Guide to the Edmund C. Berkeley Papers 1947-1966 1951-1953


Guide to the Edmund C. Berkeley Papers 1947-1966 1951-1953

The Edmund C. Berkeley papers consist of records related to Simon the mechanical brain. There is also a small amount of material related to robots. Types of material in the collection includes technical notes, specifications, correspondence, wiring diagrams, drawings, receipts, parts lists, clippings, catalogs, and two photographs. The collection covers the years 1947 to 1966.

.417 linear feet; 1 box


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Berkeley, Edmund Callis. (person)

Edmund Callis Berkeley received a BA in mathematics and logic from Harvard University in 1930 after which he worked for Mutual Life Insurance of New York as an actuarial clerk. In 1934 he took a position with Prudential Insurance of America where he eventually became chief research consultant. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1942 and worked at Dahlgren Laboratory as a mathematician. There, he was assigned to Howard Aiken's Harvard Laboratory to work on the sequential calculator project ...