Skip to main content

William Regitz Manuscript Collection

Identifier: 003-MS 472

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents regarding William Regitz’s personal life and his coursework from DeVry College, Monmouth College, and Northeastern University. This collection also includes documents related to the projects he worked on while employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Honeywell, and Intel. Materials in the collection include coursework, employment records, patents, training documents, correspondence, plaques and awards, pins, paperweights, publications, personal papers, and computer chips.


  • 1955-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of Ganser Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments, and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


William Regitz was born in 1939 in Locustdale, Pennsylvania where he was the fourth of six children. His family was poor growing up, so William had to work part-time while attending college classes. Bill majored in electrical engineering and received his associate’s degree from DeVry College in 1959, his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College in 1967, and his master’s degree from Northeastern University in 1968. Through his coursework at DeVry, William learned that he was interested in computer memory systems, so this is what he focused on throughout his career. His first job was with Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1960-1967 where he worked on the Electronic Switching System that would create a memory system in which phone numbers could be stored. In 1967, Bill landed a job with Honeywell and began working on semiconductor memory products. During his time at Honeywell, William worked on a few projects with Intel, and in 1970, he accepted a job offer from them. At Intel, he continued to focus on memory systems but was now working as a manager/supervisor. William played a major role in the development of new memory system products at Intel, and he continued working for the company until his retirement in 1999.


0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


System of Arrangement

Series I. DeVry Technical Institute Series II. Monmouth College Series III. Northeastern University Series IV. Bell Laboratories Series V. Honeywell Series VI. Intel Series VII. Personal Papers Series VIII. Artifacts

Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

William Regitz

Name and Location of Repository

Archives and Special Collections, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551



William Regitz Manuscript collection
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US