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Sperry Univac Computer [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.M, File M7S-632400-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Equipment
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Equipment / Series M7: Equipment: Avionics, Electronics, and Instruments, by Manufacturer / Sperry
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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EDAN-URL:
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Grace Murray Hopper Collection

Creator:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  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
16mm films
Videotapes
Photographs
Date:
1944-1965
Summary:
Papers and photographs of Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) computer and Naval pioneer.
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.
Occupation:
Computer programmers  Search this
Topic:
Computers  Search this
Computer programming  Search this
Computers and women  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Systems engineering  Search this
Univac computer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 20th century
Technical notes
16mm films
Videotapes
Photographs -- 20th century
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
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EDAN-URL:
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Remington Rand Bookkeeping Machine on Stand

Maker:
Remington Rand Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
rubber (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 100.5 cm x 89 cm x 61 cm; 39 9/16 in x 35 1/32 in x 24 1/32 in
Object Name:
bookkeeping machine on stand
Place made:
United States: New York, Elmira
Date made:
1945-1955
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Business  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Stein and Ann R. Stein in Memory of Lena Stein
ID Number:
MA.336181
Catalog number:
336181
Accession number:
1977.0191
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Bookkeeping Machines
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Remington Rand Tabulating Machine, Model 3, Type 3200

Maker:
Remington Rand  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 134 cm x 87 cm x 80 cm; 52 3/4 in x 34 1/4 in x 31 1/2 in
Object Name:
tabulating machine
Date made:
ca 1955
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
ID Number:
MA.336296
Accession number:
305981
Catalog number:
336296
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Remington Rand Type 306-2 Card Punch, for use with a Remington Rand Model 3 Tabulating Machine

Maker:
Remington Rand  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 103 cm x 76.5 cm x 72 cm; 40 9/16 in x 30 1/8 in x 28 11/32 in
Object Name:
card punch
Date made:
ca 1955
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
ID Number:
MA.336298
Accession number:
305981
Catalog number:
336298
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1594-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Sperry Remington 665 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Maker:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (case; keys; carrying case material)
metal (circuitry material)
glass (display material)
paper (stickers material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 8.255 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
electronic calculator
Place made:
Japan
Date made:
ca 1974
Credit Line:
Gift of John B. Priser
ID Number:
1986.0988.301
Catalog number:
1986.0988.301
Accession number:
1986.0988
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-d658-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

RCA Automated Supermarket Checkstand

Maker:
RCA Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 ft x 14 ft; 1.2192 m x 4.2672 m
Object Name:
minicomputer peripheral
Date made:
1970-1972
Credit Line:
Gift of Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.01
Catalog number:
309503.01
Accession number:
309503
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Food
Computers & Business Machines
Cash and Credit Registers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3721-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Remington Electric Typewriter

Maker:
Remington Rand Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 19 in x 15 in; 25.4 cm x 48.26 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
typewriter
Other Terms:
typewriter; Standard; Electric
Credit Line:
Defense Supply Service
ID Number:
ME.333709
Catalog number:
333709
Accession number:
302053
Serial number:
2307418
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_850058

Unityper II, Data Entry Device for the Univac Computer

Maker:
Remington Rand Univac. Division of Sperry Rand Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36.8 cm x 35.6 cm x 59.7 cm; 14 1/2 in x 14 in x 23 1/2 in
crate: 38 in x 27 in x 37 in; 96.52 cm x 68.58 cm x 93.98 cm
Object Name:
computer component, input device
mainframe computer component, input device
Date made:
1957
Credit Line:
Gift of Unisys Corporation
ID Number:
1982.0638.02
Accession number:
1982.0638
Catalog number:
1982.0638.02
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
COBOL
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-7a6e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Mainframe Computer Component, UNIVAC II Plug-In Unit

Manufacturer:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 31 cm x 4.8 cm; 7 1/16 in x 12 3/16 in x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
Mainframe Component
mainframe computer component
Other Terms:
Mainframe Component; Plug-In Circuit
Credit Line:
Honeywell Information Systems, Inc.
ID Number:
1975.319077.13
Accession number:
319077
Catalog number:
319077.13
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-3511-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Photograph, Supermarket Checkstand in Use

Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 8 1/16 in; 25.4 cm x 20.50009 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Credit Line:
Gift of Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.02
Catalog number:
309503.02
Accession number:
309503
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ed02-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Photograph of checkstand in use

Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 8 1/16 in; 25.4 cm x 20.50009 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Credit Line:
Gift of Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.03
Accession number:
309503
Catalog number:
309503.03
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ed03-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Photograph of checkstand in use

Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 8 1/16 in; 25.4 cm x 20.50009 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Credit Line:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.04
Accession number:
309503
Catalog number:
309503.04
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ede1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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SCAN Supermarket Checkstand Automation Now!

Measurements:
overall: 27.9 cm x 21.7 cm; 11 in x 8 9/16 in
Object Name:
pamphlet
Credit Line:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.05
Accession number:
309503
Catalog number:
309503.05
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ede2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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The Kroger Test...SET THE PACE

Measurements:
overall: 27.9 cm x 21.7 cm; 11 in x 8 9/16 in
Object Name:
pamphlet
Credit Line:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems
ID Number:
1974.309503.06
Accession number:
309503
Catalog number:
309503.06
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ede3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214466

Univac Data Communication Concepts

Maker:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
documentation
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1969
ID Number:
2017.3055.06
Nonaccession number:
2017.3055
Catalog number:
2017.3055.06
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-836f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Documentation, UNIVAC Coding Sheets

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .7 cm x 22 cm x 28.2 cm; 9/32 in x 8 21/32 in x 11 3/32 in
Object Name:
documentation
Date made:
1950s
Credit Line:
Gift of Ann N. Ogawa
ID Number:
2016.3047.02
Catalog number:
2016.3047.02
Nonaccession number:
2016.3047
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d48e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1815865

Documentation, New Univac Computer

Maker:
Remington Rand Univac  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 22.5 cm x 28 cm; 13/32 in x 8 27/32 in x 11 1/32 in
Object Name:
documentation
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Kirk Lubbes
ID Number:
2015.3097.06
Nonaccession number:
2015.3097
Catalog number:
2015.3097.06
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8468-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764342

Mainframe Computer Model, Remington Rand Univac 1103 or 1103A

Maker:
Remington Rand Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 11.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 17/32 in
Object Name:
mainframe computer model
Date made:
ca 1953
Credit Line:
Gift of Tim Bergin
ID Number:
2013.3049.01
Nonaccession number:
2013.3049
Catalog number:
2013.3049.01
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-76f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1446207

Mainframe Computer Component, UNIVAC 9400 Read-Write Head from UNISERVO VI-C Tape Drive

Maker:
Sperry-Univac Computer Systems  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3.8 cm x 3.1 cm x 5.2 cm; 1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 2 1/16 in
Object Name:
mainframe computer component
Date made:
circa 1965
Credit Line:
OPM
ID Number:
1987.0465.06
Catalog number:
1987.0465.06
Accession number:
1987.0465
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-00f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1367839
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