Bernard M. Oliver oral history interview 1985-1986


Bernard M. Oliver oral history interview 1985-1986

Transcript of an interview conducted by Arthur L. Norberg covering Oliver's early life, his education, and work experiences at Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard. Subjects include television research, radar, information theory, organizational climate and objectives at both companies, Hewlett-Packard's associations with Stanford University, and Oliver's association with William Hewlett and David Packard.

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Computer industry executive. From the description of Oral history interview with Bernard M. Oliver, 1985 Aug. 9, 1986 Apr. 14. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288457 Biographical/Historical Sketch Oliver earned his a.b. in engineering at Stanford University in 1935, studying with Frederick Terman. After graduate work at the California Institute of Technology, he joined Bell Laboratories. In 1...

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