Guide to the Paul Armer Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0323
Creators:
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
SHARE (Association)
Dates:
1949-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
15 document boxes
Repository:
The collection documents computing organizations in which Paul Armer was active.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection represents files of the organizations noted above in which Armer was active. It includes minutes of meetings, correspondence (of Armer and others) and memoranda relating to the organizations and their committees. Published papers and rough drafts of articles on a wide range of subjects related to computer uses and applications are also included. Reports and summaries of meetings and symposia cover a variety of issues relating to computers and information processing. All of the material is carefully grouped in folders labeled by subject and in chronological order. Additional material relating to Paul Armer's career is contained in oral histories in NMAH Archives Center Collections.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The Collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Series 2: National Joint Computer Committee (NJCC)
Series 3: SHARE
Series 4: American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Armer, an employee of the Rand Corporation, was a pioneer in computer development on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s. He was an officer of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the 1950s and served on its National Council in 1958-1960 and 1964-1968. He participated in the ACM National Lectureship Series in 1966 67. He also represented the ACM on the National Joint Computer Committee, (NJCC) in 1958 61 and was vice chair of NJCC during 1959-1960. Armer was president of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) in 1968-1969.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, 1989.
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Paul Armer, 1989.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Paul Armer Collection, 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 from the Division of Computers, Information and Society to the Archives Center, February 6, 1989.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Information processing, human Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorandums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Human information processing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minutes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rand Corporation 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