David C. Evans photograph collection, 1968-1987

Overview of the Collection

Evans, David C. (David Cannon), 1924-
David C. Evans photograph collection
1968-1987 (inclusive)
1.251 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
The David C. Evans photograph collection documents the personnel, facilities, business activities and products of Evans & Sutherland. The bulk of this collection provides a view of the computer graphics capabilities of Evans & Sutherland products.
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

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

David Cannon Evans was born on February 24, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the son of David W. and Beatrice C. Evans. His father was the founder and president of David W. Evans, Inc., an advertising firm. He married Joy Frewin in 1947, and is the father of seven children.

Evans attended the University of Utah, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1949 and his Doctorate in Physics in 1953. After completing his education, he was employed by the Bendix Corp. as Senior Physicist in the Computer Division. In 1955, he was promoted to Director of Engineering of the Computer Division. This position gave him responsibility for research, development and product design of commercial computing systems and special purpose information processing systems for military and industrial applications. Two of the most noteworthy projects he directed while at Bendix were the innovative G-20 computing system and the G-15 computer, the first inexpensive general purpose computer to be mass produced.

In 1962, Evans joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah. He later became the University's first Director of Computer Science in 1965, becoming the main force in the founding of the Computer Science Department there. During his years at the University of Utah, Evans pioneered time-shared computing systems, as well as real-time continuous-tone computer graphics. Other research activities included the hidden-line problem, syntax-directed computers, constraint processor declarative languages, and memory systems. Evans left his full-time position at the University in 1966, but continued his involvement with the institution as an Adjunct Professor. In 1967, he served on the University of Utah Academic Policy Committee.

During the same years he was employed by the University of Utah, Evans was also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Associate Director of the Computer Center at the University of California at Berkeley. During this time, he was the principal investigator of a project sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (U. S. Dept. of Defense) aimed at improving computer-aided problem solving capabilities.

Along with Ivan Sutherland, Evans founded Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. in 1968, serving as President and/or Chief Executive Officer until his retirement.

Throughout his life, Evans was involved in numerous professional organizations. These included the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, the American Electronics Association, the Utah Engineers Council, the Association for Computing Machinery, the National Research Council's Committee on Computer-Aided Manufacturing, the Committee for Computer Science in Electrical Engi-neering, and various university advisory committees, among others. In addition, he was also involved in community service, participating in directorial capacities for Westminster College and Holy Cross Hospital. He was also Vice Chair of the State of Utah Steering Committee for Systems Planning and Computing, and involved with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life.


Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation was founded by David Evans & Ivan Sutherland in 1968. The first offices for the company were in a building on the University of Utah campus. Eventually, the company found a permanent home in the University of Utah Research Park, where it grew to a company occupying four buildings and employing 830 people, with sales of 60 million, by 1982. Before going public, the company was privately held and backed by a group of eastern investment groups. These included Venrock, the Venture Capital Investment Co. of the Rockefeller family, the Endowment Management and Research Corp., GCA Corp., and Hambrecht & Quist investment bankers.

The company was one of the first developers of interactive graphics. The first product produced by the company was the Line Drawing System, a high-speed interactive graphics display system patterned after a prototype based on research done by Dr. Sutherland at Harvard University. The application of the Line Drawing System to flight simulation followed its introduction.

Along with advanced versions of the Line Drawing System, other computer graphics systems have been developed by the company. Novoview was a family of computer image generators which produce visual scenes for use in pilot training simulation. This product was the outcome of Evans & Sutherland's collaboration with Redifon/Rediffusion, a European company specializing in computer simulation. The Picture System product line was a three-dimensional graphics system which yielded smooth motion computations for rotation, translation, clipping, scaling and zoom display requirements. Other products, including Digistar, a system which adapted computer graphics for projection displays in planetariums, have also been developed by the company.

In addition to its collaboration with Redifon/Rediffusion, Evans & Sutherland purchased or invested in other companies to enhance their product line. These include Shape Data, VLSI Technologies, Inc., Mosaic Systems, and Unicad. Major customers included many commercial airlines, Volkswagen, General Motors, McDonnell Douglas, the United States Dept. of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Boeing, General Dynamics, General Electric, International Business Machines, and Northrup.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photographs and slides in this collection were extracted from Ms 625, the David C. Evans papers. Evans was a co-founder and chief officer of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation in Salt Lake City, Utah, with which most of the papers in Ms 625 are concerned. As a result, the items in this photographic collection, for the most part, document the personnel, facilities, business activities and products of Evans & Sutherland. The bulk of this collection provides a view of the computer graphics capabilities of Evans & Sutherland products.

Box 1, folders 1-10 contain images of David C. Evans, his wife, and some colleagues; other Evans & Sutherland personnel, including Ivan Sutherland and other chief officers; and Evans & Sutherland production space and computer equipment. Folders 11-33 of this box contain images produced by Evans & Sutherland products, namely, Romulus, Novoview, the Picture System, Digistar, CT5 and Day/Nite CGI System.

Box 2, folders 1-6 contain photographs and slides used in Evans & Sutherland presentations to customers and other interested parties. Folders 7-11 contain illustration sets used for unidentified texts. Folders 12-33 hold miscellaneous images of computer graphics for which no product source is indicated, as do folders 1-6 in box 3.

Folders 7-20 in box 3 contain a miscellany of images concerned with the Evans & Sutherland Corporation and the computer graphics science and industry. Folders 21-32 contain photos, slides, and microfiche removed from various parts of Ms 625, as indicated below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection is arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David C. Evans in 1991.

Separated Materials

Audio-visual materials were transferred to the David C. Evans audio-visual collection (A0341).

Processing Note

Processed by Mark Jensen in 1993.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal, Sutherland production space, computer equipment, and productsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
David Evans
  • P0452n01_01_001: David C. Evans, accompanied the University of Utah, September 14, 1967
  • P0452n01_01_002: David C. Evans, University of Utah collage of medicine medical illustration service
  • P0452n01_01_003: David C. Evans, University of Utah collage of medicine medical illustration service
  • P0452n01_01_004: David C. Evans
  • P0452n01_01_005: David C. Evans with an unidentified individual, on the back "photograph by Scott Caster Hightstown, N. J."
  • P0452n01_01_006: David C. Evans with an unidentified individual
  • P0452n01_01_007: was labeled "Ivan's fairy godmother (and friend).
  • P0452n01_01_008: Old David C. Evans with unidentified individuals, was labeled as being sent from Tom Stacey of Bloomington, Minnesota.
1 2-3
Evans and Sutherland Employees
1 4
Evans and Sutherland Employees
  • 1: Evans & Sutherland sponsored women's softball team from the summer of 1982.
  • 2: Group shot of ten-year employees.
  • 3: Duan Aplyka composing a self-portrait using computer graphics.
1 5
David W. Evans Advertising Proofs
  • P0452n01_05_001-002: Proofs of Evans and Sutherland equipment, August 21, 1969
1 6
Deseret News
  • P0452n01_06_001: Evans with Engineering type computer, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_002: Robert Whitehead decoding integrated circuits with printed circuits cards, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_003: Evans with heating(?) equipment, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_004: Evans, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_005: Production workers, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_006: computed circuit board, March 28, 1978
  • P0452n01_06_007: Back panel for simulator being wired, March 28, 1978
1 7
Picture System Equipment
  • P0452n01_07_001-002: Picture System Equipment
  • P0452n01_07_003: University of Paris Picture System.
  • P0452n01_07_004-005: Picture System Equipment
  • P0452n01_07_006: University of Paris Picture System.
  • P0452n01_07_007: Picture System 2 a high performance, 3-D computer graphics system
1 8
Flight Simulator
  • P0452n01_08_001: Flight Simulator
1 9
  • P0452n01_09_001: Equipment, poloroid print
1 10
Personnel and Equipment
  • P0452n01_10_001-003: Personnel and Equipment
1 11
Romulus, Picture System and Digistar
  • P0452n01_11_001: The large circle represents the viewpoint of a satellite as it approaches the south polar region.
  • P0452n01_11_002: Synthetic complex traces are computed for a simple wedge model, defined by two opposite polarity spikes whose time separation reduces from 32 msec to zero across the eight traces.
  • P0452n01_11_003: Another view of the simple wedge model.
  • P0452n01_11_004: Another orientation of the same Geosource model.
  • P0452n01_11_005: And yet another view of the same program model.
  • P0452n01_11_006: Another view of the radar screen model.
  • P0452n01_11_007: Another orientation of the radar screen program.
  • P0452n01_11_008: A direct frontal perspective of the human brain developed by the University of California at San Diego.
  • P0452n01_11_009: A lateral, perspective of the human brain.
  • P0452n01_11_010: A ventral perspective of the human brain also from UCSD.
  • P0452n01_11_011: A simple wire frame model of the upper arm part of a robot, designed using SDRC SUPERTAB from G.E. CAE International.
  • P0452n01_11_012: A mesh pattern of nodes and elements defined by SUPERTAB is fitted over a wire frame model of the robot arm.
  • P0452n01_11_013: A SUPERTAB finite element analysis of the arm showing restraints and loading patterns with sparse meshes used in the areas of low stress and dense meshes used in areas of high stress.
  • P0452n01_11_014: The Shrink Element of capability of SUPERTAB helps identify areas on the robot arm model where single elements may have been omitted from the input.
  • P0452n01_11_015: The shrink element of capability of SUPERTAB helps identify areas where single elements may have been omitted from the input for the robot arm.
  • P0452n01_11_016: couldn't find caption
  • P0452n01_11_017: A SUPERTAB X-Y stress plot superimposed over the plot of a robot arm part.
  • P0452n01_11_018: A dynamic analysis of a turbine blade developed by AVCO Lycoming.
  • P0452n01_11_019: The constellation Orion displayed by Digistar.
1 12
  • P0452n01_12_001:Product graphics example
1 13
Flight simulation graphics
  • P0452n01_13_001-002: CT5 Flight simulation graphics, 1981
1 14
Flight simulation graphics
  • P0452n01_14_001: CT5 Flight simulation graphics 1981, CH46E Helicopter simulation
  • P0452n01_14_002-015: CT5 Flight simulation graphics, 1981
1 15
Auto simulation graphics
  • P0452n01_15_001-013: CT5 Auto simulation graphics, 1981
1 16
Flight simulation graphics
  • P0452n01_16_001-008: CT5 Flight simulation graphics, 1981
1 17
CT5 graphics
  • P0452n01_17_001-004:Flight and driving simulation graphics
1 18
  • P0452n01_18_001-003: September, 1984
1 19
CT5 , AV-8 Harrier and A-10
  • P0452n01_19_001-016: October-November, 1982
1 20
  • P0452n01_20_001-019: Flight simulation graphics, slides
1 21
  • P0452n01_21_001-010: Novoview SP1 flight simulation graphics, December, 1977
1 22
  • P0452n01_22_001-002: Novoview SP1 flight simulation graphics, March, 1979
1 23
  • P0452n01_23_001-002: Novoview SP2 flight simulation graphics, August-October, 1978
  • P0452n01_23_003-008: Novoview SP2 flight simulator graphics
1 24
  • P0452n01_24_001-002: driving simulation graphics, October, 1978
  • P0452n01_24_003-006: Novoview SP2 simulation graphics, March, 1979
  • P0452n01_24_007-008: Novoview SP1 simulation graphics, March, 1979
  • P0452n01_24_009: Novoview SP2 simulation graphics, March, 1979
1 25
  • P0452n01_25_001: Novoview SP3-T flight simulation graphics, May, 1982
1 26
  • P0452n01_26_001-007: Flight simulation graphics, slides
1 27
Picture System
  • P0452n01_27_001-006:Picture System
1 28
Picture System 300
  • P0452n01_28_001-010: March, 1982
1 29
  • P0452n01_29_001-004:Romulus
  • P0452n01_29_005: Casting 3-Pipe Flange with Casting and Riser Sectioned, with hidden lines removed and new faces hatched, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_006: Hex Nut Hidden lines removed, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_007: Hex Nut Sketch, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_008: Lift arm Sketch, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_009: Chemical Plant Provided by modeled by DuPont, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_010: Crank shaft Hidden lines removed, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_011: Connector Housing Modeled at E and S from actual part – plan views, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_012: Casting 1 – Bearing Cap with Riser Sketch, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_29_013: Casting 1 – Bearing Cap with Riser Plan Views, Romulus July 1981
Test castings provided by the cooperative project on Computer Aided Design of Castings by Georgian Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, sponsored by the Applied Research of Directorate for Engineering and Applied Science of NSF
1 30
  • P0452n01_30_001: Casting 2 Casting with riser, in gate and sprue basin Plan views with radial hatching, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_002: Casting 2 Casting with riser, in gate and sprue basin View with radial hatching, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_003: Casting 3-Pipe Flange with Casting and Riser Plan views, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_004: Casting 3-Pipe Flange with Casting and Riser Sectioned, with hidden lines removed, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_005: Romulus, car model
  • P0452n01_30_006: Splice fitting Sketch, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_007-008: Romulus, graphics and car model
  • P0452n01_30_009: Track Link Drawings provided by Caterpillar Tractor Co. PROPRIERARY, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_010: Track Link-close up view of end, drawings provided by Caterpillar Tractor Co. PROPRIERARY, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_011: Track Link-close up view of center, drawings provided by Caterpillar Tractor Co. PROPRIERARY, Romulus July 1981
  • P0452n01_30_012: Romulus, PS 300, car models
Test castings provided by the cooperative project on Computer Aided Design of Castings by Georgian Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, sponsored by the Applied Research of Directorate for Engineering and Applied Science of NSF
1 31
  • P0452n01_31_001-007: Romulus, Cambridge, England
1 32
  • P0452n01_32_001-072: Romulus graphics and model slides, January 1982
1 33
Day/Nite CGI System
  • P0452n01_33_001-002: Flight and auto simulation graphics

Photographs and slides used in presentations, computers and miscellaneous imagesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Presentation Transparencies
Possibly used for a Royal Aeronautical Society speech given by David Evans, 1977.
  • P0452n02_01_001-015: June 15, 1977
2 2-3
Graphics Presentation
  • P0452n02_02_001-001-036: Presentation photos, part 1
  • P0452n02_03_001-001-042: Presentation photos, part 2
2 4
Picture System Demonstration
  • P0452n02_04_001-004: Picture System Demonstration transp[ortation graphics, accompanied by written material, 1977.
2 5
Slide Presentation, part 1
  • P0452n02_05_001: Evans and Sutherland Logo
  • P0452n02_05_002: Our humble beginnings.
  • P0452n02_05_003: 580 Arapeen Drive
  • P0452n02_05_004: PS2
  • P0452n02_05_005: MPS (McAuto Configuration)
  • P0452n02_05_006: PS 300
  • P0452n02_05_007: Quarter Section of automobile piston. Finite element structure Mahle GMBH West Germany '80 calendar.
  • P0452n02_05_008: Three Dimensional Design-Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Computer-Aided Design Drafting (Cadd) System-The Multi Picture System. Left hand side of a fully surfaced F -18 Hornet fuel tank. The model is used for fuel volume calculations and system routing. The small indentations are for clearance of structural frames and the larger indentations are for routing aircraft systems, such as controls, hydraulics and electrical systems.
  • P0452n02_05_009: Static view of an automobile chassis
  • P0452n02_05_010: Same chassis showing up and down movement of rear suspension to study vibration characteristics. Ford Motor Co. (1980 calendar)
  • P0452n02_05_011: A Unibody van chassis showing torsional characteristics of design.
  • P0452n02_05_012: A four cylinder engine.
  • P0452n02_05_013: Same engine with line drawing representation of cylinder block.
  • P0452n02_05_014: Different view of same engine.
  • P0452n02_05_015: A three dimensional model of a universal joint created by interactive geometric modeling techniques under investigation by the R and D group at E and S.
  • P0452n02_05_016: A design bench mark created to show an automobile fender and how easily the shape of an object may be altered by the user.
  • P0452n02_05_017: A highway driving simulator. Conditions of visibility and weather may be induced by picks from the menu shown.
  • P0452n02_05_018: Herman Miller Inc. uses the Picture System to design office complex furnishing systems in 3D.
  • P0452n02_05_019: Different view of Herman Miller application. Options to office maybe added or deleted via menu picks.
  • P0452n02_05_020: Another view of Herman Miller application.
  • P0452n02_05_021: Turbine rotor bench mark showing dynamic motion.
  • P0452n02_05_022: Inner and outer structure of turbine blade.
  • P0452n02_05_023: Wire frame model of an F-15 aircraft.
  • P0452n02_05_024: Head on view of an F-15 in color.
  • P0452n02_05_025: Side view of an F-I5.
  • P0452n02_05_026: Wire frame model of an F-16.
  • P0452n02_05_027: Color Wire frame of an F-i6
  • P0452n02_05_028: Head on of an F-16
  • P0452n02_05_029: Four biplanes shown in a flight simulation.
  • P0452n02_05_030: Split screen capability of flight simulation.
  • P0452n02_05_031: Wire frame representation of the Space
  • P0452n02_05_032: Different view of Space Shuttle with extended manipulator arm.
  • P0452n02_05_033: "Heads up display" (HUD) simulator uses the dynamics of the picture system for pilot training. F-18 simulation software by Simutec Inc. of Dayton, OH.
  • P0452n02_05_034: Open pit mine with roads. Mine shapes can be projected using picture system. Note hither clipping plane shown.
  • P0452n02_05_035: This view demonstrates the yon clipping plane capability.
  • P0452n02_05_036: The complete 'unclipped" mine.
  • P0452n02_05_037: Oil well map showing a grid for location determination and vertical lines to show location and depth of a given well on the contoured surface of the ground.
  • P0452n02_05_038: Same well showing color uses and numerical location figures. Note the clear location of each well and perspective of surface contours using color capability of the picture system.
  • P0452n02_05_039: Seismic Data Analysis. The picture system can be a powerful tool for interpreting seismic data. Shown are fault lines displayed beneath a grid representative of the earth's surface. Color is used to identify lines belonging to common fault planes. (1980 calendar)
  • P0452n02_05_040: Steam plant benchmark. Various design engineering tasks can be quickly and precisely executed using the picture system.
  • P0452n02_05_041: Chemical paint design. This view shows a model of a chemical plant where color is used to differentiate common components from one another. (80 calendar)
  • P0452n02_05_042: Different views of the same application may be produced by real-time rotation.
  • P0452n02_05_043: Same thing this time showing just a bit of real time zoom.
  • P0452n02_05_044: Zooming to the yon in monochrome.
  • P0452n02_05_045: Rotation once again in monochrome.
  • P0452n02_05_046: Changes in color of individual components may be made instantly.
  • P0452n02_05_047: Still another view (say what you want to at this point)
  • P0452n02_05_048: A process control representation. Separate elements of this furnace may be controlled by picks from the menu below. Actual furnace temperatures are simulated by the digital readout slightly right of center.
  • P0452n02_05_049: Specific view ports of individual components may be instantly and accurately selected.
  • P0452n02_05_050: NC machinery may be controlled via the picture system. In this view a cutting tool is simulated as it makes a pass across a surface.
  • P0452n02_05_051: Zooming is shown here in the cutter path demo.
  • P0452n02_05_052: Even closer zoom capability shown. Collision detection (that's when it starts to cut Sheila) is also written into this software.
  • P0452n02_05_053: Ship hull design developed by interactive input and manipulation of the ship's lines. The completed jull design is then produced on a N.C. milling machine for testing in a tow tank. U.S. Naval Acad.
  • P0452n02_05_054: Multi Picture System display of Procter Gamble's Wondra bottle prior to NC machining. Three dimensional model is used to help visualize the aesthetic quality of design, to check the surface for mechanical flaws, and to determine volume capacity and material weight. '80 calendar.
  • P0452n02_05_055: An architectural study using an interactive computer graphics system developed for the Picture System that allows the user to dynamically generate, verify and combine complex three-dimensional objects.
  • P0452n02_05_056: Another architectural program allows the user to create a single structure or an entire city by manipulating the primitive and complex shapes shown on the surrounding menu.
  • P0452n02_05_057: Monochrome Map of North America. A graphic display of a simulated command and control environment supporting military operations Martin Marietta Corp.
  • P0452n02_05_058: Color overlays may be used to create certain aesthetic qualities on the monochrome monitor. '79 calendar.
  • P0452n02_05_059: Subtilism - The Study of the Structure and function of protein is being undertaken by Joseph Krant and associates with the support of NSF and NIH.
  • P0452n02_05_060: Part of color graphics sequence on hemoglobin made on E and S picture system by Dr. Robert Langridge used in film "Life and Structure of Hemoglobin."
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Slide Presentation, part 2
  • P0452n02_06_001: Nerve tissue. Columbia University.
  • P0452n02_06_002: Nerve tissue. Columbia University.
  • P0452n02_06_003: Computer modeling of nervous tissue shows reconstructions from serial sections. Columbia University.
  • P0452n02_06_004: Human brain anatomy. These pictures are generated by using color filters on the camera.
  • P0452n02_06_005: Human brain anatomy from a lateral perspective.
  • P0452n02_06_006: Human brain anatomy from ventral perspective.
  • P0452n02_06_007: A line drawn representation of human facial features.
  • P0452n02_06_008-009: Using 3D computer graphics, surgeons are able to rehearse the insertion of a probe into the brain to reach a desired point while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. Photos 68-69 show the simulated probe path within the head-mounted frame used for precisely recording the path and duplicating it in actual surgery.
  • P0452n02_06_010: A DNA molecule as viewed down the axis.
  • P0452n02_06_011: Harrington's sphere with 19 points.
  • P0452n02_06_012: Harrington's sphere with 31 points.
  • P0452n02_06_013: Sol, indicated by the cursor, as seen beyond the Pleiades (Seven Sisters cluster of stars). The Pleiades are seen in the foreground and are located approximately four hundred light years from Earth.
  • P0452n02_06_014: Scorpius Constellation - The cursor is pointing to epsilon Scorpii. Also visible is a meteor streaking by. The arrow is controlled by the operator using a date tablet. This arrow is not associated with the star and can be moved anywhere within the viewing area.
  • P0452n02_06_015: View of Orion from Alpha Centauri in the constellation of Centaurus. The star seen next to Betelgeuse in Orion is Sirius as noted by the arrow. When you get more than six light years from earth, many of the constellations become very distorted.
  • P0452n02_06_016: The Constellation of Cassiopeia as seen from Alpha Centauri - Sol is indicated by the arrow.
  • P0452n02_06_017: The Constellation of Scorpius is outlined. Outlines are connected from star to star in three dimensions, not just as a visual connection, as viewed from Earth.
  • P0452n02_06_018: Flight through space towards Antares - Viewing Antares Viewing Antares from Earth.
  • P0452n02_06_019: Fifteen percent of the way to Antares.
  • P0452n02_06_020: Fifty percent of the way to Antares.
  • P0452n02_06_021: Orbit of planets, plus orbits of fifteen asteroids, plus orbits of all the moons of the planets.
  • P0452n02_06_022: The Digistar 1 can show continental outlines for the Earth and crater outlines for the Moon. They can be shown in phase, i.e., crescent, full, half, etc., with the rear side removed.
  • P0452n02_06_023: Surface shading can be superimposed over slide
  • P0452n02_06_024: A solar corona during total eclipse.
  • P0452n02_06_025: A view of the space shuttle with cargo doors open.
  • P0452n02_06_026: Manipulator Arm begins its duties.
  • P0452n02_06_027-029: Cargo is lifted out.
  • P0452n02_06_030: Cargo doors are closed - the space shuttle begins to move off.
  • P0452n02_06_031: Novo view SP2. A distant view of an airport on a hazy day.
  • P0452n02_06_032: SP2 Haze at dusk.
  • P0452n02_06_033: SP2 No haze at dusk.
  • P0452n02_06_034-041: SPI and SP2 Different views of airports after dark. Note details lights, lighted signs, other aircraft, etc.
  • P0452n02_06_042: Simulators can be used on the decks of aircraft carriers too.
  • P0452n02_06_043-047: CAORF Harbor Simulator.
2 7-8
University of Utah Computer Center
  • P0452n02_07_001-011: Illustration and graphics set from the University of Utah Computer Center.
  • P0452n02_08_001-011: Illustration and graphics set from the University of Utah Computer Center.
2 9-10
Illustration Sets
  • P0452n02_009_001-013:Illustration Set, geometric shapes
  • P0452n02_010_001-010:Illustration Set, geometric shapes
2 11
Illustration Set
  • P0452n02_011_001-003: October, 1977
2 12
Simulation Systems
  • P0452n02_12_001-018: Transportaion graphics and geometric shapes
2 13
Calendar Slides
  • P0452n02_13_001-036: Transportaion graphics and geometric shapes
2 14
Star Trek
  • P0452n02_14_001-003: Slides of graphics for a motion picture
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Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_15_001-003: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_16_001-007: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_17_001-007: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_18_001-008: Computer Graphics, circa 1968
  • P0452n02_19_001-004: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_20_001-016: Computer Graphics,circa 1968
  • P0452n02_21_001-006: Computer Graphics, circa 1973
  • P0452n02_22_001-004: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_23_001-008: Computer Graphics
  • P0452n02_24_001-006: Computer Graphics, circa 1973
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Flight Simulation
  • P0452n02_025_001-003: Flight Simulation, 1977
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Space Shuttle Simulation
  • P0452n02_26_001-003: Space Shuttle Simulation Slides
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  • P0452n02_027_001-007: Graphics of aircraft and watercraft
  • P0452n02_028_001-006: Graphics of airport runways
  • P0452n02_029_001-004: Graphics of molecular models
  • P0452n02_030_001-008: Graphics of spheres and rings
  • P0452n02_031_001-003: Graphics of the United States Capitol and a Jet
  • P0452n02_032_001-007: Graphics of structures
  • P0452n02_033_001-005: Graphics of texture planes

General PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
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  • P0452n03_001_001-010: Graphics of geometric shapes
  • P0452n03_002_001-003: Graphics of color charts
  • P0452n03_003_001-010: Graphics of typefaces and other objects
  • P0452n03_004_001-010: Graphics of Polaroid prints
  • P0452n03_005_001-010: Graphics of transparencies
  • P0452n03_006_001-026: Graphics slides
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Corporate Overview Presentation
Accompanied by narration instructions in folder 9
  • P0452n03_007_001: TITLE: This is Evans and Sutherland … a high—technology company.
  • P0452n03_007_002: QUAD OF PEOPLE: Evans and Sutherland is people … People designing and building computers for highly specialized applications …
  • P0452n03_007_003: QUAD OF SYSTEMS PIX: Computer graphics systems to create images … Images for research, design, entertainment and training. All of these things are Evans and Sutherland.
  • P0452n03_007_004: EARLY IVAN S.: It began at MIT in the early 1960's when Ivan Sutherland developed and published "sketchpad," his landmark approach to interactive computer modeling for engineering design. His theory paved the way to use a computer for sketching an image on a CRT.
  • P0452n03_007_005: EARLY DAVE E.: Independently, Dave Evans was developing his own complimentary ideas on computer—aided problem solving.
  • P0452n03_007_006: EARLY DAVE and IVAN: Dr. Evans concentrated on continuous—tone images, while Dr. Sutherland worked on 3—D, real—time graphics. In 1968 they pooled their resources and created their own company to build user—friendly, interactive computer graphics systems.
  • P0452n03_007_007: OLD BARRACKS: With adequate venture capital, their dream became a reality as the company began operations with six employees in an army bat tacks on the University of Utah campus.
  • P0452n03_007_008: EARLY SYSTEM: The corporation was a technology leader by designing, building and marketing the very first real—time, 3—D digital graphics However the long—range system. goal for the product identified two specific customer applications:
  • P0452n03_007_009: EARLY LINE DRAWING: Computer graphics tools for computer-aided engineering …
  • P0452n03_007_010: EARLY SIMULATOR: And systems for pilot training by simulation.
  • P0452n03_007_011: MAN AT PS 300: The company is still meeting these objectives by offering the highest performance computer graphics products available.
  • P0452n03_007_012: PS 300 WORKSTATION: Today, Evans and Sutherland products enjoy a reputation worldwide for the finest quality and performance available.
  • P0452n03_007_013: TITLE: PERFORMANCE: NAR: From building and selling a single system our first year in 1963, Evans and Sutherland has grown into a multi—million dollar operation. The Initial five years were difficult, because the company was pioneering new technology toc which there were very few However, since those customers. early years, the company has demonstrated strong, consistent and profitable growth.
  • P0452n03_007_014: CHART: SALES: As an example, sales show steady annual increases.
  • P0452n03_007_015: CHART: NET INCOME: Net income reflects sound performance each year.
  • P0452n03_007_016: CHART R and D: In order to maintain out strong technological leadership, we increase our commitment to research and development every year.
  • P0452n03_007_017: CHART: EMPLOYEES: And as our business grows, so does our employee base, increasing numbers to keep pace with new demands for our products.
  • P0452n03_007_018: TITLE: SHAPE DATA: In order to meet the increasing demands of the CAD/CAM world for our products and to reinforce commitment to this marketplace, we joined forces with Shape Data, Ltd., of Cambridge, England.
  • P0452n03_007_019: ROMULUS MENU W/ PART: ROMULUS, a solid geometric modeling software package from Shape Data, is a central component in our mechanical CAD/CAM While Evans Developments Sutherland offers sophisticated graphics hardware technology.
  • P0452n03_007_020: TITLE: UNICAD: Evans and Sutherland has purchased controlling interest in Unicad, Incorporated, a company developing the first universal computer—aided design system. Unicad offers a solution—enabling environment for any combination of hardware and software computer—aided design systems.
  • P0452n03_007_021: ROMULUS PART: Unicad uses the ROMULUS solid geometric modeler as the basis for its comprehensive modeling capability.
  • P0452n03_007_022: TITLE: VTI, INC.: To stay abreast of the tremendous advancements in integrated circuit technology, we acquired part ownership of VLSI Technology, Inc.
  • P0452n03_007_023: VLSI LAB SCENE: VLSI stands for very large scale integration. This new technology provides the capability for user—designed VLSI, which helps reduce production costs and improves the functionality of our systems, while guaranteeing our VLSI production capacity requirements.
  • P0452n03_007_024: TITLE: MOSAIC: Another advanced technology thrust results from an investment in Mosaic Systems, Incorporated. Mosaic is developing a commercial wafer—scale integration product In this new technology, designs are implemented on new wafer—size chips that provide Easter performance, advanced capabilities and lower production costs..
  • P0452n03_007_025: TITLE: FACILITIES: Today, headquarters for Evans and Sutherland is a complex of new buildings in the Research park, located adjacent to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
  • P0452n03_007_026: BUILDING: 226,400 SQ': Over 226,000 square feet in four separate buildings house Administrative Offices, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Testing, Customer Engineering, Marketing and other operations support our high technology.
  • P0452n03_007_027: TITLE: PRODUCTS: our common technology and manufacturing facilities serve two distinct people—oriented applications:
  • P0452n03_007_028: A-6 BOMBER: Computer—aided designing and engineering to help people solve problems
  • P0452n03_007_029: HELICOPTER COCKPIT: And computer—driven simulators to help train people.
  • P0452n03_007_030: MANUFACTURE SCENE: To meet these applications, we produce two lines of highly sophisticated, useful and useable computer graphics products: 3—D line drawing
  • P0452n03_007_031: QUAD OF 4 IMAGES: High—performance, systems and visual image generators.
  • P0452n03_007_032: TITLE: PS 300: Our popular line drawing systems in the PS 300 family, are high—resolution graphics systems with a unique architecture that permits technological updating. variety PS 300 models are available to fill a variety of application challenges.
  • P0452n03_007_033: TITLE: MECHANICAL: Most of our line drawing systems are sold for computer—aided engineering, designing and manufacturing applications in a variety of industries.
  • P0452n03_007_034: WHEEL/SUSPENSION
  • P0452n03_007_035: TITLE: MOLECULAR: The drug design and molecular modeling communities are major users of these systems. helping chemists gain a better understanding of molecular structures we are contributing to the better quality of life.
  • P0452n03_007_036: MOLECULE
  • P0452n03_007_037: TITLE: ARCHITECTURE: In the fields of architecture and facilities planning, our systems allow rapid building design, structure creation and facility modification.
  • P0452n03_007_038: TWO AT WORKSTATION
  • P0452n03_007_039: TITLE: ENERGY: Geologists use our systems for such things as seismic studies, mapping and topological engineering
  • P0452n03_007_040: OFF-SHORE MAP
  • P0452n03_008_001: TITLE: ANIMATION: The worlds of motion pictures and television are using our systems tor unusual special effects and animation.
  • P0452n03_008_002: STAR TREK IMAGE
  • P0452n03_008_003: TITLE: DIGISTAR: Our Digistar line of planetarium systems combines digital computer technology with state—of—the—art precision optical projection capability.
  • P0452n03_008_004: STARS WITH TAILS
  • P0452n03_008_005: TITLE: NOVOVIEW: We build a unique line of visual image generators which are used in training simulators and for engineering applications. These systems prov ide vehicle operators with highly accurate and realistic out—the—window scenes.
  • P0452n03_008_006: RUNWAY WITH LIGHTENING: NOVOVIEW was the first visual system to qualify for Phase and Phase III training by the FAA. This technology means that total pilot training may be accomplished in an aircraft simulator.
  • P0452n03_008_007: TITLE: SP3T: The SP3T is an upgraded NOVOVIEW system that adds a new dimension of realism to scenes with the addition of subtle texture.
  • P0452n03_008_008: AIRCRAFT HANGAR
  • P0452n03_008_009: TITLE: CTS: CT5 and CT5A are image generators which provide complex day—through—night visual simulation scenes.
  • P0452n03_008_010: AV-8B
  • P0452n03_008_011: PILOTS IN COCKPIT: These products are primarily sold to Rediffusion Simulation, where they integrate our computer graphics display systems into simulation training applications, mostly for pilot training.
  • P0452n03_008_012: A-10'S: Nearly 300 of our visual simulation systems have been sold to the major airlines, flight training centers NASA, defense contractors and every branch OE the U.S. military.
  • P0452n03_008_013: BOEING 757: Our simulators are also being used in engineering work, such as design studies for Boeing is fuel—efficient jetliner, the 757.
  • P0452n03_008_014: DAIMLER SCENE: Another engineering simulator will These be used by Daimler—Benz. are not traditional CAD/CAM engineering applications.
  • P0452n03_008_015: DAIMLER SCENE: Instead, the simulators are used to develop design parameters which may influence manufacture and performance characteristics.
  • P0452n03_008_016: TITLE: SALES OFFICES: In order to market the products, we design and build, we maintain a highly trained sales force throughout the world.
  • P0452n03_008_017: GLOBE: U.S. and EUROPE: We have sales offices throughout the Uni ted States and in Western Europe
  • P0452n03_008_018: GLOBE: REDIFFUSION RIKEI, TECEWAY and GALAXY: Rediffusion Simulation serves as our exclusive O. E. M. representative for simulator systems used in training applications. Rikei in Japan, Techway in Australia and Galaxy International in Taiwan ate our direct sales representatives.
  • P0452n03_008_019: TITLE: CUSTOMER ENGINEERING: In order to service what we design, manufacture and sell, we have our own Customer Engineering Service offices.
  • P0452n03_008_020: GLOBE: OFFICES and EUROPE: Our own qualified service personnel are strategically located throughout the United States and In Western Europe.
  • P0452n03_008_021: GLOBE: RIKEI, GALAXY REDIFUSSION, TECHWAY and : Rediffusion, Rikei, Techway and Galaxy International have fully trained technicians to provide the same high quality service capability.
  • P0452n03_008_022: TITLE: CG INDUSTRY: Since our beginning in 1968, Evans and Sutherland has had an on—going commitment to computer graphics. commitment based on our heritage, and we don't take it lightly.
  • P0452n03_008_023: TITLE: RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT: That's why we have a strong dedication to research and development Such as our investment in VLSI technology.
  • P0452n03_008_024: TITLE: MFG. and TEST: That's why we maintain manufacturing facilities, which utilizes computer—aided processes.
  • P0452n03_008_025: TITLE: CUSTOMER ENGINEERING: Our Customer Engineers undergo rigorous, periodic training to insure that they ate fully trained to service what we sell.
  • P0452n03_008_026: TITLE: MARKET SUPPORT: Our Market Support Department keeps abreast of the compute t graphics world through market research and analysis.
  • P0452n03_008_027: TITLE: CG INDUSTRY: At Evans and Sutherland we ate dedicated to our world. Our goal is to continue our technological leadership by supplying the finest, useful and useable computer graphics tools in the world. That's out commitment.
  • P0452n03_008_028: That's Evans Sutherland.
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Evans and Sutherland Financial
  • P0452n03_10_001-015: Evans and Sutherland Financial, slides
Circa 9182
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  • P0452n03_11_001-003: Univac
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  • P0452n03_12_001-004: Workspaces, poloroid prints
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Robert Livingston
Slides presenting research on quantitative neurology performed at the University of California. These are accompanied by correspondence and a description of the images.
  • P0452n03_013_001: Painting of synaptic junction by Frank Armitage. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_002: Painting by Frank Armitage for "Life" Magazine showing the cerebral hemispheres, visual system from retina to visual cortex in the posterior part of the hemispheres, the limbic system and part of the reticular activating system controlling arousal and sustained wakefulness, the cerebellum and brain stem. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_003: Painting by Frank Armitage of the Purkinje cell in the cerebellum. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_004: Painting by Frank Armitage of ascending dendritic processes of cortical pyramidal cells. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_005: Painting by Frank Armitage showing a cell body and extended process with a variety of inputs on the cell body and process coming from remote sources. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_006: This introduces a series of nine slides depicting synaptic transmission. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_007: Thin section electron micrographs illustrate typical anesthetized and unanesthetized synaptic junctions. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_008: A dual figure with thin section e.m. of an unanesthetized synaptic junction on the left and a freeze-etching e.m. on the right. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_009: Unanesthetized axonal presynaptic terminal, colored green for easy identification. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_010: This beautiful panorama shows a postsynaptic giant dendrite or cell body upon which two patches of presynaptic membrane have been left adherent. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_011: This is just a nice picture of axonal terminal with curved synaptic site, dimples indicating points of vesicle fusion with the presynaptic inner leaflet, and a fracture of the cytoplasm showing many synaptic vesicles. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_012: Another beautiful scene with a group of presynaptic terminals, some showing dimpled inner leaflets, curving and all, and others fractured across the cytoplasm. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_013: A pair of presynaptic terminals, one colored blue, the other left native, show obvious synaptic areas; but in this case the animal is anesthetized. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_014: This rather dark and wild scene is as considerably lower magnification to permit viewing a larger area It shows presynaptic membranes seen through fractured postsynaptic membrane. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_015: The objective of this picture is to demonstrate the postsynaptic membrane (yellow) adherent to the underlying presynaptic terminal (green). 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_016: This slide begins an entirely different series: relating to artificial membranes. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_017: Montal's methods for incorporation of proteins in such lipid bilayers. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_018: These two slides show artificial membranes as displayed by freeze-etching methods. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_019: These two slides show artificial membranes as displayed by freeze-etching methods. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_020: The next five slides refer to myelinated nerves. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_021: An axon runs horizontally across the figure. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_022: A thin section e.m. shows compact myelin slanting through the upper half of the picture. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_023: A thin section e.m. with an insert showing greater detail. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_024: The left half of this slide is made up of a freeze-etching image above and a thin section image below. 5 January, 1977.
  • P0452n03_013_025: The axon is impressed from behind by the a diagonal sequence of bumps ovoid in shape, usually four in number which slant upwards to the right from one margin of the band to the next. 5 January, 1977.
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Dock Scenes
  • P0452n03_14_001-006: Dock Scenes
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  • P0452n03_15_001-002: Earnest, Lester; ed. Final Report: The First Ten Years of Artificial Intelligence Research at Stanford. Microfiche and attached information.
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Brent Baxter
  • P0452n03_16_001-002: Images used in Baxter's thesis, The Old Mine
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  • P0452n03_17_001-009:Scenes and results of students' work on a computer graphics project on a Volkswagen car, with accompanying documents.
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  • P0452n03_18_001-004:Images of machinery, possibly created with computer graphics technology
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  • P0452n03_019_001: men in military uniform
  • P0452n03_019_002-003: Volkswagen graphic sketches.
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Greeting Card
  • P0452n03_020_001: Received from Shohei Takada of Hitachi Electronics, Ltd. Photo shows Evans and Takada outside of Evans and Sutherland's original University of Utah headquarters.
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  • P0452n03_021_001: Photographs originally attached to correspondence from R. Robb, August 27, 1980, in Ms 625, box 4, folder 1.
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Evans and Sutherland Buildings
  • P0452n03_022_001:Originally attached to correspondence from Fowler/ Ferguson/Kingston/Ruben Architects, September 8, 1980 in Ms 625, box 41, folder 2.
  • P0452n03_022_002-006: Originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 41, folder 15.
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Computer Graphics
  • P0452n03_23_001-002: A microfiche and glass slide originally attached to correspondence from John S. Massey, June 10, 1979 in Ms 625, box 42, folder 23.
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Attached Photographs
  • P0452n03_24_001: Jerome Elkine, senior vice-president of Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., and Ivan Sutherland examining the Line Drawing System. Originally attached to the press release in Ms 625, box 56, folder 22.
  • P0452n03_24_002:Polaroid image of a model airplane used for computer graphics development originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 58, folder 22.
  • P0452n03_24_003:Computer graphics image originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 63, folder 13.
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Mosaic Systems
Photographs of personnel and products originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 85, folder 30.
  • P0452n03_025_001: MOSAIC SYSTEMS, INC. Dr Robert R. Jonson (L), chairman and chief technical officer. Thomas E. Woodard, president and CEO.
  • P0452n03_025_002: Mosaic Systems, Inc. fabricates its programmable, amorphous silicon interconnection substrates on 4-inch silicon wafers.
  • P0452n03_025_003: Mosaic Systems' megabit SRAM module. Chips are interconnected through a signal line network containing programmable, amorphous silicon switches.
  • P0452n03_025_004: Only one inch square, Mosaic Systems' Segmented Hybrid Interconnection Package (SHIP) providers a "sea" of bonding pads for up to 36 microchips. An underlying matrix of signal routes is activated by "turning on" programable, amorphous silicon switches at appropriate crossover points.
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Space Shuttle Simulation
  • P0452n03_26_001-005:Images originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 90, folder 28.
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  • P0452n03_27_001: Photograph of a Wang keyboard and terminal originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 126, folder 12.
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  • P0452n03_28_001-003: Photographs originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 129, folder 25.
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Racom International
  • P0452n03_29_001-002: Photographs of a flight simulator cockpit originally attached to materials in Ms 625, box 131, folder 8.
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United States Robots
  • P0452n03_30_001-003: Photographs of products originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 133, folder 14.
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Mach Band Effects
  • P0452n03_31_001-002: Originally attached to material in Ms 625, box 137, folder 28.
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Research Proposal
  • P0452n03_032_001-002: Computer graphics, Originally attached to University of Utah material in Ms 625, box 141, folder 31.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Computer industry--Utah--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--1968-1987
  • Photographs