File recovery help needed (Alabama)

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Jun 22 21:18:03 CDT 2017

>> I was contacted by a faculty member at the University of Alabama
>> (Tuscaloosa) who is looking for help in recovering files from some
>> 5-1/4" diskettes.  The diskettes are from the 1989-1892 time frame...

On Thu, 22 Jun 2017, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> An eyewitness account of the Second Franco-Dahomean War?

1892 would probably not be 5.25" disks.
Probably a Hollerith code, since that was 2 years into the census.
round holes, 12 rows, 24 columns, 3" x 5.5"
(later, they went to 3.25" x 7.375")

That was all before my time, so I have to rely on accounts by others.

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