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Xerox opens the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

June 1970
Xerox opens the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Xerox Corporation was founded in 1938; its first automatic copier to use ordinary paper was developed in 1959 and revolutionized office communications. Xerox joined the Park in 1970 to take advantage of the research opportunities associated with Stanford and the area.


Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (or P.A.R.C.) is one of only three research centers in Xerox; research in electro-physics and computer-related software sciences is conducted here.





Xerox opens the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

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