Lawrence J. Schoenberg, C53, WG56, is founder and former CEO of AGS
Computers, Inc. He holds directorships in numerous corporations in the
micro-computing and software development industry, including Merisel,
Inc., Government Technology Services, Inc., SunGuard Data Services, Inc.,
Image Business Systems, Inc., Penn American Group, Inc., Soft*Switch,
Inc., Q-Star, Inc., and Forecross Corporation. His earlier professional
experience included executive positions with IBM and Litton Industries.
Mr. Schoenberg is active on the boards of various professional groups and educational institutions, including the American Business Conference, the Charles Babbage Institute Board of Trustees, the Dickinson College Board of Trustees and the Information Technologies Association of America (formerly ADAPSO).
Between 1953 and 1955, Mr. Schoenberg served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico.
In addition to serving on the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers, Larry also generously supports the Library together with Barbara Brizdle. They are the patrons behind the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI), and co-founders of the Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies.
His generosity has made it possible for the Library to transform rare and fragile books and manuscripts into widely-accessible electronic media. His gifts have included the donation of the four-millionth volume in the Library's collections, an early fifteenth-century manuscript of great significance; the loan of his personal collection of illuminated manuscripts for two magnificent exhibitions; and the creation of an online archive of facsimiles of his manuscripts.
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative
The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image