Guide to the B.H. Worsley Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0237
Creators:
Worsley, Beatrice H., Dr. (associate professor)
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1946-1959.
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Dr. Worsley's papers include handwritten notebooks, loose notes, memoranda, reprints from her articles in professional journals, and copies of her theses written in fulfillment of the master's and doctor's degree, from MIT and the University of Cambridge, respectively. All of these papers deal with technical and theoretical problems of computer design. Also: numerous manuals and descriptive materials about them--current models of computers manufactured by IBM and other producers; and proceedings of several conferences of computer specialists.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into 2 series
Series 1: Notes/meeting announcements, 1946-1959
Series 2: Publications, 1947-1955

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
It represents personal papers of Dr. Beatrice H. Worsley and other documents. All are concerned with early development of automatic digital computers, circa 1946-1959.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, October 1986
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by The Department of Computing and Information Service, Queen's University, through Dr. Beatrice H. Worsley, 1971.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
B.H. Worsley Collection, 1946-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Mathematics, September 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives