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Computer Standards Collection

Creator:
International Standards Organization (ISO).  Search this
Bemer, Robert M.  Search this
Names:
COBOL (Computer program language).  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Business records
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Minutes
Date:
1958-1979
Summary:
Papers collected by Robert W. Bemer (1920-2004) during his involvement in setting language and data standards during the early years of the computer industry.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fc340ae0-14fb-445a-92ad-b7a0798b2372
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0310

COBOL with style : programming proverbs / Louis J. Chmura, Henry F. Ledgard

Author:
Chmura, Louis J  Search this
Ledgard, Henry F. 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
COBOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.73.C25 C5X
QA76.73.C25C5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81651

A guide to COBOL programming

Author:
McCracken, Daniel D  Search this
Physical description:
182 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
[c1963]
Topic:
COBOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
HF5548.5 .C2M13
HF5548.5.C2M13
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82310

Philco 2000 COBOL : preliminary description

Author:
Philco Corporation Computer Division  Search this
Physical description:
[123] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
C1962
Topic:
COBOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Philco 2000 (Computer)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.8.P54 P54c
QA76.8.P54P54c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147803

COBOL; a self-instructional manual

Author:
Saxon, James A  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
[1963]
Topic:
COBOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
HF5548.5.C2 S27
HF5548.5.C2S27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51172

COBOL extensions to handle data bases; report to the CODASYL COBOL Committee January, 1968, prepared by Data Base Task Group

Data Base Task Group:
Conference on Data Systems Languages  Search this
Physical description:
46, 3 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Topic:
COBOL (Computer program language)  Search this
Call number:
QA76.5 .C74
QA76.5.C74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110294

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