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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director
Dates:
1953-1978
Size:
0.8 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 279
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records of special projects in the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), as well as throughout the Smithsonian, focus on several major activities, including the Computer History Project in cooperation with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), the bicentennial celebration of James Smithson's ...

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Dates:
1968-1974, 1980
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-068
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document projects and exhibitions managed or created by the Section of Mathematics. Topics covered include the Computer History Project (CHP), the Technological Augmentation of Cognition conferences, and the exhibitions: 1876: A Centennial Exhibition and Theorems in Color. The Computer History Project w...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Dates:
1956-1988 and undated
Size:
12 cu. ft. (24 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 332
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include administrative files of the Division of Mathematics and its predecessors; Merzbach correspondence with computer industries, university professors, and pioneers or experts in the field of computing science; exhibition scripts, research material, and blueprints for the Hall of Mathematics; Computer History Project research ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Department of History of Science
Dates:
1923-1980
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (31 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession T90005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of miscellaneous correspondence, fiscal records, annual reports, incoming and outgoing curatorial correspondence, personnel files, and records pertaining to the Computer History Project. Staff documented include Susan Faye Cannon.

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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906- (mathematician)
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1944-1965
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0324
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The material includes technical notes, operating instructions and descriptions relating to projects which Hopper participated in at Harvard during and after World War II and later in the private sector. These projects involved the creation of the Navy's Mark I, II and III "mechanical calculators" (the fore runners of today's computers) and the UNI...

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Creators:
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1950-1957.
Size:
0.7 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0401
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the Electronic Computer Project, 1950-1957 at the Institute for Advanced Study. The goal of the project was to build a computer that would be a general-purpose postwar tool for various branches of scientific research.

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Creators:
Bigelow, Elizabeth Merkelson
Bigelow, Julian
Princeton University. Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project
Dates:
1949-1961.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0815
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, personal notes, articles, drawings, photographs, and published reports documenting the IAS Electronic Computer Project.

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Creators:
SHARE (Association)
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dietz, C. P.
Dates:
1964-1970
Size:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0498
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, abstracts and reports of computer programs, punch cards, Numerical Analysis project reviews, meeting notes, and research papers.

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Creators:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1945-1959
Size:
10.3 Cubic feet (Includes 31 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0290
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of over 2,516 items, housed in 31 document boxes. The material is arranged into chronological order and covers the project dates of l945- l959. The items were originally classified Secret, Confidential, and Unclassified. The collection is arranged into four series: Series 1, Summary Reports; Series 2, Bi-weekly Reports; Se...

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Dates:
1988
Size:
(Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9537
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical r...

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