July 3, 2018 Update
We are now closing our fundraiser page. Thanks to all that contributed. We were able to acquire the scanner and a good computer for it, but did not raise sufficient funds to purchase a printer and upgrade our network.
June 11, 2018 Update
Unlike Tektronix products which always work right out of the box, the scanner and the computer required a fair amount of tweaking to get them to work together. The computers is now configured and we have scanned a few items. The computer was essential and was purchased with funds above the goal. Thanks to all who contributed.
May 31, 2018 Update
Today we installed the new computer and microfiche scanner. We still have some issues to work through but are making progress!
May 18, 2018 Update
Hurray! Today we reached our goal of $6,000 to purchase a microfiche scanner. Thanks to all who made this possible.
We will be leaving the campaign open until the end of June. Funds above the goal will be used to improve our computing, networking, and printing infrastructure to take full advantage of the scanner. Any funds above these acquisitions will be used for general operation and improvement of the museum.
You can contribute to this fundraiser at www.youcaring.com/Vintagetek-fiche
Thanks to all who have contributed to support the vintageTEK museum.
Help the museum purchase a microfiche scanner!
Tektronix for a number of decades published copies of documents to their field offices on microfiche. The vintageTEK museum has an extensive microfiche collection estimated at over 3 million individual pages. There are certainly duplicates and some of this information is already available publicly but there is specific documentation that is available in microfiche only. This video will tell you more.
Due to the significant number of pages and finite volunteer hours available, our initial effort will be to respond to specific requests for information. A dedicated effort to scan major portions of the collection is dependent on additional volunteer hours.
Please help the vintageTEK museum acquire a microfiche scanner to be able to utilize this microfiche collection.
VintageTEK org is a 501(c)(3) charity so all donations are 100% tax deductible under section 170 of the IRS code.
vintageTEK is dedicated to displaying working Tektronix products which enabled generations of scientists, engineers, and technicians create the future and to the memory of those Tektronix employees that created this legacy. Our mission is to encourage the next generation of engineers by sharing this knowledge and history and supporting STEM programs in our local community.
The museum operates solely by the support of volunteers, contributions, and modest ebay sales. The museum does not charge for tours or special events. Your donations to help purchase the microfiche scanner can be made at YouCaring.