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Subject Files, 1942-1987


Scope and Contents

The subject files include Perlis' M.I.T thesis and dissertation, a 1958 CMU Automatic Programming Study reports and proposal to the Army Signal Corps, published articles and reports as well as research notes and background materials. Other topics include programming languages, such as APL, ALGOL, LISP; and Carnegie Institute of Technology compilers, including TASS, THAT, GATE, GATE-20, and IT (Internal Translator).


  • 1942-1987


Language of Materials


Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


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).

Collecting Area Details

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Elmer L. Andersen Library
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Minneapolis MN 55455