Guide to the Charles Fertig Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0312
Creators:
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Fertig, Charles
Dates:
1979-1985
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.25 Cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Grace M. Angle, 1988.
Author
Grace M. Angle
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Charles Fertig, April 8, 1988.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charles Fertig Collection, 1979-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Graphic Arts to the Archives Center, September 13, 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Computers in industry -- 1970-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lasers in the graphic arts -- 1970-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logs (records) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic arts -- 1970-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Direct Plate Imager Technology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers -- Printing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography -- Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals -- 1970-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missouri -- 1970-1990 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photomechanical processes -- 1970-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printing -- Newspapers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette (newspaper). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives