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Computers--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Atanasoff Berry Computer replica project records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 17/4/1
Abstract The Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC) replica project was conceived by scientists and engineers of U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. The goal of the project was to build a full-scale, working replica that would resemble the original ABC in appearance and function. Funding was approved in 1995 and the project was completed in 1997. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, budget information, and news clippings that document the construction of the machine, promotional...
Dates: 1949-1999

Clark Mollenhoff papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1968-1990

Henry L. Hanson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0267
Scope and Content

This collection (1942-1989, undated) contains selections from the litigation files of Honeywell Incorporated relating to Honeywell Incorporated vs. Sperry Rand Corporation, Civil Action No. 4-67, Civil 138 in the U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Fourth Division. Among the files are correspondence, affidavits, motions, briefs, memoranda, depositions, trial transcripts, findings of fact, publications, and photographs (For the judgment, refer to files 5/3 - 5/8).

Dates: 1942-1989, undated

John Vincent Atanasoff papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/20/51
Scope and Content Series I, Biographical records (1930-2011), contains biographical sketches and personnel records, newspaper and printed clippings, photographs and scanned image printouts, certificates, oral history interviews with Atanasoff; material from Clark Mollenhoff's book, "Atanasoff : Forgotten Father of the Computer" (1988), and other published material concerning Atanasoff, awards information, correspondence relating to computer exhibitions and the 1990...
Dates: 1925-2011, undated

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...
Dates: 1930-2011, undated

Wallace C. Caldwell papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RS 11/6/55
Scope and Content This collection (1983-2003) contains correspondence and news clippings regarding John Vincent Atanasoff and the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) collected by Wallace C. Caldwell. Most of the correspondence is related to Caldwell's efforts to have Atanasoff, along with graduate student Clifford Berry, recognized as the inventor of the digital electronic computer. Of note is correspondence with producers from WGBH in Boston regarding the series "The Machine that Changed the World" which aired in...
Dates: 1983-2003