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Records of the Year 2000 Project

    Wofford College. Year 2000 Task Force. 
    Year 2000 Papers, 1997-2000 
    RG TF-Y2K    
    1 cubic foot, in 1 box

History note: During the late 1990s, the question of what would happen to the college’s computer infrastructure on January 1, 2000 became a pressing concern. At Wofford, a task force led by Dr. B. G. Stephens ‘57, the college’s vice president for technology, worked to address these concerns. With several hundred desktop computers, computer servers, many different software packages, and numerous outside vendors and agencies that the college communicated with electronically, the Y2K transition had the potential to be expensive and time-consuming. Many college trustees, themselves the leaders of corporations, were well aware of the problem, and the board took an active interest in the college’s preparations. Preparations grew more intense in the fall of 1999, as the college applied software patches to computers and replaced hardware that could not be updated.

Organization note: The files are arranged by subject.

Access note: unrestricted

Summary note: The files consist of correspondence between college officials, correspondence with vendors, consultants, newspaper and trade publication clippings, and other documents that describe the college task force’s work.

Citation: Cite as: Records of the Year 2000 Project, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location: Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Administrative notes: (Received by transfer from Dr. B. G. Stephens, July 4, 2008, processed 2008 by Phillip Mullinnix and Phillip Stone. Finding Aid completed March 3, 2010.

Finding Aid: folder listing

Administrative file
Y2K Audit
Correspondence 
    January-June 1999 
    July-October 1999 
    November 1999 
    December 1999
Memoranda 
    January-June 1999 
    July-December 1999
Contingency Plans
Financial Aid
Interim 2000 (2 folders)
Readiness Statements (2 folders)
Terrorism
U. S. Department of Education
Y2K Workbook, Mobis Solutions
Y2K Sharing Session (Milliken)
Articles
Newspapers