SHARE, such as the Command Language Project (CL), TSS, FOTRAN and the MTS System.

Also contained in the collection are official bound proceedings published after each main SHARE meeting. The proceedings report project activity session by session and were distributed to each member installation that attended the meeting. In addition, newsletters, articles and reports, including several volumes of Computer Management and Evaluation: Selected Papers , and a published report from SHARE's Advance Language Development Committee are included.

Administrative records, including reports, personnel lists, questionnaires, and reports, documents and correspondence to all SHARE members can also be located in the collection.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • Computers
  • SHARE (Association)
  • IBM computers
  • Computer programming
  • Computer users--Societies, etc.
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence, 1955-1969 
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1955-1969 Box 1, Folder 1-15
 
Meetings 7-12, 1956-1959 Box 1, Folder 16-22
 
Technical Reports, 1955-1982 
Box 1
Nos. 5-389, 1955-1957 Box 1, Folder 23-25
Box 2
Nos. 0-1601, 1955-1963. (35 reels microfilm)  Box 2
Note Missing reels 24, 27, 33.
o Index printed 2/10/60 can be found at the end of Box 6 of the IBM manuals in CBI's Corporate Manuals Collection (CBI 60)
Box 15
SSD Nos. 224-232, 234-241, 243-248, 250-263, 265-270, 272-277, 1972-1977 Box 15
Box 16
SSD Nos.279-290, 292-295, 297-301, 303-305, 307-308, 311-315, 318-320, 322-324, 1977-1983 Box 16
 
SSD Nos. 321, 330, Supplemental Information, 1982-1983 Box 16
 
Manuals, 1956-1970 
Box 3
709 System (SOS) Manual, 1958 Box 3, Folder 7-11
Box 11
Administrative Manual, 1984 Box 11, Folder 2
 
Administrative Manual, 1988-1989 Box 11, Folder 3
 
Administrative Manual Revisions, 1979-1990 Box 11, Folder 1
Box 12
Project Management Handbook, 1979 Box 12, Folder 1
 
Project Manager's Handbook, 1976 Box 12, Folder 2
Box 3
Reference Manual (IBM 704), 1956 Box 3, Folder 1-3
 
Reference Manual, 1965 Box 3, Folder 4
 
Reference Manual, 1969 Box 3, Folder 12
 
Reference Manual, 1970 Box 3, Folder 5-6
Box 12
Reference Manuals, 1979-1984 Box 12, Folder 4
 
SHARE Advisory Council Manual, 1979 Box 12, Folder 5-6
 
SHARE Meeting Agendas, 1967-1994 
Box 17
SHARE Membership Information  Box 17, Folder 1
 
SHARE 28, San Francisco, California, February 13-17, 1967 Box 17, Folder 2
 
SHARE/GUIDE 24 Meeting, New York, May 22-26, 1967 Box 17, Folder 3
 
SHARE 29, Miami Beach, Florida, August 16-18, 1967 Box 17, Folder 4
 
SHARE 30, Houston, Texas, Feb. 28-March 1, 1968 Box 17, Folder 5
 
SHARE/GUIDE 26 Meeting, Chicago Illinois, June 12-14, 1968  Box 17, Folder 6
 
SHARE/GUIDE 27 Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 1968 Box 17, Folder 7
 
SHARE 32, Los Angeles, California, March 3-7, 1969 Box 17, Folder 8
 
SHARE 34, Denver, Colorado, March 1-6, 1970 Box 17, Folder 9
 
SHARE 35, Montreal, Quebec, August 17-21, 1970 Box 17, Folder 10
 
SHARE 36, Los Angeles, California, March 8-12, 1971 Box 17, Folder 11
 
SHARE 37, New York City, August 9-13, 1971 Box 17, Folder 12
 
SHARE 38, San Francisco, California, March 6-10, 1972 Box 17, Folder 13
 
SHARE 39, Toronto, August 7-11, 1972 Box 17, Folder 14
 
SHARE 40, Denver, Colorado, March 5-9, 1973 Box 17, Folder 15
 
SHARE 41, Miami Beach, Florida, August 13-17, 1973 Box 17, Folder 16
 
SHARE 42, Houston, Texas, March 4-8, 1974 Box 17, Folder 17
 
SHARE 43, Chicago, Illinois, August 26-30, 1974 Box 17, Folder 18
 
SHARE 44, Los Angeles, California, March 2-7, 1975 Box 17, Folder 19
 
SHARE 45, New York City, August 17-22, 1975 Box 17, Folder 20
 
SHARE 46, San Francisco, California, February 22-27, 1976 Box 17, Folder 21
 
SHARE 47, Montreal, August 15-20, 1976 Box 17, Folder 22
 
SHARE 48, Houston, Texas, March 6-11, 1977 Box 17, Folder 23
 
SHARE 49, Washington, D.C., August 21-26, 1977 Box 17, Folder 24
 
SHARE 50, Denver, Colorado, March 5-10, 1978 Box 17, Folder 25
 
SHARE 51, Boston, Massachusetts, August 20-25, 1978  Box 17, Folder 26
 
SHARE 52, San Francisco, California, March 18-23, 1979 Box 17, Folder 27
 
SHARE 53, New York City, August 26-31, 1979 Box 17, Folder 28
 
SHARE 53.5, Louisville, Kentucky, November 11-14, 1979 Box 17, Folder 29
 
SHARE 54, Anaheim, California, March 2-7, 1980 Box 17, Folder 30
 
SHARE 57.5, St. Louis, Missouri, November 15-18, 1981  Box 17, Folder 31
 
SHARE 58, Los Angeles, California, March 14-19, 1982 Box 17, Folder 32
 
SHARE 58.5, Dallas, Texas, May 16-19, 1982 Box 17, Folder 33
Box 18
SHARE 59.5, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 1982 Box 18, Folder 1
 
SHARE 60, San Francisco, California, February 20-25, 1983 Box 18, Folder 2
 
SHARE 60.5, Phoenix, Arizona, May 22-25, 1983 Box 18, Folder 3
 
SHARE 62, Anaheim California, March 4-9, 1984 Box 18, Folder 4
 
SHARE 62.5, Denver, Colorado, May 6-9, 1984  Box 18, Folder 5
 
SHARE 63.5, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-14, 1984 Box 18, Folder 6
 
SHARE 64, Los Angeles, California, Feb. 24-March 1, 1985 Box 18, Folder 7
 
SHARE 64.5, Toronto, Ontario, April 28-May 1, 1985 Box 18, Folder 8
 
SHARE 65, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 11-16, 1985 Box 18, Folder 9
 
SHARE 66, Anaheim, California, March 16-21, 1986  Box 18, Folder 10-11
 
SHARE 66.5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18-21, 1986 Box 18, Folder 12
 
SHARE 67.5, St. Louis, Missouri, November 9-12, 1986 Box 18, Folder 13
 
SHARE 68, San Francisco, California, March 1-6, 1987 Box 18, Folder 14-15
 
SHARE 68.5, Denver, Colorado, May 3-6, 1987 Box 18, Folder 16
 
SHARE 69, Chicago, Illinois, August 23-28, 1987 Box 18, Folder 17
 
SHARE 69.5, Orlando, Florida, November 15-18, 1987 Box 18, Folder 18
 
SHARE 70, Anaheim, California, February 28-March 4, 1988 Box 18, Folder 19-20
 
SHARE 71, New York City, August 14-19, 1988 Box 18, Folder 21
 
SHARE 71.5, Fort Worth, Texas, November 13-16, 1988 Box 18, Folder 22
 
SHARE 72, Los Angeles, California, Feb. 26-March 3, 1989 Box 18, Folder 23-24
 
SHARE 72.5, Denver, Colorado, May 14-17, 1989 Box 18, Folder 25
 
SHARE 73.5, Long Beach, California, November 12-15, 1989 Box 18, Folder 26
Box 19
SHARE 74, Anaheim, California, March 4-9, 1990 Box 19, Folder 1-2
 
SHARE 74.5, Kansas City, Missouri, May 13-16, 1990 Box 19, Folder 3
 
SHARE 76, San Francisco, California, Feb. 24-March 1, 1991 Box 19, Folder 4-6
 
SHARE 82, Anaheim, California, February 20-25, 1994 Box 19, Folder 7-10
 
SHARE Command Language Project, 1972-1979  Box 19, Folder 11
 
SHARE FORTRAN Project, 1980-1986 Box 19, Folder 12
 
SHARE Michigan Time Sharing (MTS) System Project, 1979 Box 19, Folder 13
Box 12
SHARE Songbooks, 1983, 1985 Box 12, Folder 9
 
Proceedings, 1957-1992 
Box 3
Verbatim Transcript of the 9th Meeting, October 1957 Box 3, Folder 13-15
 
Meeting 10, February 1958 Box 3, Folder 16
 
Meeting 11, September 1958 Box 3, Folder 17
 
Meetings 14-15, 17, 20, February 1960-February 1963 Box 3
Box 4
Meetings 21-23, 25, August 1936-August 1965 Box 4
 
Proceedings of SHARE 26, Feb. 28-Mar. 4 1966 Box 4
Note San Diego, CA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 27, Aug. 8-12 1966 Box 4
Note Toronto, Canada
 
Proceedings of SHARE 28, Feb. 13-17 1967 Box 4
Note San Francisco, CA; separately published addendum filed with proceedings
 
Proceedings of SHARE 29, Aug. 14-18 1967 Box 4
Note Miami, FL
 
Proceedings of SHARE 30, Feb. 26-Mar. 1 1968 Box 4
Note Houston, TX
Box 5
Proceedings of SHARE 31, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 1968. (2 vol.)  Box 5
Note Atlantic City, NJ; joint conference with GUIDE: SHARE 31, GUIDE 27
 
Proceedings of SHARE 32, Mar. 3-7 1969. (2 vol.)  Box 5
Note Los Angeles, CA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 33, Aug. 18-22 1969. ()  Box 5
Note Boston, MA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 34, Mar. 2-6 1970. (3 vol. )  Box 5
Note Denver, CO
Box 6
Proceedings of SHARE 35, Aug. 17-21 1970. (1 vol. )  Box 6
Note Montreal, Canada
 
Proceedings of SHARE 36, Mar. 8-12 1971. (2 vol. )  Box 6
Note Los Angeles, CA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 37, Aug. 9-13 1971. (2 vol. )  Box 6
Note New York, NY
 
Proceedings of SHARE 38, Mar. 6-10 1972. (2 vol. )  Box 6
Note San Francisco, CA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 39, Aug. 7-11 1972. (2 vol. )  Box 6
Note Toronto, Canada
Box 6-7
Proceedings of SHARE 40, Mar. 5-9 1973. (2 vol.)  Box 6-7
Note Denver, CO
Box 7
Proceedings of SHARE 41, August 13-17, 1973. (2 vol.)  Box 7
Note Miami, FL
 
Proceedings of SHARE 42, March 4-8, 1974. (3 vol.)  Box 7
Note Houston, TX
 
Proceedings of SHARE 43, Aug. 26-30 1974. (3 vol.)  Box 7
Note Chicago, IL
Box 7-8
Proceedings of SHARE 44, Mar. 2-7 1975. (3 vol.)  Box 7-8
Note Los Angeles, CA
Box 8
Proceedings of SHARE 45, Aug. 17-22 1975. (3 vol.)  Box 8
Note New York, NY
 
Proceedings of SHARE 46, Feb. 22-27 1976. (3 vol.)  Box 8
Note San Francisco, CA
Box 8-9
Proceedings of SHARE 47, Aug. 15-20, 1976. (3 vol.)  Box 8-9
Note Montreal, Canada
Box 9
Proceedings of SHARE 48, Mar. 6-11 1977. (3 vol.)  Box 9
Note Houston
 
Proceedings of SHARE 49, Aug. 21-26, 1977. (3 vol. )  Box 9
Note Washington, DC
 
Proceedings of SHARE 50, Mar. 5-10 1978. (3 vol.)  Box 9
Note Denver, CO
 
Proceedings of SHARE 52, Mar. 18-23 1979. (2 vol.)  Box 9
Note San Francisco, CA: vol 2. in two parts; 3 volumes physically
Box 13
Proceedings of SHARE 52, Mar. 18-23 1979. (2 vol.)  Box 13
Note San Francisco, CA: vol 2. in two parts; 3 volumes physically
 
Proceedings of SHARE 53, Aug. 26-31 1979. (2 vol.)  Box 13
Note New York, NY: vol 2. in two parts; 3 volumes physically
 
Proceedings of SHARE 54, Mar. 2-7 1980. (2 vol.)  Box 13
Note Anaheim, CA: vol 2. in two parts; 3 volumes physically
 
Proceedings of SHARE 56, March 8-13, 1981. (1 vol.)  Box 13
Note Houston, TX
 
Proceedings of SHARE 58. (1 vol.)  Box 13
Note Los Angeles, CA
 
Proceedings of SHARE 59, Aug. 22-27, 1982. (1 vol.)  Box 13
Note New Orleans, LA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
Box 14
Proceedings of SHARE 67, August 10-15, 1986.  Box 14
Note Atlanta, GA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 68, March 1-6, 1987 Box 14
Note San Francisco, CA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 69, August 23-28, 1987 Box 14
Note Chicago, IL: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 70, February 28-March 4, 1988 Box 14
Note Anaheim, CA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 71, August 14-19, 1988 Box 14
Note New York, NY: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 72, February 26-March 3, 1989 Box 14
Note Los Angeles, CA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 73, August 20-25, 1989 Box 14
Note Orlando, FL: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 74, Mar. 4-9, 1990 Box 14
Note Anaheim, CA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 75, August 12-17, 1990 Box 14
Note San Francisco, CA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 76, February 24-March 1, 1991 Box 14
Note New Orleans, LA: vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Proceedings of SHARE 78, March 1-6, 1992 Box 14
Note Anaheim, CA: includes vol. 1 & 2 on microfiche in box 2
 
Publications, 1964-1990 
Box 11
Annual Report, 1986 Box 11, Folder 4
 
Applications Division: Annual Report, 1979 Box 11, Folder 5
Box 14
APT/NC Project Minutes (SHARE 56), March 8-13, 1981. (1 vol.)  Box 14
Note Houston, TX
Box 11
ASCII and EBCDIC Character Set and Code Issues in Systems Application Architecture, 1987 Box 11, Folder 6
Box 10-11
Computer Management and Evaluation Compendium (Selected Papers), vols. 1, 2, 4, 6-9, 1967-1988 Box 10-11
Box 11
Headquarters Organizational Charts, 1989-1990 Box 11, Folder 8
 
Membership Directories, 1982-1984 Box 11, Folder 9
 
Membership information, undated Box 11, Folder 10
 
Microcode Distribution White Paper, 1985 Box 11, Folder 11
 
Newsletters  
Box 11
ADE Project Newsletter, 1990 Box 11, Folder 13
 
APL2 Project Newsletter, 1988 Box 11, Folder 14
 
Applications Development Management Newsletter, 1982 Box 11, Folder 15
 
Applications Division, 1983 Box 11, Folder 16
 
The Audit Trail (Auditing Project), 1981 Box 11, Folder 17
 
Automated Operations, 1988 Box 11, Folder 18
 
CICS Project News, 1988-1990 Box 11, Folder 19
 
Communications Division Newsletter, 1989 Box 11, Folder 20
 
Communications Network Management Project Newsletter, 1988 Box 11, Folder 21
 
The Composer: Newsletter of the SHARE Document Composition and Documentation Project, 1985-1990 Box 11, Folder 22
 
Computer Measurement and Evaluation Newsletter, 1974-1978 Box 11
Box 10
Computer Measurement and Evaluation Newsletter, 1978-1979 Box 10
Box 12
Computer Measurement and Evaluation Newsletter, 1979 Box 12
Box 11
DSP News, 1988 Box 11, Folder 23
 
Data Base and Development Systems Division Newsletter, 1987 Box 11, Folder 24
 
Documentation Project Newsletter, 1982-1983 Box 11, Folder 25
 
ENIN Newsletter, ca. 1982 Box 11, Folder 26
 
Graphically Speaking, 1987 Box 11, Folder 27
 
IMS/DC Project Newsletter, 1984 Box 11, Folder 28
 
JES3 Project Newsletter, 1987-1989 Box 11, Folder 29
 
NDA News, 1989 Box 11, Folder 30
 
Office Systems Project Newsletter, 1985 Box 11, Folder 31
 
The Security Blanket: News and Views from the Share Management Division Security Project, 1979 Box 11, Folder 32
 
SHARE MVS Performance Project Newsletter, 1989-1990 Box 11, Folder 33
 
SHARE News, 1990 Box 11, Folder 34
Box 12
SHARE Reports, 1977 Box 12, Folder 7
Box 11
SHARE Teleprocessing Access Methods Project News, 1988-1990 Box 11, Folder 35
Box 1
Report II of SHARE Advanced Language Development Committee, June 1964 Box 1
Box 12
The Strategic Concerns of the Members of SHARE, 1990 Box 12, Folder 8
 
Administrative Records, 1976-1989 
Box 11
Administrative Reports, 1976-1989 Box 11, Folder 12
Box 12
List of SHARE presidents, 1980 Box 12, Folder 10
Box 11
Officer/Board Lists of GUIDE and International SHARE Organizations, 1980-1988 Box 11, Folder 36
 
Officers/Project Lists, 1979-1989 Box 11, Folder 37
 
Planning Documents, 1976-1986 Box 12, Folder 11
Box 11
Questionnaire, CICS Project, 1988 Box 11, Folder 7
 
Questionnaires, 1986-1988 Box 11, Folder 3