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Irving L. Wieselman papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 97
The collection contains reports, presentations, research notes, and articles related to product design, quality control, and product planning for printers at Dataproducts Corporation and written by Wieselman as a consultant at his firm, Computer Printer Technology. The papers include information on line, non-impact, ink jet, and laser printers produced by Dataproducts and other printer manufacturers. Presentations for Institute for Graphic Communication conferences have been removed from this collection and made into a separate collection (CBI 109).

Dates

  • 1973-1987

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

CBI holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by 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

3 boxes (1.5 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection contains reports, presentations, research notes, and articles related to product design, quality control, and product planning for printers at Dataproducts Corporation and written by Irving Wieselman as a consultant on computer printer technology.

Biographical Note

Irving L. Wieselman received his MA in Physics from UCLA in 1947. He worked in engineering at Northrop Aircraft on an inertial guidance system, and was also involved in the purchase of the BINAC from Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. From 1953 to 1962, he worked at International Telemeter Corporation (later Telemeter Magnetics) on the logical design of a Russian-to-English language translation machine, and on digital systems using core memories. In 1960-1961, he was on leave with a fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he installed core memories on the Weizac computer. He was one of the founders of Dataproducts Corporation in 1962 and started working on a disk file systems. From 1972 until his retirement in 1987 as Vice President of Technology Assessment, he worked on printer design, systems, product planning, and printer technology assessment. After retiring from Dataproducts, Wieselman became a consultant on computer printer technology.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by title or subject.

Acquisition:

The papers were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Irving L. Wieselman in 1994.
Title
Irving L. Wieselman Papers, 1973-1987. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, September 1994.
Date
2004
Language of description
English

Collecting Area

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050