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Gordon Stanley Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0024
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Gordon Stanley Brown collection documents Brown's career as teacher, research engineer, and administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lecture notes, problem sets, and other teaching materials describe his course Theory and Applications of Servomechanisms, first taught in 1940. A summary of wartime activity, as well as correspondence, describes Brown's role as founder and director of the Servomechanisms Laboratory. Correspondence and reports document his relationship with...
Dates: 1920 - 1984

Jay Wright Forrester papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0439

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 lecture...
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 Series 1...
Dates: 1940 - 1959

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

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 Whirlwind...
Dates: 1944 - 1959

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