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Robert M. Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/7/11

Scope and Content

This collection (1930-2011, undated) contains Dr. Stewart's correspondence, biographical information, papers, proposals, and research program notes relating to atmospheric research. In an interesting computer historical note, he is the professor who dismantled the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) (generally thought of as the world's first electronic digital computer built on the Iowa State College (University) campus by Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry). Other highlights include a film script: "ELFrom One John V. AtanasoffEL" and correspondence with Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff.


  • 1930-2011, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Robert Stewart was born in Washington, D. C. on May 6, 1924. He received a B.S. (1945) in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. (1954) in Physics from Iowa State College (University). While at Iowa State College (University), he was an instructor (1946-48) in Electrical Engineering; Assistant Professor (1954-1956) in Physics; Associate Professor (1956-1960) in Physics; Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (1958-1960); Professor (1960-1988) in Physics and Electrical Engineering; and Professor (1965-1988) in Computer Science. He was the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science (1984-1986). Dr. Stewart became Professor Emeritus in 1988, and currently lives in Ames, Iowa. He married Patricia Mary Alberding and they had two children: Martha and Scott.


1.26 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 13/7. Iowa State University. Department of Computer Science records, 1953-2012

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/7/11. Robert M. Stewart papers, 1930-2011, undated
January 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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