Guide to the American National Standards Institute X3L2 Committee Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0311
Creators:
Clamons, Eric H.
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1969-1975
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
10 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This material includes correspondence, handwritten notes, transcripts of speeches, meeting minutes, reports (in draft and final form) of ANSI X3L2 and other committees and international organizations dealing with computer character sets and codes as well as minutes and agendas of their meetings. There are also some clippings of articles from journals and newspapers. There is no evident classification by subject, committee or chronology; the 10 data boxes each seem to have a random distribution of material, except that box 1 has a broader time span (1969-1979).
Organizations which created some of these documents include:
AFNOR: Association Francaise de Normalisation; ANSI: American National Standards Institute; (C)BEMA: (Computers and) Business Equipment Manufacturers Association; ECMA: European Computers Manufacturers Assn. and ISO: International Organization for Standardization.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X3L2 Standards Committee had responsibility for computer character sets and codes. Eric H. Clamons of Honeywell Information Systems was the fifth chairman of the committee, from 1968 to 1972; the records are from his files.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Craig A. Orr, 1988.
Author
Craig A. Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Eric H. Clamons of Honeywell Information Systems, September 1980.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
ANSI X3L2 Committee Records, 1969-1975, 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
These records originated during Mr. Clamons' tenure as chairman of the committee. In June 1979 he was asked by the Division of Mathematics, National Museum of American History, to donate any records of historical value in his possession. The records were donated to the Smithsonian Institution in September 1980 and were kept in the custody of the Division of Mathematics. They were transferred to the Archives Center in August 1988.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Mathematics to the Archives Center August 23, 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Minutes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computer software Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standardization Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computer programmers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American National Standards Institute. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Honeywell Information Systems. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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