Clark Mollenhoff papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains Clark Mollenhoff's subject files on John Vincent Atanasoff and the J. V. Atanasoff Trial; ca. 1970's-90. Atanasoff developed a prototype of the Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC) at Iowa State University in 1939, though a final version was never completed.
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Clark Mollenhoff was the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who wrote Atanasoff: Forgotten Father of the Computer (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1988). In his book he documents the Honeywell v. Sperry Rand, in which the court ruled in favor of Honeywell's argument that Atanasoff was the inventor of the first electronic digital computer. Mollenhoff was a professor of Journalism at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.
10.4 Linear Feet (8 records center cartons)
Released on 2018-11-01.
- Atanasoff, John V. (John Vincent)
- Computer industry--United States--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Computers--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Electronic data processing--Biography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Electronic digital computers--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Legal documents Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
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- Photographs Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Video recordings Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- MS-0599. Clark Mollenhoff papers, 1968-1990
- July 22, 2020
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