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Forrester, Jay W.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jay Wright Forrester papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0439
Scope and Contents This collection documents the professional activities of Jay Wright Forrester, director of the Digital Computer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Materials in this collection span from approximately 1940 to 2000, and include Forresters research, writings, speeches, correspondence, corporate consulting materials, and course notes for classes he taught at MIT. Forrester's research is documented in records about his patents and computation notebooks. These materials...
Dates: 1940-circa 2000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Servomechanisms Laboratory records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0151
Scope and Contents of the Collection World War IIThe Servomechanisms Laboratory’s beginning years, 1940-1945, coincide with World War II and are partially documented in Series 1, files collected by staff member Robert Everett. Memos, graphs, drawings, and final reports relating to research about and application of feedback control to automate navy and army gun control systems, and development of servo-controls for advanced radar systems are the focus of the series. Also included in...
Dates: 1940 - 1959

Project Whirlwind Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0665
Abstract The Whirlwind I computer was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1945 and 1952 in a project directed by Jay Forrester. The project was first carried out in the Servomechanisms Laboratory. Later it separated to become the Digital Computer Laboratory and Lincoln Laboratory, Division 6, and testing continued through 1958. Jay Forrester served as director of both laboratories until 1956, and Robert Everett as associate director, then director. A key part of the...
Dates: 1944 - 1959

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  • Subject: Whirlwind computer. X

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Computers -- History 2
DIC 6345. 2
Computer storage devices -- Patents. 1
Electronic digital computers 1
Electronic digital computers -- History 1