Research institute originally conducting this experiment:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution)
Everett, Robert R
10.3 cubic feet
Project Whirlwind was centered in the Servomechanics Laboratory at M.I.T., with its original objective being the development of a device that would simulate airplanes in flight. In the course of the research, Whirlwind evolved into a key element of the U.S.'s early air defense system. Since M.I.T. did not view this as an appropriate action for an educational institution to take part in, it transferred the entire project to the MITRE corporation.
Some 2516 items, arranged in chronological order; covers the project dates of 1945 to 1958. Includes summary reports, correspondence, notes, memos and other reports.
Whirlwind Computer Collection, 1945-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History