Development of the Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) Videohistory Collection
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 research when …
Gordon D. Goldstein Collection
Papers relate to Gordon D. Goldstein, a computer engineer and frequent seminar speaker and participant, especially in the fields of linguistics and machine translation.
Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Papers and photographs of Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) computer and Naval pioneer.
Division of Information and Technology Computer Oral History Collection
An extensive collection of oral histories dealing with the history of computer science.
Computer Oral History Collection
Bloch, Richard M.
Brainerd, John G.
The Computer Oral History Collection (1969-1973, 1977), was a cooperative project of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and the Smithsonian Institution. This project began in 1967 with the main objective to collect, document, house, and make available for research source material surrounding the development of the computer.
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and installation of Information Age: People, Information, and Technology, a major exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which traces the evolution of information-processing and communications technologies from the 1830s to the present. The exhibition opened on May 9, 1990. The …
Oral History Program Files
This accession contains materials related to the Oral History and Videohistory programs conducted by the Institutional History Division with Pamela M. Henson, Director. Materials include transcripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, memorandums, background information, black and white photographs, articles and budget records. Some materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of the records of Jon B. Eklund, curator of chemistry and computers, which document his curatorial and professional activities in the Division of Science, Medicine and Society and during the years when he was in the Division of Information Technology and Society; the Division of Computers, Information …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Uta C. Merzbach, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964-1988. Merzbach earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1952 and 1954 respectively. She then completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics and the History of Science at Harvard University in …
Computing History Photographs
Collection consists of black and white and color photographs and some negatives documenting computing history Photographs document primarily individuals, equipment, and computers being used.