Louis Schlueter Collection of
MAPPER Records, 1983-1996. Finding Aid.
collection of MAPPER records
1 box (0.5
Contains a book on user
designed computing and MAPPER, articles and software documentation related to
MAPPER, and an audio cassette featuring a song about MAPPER.
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
Donated by Louis Schlueter in 1996.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
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).
Louis Schlueter Collection of MAPPER Records (CBI 121), Charles
Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
CRT Report Generating System, a database report generator, was
developed by Louis Schlueter (later a principal in Com-Unity) in the diagnostic
software development group of the test department at Sperry Univac in
Roseville, Minnesota in 1967. Initially developed for the 418 line of computers
as the CRT Report Generating System, the name had to be changed to 418 CRT
Report Processing System (418 CRT RPS) to avoid confusion with an existent RPG
software package. The 418 CRT RPS software became MAPPER in 1975 when the 418
line was terminated and the software was copied to the 1100 line. The first
customer received MAPPER unsupported by Univac in 1975 and became supported
software in 1979. In 1985, MICRO MAPPER was developed followed by MAPPER C in
1986. (Condensed from Louis Schlueter, "The History of MAPPER: The Birth of
User Designed Computing," presented at UUA/SUAE, Spring 1988.)
Collection Scope and Content Note
Collection contains a book on user designed computing and MAPPER,
articles and software documentation related to MAPPER, and an audio cassette
featuring a song about MAPPER, collected by Louis Schlueter.
- 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
- MAPPER (Computer System) --
Box and Folder List
History of MAPPER, 1988, 1996. Box , Folder 1
Note 1988 conference presentation, 1996 circular letter
Louis Schlueter, User-Designed Computing: The Next
Generation, 1988. Box 1, Folder 2
Note Book on report generator and MAPPER systems.
MAPPER product literature and articles, circa 1985-1995. Box 1, Folder 3
Com-Unity International publicity, circa 1988. Box 1, Folder 4
MAPPER compilation, June 1987. Box 1, Folder 5-6
Do it the MAPPER way ! Sound
cassette, 1983. Box 1, Folder 7