Skip to main content

Walter M. Carlson papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 114

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents, photographs, and audiovisuals related to American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), its History of Computing Committee (HOCC), and work preserving the history of computing.

Also contained in the collection are a slide tape show on the history of computing, photographs and slides of AFIPS-sponsored conferences, and video and audio clips from media conference coverage. Photographs of significant AFIPS figures have been removed to CBI's photograph collection.

Dates

  • 1960-1990

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

Walter Carlson chaired the American Federation of Information Processing Societies' History of Computing Committee in the mid-to-late 1980s. He was also an executive at International Business Machines (IBM).

Extent

5 boxes (4 cubic feet)

Abstract

Contains documents, photographs, and audiovisuals related to the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), its History of Computing Committee (HOCC), and work preserving the history of computing.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:

  1. History of Computing Committee (HOCC), 1982-1989
  2. AFIPS General Files, 1960-1990
  3. Audio-Visual Materials and Photographs, undated and circa 1966-1986

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Walter Carlson in 1992.

Title
Walter M. Carlson Papers, 1960-1990. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, August 1995.
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050