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David Savidge Papers

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Creator:
Savidge, David  Search this
Names:
Remington Rand.  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transparencies
Programs
Lecture notes
Date:
1950-1958
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to Savidge's work in the field of automated record management. Includes his lecture notes and transparencies, publications from events at which he delivered lectures, publications from record management organizations, and technical notes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
An employee of Remington Rand's UNIVAC Division, Savidge was a leader in the field of applying computers to accounting and record management in industry.
Provenance:
Collection donated by David Savidge, October 27, 1971.
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:
Computers in industry -- 1950-1960  Search this
Accounting -- Data processing  Search this
Computers  Search this
Univac computer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transparencies
Programs
Lecture notes
Citation:
David Savidge Papers, 1950-1958, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0633
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David Savidge Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0633

Gordon D. Goldstein Collection

Creator:
Goldstein, Gordon D.  Search this
Names:
ENIAC.  Search this
Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC).  Search this
Remington Rand.  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Design drawings
Date:
1948 - 1957
Summary:
Papers relate to Gordon D. Goldstein, a computer engineer and frequent seminar speaker and participant, especially in the fields of linguistics and machine translation.
Scope and Contents:
The Goldstein Collection documents an interesting and important period in the development of the early computer industry. Many of the items in the collection are technical in nature; others, however, provide an interesting perspective on the development of post-war American culture. Items in the collection include design and training materials, operational manuals, professional literature, advertisements and promotional items, photographs, business and office documentation, and conference and seminar materials.

The collection is divided into five series. The first three series correspond to Goldstein's employment history; the fourth series includes notes and minutes from UNIVAC and computer conferences attended by Goldstein; and the fifth series contains general computer publications and computer advertisements. Of particular interest in the last series is a copy of the 1954 Report to the Association for Computing Machinery: First Glossary of Programming Terminology. This item was edited by Grace Murray Hopper.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series.

Series 1, National Bureau of Standards, Electronic Computers Section/Standards Eastern Automatic Computer, 1948-1953

Series 2, U.S. Navy/Applied Mathematics Laboratory, 1950-1957

Series 3, UNIVAC-Remington Rand Corporation/Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, 1948--956

Series 4, UNIVAC Conferences, 1950-1956

Series 5, Publications and Competitor Materials, 1950-1955
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1917, Gordon D. Goldstein graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. In 1941, Goldstein took a job with the Army Signal Corp as a civilian inspector of radio and navigation equipment. After leaving the Army Signal Corp, Goldstein took a job as development engineer at the Washington Institute of Technology where he was employed until 1950. From 1950 to 1951 he worked as chief engineer with computers for the Census Bureau in Philadelphia.

In 1951, Goldstein left the Census Bureau and took a job with the Navy Department. During his tenure there, Goldstein worked in three offices or divisions: the Naval Ordnance Laboratory (electronics scientist), the David Taylor Model Basin's Applied Mathematics Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Information Systems Program where he was involved with applications of UNIVAC I. Goldstein worked in the Office of Naval Research from 1956 until his retirement in 1980.

Sources

Berkeley, Edmund C., ed. Who's Who in Computers and Data Processing 1971: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Computer Professionals. New York: The New York Times Book and Educational Division, 1971.

Gordon D. Goldstein Papers, 1950-1979. Charles Babbage Institute: Center for the History of Information Processing.

Williams, Michael R. A History of Computing Technology. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1997.
Related Materials:
Materials in Other Organizations

The Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of Information Processing houses the Gordon D. Goldstein Papers, 1950-1979, http://special.lib.umn.edu/findaid/xml/cbi00068.xml

Archives Center, National Museum of American History houses the Computer Oral History Collection, 1969-1973, 1977 http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/fa_comporalhist_index.aspx
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Gordon D. Goldstein on December 13, 1978.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Seac computer  Search this
Systems engineering  Search this
Univac computer  Search this
Computers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Design drawings
Citation:
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0554
See more items in:
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0554
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Specifications for automatic plotter to be used with UNIVAC computing system

Collection Creator:
Goldstein, Gordon D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954 March
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gordon D. Goldstein Collection
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection / Series 2: U.S. Navy/Applied Mathematics Laboratory / 2.1: Operational Manuals and Training Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0554-ref33

Instructional booklet containing miscellaneous items pertaining to the operation of the UNIVAC Computer

Collection Creator:
Goldstein, Gordon D.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Gordon D. Goldstein Collection
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection / Series 3: UNIVAC-Remington Rand Corporation/Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation / 3.2: Operational Manuals and Training Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0554-ref61

Grace Murray Hopper Collection

Creator:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences  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
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.
Occupation:
Computer programmers  Search this
Topic:
Computer programming  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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Nathan Marsh Pusey (left), Howard Hathaway Aiken (center), and Leslie Richard Groves, Jr. (right)

Subject:
Pusey, Nathan M (Nathan Marsh) 1907-2001  Search this
Aiken, Howard H (Howard Hathaway) 1900-1973  Search this
Groves, Leslie R. 1896-1970  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Harvard University Computation Laboratory  Search this
Remington Rand, Inc  Search this
Sperry Rand Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
October 18, 1956
Topic:
Univac computer  Search this
Computer systems  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2137]
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_384516

Negative Log Book Number 6, (74-1 to 74-12340)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1974
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB06]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367103
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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:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-31dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_850058
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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

Sperry Univac Computer

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer M7S, Folder 632400-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
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.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Equipment
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Equipment / Series M7: Equipment: Avionics, Electronics, and Instruments, by Manufacturer / Sperry
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-m-ref6616

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
Science & Mathematics
Bookkeeping Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-2c7b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694197
Online Media:

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
Science & Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3ffb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694431

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
Science & Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1594-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694440

Reel of Magnetic Tape with COBOL Compiler

Maker:
Remington Rand Univac  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 8 in x 8 in; 1.905 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
software
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1960
Credit Line:
Transfer from US Department of Defense
ID Number:
CI.317980.01
Catalog number:
317980.01
Accession number:
317980
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
American Enterprise
COBOL
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6d89-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1275870
Online Media:

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:
edanmdm:nmah_1842229

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

UNIVAC Computer Nameplate

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 5 mm x 61 mm x 15.2 mm; 3/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 5/8 in
Object Name:
Computer Name Plate
mainframe computer name plate
ID Number:
1990.0491.01
Catalog number:
1990.0491.01
Accession number:
1990.0491
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-07bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1064827

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
Online Media:

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: 5.7 cm x 4.4 cm x 5.1 cm; 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 in
Object Name:
mainframe computer component
Date made:
circa 1965
Credit Line:
OPM
ID Number:
1987.0465.07
Catalog number:
1987.0465.07
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-00f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1367840
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