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Burroughs Corporation records. Edsger W. Dijkstra papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 31
The collection contains articles Dijkstra wrote about all aspects of the programming field. The collection also contains a piece Dijkstra wrote for Communications of the ACM(October 1972 - vol.15, no.10) entitled "The Humble Programmer." There is also a very small amount of correspondence regarding the articles Dijkstra wrote.
Scope and Contents This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Dates

  • 1971-1979

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Extent

1 box (1 cubic foot)

Overview

Collection contains articles Dijkstra wrote about all aspects of the programming field. The collection also contains a piece Dijkstra wrote for Communications of the ACM(October 1972 - vol.15, no.10) entitled "The Humble Programmer." There is also a very small amount of correspondence regarding the articles Dijkstra wrote.

Biographical Note

Edsger W. Dijkstra began programming in 1952 at the Mathematisch Centrum. He became a professor of mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1962 adding work as a research fellow with Burroughs Corporation in 1973. In 1984, Dijkstra left the Netherlands to accept the Schlumberger Centennial Chair in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Arrangement of Collection

The majority of the collection consists of articles and reports Edsger Dijkstra wrote about all aspects of the programming field. These reports and articles are arranged in numerical order.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

Related Material

This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Edsger W. Dijkstra Papers, 1971-1979. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995.
Date
2006
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

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