ARPANET training video, undated

Overview of the Collection

United States. Army
ARPANET training video
undated (inclusive)
1 VHS videocassette
Collection Number
The ARPANET training video (undated) is a United States Army training video for a Node Site Coordinator working with the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), a precursor to today's internet. The University of Utah's Computer Science Department's Ivan Sutherland ran one of the original interface message processors (IMP) for the ARPANET project.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Funded by the United States Department of Defense, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was launched in 1969. The University of Utah's interface message processor run by Ivan Sutherland was one of the program's four original IMPs. The first operational packet switching network, ARPANET helped to lay the foundation for future data communications, including the internet. The project was formally decommissioned in 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The ARPANET training video (undated) is a United States Army training video for a Node Site Coordinator working with the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). Although this video has no direct relationship to this region, faculty at the University of Utah's Computer Science Department were instrumental in the original creation and operation of the network. This videocassette has been digitized and is available to view on DVD.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the ARPANET training video must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: ARPANET training video A0020. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A0020.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ambra Louise Gagliardi in 2011.

Processing Note

Processed by John Hammer in 2011.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 "Node Site Coordinator: Your Critical Role"

VHS videocassette
This training video focuses on the responsibilities of the ARPANET Node Site Coordinator, whose job it is to ensure the proper functioning of the Defense Data Network, a network of 60,000 terminal and host users actually comprised of four smaller networks: Milnet, Disnet, Scinet, and Winks. 25 minutes.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Computer science
  • Computers

Personal Names

  • Sutherland, Ivan Edward, 1938-

Corporate Names

  • University of Utah

Form or Genre Terms

  • Moving images