Role of DARPA/IPTO in the development of computer science oral history collection, 1989-1991.


Role of DARPA/IPTO in the development of computer science oral history collection, 1989-1991.

Forty-six interviews of individuals associated with the Advanced Research Projects Agency (after 1982, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and its Information Processing Techniques Office or computing and computer science projects supported by DARPA/IPTO. The interviews were conducted between 1989 and 1993 by Arthur L. Norberg, Judy E. O'Neill, Kerry J. Freedman, and William Aspray, all of whom served as researchers on the project. In addition to those topics mentioned above, the interviews concentrate on the development of data processing, computer science, artificial intelligence, time-sharing, networking, and the ARPA network and focus on the period from 1962 to 1985.

65 sound cassettes (60 min. each) : analog, mono.46 transcripts.


SNAC Resource ID: 7886075

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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