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Frances E. Holberton papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 94

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains reports, correspondence, notes and publications related to FORTRAN and COBOL development and programming language standards for FORTRAN, COBOL, and ASCII. The papers also include documentation regarding the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and its products the BINAC and UNIVAC; Remington Rand; and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and its computer, SEAC.

Dates

  • circa 1950s-1980s

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).

Biographical Note

Frances E. Holberton, also known as Betty Holberton or Betty Snyder, started with the Eckert Mauchly Computer Corporation in the late 1940s and later worked for Remington Rand after it purchased Eckert Mauchly Corporation. She was a leading figure in programming language development for Remington Rand.

Extent

29 boxes (29 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains reports, correspondence, notes and publications related to FORTRAN and COBOL development, and programming language standards for FORTRAN, COBOL, ASCII, and Ada. Also included is documentation regarding the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and its products BINAC and UNIVAC, Remington Rand, and the National Bureau of Standards and its computer, SEAC.

Acquisition:

The papers were given by Frances E. Holberton in 1991.
Title
Frances E. Holberton Papers, circa 1950s-1980s. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, March 1993.
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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