Information Technology Division (University of Michigan) records


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Information Technology Division (University of Michigan) records

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Information Technology Division (University of Michigan) records collection held by the Bentley Historical Library. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

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The Information Technology Division, formed in 1985, consolidated academic and administrative computing at the University of Michigan. Douglas Van Houweling was named head of the unit and at the same time appointed to the new position of Vice Provost for Information Technology. During the 1980s, the unit oversaw a shift away from Michigan Terminal System (MTS) mainframe computing to a distributed, networked environment. The Information Technology Division record group documents the development of networked computing at the University of Michigan as it evolved from 1979 to 1995, mainly during the tenure of Douglas Van Houweling. The records include historical data, internal and external committee material, correspondence, and topical files and visual material.

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