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Computers -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Harold L. Hazen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0106
Abstract Harold Locke Hazen, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a member of the MIT faculty from 1931 to 1972, serving as head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, 1938-1951, and Dean of the Graduate School, 1952-1967. His work was in the field of machine computation, automatic control, and servomechanisms. During World War II he was head of Division 7, Fire Control, of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC). The collection contains research notes and...
Dates: 1920 - 1980

Herbert R. Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0211
Scope and Contents of the Collection Herbert Stewart's years as a student at the Massachusestts Institute of Technology (MIT) are recorded in student and course notes for classes in electrical engineering, 1923 1924. There is some correspondence with Vannevar Bush about the Product Integraph. His activities as a consulting engineer are documented in articles, reports, and correspondence on issues of energy and high voltage electric systems, including projects for the New England Electric Power Service and Westinghouse Electric and...
Dates: 1920 - 1985

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computation Center records

Identifier: AC-0062
Abstract This set of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computation Center records spans the years 1950-1962 and documents the genesis of the Computation Center and its eventual transformation into the Information Processing Center. The Computation Center housed one of the first high-speed digital computers built by IBM with technology developed at MIT in Project Whirlwind. The purpose of the Center was to provide a means to educate faculty and students in the use of high-speed digital...
Dates: 1950 - 1962

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

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

Project Whirlwind 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

Vannevar Bush papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0078
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Vannevar Bush Papers consist of correspondence, reports, patent records, notes, memos, manuscript drafts and galley proofs of books and articles, appointment calendars, and reprints primarily from 1956 to 1974. There are three series: 1. Subject Files, 2. Writings, and 3. Appointment Calendars. The collection came in two accessions, and although the two were interfiled, whenever possible the papers were kept in their original order. As a result the subject files are in three sections...
Dates: 1921 - 1974