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A Future President: Ronald Reagan Visits HP
Ronald Reagan visited Hewlett-Packard during his 1966 gubernatorial campaign. He would win the election less than one month later.
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All-American: SI Football Squad
In 1958, Sports Illustrated named Dave Packard to its annual Silver Anniversary All-America football squad, which recognized star college players who went on to remarkable professional success in the ...
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An Enduring Mark: HP Logo 20-Year Pin
Twenty years after it was first trademarked, Hewlett-Packard was still using its original logo. The milestone was commemorated by this pin.
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Cubicles Don’t Change HP Collegiality
By the 1960s, cubicles had caught on for administrative personnel, but they didn’t change the collegiality that characterized Hewlett-Packard workspaces.
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Equal Opportunity Focus at HP
The 1960s brought a new scrutiny to race and inequality in the United States. Dave Packard explained to managers what this climate meant for Hewlett-Packard Company, an organization that always abhorr ...
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HP Establishes Moseley Division
Hewlett-Packard’s first move into printing came with the 1958 acquisition of FL Moseley Company, which made graphic printing devices. The new Moseley division became in effect Hewlett-Packard’s first ...
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HP Teaches Assembly Techniques
At a time when few women were pursuing careers in tech, and fewer electronics companies were willing to hire women for fear of turnover, HP was actively training women for careers in the industry. Her ...
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HP-TV Studio: Quiet on the Set
Hewlett-Packard’s first in-house HP-TV television studio began at Page Mill Road around 1967. Since then, video has been an integral communication strategy for the company and has routinely been used ...
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Launching HP Labs
HP Laboratories officially launched in 1966. The new division was created to give engineers the freedom to pursue research and development without the pressure of needing to find an immediate path to ...
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On Sale: The First HP Computer Purchase
The first Hewlett-Packard computer ever purchased was sold to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in 1966 for use on the research vessel Chain.