Skip to main content

Richard W. Clarke collection on magnetic storage drums

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 184

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains information on magnetic drum storage, including photographs and background information on the Flying Head Drum, patented by Richard W. Clarke in 1965. The photographs were removed from a three ring binder and retained in original order. Photograph captions were taken verbatim from notes attached to the original pages in the binder.

Dates

  • circa 1957-1970s

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

Richard W. Clarke worked at Remington Rand Univac, and later for the Control Data Corporation. In 1957, during his tenure with Remington Rand Univac, Clarke, along with Sherman A. Sundin, invented the Flying Wedge Loading and Mounting Apparatus. Their invention was awarded a patent by Univac in 1965.

Extent

1 box (0.25 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains information on magnetic drum storage, including photographs and background information on the Flying Head Drum, patented by Richard W. Clarke in 1965.

Acquisition:

The collection was donated by Richard W. Clarke in 2007 and 2009.

Title
Richard W. Clarke Collection on Magnetic Storage Drums, circa 1957-1970s. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman, 2007.
Date
2007
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