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Information Technology Pioneers

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

Planning Ahead!

Click Social Activities for near term event details:

  • 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.
  • November 14, 11:05 AM: Unihogs/ Unitrukey's reunion at Casper's in Eagan

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 May 6th '18 we have 759 active memberships.  This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club info and Legacy Anthology contributions.

  • Posted a 1974 Sperry Open House informational booklet as the July monthly article.  Browse to Our Stories, 2018 for recent Legacy Anthology stories. [5/16/18]
  • Thanks Dave: Here is a link to Dave Wilhelm's May 4th snapshot album, 2018 edition of Roseville Good Old Days.  Some prior year albums are linked from the Social page.  [5/9/18] 
  • Burroughs before UNISYS: The Computer History Archives Project has combined a couple of history videos and associated informational slides. Sit back and enjoy! [5/9/18]
  • 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]
  • 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.   [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]
  • 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.

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