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International computing collection

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 62
The collection contains documents about hardware, software, systems, and installations in countries other than the United States, as well as descriptions of other countries' computing technology (regardless of where those descriptions originated). It also includes surveys, comparisons and descriptions of two or more countries' computer technology.

Dates

  • 1939-1996

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

18 boxes (13.8 cubic feet)

Overview

Contains literature about hardware, software, systems, and installations in countries other than the United States, as well as descriptions of other countries' computing technology (regardless of where those descriptions originated). It also includes comparisons of different countries' computer technology, as well as reports involving multi-national organizations.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two parts. The first part includes information on specific countries, and is arranged geographically by continent and region, then by country. The second part includes international survey information, and at this time is not further subdivided.

Physical Location

This collection is stored off site and requires 3 days' notice for retrieval.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute in several accessions by a number of individuals, institutions, and corporations.

Accruals:

The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.
Title
International Computing Collection, 1939-1996. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Bruce Bruemmer, Kevin D. Corbitt, and Jennifer Tantzen, June 1995; revised by Matthew James Buell, May 2001.
Date
1995, 2001.
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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Contact:

612-624-5050