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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:
Goldstein, Gordon D.
Dates:
1948 - 1957
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0554
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers relate to Gordon D. Goldstein, a computer engineer and frequent seminar speaker and participant, especially in the fields of linguistics and machine translation.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Equal Opportunity
Dates:
1986-1990
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-049
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of memoranda and notes between staff members of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) regarding office activities, job assignments, and personnel matters. Also included are reports, memoranda, and correspondence with other Smithsonian Institution offices and outside organizations regarding the Institution's affirmative ...

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Creators:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Physical Sciences
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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National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing
Dates:
1965-1990
Size:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-169
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the development of automated data management systems for the collections of NMNH and other museums, the establishment of data handling and storage standards, and the consolidation of administrative structures to control automation policy at the Smithsonian. They include documentation of the Health, Education and Welfare ...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1955-1956
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 20-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Beginning in the 1920s, Science Service staff wrote 15-minute radio scripts ("Science Service Talks" and "Science News of the Week") which were mailed every week to several dozen U.S. radio stations and then read on the air by local announcers or scientists. By the early 1930s, Science Service was producing a weekly live-broadcast program for...

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Programming and Budget
Dates:
1963-1979
Size:
19 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 82-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of the Office of Programming and Budget and include correspondence, memoranda, meetings, reports, budgets, personnel task force materials, travel records, visitor statistics, and zero base budgets.

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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:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department
Dates:
1987-1998
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-007
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Assignment/Support Requests. For projects funded through the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the mechanism for formally requesting engineering support is to submit a form called an 'Assignment/Support Request' (ASR). An ASR functions both as an internal purchase order for engineering services, and as ...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
1994-2013
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of...

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