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1.25 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Missouri -- 1970-1990
Records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of records relating to the development of direct plate imager technology and its early use by the St. Joseph News Press and Gazette, credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use. It consists primarily of maintenance manuals, maintenance logs and systems logs, and training notes over a period of about five years.
The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Maintenance logs, System logs
Series 2: Maintenance manuals
Series 3: Training Notes
Series 4: Miscellaneous
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Fertig was a technician at the St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette. The newspaper developed a direct plate imager technology and is credited with being a leader in the field of laser adaptation to computer reproduction of photographs for newspaper use.
Collection donated by Charles Fertig, April 8, 1988.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.