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Memoirs of a computer pioneer / by Maurice V. Wilkes

Author:
Wilkes, M. V (Maurice Vincent)  Search this
Subject:
Wilkes, M. V (Maurice Vincent)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 240 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Computers--History  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Call number:
QA76.17.W55 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275900

Turing and the universal machine : the making of the modern computer / Jon Agar

Author:
Agar, Jon  Search this
Subject:
Turing, Alan Mathison 1912-1954 Career in computing  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 153 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Computers--History  Search this
Call number:
QA76.2.T87 .A33 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_665319

Jacquard's web : how a hand-loom led to the birth of the information age / by James Essinger

Author:
Essinger, James 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Jacquard, Joseph-Marie 1752-1834  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 302 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
2004
2007, c2004
Topic:
Computers--History  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Jacquard knitting machines  Search this
Information technology--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006044

Development of the Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) Videohistory Collection, 1988

Subject:
Mauchly, John W (John William) 1907-1980  Search this
Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper) 1919-1995  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
United States Army Ordnance Department  Search this
Interviewer:
Allison, David Kite  Search this
Physical description:
2 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Date:
1988
Topic:
History of science and technology  Search this
Computers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
ENIAC (Computer)  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009537
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217705

Col. Paul N. Gillon (1907-1996)

Subject:
Gillon, Paul N. 1907-1996  Search this
United States Army Ordnance Department  Search this
U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Computers--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1950]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384224

Portraits of Stan Frankel, Lester Kilpatrick and Floyd G. Steele; Street views

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Frankel, Stan  Search this
Kilpatrick, Lester  Search this
Steele, Floyd G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
February 12, 1973
Topic:
San Francisco (Calif.)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-1167]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394828

Portrait of Richard I. Tanaka; Holiday Artwork

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Tanaka, Richard I  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
February 12, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-1192]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394832

Computer History, 1989-1990

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-150, National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-150-refidd1e1085

Grace Murray Hopper Collection

Creator:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906- (mathematician)  Search this
Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Former owner:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Names:
Remington Rand.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Technical notes
Date:
1944-1965
Scope and Contents:
The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNIVAC and ENIAC civilian models. The photographs document both equipment and Hopper with her colleagues at work and on social occasions. There are numerous published articles and memoranda by Hopper and others on various technical aspects of computers. Clippings of newspaper and magazine articles relating to computers and their development are also included, as well as periodicals and brochures. A "humor file" contains jokes and anecdotes collected by Hopper.

Much of the material is annotated by Hopper, primarily through notations on 3 x 5 white slips of paper. Some of the annotations by Elizabeth Luebbert, who served as a summer research assistant in the Museum's Computer History Project.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eleven series.

Series 1: Technical Documents, 1944-1949

Series 2: Photographs of Mark II, 1948

Series 3: Photographs at Harvard, 1944-1945

Series 4: Reports and Articles, 1946-1948

Series 5: Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, 1949-1965

Series 6: Compiling Routines, 1952-1954

Series 7: Press Clippings, 1944-1953

Series 8: Periodicals and Brochures, 1950-1953

Series 9: Humor file, 1944-1953

Series 10: Machine Tape, undated

Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) obtained her Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University in 1934. She was an associate professor of mathematics at Vassar College when she joined the Women's Reserve of the United States Navy, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in 1944 and was assigned to the computing project at Harvard University. She served under Commander Howard H. Aiken as a Wave until 1946, and remained at Harvard's Computation Laboratory as a research fellow until 1949. In that year she joined the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation as a senior mathematician. When Eckert-Mauchly became a division of Remington Rand, Hopper remained as senior programmer, a title she retained until 1959. Subsequently, she served as systems engineer and director of automatic programming development (1959-1964) and staff scientist in systems programming (1964-1971) for the UNIVAC division of Sperry Rand Corporation. Hopper retired from UNIVAC in 1972, having returned to active service in the U.S. Navy from which she eventually retired with the rank of Rear Admiral.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Computer Oral History Collection (AC0196)

This collection contains five oral history interviews with Grace Murray Hopper conducted on: July 1, 1968; November 1, 1968; January 7, 1969; February 4, 1969; and July 5, 1972.
Provenance:
Grace Murray Hopper donated her materials to the National Museum of American History, Section of Mathematics in 1967 and 1968. The majority of the collection was donated through the Museum's Computer Oral History Project in 1972.
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:
Computer programming  Search this
Computer programmers  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Computers  Search this
Systems engineering  Search this
Univac computer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 20th century
Technical notes
Citation:
Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0324
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Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0324
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956-1988 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research files, correspondence, floor plans, and budgetary information; and photographs of exhibitions, artifacts, and Division staff.
Historical Note:
In 1965, a Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments was created in the Division of Physical Sciences under Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator. The Section was renamed the Section of Mathematics in 1968, and Merzbach reported to Silvio A. Bedini, assistant director for the Museum. In 1970 the Section of Mathematics became part of the Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy. Merzbach became involved in the Computer History Project (CHP), which included Henry S. Tropp as principal investigator. CHP was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974.

From 1974 to 1977, the Section of Mathematics reported to the chairman of the Department of Science and Technology. In 1978 it became the Division of Mathematics in the Department of History of Science; and in 1987, it merged with the Division of Physical Sciences to form the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

The Division of Mathematics and its predecessors were concerned with the history of mathematical calculating instruments, both domestic and foreign, dating back to the eighteenth century. The Division prepared exhibitions for the Hall of Mathematics and collected artifacts such as planimeters, slide rules, mechanical calculators, digital electronic computers, and astrolabes. Curators and staff of the Division and its predecessors included Robert P. Multhauf, curator of Physical Sciences and Measurement, 1955-1957, curator of Physical Sciences, 1957-1964; Uta C. Merzbach, associate curator of Physical Sciences, 1964, associate curator of Mathematics and Antique Instruments, 1965-1968, associate curator of Mathematics, 1968-1970, Curator of Mathematics, 1970-1988; and Henry S. Tropp, principal investigator of the Computer History Project, 1971-1974.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Mathematics -- History  Search this
Physical sciences -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 332
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0332

Folder 9 Multhauf, Robert P., 1965, 1968-1969. Concerns loan of museum specimens, preparations for social events, interviews, purchase of scientific instruments for Weights and Measurements exhibit, and progress of Computer History Project.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 1: DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS, ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1962-1988, AND UNDATED. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1065

Folder 2 Katz, Barbara, 1979, 1981. Pertains to request to review the Crockett Johnston Collection, listen to the interview tapes and read related documentation on the Computer History Project.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 2: UTA C. MERZBACH, CORRESPONDENCE, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1958-1985, AND UNDATED. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1610

Folder 10 MITRE Corporation, 1969-1977. Concerns involvement with Computer History Project and the Whirlwind Computer exhibit.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 2: UTA C. MERZBACH, CORRESPONDENCE, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1958-1985, AND UNDATED. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1699

COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 332, Series 3
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1919

Box 9

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1928

Folder 4 Accessions, 1972. Concerns donation of five volumes on "Computation Seminar Proceedings."

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1935

Folder 5 Administrative Procedures: Computer History Project, 1970-1974. Concerns Computer History Project quarterly reports, investigations of the Principal Investigator, procurement procedures, West Coast interviews with pioneers of computer developm...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1946

Folder 6 American Federation of Information Processing Services, 1973-1975. Pertains to account of expenditures under contract with the American Federation of Information Processing Services, Incorporated; meetings regarding the Computer History Projec...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1957

Folder 7 Analog Calculating Devices, undated. Includes script drafts and drawings for the exhibit.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1968

Folder 8 Analog Calculating Devices, Demonstration, undated. Includes graphic solution by F. B. Correia, Department of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy, on the mechanical analogs of linear equation. Drawings are included.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 332, National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Series 3: COMPUTER HISTORY PROJECT, DIVISION RECORDS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, 1956-1985, AND UNDATED / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0332-refidd1e1980

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