Guide to the Eldo C. Koenig Personal Computer Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0650
Creators:
Koenig, Eldo C.
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1950-1969.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.12 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers representing Koenig's research on early personal computers. Includes photographs, articles, laboratory reports, Koenig's students' research, writings and illustrations and diagrams on hardware and software.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Koenig held various positions at the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company from 1944-1962 including supervisor of the computer laboratory. In 1962 he left Allis-Chalmers to take a teaching position with the University of Wisconsin. Koenig received the Alfred Noble Prize (not to be confused with the Nobel Prize) for his work on analog computers in 1951 and was active in several professional organizations, including the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Eldo C. Koenig.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Eldo C. Koenig Personal Computer Collection, 1950-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Koenig donated the papers to the Division of Mathematics, National Museum of American History, in 1988. They were transferred to the Archives Center in 1998.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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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