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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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0310

ISO Code -- General History, Volume 1: thru May 1961

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref10

ISO Code -- General History, Volume 2: thru January 1962

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ISO Code -- General History, Volume 3: thru September 1962

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ISO Code -- General History, Volume 4: thru April 1964

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref13

ISO Code -- General History, Volume 5: thru August 1966

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref14

ISO Code -- General History, Volume 6: thru April 1972

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref15

ISO Code -- General History, Volume 7: thru March 1979

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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ALGOL Bulletin: March 1959-August 1961

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref17

APIC Bulletin: June 1960-October 1964

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref18

The Globotype Telegraph: A Recording Instrument . . . patented by David Mc. Callum, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856.

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dolotta, T. A., Functional Specifications for Typewriter-LikeTime-Sharing Terminals, reprinted from Computing Surveys, Volume 2, no. 1 (March 1970).

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref20

Hopper, Grace Murray, Electronic Data-Processing: Techniques, Methods Applications, reprinted from Control Engineering

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1956
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref21

ALGOL (XTRAN) -- History, Volume 1: May 1957- December 1960

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref22

ALGOL (XTRAN) -- History, Volume 2: December 1960-October 1962

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref23

ALGOL (XTRAN) -- History, Volume 3: ca. 1960- 1971

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref24

COBOL--History, Volume 2: September 1960- February 1965

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref25

COBOL--History, Volume 3: June 1965-June 1967

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref26

COBOL--History, Volume 4: ca. 1964-1969

Collection Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Computer Standards Collection, 1958-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Computer Standards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0310-ref27

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