Sperry Rand Corporation vs. Control Data Corporation records, 1947-1975.

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Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division. Sperry Rand Corporation vs. Control Data Corporation records, 1947-1975.

Sperry Rand Corporation vs. Control Data Corporation records, 1947-1975.

1947-1975

The records of the Sperry Rand CDC case includes plaintiff's and defendant's briefs, pleadings of selected depositions (John Mauchly, Arnold Cohen, John Vincent Atanasoff), attorney correspondence, and exhibits. The exhibits addressed the issue of who invented the magnetic storage drum. There is a copy of ERA's 1948 contract with the Office of Naval Research to build the Atlas computer, Project Goldberg progress reports, laboratory notebooks of ERA engineers Arnold Cohen, William Keye, Lowell Brown, and Dr. Donald Dubbert, and 1947 report by Arnold Cohen, "Internal Storage by Magnetic Recording". Also included are copies of Eckert and Mauchly's notes on memory systems and delay storage, as well as progress reports on the EDVAC computer which was developed by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and the lawyers for Sperry Rand claimed was the first computer with stored-memory capability.

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Sperry-Univac.

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Keye, William R., 1921-

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Control Data Corporation executive. From the description of Oral history interview with William R. Keye, 1981 Nov. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436502 ...

Brown, Lowell S.

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Control Data Corporation

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In January 1980, William C. Norris began planning for Control Data Corporation (CDC) executives to write histories of the major business segments of the company. After compiling a list of potential contributors, selected current and former CDC executives were requested to write narratives, with as much supporting documentation as possible, on specific business areas or topics in mid-1980. By late 1981, all the narratives had been completed. From the description of Control Data Corpor...

Cohen, Arnold J.

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Electrical and electronics engineer. From the description of Oral history interview with Arnold A. Cohen, 1987 July 2. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283838 Electronics engineer, later technical management, with Engineering Research Associates (ERA). From the description of Oral history interview with Arnold A. Cohen, 1983 Jan.-Mar. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288451 ...

Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980

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Computer science professor and co-designer of the ENIAC, EDVAC, and UNIVAC computers. From the description of Oral history interview with John W. Mauchly, 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288500 Computer science professor and co-designer of the UNIVAC. From the description of Sperry Univac Point of View speech, 1973 Nov. 13. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63276343 ...

Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995

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Moore School of Electrical Engineering personnel in the 1940s. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Presper Eckert, Kathleen Mauchly, James McNulty, and William Cleaver, 1980 Jan. 23. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63297207 Co-designer of the ENIAC, EDVAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC computers. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Presper Eckert, 1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record i...

Engineering research associates

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Early computer manufacturing firm. From the description of Engineering Research Associates records, 1945-1956. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435921 During the Second World War, the Navy recognized that the computer, with its ability to rapidly manipulate data streams, was a natural tool for encoding and decoding enemy messages. In 1944 and 1945 it sponsored a number of research projects in this area. Its most successful unit was l...

Technitrol, Inc.

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Atanasoff, John V. (John Vincent)

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Inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer. From the description of Oral history interview with John V. Atanasoff, 1985 March 19. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685206 Inventor of the first electronic digital computer. J.V. Atanasoff was born in Hamilton, New York in 1903, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1925 with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He began graduate studies in mathematics at Iowa State College in 1925....

Norris, William C., 1911-2006

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William C. Norris was born in 1911. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1932. He assumed management of the family farm upon the death of his father a few months later. From 1935 to 1941 he served as a sales engineer with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company and worked in Omaha and Chicago. During World War II, Norris was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Na...

Remington Rand, inc

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Dubbert, Donald.

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United States. Office of Naval Research

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The original "Survey of large-scale computers and computer projects" was published by the Office of Naval Research in 1947 and 1948. It was revised and updated in 1950 under the title, HIGH-SPEED COMPUTING DEVICES (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950). This work was contracted out to the Minneapolis, Minn., firm of Engineering Research Associates and was an attempt to survey the state of computer technology at a time when the Navy was weighing the possibility of supporting the development of the electro...

Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division

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The Honeywell-Sperry Rand suit grew out of the ENIAC patent which covered basic patents relating to the design of electronic digital computers. Sperry Rand was the defendant in the case. From the description of Honeywell v. Sperry litigation records, 1947-1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63306806 Computer hardware and software manufacturer. From the description of Sperry Rand Corporation Univac Division employee rosters, 1946- 197...