Role of DARPA/IPTO in the development of computer science oral history collection, 1989-1991.
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The DARPA Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) focused on inventing the networking, computing, and software technologies to ensure Department of Defense military superiority. From the guide to the Arthur L. Norberg and William Aspray DARPA project research files., 1960-1989, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]) Technology, research administration. Associate Professor, History of Technology, University of Minnesota, from 1981; Execu...
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 ...
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...