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Clark Mollenhoff papers

Identifier: MS-0599

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.


  • Creation: 1968-1990

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Open for research.

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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)

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Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0599. Clark Mollenhoff papers, 1968-1990
July 22, 2020
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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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