American federation of information processing societies

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The American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) was established on May 10, 1961 to advance and disseminate knowledge in the field of information science, and to represent member societies on an international level. The federation was an outgrowth of the National Joint Computer Committee, which was established in 1951 to sponsor the Joint Computer Conferences. One of the main contributions of AFIPS was its sponsorship of the Joint Computer Conference, renamed the National Computer Conference in October 1973. These conferences featured technical sessions and exhibits relating to the field of information processing. The conferences were discontinued after 1987 because of the financial condition of the organization. AFIPS also sponsored smaller conferences and workshops, produced publications, and presented the annual Harry Goode Memorial Award to individuals of outstanding achievement in information processing. AFIPS was dissolved in 1990. The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) continued the Goode Award, and took over publication of Annals (renamed the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing). The IEEE-CS also joined the ACM to form the Federation on Computing in the United States (FOCUS) in 1991, to take the place of AFIPS as the United States' representative in IFIP. In 1999, IFIP accepted separate membership for both IEEE-CS and ACM, and FOCUS was dissolved.

From the description of AFIPS records, 1960-1990. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63287875

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referencedIn Walter L. Anderson Papers, 1942-1999 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Fox, Margaret R. Margaret Fox papers, 1935-1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Claude A. R. Kagan papers, 1951-1981 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Isaac L. Auerbach papers, 1948-1987, bulk 1957-1987 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) records, 1960-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Rolland B. Arndt papers, 1950-1991 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn George Glaser papers, 1960-1989 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Herbert S. Bright papers, 1924-1988 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Rand Symposium. Rand Symposium records, 1958-1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn "Computer Science at Stanford: The Impact of the First Ten Years" [videorecording], 1987 March 26-28 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Glaser, George. George Glaser papers, 1967-1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Bruce Gilchrist papers, 1960-1973 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Engelbart, Douglas C. Papers, 1953-1998 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin), 1921-1992. Isaac L. Auerbach Papers, 1948-1987. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Computer Oral History Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn Galler, Bernard A., 1928-. Bernard A. Galler papers, 1956-1994 (bulk 1960-1986) University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Goldstein, Gordon D. Gordon D. Goldstein papers, 1950-1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Morton M. Astrahan (1924-1988) Papers, 1945-1988 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Computer Science Dept. Computer Science at Stanford; the impact of the first ten years : video tapes, 26-28 March 1987. Stanford university libraries
referencedIn RAND Symposia on computing transcripts, 1958-1976 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Armer, Paul. Paul Armer Collection, 1949-1970. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Engelbart, D. C., 1925-. Douglas C. Engelbart papers, 1953-2005. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wessel, Milton R. Milton R. Wessel papers, 1966-1989. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Computer Oral History Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin), 1921-1992. Oral history interview with Isaac Auerbach, 1992 Oct. 2-3. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Bernard A. Galler Papers, 1956-1994, 1960-1986 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Margaret R. Fox papers, 1935-1976 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
creatorOf National Museum of History and Technology. Director. Director, National Museum of History and Technology, 1953-1978 Special Projects Records. Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Kagan, Claude A. R. Claude A. R. Kagan papers 1958-1966. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Gordon D. Goldstein papers, 1950-1979 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
creatorOf American Federation of Information Processing Societies. AFIPS records, 1960-1990. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Carl Hammer papers, 1946-1992 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Galler, Bernard A., 1928-. Oral history interview with Bernard A. Galler, 1991 Aug. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Walter M. Carlson papers, 1960-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
referencedIn Gilchrist, Bruce. Bruce Gilchrist papers 1960-1973. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004. Carl Hammer papers, 1955-1990. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Arndt, Rolland B. Rolland B. Arndt papers, 1952-1987. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Fox, Margaret R.,. Oral history interview with Margaret R. Fox, 1983 Apr. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson, Walter L. 1922- person
associatedWith Armer, Paul. person
associatedWith Arndt, Rolland B. person
associatedWith Arndt, Rolland B. person
associatedWith Asmus, H. G. person
correspondedWith Astrahan, Morton M. (Morton Michael), 1924-1988 person
associatedWith Auerbach, Isaac L. (Isaac Levin), 1921-1992 person
associatedWith Bright, Herbert S. (Herbert Samuel), 1919-1986 person
associatedWith Carlson, Walter M. person
associatedWith Engelbart, D. C., 1925- person
associatedWith Engelbart, Douglas C. person
associatedWith Fox, Margaret R. person
associatedWith Fox, Margaret R. person
associatedWith Galler, Bernard A., 1928- person
associatedWith Gilchrist, Bruce person
associatedWith Gilchrist, Bruce. person
associatedWith Glaser, George person
associatedWith Glaser, George. person
associatedWith Goldstein, Gordon D. person
associatedWith Goldstein, Gordon D. person
associatedWith Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004. person
associatedWith Joint Computer Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Kagan, Claude A. R. person
associatedWith National Computer Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center. corporateBody
associatedWith National Museum of History and Technology. Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Rand Symposium. corporateBody
associatedWith Rand Symposium. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Computer Science Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Dept. of Computer Science. corporateBody
associatedWith Tanaka, Richard I. person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wessel, Milton R. person
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Computer industry
Electronic data processing
Electronic data processing
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