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Computer Standards Collection

Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
COBOL (Computer program language).  Search this
Former owner:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Business records
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Minutes
Date:
1958-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, reports, publications, meeting minutes, and bulletins of standards committees relating to ALGOL, COBOL, and the International Standards Organization (ISO) subcommittee on character sets (ANSI X3L2). The ALGOL records include correspondence to the ALGOL Maintenance Subcommittee (Association for Computing Machinery) and information about the International Algebraic Language, XTRAN source language for FORTRAN, and the SHARE ALGOL 60 translator. The COBOL records (1960-1969) include material from CODASYL, the European Computer Manufacturer's Association, SHARE, and the American Standards Association. The ISO records (1959- 1979) relate exclusively to the standards for data formats and codes and includes material from other standards organizations.

Source

Bruce H. Bruemmer, Resources for the History of Computing: A Guide to U. S. and Canadian Records (Minneapolis, MN: Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, 1987), pp. 30 31.]
Biographical / Historical:
This collection was put together by Robert W. Bemer during his involvement in setting language and data standards for the early computer industry. He accumulated a collection of material from organizations and individuals relating to computer standards.
Provenance:
This material was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in June 1979 by the compiler, Robert W. Bemer.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Standardization -- Computers -- 1950-1980  Search this
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Computer programming -- 1950-1980  Search this
Computer industry -- 1950-1980  Search this
Computers -- History -- 1950-1980  Search this
Computers -- 1950-1980  Search this
Computers -- Standards -- 1950-1980  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports -- 1950-1980
Business records -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Pamphlets -- 1950-2000
Minutes
Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0310
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0310

An introduction to ALGOL 60, by Christian Andersen

Author:
Andersen, Christian 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 57 p. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5.A48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_299232

A guide to ALGOL programming

Author:
McCracken, Daniel D  Search this
Physical description:
106 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
[c1962]
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .M13g
QA76.5.M13g
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43671

The programmer's ALGOL; a complete reference. With a foreword by Robert Bemer

Author:
Lecht, Charles Philip  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 251 p. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .L45
QA76.5.L45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26368

Einführung in die algorithmische Sprache ALGOL. Von Immo O. Kerner und Gerhard Zielke. Mit einem Geleitwort von H. Zemanek und einem Anhang von R. Strobel

Author:
Kerner, Immo Ottomar  Search this
Zielke, Gerhard  Search this
Physical description:
283 p. 2 inserts (in pocket) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .K39 1969
QA76.5.K39 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_164735

Introduction to ALGOL [by] R. Baumann [and others]

Author:
Baumann, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
x, 142 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .B34
QA76.5.B34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_35292

Introduction to Oregano [microform] : a coercive, recurcive, block structured language with deference to reference, attention to retention, and unification of information and control structures, and which has an implementation orientation in its definition and specification / Daniel M. Berry

Author:
Berry, Daniel M  Search this
General Electric Company Research and Development Center, Schenectady, N.Y  Search this
Physical description:
19 pages
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1970
Topic:
Algorithms  Search this
ALGOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Programming languages (Electronic computers)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039413

A politico-social history of Algol / R.W. Bemer ; edited by Mark Halpern and Christopher Shaw

Author:
Bemer, R. W  Search this
Halpern, Mark  Search this
Shaw, Christopher (Christopher Alden)  Search this
General Electric Information Systems  Search this
Physical description:
p. [151]-237 ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
1964
Topic:
ALGOL (Computer program language)--History  Search this
Programming languages (Electronic computers)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .B45 1969
QA76.5.B45 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358262

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