Since 1980 US Flag - fm USfamily.net

Information Technology Pioneers

Retirees and former employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin, and their predecessor companies

Home | Retirees' Club | Social Activities | Membership | Newsletters | Recreation | Club History | Legacy Anthology* | People | Engineering | Systems | Computers | Locations | Our Stories | Exhibit Sites | Contacts and Links | Site Map |

Page 1 updated 4/15/2018. Next update about 5/1/18.

*60 topical chapters.

Planning Ahead!

Click Social Activities for near term event details:

  • May 4th 10:30 AM: Roseville Good Old Days @ Mermaid in Moundsview.
  • May 18th, 11 AM: Syttende Mai Luncheon @ Casper's in Eagan.
  • June 13th, 3:30 PM: Annual picnic @ Highland Park in St. Paul.
  • August 8th, 8:15 AM: Tour to Fagen Museum, Granite Falls
  • September 13, 6:30 PM: Legacy display etc. at Lawshe Memorial Museum.

Board Meetings:

  • June 6, 10 AM  @ Unisys Eagan
  • Aug. 1, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Oct. 3, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Dec. 5, 10 AM @ Highpointe Curve, Roseville

Welcome to the VIP Club

Club members are retirees, former employees, spouses, and retirement eligible employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), and their Twin Cities legacy companies.  Join us, as of April 4th '18 we have 760 active memberships. This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club info and Legacy Anthology contributions.

  • Eagan Men's Chorus Spring Concert, May 11: Flyer has time, location, and ticket information, from Jim Andrews [4/5/18]
  • FASTRAND: The Computer History Archives Project pays tribute to this mass storage drum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luPM6XaKZuU - thanks to Mark Greenia [3/23/18]
  • Grandfather of 8-bit machines?  Watch and listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KojS1ezQIY [3/21/18]
  • Fall Programming: Club event venues are now reserved for September 13th, November 14th, December 6th, and January 6th. Mark your calendars and monitor the Social page. [3/3/18]
  • A 1st Business Computer: Read about the Remington-Rand '1951 Model 409' created in Rowayton, CT. [2/27/18] 
  • Where to in August: Based on member survey feedback and the board discussions on 2/7, we will plan a day trip to the Fagen Museum in early August.  Specifics and registration form will be in future newsletters and on the Social Activities page.  [2/8/2018]
  • UNIVAC II slide rule, etc.  Look at the page and video, https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/a-slide-rule-for-real-programmers. Submitted by Les Nelson via Keith Myhre.  At one time, UNIVAC II S/N 0 was in the ERA facility on Minnehaha Ave in St. Paul; the purpose was to design in a core memory function to supplement the std electronics memory.  [2/1/2018]
  • AWARD: At our winter dinner on January 7th, the Club Board named Dale Phelps as Member Emeritus in recognition of his many years of service to our Club. [1/8/2018]
  • The New Site Map tab provides a table of contents of our Club pages and Legacy Chapters (at the left below the Contacts and Links tab.) [1/8/2018]
  • Hello: My name is Dominique Carlier, I live in Belgium. I contact you because I'm trying desperately to repair for three months now an old fellow: my UTS 40 Sperry Univac, http://www.zeltrax.com/classiccmp_forum/2.jpg. If you (the reader) have any technical documents about the UTS 40, send a note to LABenson for book/information transfer specifics. [11/11/2017]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

*Contact webmaster to post items in this section [item posted date in brackets.]  If you encounter a link that doesn't work from within our pages and chapters, please notify our editor of the page/chapter number and the miscreant item.

Search this Site

Disclaimer

By accessing or using our site, you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to any term or condition, you should not access nor otherwise use our site's pages. "Content" refers to any materials, documents, images, graphics, logos, design, audio, video, and any other information provided from or on our Web site.

  1. We provide this site for your convenience only!
  2. Our Web site is provided to you without charge for your information. By merely providing access to our web site content; we do not warrant nor represent that:
    • The content is accurate or complete;
    • The content is up-to-date or current;
    • We have a duty to update any content;
    • The content is free from technical inaccuracies or typographical errors;
    • Links to pages or sites outside of the VIP CLUB site are available or accurate; and
    • Your access to our Web site will be free from interruptions, errors, computer viruses, or other harmful components.
  3. This is a living web site, i. e. updated whenever authorized volunteers have new information and the time to implement sugested additions or corrections to infomation herein.