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Conference on Federal Government Involvement in Electronic Computing Documentation

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Names:
Association for Computing Machinery.  Search this
Data Processing Management Association  Search this
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  Search this
Medicine and Science, Division of, (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C., 1933-  Search this
Rabinow, Jacob, 1910-  Search this
Rosenthal, Solomon  Search this
Speaker:
Collins, Michael, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Budgets
Minutes
Photographs
Press releases
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Date:
1976-1979
Summary:
Papers and recordings relating to a conference held at the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) on October 23, 1978. The Conference was a joint effort by the Smithsonian, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Data Processing Management Association, and the Washington, D.C.chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The collection includes: a program signed by participants; photographs taken at the conference; planning documents such as invitations to speakers to participate and responses to them, proposed guest lists, proposed agendas, press releases, minutes of the planning committee for the Conference; documents relating to budgeting for the conference; and audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes of the conference.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is currently unprocessed.
Arrangement:
1 series
Biographical / Historical:
The concept for this conference was developed by Sol Rosenthal and Bill LaPlante, both considered pioneers in the field of computing. The conference was planned to honor the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Washington chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1979. An additional impetus was the awareness that many of the original members of the chapter were at advanced ages, and the fear that early computer history would become lost if not recorded. A committee was formed with Rosenthal and Smithsonian Curator Uta Merzbach as chairs, a program was developed, and speakers and participants invited. The conference, held on October 23, 1978 was considered very successful as participants provided a wealth of historical detail. Notable participants include Grace Murray Hopper, former NASA astronaut Michael Collins, and Jacob Rabinow, among others.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves. Fees for commercial reproduction.

Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
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:
Computers -- History  Search this
Conferences -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Budgets
Minutes
Photographs -- 1970-1980
Press releases
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Conference on Federal Involvement in Electronic Computing Prior to 1954 Records, 1976-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1298
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1298

Records, 1956-1976

Creator:
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Warner, Deborah Jean  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Mills, Deborah J  Search this
Winlock, William Crawford  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Apparatus  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Smithson Bicentennial  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Floor plans
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
1956-1976
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000293
See more items in:
Research Records 1954-1985 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Divisional Records 1961-1988 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Exhibition Records 1956-1980 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Correspondence 1956-1976 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Special Events Records 1964-1967 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216862

Agency history, 1890-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903  Search this
Winlock, William Crawford  Search this
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Warner, Deborah Jean  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Eklund, Jon B  Search this
Lewis, Lester Clark  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurement  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Apparatus  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1956
1956-1988
1890-1994
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00111
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218191

Georg Scheutz and the first printing calculator / Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Scheutz, Georg 1785-1873  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 74 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1976
1977
Topic:
Calculators--History  Search this
Call number:
E171 .S664 no. 36
E171.S664 no. 36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79192

Curatorial Records, 1955-1985

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Nicholas Suszynski  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Antique Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1955
1955-1985
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Computers  Search this
Fire  Search this
Internship programs  Search this
IBM computers  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00439
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1955-1985 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219897

A history of mathematics / Carl B. Boyer ; revised by Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Boyer, Carl B (Carl Benjamin) 1906-1976  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 762 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Call number:
QA21.B767 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407301

Of levers, and electrons, and learning, and enlightenment : technological augumentation of cognition in the United States since 1776 / by Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Interdisciplinary Communications Program  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Psychological Sciences Division Personnel and Training Research Programs  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 56 p. : ill. (some folded) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Topic:
Cognition--History  Search this
Cognition--Methodology  Search this
Cognition--Research  Search this
Call number:
BF311 .M57 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468350

A Century of mathematics in America / edited by Peter Duren with assistance of Richard A. Askey, Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Askey, Richard  Search this
Duren, Peter L. 1935-  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
1988-
20th century
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Call number:
QA27.U5C46 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358411

Early auditory studies : activities in the psychology laboratories of American universities / Audrey B. Davis and Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Davis, Audrey B  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1975
Topic:
Hearing  Search this
Psychophysiology--History  Search this
Call number:
BF251 .D38X
E171 .S644 No. 31
BF251.D38X
E171.S644 No. 31
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52792

Graphic recording in psychology: the kymograph. / Audrey B. Davis and Uta C. Merzbach

Author:
Davis, Audrey B  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
American Psychological Association  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
6 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
N.d.]
Topic:
Kymograph  Search this
Psychological apparatus  Search this
Call number:
BF80 .D261
BF80.D261
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85958

Smithsonian computer history project : a combined index to oral histories open to readers / by Peggy A. Kidwell & Juanita Y. Morris under the direction of Uta C. Merzbach, curator Division of Mathematics

Author:
Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich  Search this
Hazen, Harold L (Harold Locke) 1901-1980  Search this
Killian, James Rhyne 1904-1988  Search this
Von Hippel, Arthur R (Arthur Robert) 1898-  Search this
Weizenbaum, Joseph  Search this
Brown, Gordon S  Search this
Morris, Juanita Y  Search this
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Gordon S  Search this
Hazen, Harold L (Harold Locke) 1901-1980  Search this
Killian, James Rhyne 1904-1988  Search this
Von Hippel, Arthur R (Arthur Robert) 1898-  Search this
Weizenbaum, Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
117 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Indexes
Date:
1986
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Computer engineers  Search this
Computer industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_967398

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