September 13, 2006
E3: Zenith Data Systems XT Compatible Computer System
The museum received a donation from Ken Van Rees of saskatoon consisting of a Zenith Data Systems computer system. This collection of artefacts includes the Zenith Data Systems computer, montior, keyboard, original boxes for the system, original software including WordPerfect and Quatrus, orignal manuals and paperwork, along with many 5-1/4" diskettes containing software.
The donated colleciton consists of the following items:
- Zenith Data Systems XT compatible computer with dual 5-1/4" drives and add-on video card
- Zenith Data Systems amber screen monitor
- Zenith Data Systems keyboard
- Original cardboard shipping cartons for the system
- Cardboard floppy drive inserts for protection during shipping
- Zenith Data Systems software, manuals, paper inserts, and boxes
- WordPerfect software, manuals, and keyboard templates
- Lotus 1-2-3 software, manuals, and keyboard templates
- CompuServe documentation and promotional material
- Many 5-1/4" floppy diskettes containing various software
This collection of artefacts is a wonderful example of what the museum is looking for. Original software, manuals, shipping cartons, and promotional material is getting hard to locate. The museum thanks Ken for hanging on to this collection over the years and donating it so that it may be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Posted by mwh803 at September 13, 2006 03:18 PM