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RIT U.S. Memories Briefing records

 Collection — Box-Folder: 14
Identifier: RITArc-0494

Scope and Contents

This is a record of the U.S. Memories Briefing, contained within a single booklet. It proposes that the consortium be located at the RIT campus in 1989.


  • Creation: 1989-1989

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

U.S. Memories consortium was a proposed $350-million consortium to be comprised of the nation’s largest computer and semiconductor companies dedicated to the advancement of microelectronics, especially memory chips. U.S. Memories was to be a secure and American source of megabit dynamic random access memory (DRAMS) devices. The Japanese had recently surpassed the United States in the development of new technology, as well as world market shares. It was proposed that this venture would assist in re-establishing the United States’ dominance in the industry. The Rochester Institute of Technology campus was a potential location for the consortium. The proposal officially collapsed after 6 months of effort, due to a lack of sponsors and funding.


1 Folder(s) (These records are located within a folder in a document box.)




Records consist of the U.S. Memories Briefing for the Rochester Institute of Technology. U.S. Memories was supposed to become a collaborative effort to give American firms a secure and home-based supply of memory chips. These records are contained within a single booklet.


There is only one item in this record group.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 786, Box 14

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Allison Thompson in January 2014.

RIT U.S. Memories Briefing records
RIT Archives
Allison Thompson
14 January 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA