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Ada programming language materials

Identifier: CBI 157

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of corporate product literature describing software products designed for the Ada language; U.S. government publications, including Ada 9X project reports, technical reports, working papers, newsletters; and user group information produced by or for the U.S. government concerning implementing and working with the Ada language.


  • 1981-1990


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Access to materials:

Access to this 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).

Historical Note

Ada is a high-level programming language developed in the period between 1975-1980 to supercede the hundreds of critical systems languages used by the U.S. Department of Defense. The language was standardized in 1983, and revised in 1995.


3 boxes (0.8 cubic feet)


A collection of corporate, government, and user group documents regarding the development, implementation, and use of the Ada programming language.

Arrangement of Collection

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

  1. Corporate Publications, 1985-1989
  2. Government Publications, 1981-1990
  3. Press Clippings-Citations, 1986-1989
  4. Special Interest/User Groups, Professional Consortia, 1988-1989
  5. University of Vermont Course Materials, 1985

Within each series, items are arranged alphabetically by office of origin or publication title.


The records were given to Stanford University Libraries, History of Science and Technology Collections, by Steven E. Barryte, and subsequently transferred to the Charles Babbage Institute.

Ada Programming Language Materials, 1981-1990. Finding Aid.
Prepared by Carrie Seib and Matthew James Buell, May 2001.
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Collecting Area Details

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Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455