Guide to the Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Creators:
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
Dates:
1946-1952
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Collection documents circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three bound notebooks maintained by Harry Huskey, Dave Rutland and Harry T. Larson, documenting circuit development for the Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). SWAC was an early digital computer built in 1950 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California. Additional materials include one folder of test routines and coding sheets, from 1952.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Designed in 1950 by Huskey, and built by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Los Angeles, California, SWAC was an early version of an electronic digital computer.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Custodial History
Collection transferred by the Division of Science Medicine and Society (now Division of Medicine and Science) to the Archives Center in 2010.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Preferred Citation
Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks, 1946-1952, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Standard Western Automatic Computer Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computers -- History -- 1940-1950 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Bureau of Standards 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