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Charles Fertig Collection

Creator:
Fertig, Charles  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
Names:
St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette (newspaper).  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Logs (records)
Manuals
Technical manuals
Place:
Missouri -- 1970-1990
Date:
1979-1985
Summary:
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.
Arrangement:
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles Fertig, April 8, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Computers in industry -- 1970-1990  Search this
Lasers in the graphic arts -- 1970-1990  Search this
Graphic arts -- 1970-1990  Search this
Direct Plate Imager Technology  Search this
Newspapers -- Printing  Search this
Photography -- Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990  Search this
Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990  Search this
Printing -- Newspapers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Logs (records)
Manuals -- 1970-1990
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Charles Fertig Collection, 1979-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0312
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Charles Fertig Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8acd1a42b-5831-4b50-9639-0bc332990610
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0312

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