Gluck, Simon E., collector.

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Simon E. Gluck was an engineer educated at the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering, who worked on most of its computer projects during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was later associated with the Burroughs Corporation, working as an engineer at its Paoli, Pa., plant.

Between 1943 and 1951 John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert and their associates at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering built six of the world's first electronic digital computers. This work began in 1943 under an Army Ordnance Dept. contract which funded the ENIAC (Electronic numerical integrator and computer). After the Second World War the staff of the Moore School built the EDVAC and BINAC, computers with stored-memory capability. In 1948 the SPEAC computer was built for the National Bureau of Standards to be used by the Air Controller's Office, and in 1951 the MSAC (Moore School automatic computer) was built for the Army Signal Corps.

Finally, in 1951, Eckert and Mauchly had organized the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and built the UNIVAC I, the first computer designed for commercial use.

From the description of Simon E. Gluck collection of early computer documents, 1944-1976 (bulk, 1948-1958). (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122355306

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Association for Computing Machinery. corporateBody
associatedWith Burroughs Adding Machine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Consolidated Engineering Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995. person
associatedWith Engineering Research Associates. corporateBody
associatedWith Gluck, Simon E. person
associatedWith Institute of Radio Engineers. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute of Radio Engineers. Professional Group on Electronic Computers. corporateBody
associatedWith International Business Machines Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Lubkin, Samuel, 1906-1972. person
associatedWith Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980. person
associatedWith Moore School of Electrical Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith Remington Rand inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Underwood Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Univac computer
EDVAC (Computer)
MSAC (Computer)
IBM 702 (Computer)
Electronic digital computers
Computer engineering
Seac computer
ERA 1103 (Computer)
Computer hardware
ENIAC (Computer)
Computers--Handbooks, manuals, etc
ERA 1101 (Computer)


Active 1944

Active 1976

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