The collection consists of corporate product literature describing software products designed for the Ada language; U.S. government publications, including Ada 9X project reports, technical reports, working papers, newsletters; and user group information produced by or for the U.S. government concerning implementing and working with the Ada language.
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).
A collection of corporate, government, and user group documents regarding the development, implementation, and use of the Ada programming language.
Ada is a high-level programming language developed in the period between 1975-1980 to supercede the hundreds of critical systems languages used by the U.S. Department of Defense. The language was standardized in 1983, and revised in 1995.
Arrangement of Collection
The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
Corporate Publications, 1985-1989
Government Publications, 1981-1990
Press Clippings-Citations, 1986-1989
Special Interest/User Groups, Professional Consortia, 1988-1989
University of Vermont Course Materials, 1985
Within each series, items are arranged alphabetically by office of origin or publication title.
The records were given to Stanford University Libraries, History of Science and Technology Collections, by Steven E. Barryte, and subsequently transferred to the Charles Babbage Institute.