Query: Computers -- History
Computing History Photographs
Dates:
1960s-1970s
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1416
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of black and white and color photographs and some negatives documenting computing history Photographs document primarily individuals, equipment, and computers being used.

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in NMAH.AC.1416 for Computers -- History
Special Projects Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Office of the Director
Dates:
1953-1978
Size:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
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 birth, acquisition of …

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in Record Unit 279 for Computers -- History
Research Records
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 was a joint research …

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Curatorial Records
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 files, correspondence, floor plans, and …

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in Record Unit 332 for Computers -- History
The Glitch Newsletter
Creators:
Smithsonian Computer Users Group
Dates:
1982-1991
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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Records
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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in Accession T90005 for Computers -- History
Conference on Federal Government Involvement in Electronic Computing Documentation
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology
Dates:
1976-1979
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1298
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers and recordings relating to a conference held at the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) on October 23, 1978. The Conference was a joint effort by the Smithsonian, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Data Processing Management Association, and the Washington, D.C.chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The collection includes: a program signed by participants; photographs taken at the conference; planning documents such as invitations to speakers to participate and responses to them, proposed guest lists, proposed agendas, press releases, minutes of the planning committee for the Conference; documents relating to budgeting for the conference; and audiocassette and reel-to-reel tapes of the conference.

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in NMAH.AC.1298 for Computers -- History
Research Records
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Dates:
circa 1954-1968
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 88-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of weights and measurements records. Materials include articles, clippings, photographs, lists of objects, and a small amount of correspondence. See also Record Unit 332 for Section of Mathematics records.

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in Accession 88-152 for Computers -- History
Standards Western Automatic Computer Circuit Notebooks
Creators:
Huskey, Harry D.
Larson, Harry
Rutland, Dave
Dates:
1946-1952
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1217
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Herb Grosch Papers
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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