Newsletter # 4
Three years have past and our museum has gone through two moves. In 2001 through 2002 the whole collection was moved to the Computer Museum of America at 640 "C" Street in San Diego. I worked with the curator, David Weil; the preparitor, Rush Glick; and the technician, Adrian Jimenez. I also worked with Sgt. Warren Brader, the curator of the secure communicaitons and survellience museum. Together we have accomplished much.
We assisted in the production of two motion pictures. One was "Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies" a production for the NOVA series on PBS. The second movie was produced by the famous Errol Morris and was initially titled "Wilson's Ghost" which is the title of one of Robert S. McNamara's books. After 20 hours of interviewing Mr. McNamara the title was changed to "The Fog of War - 11 lessons from the life of Robert McNamara" We provided all of the teletypewriter machines and the IBM card sorter that are featured in the documentary. This film distributed by SONY pictures Classics is a magnificent piece of work, that becomes breath-taking to the viewers. The musical score is also an excellent work by Philip Glass. The film won the academy award for the best documentary.
In 2004 we again moved NADCOMM and our host museum The Computer Museum of America back to the Coleman College in La Mesa, California. This time the museum takes up what used to be a bowling alley. The NADCOMM collection has its own room. The exhibit on the history of cryptology is still running. We have obtained additional matierials and equipment that is on display for the first time to the public, including a beautiful and complete Model 28 R/T cabinet donated by Thomas Kleinschmidt.
Please try to make time to visit the combined museums at the Computer Museum of America, 7380 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942. (619) 464-8220 The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and national holidays.
Yours for the preservation and operation of vintage data communications equipment.
Don Robert House