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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 Measurements  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
United States National Museum Section of Steam Transportation  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Mechanical Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments  Search this
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
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of History of Science  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Science, Medicine, and Society  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1956
1956-1988
1890-1994
Topic:
Mathematics--History  Search this
Physical sciences--History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00111
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218191

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
See more items in:
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

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