Notebook of Documents on the MITS Altair Microcomputer


This white three-ring binder is marked on the cover: ALTAIR (/) DOCUMENTATION. Documents in the notebook include:

1. A color pamphlet entitled "Altair Technical Notebook." The back has the image "Just Imagine - If Ben franklin [sic] (/) had owned an Altair (/) (You could own an Altair.)

2. A one-page sheet listing eleven Altair dealers across the U.S. It is entitled, "off the shelf".

3. A one-page sheet entitled "ALTAIR Price List". It is dated April 1, 1976, and has printing on two sides.

4. a drawing entitled: MITS ALTAIR 8800 (/) cpu diagram. It is dated 8-7-76.

5. a blank order form for MITS.

6. A letter from Pam Holloma, Marketing Manager at MITS, dated April, 1976, indicating that she is including additional advertising material that should have been sent with the $5 Notebook.


8. the 93-page "altair notebook". The owner noted on the cover three pages which refer to books on microcomputers.

There is a similar three-ring binder with museum number 1990.0653.07. However, it concerns the Altair 680 and the Altair 680b.

Date Made: 1976

Maker: Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Mexico, Albuquerque

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Credit Line: John Gallaher

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1994.3089.01Catalog Number: 1994.3089.01Nonaccession Number: 1994.3089

Object Name: documentation

Physical Description: metal. (overall material)plastic. paper. (overall material)Measurements: overall: 29.3 cm x 26.2 cm x 3.3 cm; 11 17/32 in x 10 5/16 in x 1 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_334667

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