Academic computing collection circa 1950-1985

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Academic computing collection, circa 1950-1985

Academic computing collection circa 1950-1985

Contains literature about computer hardware, software, and systems that originated or were developed at specific academic institutions. Since many universities can be identified with certain developments in information processing, this collection provides some access to information about projects (such as Project MAC, and the ILLIAC, ORDVAC, and Whirlwind computers) and systems (such as ALOHA). Information about any one topic is not necessarily comprehensive, e.g. there may be only a few items relating to any one computer. In some cases the collection also includes information relating to the academic computing facility itself.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Department of General Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did not officially exist until 1882. Courses in general studies were offered as early as 1865, when the MIT Catalog offered a curriculum option called the Course in Science and Literature. At that time, all regular MIT students were required to take “general studies” classes from the Course in Science and Literature, in addition to English, history, and modern languages. In 1882 the Course in Scienc...

University of Michigan.

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Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (also known as Stanford AI Lab or SAIL) is the artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory of Stanford University. It was started in 1963 by John McCarthy, after he moved from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Stanford. From 1965 to 1980, it was housed in the D.C. Power building, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Stanford. During this period it was one of the leading centers for AI research. In 1980, its activitie...

Project MAC (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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University of Hawaii (Honolulu)

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University of California (1868-1952)

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Administrative History During the mid-twentieth century, the American Labor Movement reached a pinnacle of power and influence within society. The Second World War required that labor be managed as a strategic resource; the high productivity of workers during the war carried over in the peace time economy, which experienced a sustained economic "boom." Unlike European labor relations, where unions play an "official" role in government, the Am...

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra

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Pennsylvania state university

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The Pennsylvania Humanities Council designated the year 1985 as "The Year of the Pennsylvania Writer." The PHC funded projects in eight locations throughout the Commonwealth to gain appreciation, understanding, and recognition for past and present Pennsylvania writers. The State College/University Park location held a two-stage conference and related events by five Centre County regional organizations. From the description of The Year of the Pennsylvania writer collection, 1984-1986....

University of Pennsylvania.

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In 1919 Edward Bushnell was appointed publicity agent for the University of Pennsylvania. His appointment began a long and expanding effort at public relations at the University. In 1954 the Department of Public Relations expanded its work to include two new units, Motion Picture Services and the Office of Radio and Television. These two offices operated until 1975 when they were phased out of a stream-lined department. From the description of University Film Collection, 1915-1989. (...

University of Minnesota.

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The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...

Charles Babbage Institute

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Prompted by the wartime need for rapid, complex mathematical calculations, the United States government became heavily involved in computer research and development during World War II. Government agencies including the US Navy, the National Bureau of Standards, and NASA continued to sponsor computer research and development projects in the post-war period, many still related to military applications. Early government investment in computer technologies provided a basis for the nascent computer ...

Ohio state university

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The Medical Alumni Society of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, since 1931 with the exception of 1939, has given the honor of "Man of the Year" to a doctor(s) during their annual reunions. In 1973 the award name changed from the title "Man of the Year" to "Professor of the Year." And in 1975, Margaret (Peg) Hines was the first woman to be so honored. From the guide to the Man/Professor of the Year Photograph Collection, 1934-1993, (Medical Heritage Center) ...

Stanford university

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Stanford entered into a research project with the National Iranian Radio and Television agency in 1974 to study and recommend a satellite-based communication system for Iran and how to utilize it for Iran's educational radio and television. From the description of Stanford NIRT project records, 1974-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510722 The Leland Stanford Junior University was established in 1885 in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. ...

Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory

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The MARK I perceptron was an experimental machine which could automatically identify optical patterns. It was developed at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory under the sponsorship of the Information Systems Branch of the Office of Naval Research and the Rome Air Development Center. Frank Rosenblatt headed the development team at Cornell. The MARK I was an electromechanical device built to demonstrate the feasibility of the basic perceptron concept. Perceptrons had a significant role in artificial i...

University of Utah.

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The paleontological research was sponsored by the University of Utah. From the description of Utah vertebrate paleontological field photographs, [ca. 1965]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155518067 The following history is from the UTAH HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA article on the University of Utah, by Dr. Gregory C. Thompson: Originally named the University of Deseret, the University of Utah is the oldest state university west of the Missouri River. Founded...

State university of New York at Stony Brook

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Samuel B. Gould served as Chancellor of the State University of New York from 1964-1970. From the description of Inauguration of Samuel Brookner Gould as President of the State University of New York, 1965. (SUNY Geneseo). WorldCat record id: 173818567 CURRENT FUNCTIONS. The State University of New York (SUNY) provides a State-supported system of higher education for the youth of the State. It accomplishes this through geographically dispersed college and univer...

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

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University of California, Los Angeles

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Biography Cox was born Jan. 5, 1926 in Fresno, CA; BA, political science, Stanford, 1949; associate for Bill P. Wreden, antiquarian book dealer, San Francisco; MLS, UC Berkeley, 1954; began working at the UCLA library in 1954, serving in gifts and exchange, as head of the Geology Library, and head of circulation (1960-77); compiled and donated Albright library bibliography; Acting Assoc. University Librarian for Public Services, UCLA, 1977-79...

Institute for advanced study Princeton, N.J.

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Moore School of Electrical Engineering

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The catalyst which advanced electrical engineering and the computer beyond the differential analyzer and to the ENIAC was the demands of the Army during the 1930s and particularly the Second World War. The practical need which the differential analyzer could not solve effectively was the preparation of firing tables and charts which showed how to aim artillery accurately. Too many people and too much time were required to prepare these tables. The federal government was willing to f...

Case Institution of Technology.

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Illinois Institute of technology

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The Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, was created in 1940 through the amalgamation of the Armour Institute of Technology and the Lewis Institute. From the description of IIT - New Campus Center Competition Fonds, 1997-1998. (Centre canadien d'architecture). WorldCat record id: 317820043 ...

Harvard University

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The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Wayne State University.

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Cornell university

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The Cornell Campaign was a successful $1.507 billion campaign that concluded in 1996. From the description of Cornell Campaign records, 1992-1996. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64045821 Solomon Cady Hollister was dean of the Cornell University College of Engineering from 1937-1959. Dale R. Corson was dean of the engineering college from 1959-1963, University provost from 1963 to 1969, and served as University president until his retirement in 1977. ...

Stanford Research Institute.

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The Stanford Research Institute was organized in 1946 as an applied research center for industry and government. In 1970 it became independent from Stanford University and in 1977 changed its name to SRI International. From the description of Stanford Research Institute records, 1947-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864063 Biographical/Historical Sketch The Stanford Research Institute was organized in 1946 as an ap...

University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)

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New York University

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The Class Collection documents selected student and alumni activities of New York University graduating classes from 1843-1966. Formal and informal gatherings were common, and were documented in detail by the participants. From the description of Class collection, 1843-1966. 1880-1900 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477254465 New York University (formerly, University of the City of New York), is an academic institution and, as such, its faculty produces ar...