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Forrester, Jay W.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

Lincoln Laboratory salary structure, 1955 April 29

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-198. Memo summarizing the following aspects of Lincoln Laboratory salary structure: starting scale for graduates without experience, tapering of starting scale over a ten-year period, salary levels as compared to other organizations, and how the total salary adjustment compares with outside information. Contains six figures.

Dates: 1955 April 29

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Magnetic Core Memory records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0337
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Forrester patent litigation extended over many years and resulted in a voluminous set of records. The records represent the documentation assembled and produced by MIT and the law firm of Kenway & Jenney in the course of the suits.The collection fully documents the development of magnetic core memory and MIT's involvement in the patent litigation cases. It also provides information concerning the administrative handling of a major university patent and the relationship...
Dates: 1932 - 1975

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history interviews on computers at MIT

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0131
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of supporting documents for and tapes of interviews which discuss Project Whirlwind, Project MAC, and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There are transcripts only for the interviews with Hazen, Forrester, Perlis, and Carr (draft). Also includes transcripts and notes of a seminar, "Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence," with Philip Morrison, Jerome Lettvin, and Joseph Weisenbaum, and a...
Dates: 1976 - 1977

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

Notes for RDB Committee Meeting, 1949 August 29

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-14. Report containing notes on Project Whirlwind for an RDB Committee Meeting, including project history, project description, project status, future plans, administration, and related M.I.T. work.

Dates: 1949 August 29

Oral history interview with Jay Wright Forrester

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0629
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a July 29, 1985 oral history interview with Forrester. Included are both the original audio recording and a transcript of the interview.

Dates: 1985 July 29

Organization and tasks of Division 6, 1954 November 16

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-173. Summary of the organization and duties of Division 6 staff members, including general organization, Group 61, Group 62, Group 63 magnetic materials and advance development, Group 64 production FSQ-7 and WWI, Group 65 vacuum tubes, SAGE System Production Coordination Office, FSQ-7 Systems Office, and Group 60 administration and services. Contains organizational charts.

Dates: 1954 November 16

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Approval of Block Outlines and Block Schematics for AN/FSQ-7 (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2306. This memorandum outlines procedures for the approval of block outlines and block schematics for AN/FSQ-7.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: MIT-IBM Communication (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2307. This memorandum outlines procedures for communication between MIT and IBM for work on the AN/FSQ-7 Program.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Progress Reports to the Scheduling Office (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2303. This memorandum outlines procedures for making progress reports to the Lincoln Laboratory scheduling office.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Scheduling Office (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2301. This memorandum lists the functions of the Division 6 scheduling office for the AN/FSQ-7 Program.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Transfer of Responsibility from MIT to IBM (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2304. This memorandum outlines procedures for transferring principal responsibility from MIT to IBM.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program (With Broad Principles of MIT-IBM Relationships and Some Detail on Division 6 Procedures.), 1953 July 15

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Memo M-2300. The purpose of this memorandum is to describe generally the current planning activities for the AN/FSQ-7 equipment.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Project Organization, 1948 January 21

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-51. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on project organization.

Dates: 1948 January 21

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

Project Whirlwind, Principles Covering Servomechanisms Laboratory Research and Development, 1948 October 11

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-5. Report on the general philosophy and plan of attack followed in Project Whirlwind. Lists principles which underlie work of the Servomechanisms Laboratory.

Dates: 1948 October 11

Proposal for Expenditure of $50,000 on Contract N5ori-60, Task Order 1, Transferred to the Office of Naval Research by the Air Force, 1951 June 7

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-27. Proposal for the expenditure of $50,000 on Contract N5ori-60, Task Order 1, transferred to the Office of Naval Research by the Air Force.

Dates: 1951 June 7

Proposal for the Extension of Contract N5ori-06002, DIC Project 6782, 1951 June 20

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6782. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-28. Proposal for the Extension of Contract N5ori-06002, DIC Project 6782. Outlines work to date, the scope of proposed work, and the magnitude of proposed work.

Dates: 1951 June 20

Proposal for the Study of Digital Computation for Naval Fire Control, 1950 March 2

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-20. This proposal follows recent discussions with technical representatives of the Office of Naval Research. Reference is made to a letter from Jay W. Forrester to Commander Gilbert H. Mitchell of the Armament Branch of ONR, dated November 25, 1949, and to the reply ONR;463S;bb, Serial No. 13, dated January 5, 1950.

Dates: 1950 March 2

Proposed responsibilities for tasks in Memorandum 6M-3416, 1955 March 16

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-190. Memo making a proposal for the responsibilities of various organizations regarding computer programming tasks forseen in the SAGE System as outlined in Memo 6M-3416. Contains four drawings.

Dates: 1955 March 16

Publication Series, 1947 October 03

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-29. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on publication series.

Dates: 1947 October 03

RCA Selectron Storage Tube, 1946 June 18

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-19. Abstract of an engineering report on the RCA Selectron Storage Tube.

Dates: 1946 June 18

Report of discussion with Messrs. Fogg and Evans from Britain's radar research establishment, 1953 September 18

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-120. Report of a discussion regarding radar defense problems, the purpose of which was to provide an unrestricted opportunity for visitors of the Digital Computer Laboratory to criticize and evaluate the Cape Cod System.

Dates: 1953 September 18

Request for Funds for Contract N5ori-60 for the Period, July 1, 1950 through June 30, 1951, 1950 May 3

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-23. This proposal gives a breakdown in funds totaling $780,000 for the continuation of the work of Project Whirlwind for the period of July 1, 1950, through June 30, 1951. The work will include the completion of WWI and its application both in the solution of mathematical, engineering, and scientific problems and in real-time simulation and control work of interest to the Air force.

Dates: 1950 May 3

Selection of a company to work with the Lincoln Laboratory on the transition system, 1953 May 12

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Memo VI L-95. Memorandum expanding on the information given in the memorandum of November 5, 1952 to Paul Cuslck regarding the selection of the International Business Machines Corporation to be a sub-contractor to the Lincoln Laboratory in preliminary design studies of a digital computer and associated terminal equipment for an air defense control center. Lists considerations in selecting a company, including: key staff, supporting professional staff, technical...
Dates: 1953 May 12

Specifications for the central computer system for the AN/FSQ-7, 1955 January 28

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents Division 6 Memo M-3291. Memorandum listing the IBM specification documents and Lincoln Laboratory M-notes which describe sections 0-9 of the AN/FSQ-7 Central Computer System. This series of documents was prepared to give the status of specifications for the AN/FSQ-7. These documents, list the AN/FSQ-7 specifications as recommended by Lincoln Laboratory as a basis for definitizing the first production contract. In addition to the specifications, these documents call attention to anticipated...
Dates: 1955 January 28

Staff Organization, 1951 January 26

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16
Scope and Contents

Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-113. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on staff organization.

Dates: 1951 January 26

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Type
Archival Object 217
Collection 8
 
Subject
Computers -- History 3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty 3
Whirlwind computer. 3
DIC 6345. 2
Magnetic cores -- Patents. 2