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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department
Dates:
1978-1996
Size:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, ...

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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:
2 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (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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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:
Ledley, Robert S.
National Biomedical Research Foundation. Georgetown University
Dates:
1972-1990
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1135
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Robert Ledley Papers document the development of the first whole-body diagnostic imaging system, the Automatic Computerized Transverse Axial (ACTA) X-ray Scanner by Ledley in 1973. Also included is material relating to Ledley's company, Digital Science Information Corporation (DISCO), as well as the public and medical communities' reactions to the scanner.

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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:
Bernstein, Maurine
Oswald, Alison
SHARE (Association)
Bernstein, Morton I.
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Dates:
1955-1986
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet (57 boxes including audiocassettes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0567
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

SHARE, the first organized user group in the computer industry, was established by a group of IBM 704 users in the Los Angeles area in 1955. The records document the SHARE group through proceedings of minutes, technical reports, by-laws, policies, projects, and subject files.

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Creators:
Armer, Paul, 1924- (computer technician)
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).
SHARE (Association)
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 document boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0323
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents computing organizations in which Paul Armer was active.

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Creators:
Shaw, J. Clifford (John Clifford), 1922-1991
Dates:
1933-1993
bulk 1950-1971
Size:
20.5 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0580
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John Clifford Shaw papers contain reports, research notes, correspondence, memorandum, and diagrams documenting Shaw's development of one of the earliest list processing languages (IPL) and an early interactive, time sharing program, the JOHNNIAC Open Shop System (JOSS). The collection also contains printed material on the RAND Corporation and the evolution of the artificial intelligence and electronic computer industry in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition there is biographical material documenting Shaw's personal interests, family, and academic career.

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Creators:
Grosch, Herbert R. J.
Dates:
1938-1998
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0703
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Herb Grosch Papers, 1948-1998, cover the life and career of an early computer professional. It consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, computer disks, reports, and other printed materials.

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