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George T. Jacobi papers.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 41
The collection contains reports, brochures, articles, photographs, and other items related to General Electric's Power Control Simulator, ERMA (a bank automation system), AC Network Analyzer, Psychological Matrix Rotator, analog computing modules, the GE-150, Computer-Recorder for Radiosonde, and general computer operations. The collection also includes a series of photographs of GE computers and electronic devices. Of special interest are two transcripts of computer department meetings for 1957 and 1958, and records related to Jacobi's work on the electric properties of germanium.

Dates

  • 1948-1959

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

2 boxes (0.7 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection contains reports, brochures, articles, photographs, and other items related to General Electric's Power Control Simulator, ERMA (a bank automation system), AC Network Analyzer, Psychological Matrix Rotator, analog computing modules, the GE-150, Computer-Recorder for Radiosonde, and general computer operations.

Biographical Note

George T. Jacobi was a computer engineer with General Electric at Schnectedy, New York, Palo Alto, California, and Phoenix, Arizona specializing in analog computing devices. He later joined Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. General Electric Computer Department, 1957-1958
  2. Technical Papers, 1952-1968
  3. Photographs, undated
  4. Miscellaneous, undated and 1955

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by George T. Jacobi in 1985.
Title
George T. Jacobi Papers, 1948-1959. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, March 1991.
Date
March 2004
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050