ComputerLand NYC Franchise Agreement

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This loose-leaf binder contains a copy of the franchise agreement between ComputerLand Corp. of California and Facks Computer, Inc. of New York dated January 1980. The binder also contains a manilla folder with newspaper clippings and legal documents concerning a legal dispute over the ownership of the franchise.
James Egan, Joseph Alfieri, Robert Kurland, and Thomas Vandermeulen of Facks Computer, Inc. were the owners of the first ComputerLand store in Manhattan.
ComputerLand was a nationwide chain of retail computer stores. They opened their first store in 1976 in Hayward, California. By 1990 most stores had closed and in early 1999 the company officially disbanded.
The objects in accession 2017.0321 and non-accession 2017.3153 are related.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 29.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 2.7 cm; 11 5/8 in x 9 21/32 in x 1 1/16 in
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Credit Line
In memory of James S. Egan
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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