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.
Correspondence, reports, publications, meeting minutes, and bulletins of standards committees relating to ALGOL, COBOL, and the International Standards Organization (ISO) subcommittee on character sets (ANSI X3L2). The ALGOL records include correspondence to the ALGOL Maintenance Subcommittee (Association for Computing Machinery) and information a...
Collection consists of black and white and color photographs and some negatives documenting computing history Photographs document primarily individuals, equipment, and computers being used.
Correspondence, personal notes, articles, drawings, photographs, and published reports documenting the IAS Electronic Computer Project.
Microfiche copies of the records of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, including council minutes, chapter financial records, and the chapter's newsletters, entitled COMPUTOPICS, covering the years 1960-1978.
This accession includes a reference set of "The Glitch" newsletter. The newsletter, formerly known as "The Micro Glitch," was founded by the Smithsonian Small Computer Group (SSCG) in 1982 to "provide a forum for the exchange of information about small computers." In 1985, SSCG was renamed the Smithsonian Computer Users Group (SCUG); the ...
The collection documents computing organizations in which Paul Armer was active.
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.
This material consists of a consultant's report regarding Smithsonian Institution computer service. "Data Processing Review," February 1966 Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
This accession consists of abstracts for Computer in Research Symposia; reading files; abstracts for program library manuals and SELGEM Users; correspondence; and reports.