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Carl A. Johnson papers.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 208

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes, documents and artifacts from Engineering Research Associates (ERA) and Sperry UNIVAC. Among the materials are: The Integrated Circuit Technology in Future Data Processing Computers, by J. Presper Eckert and John B. Schwartz, 1966; Annals of the History of Computing: The Birth of an ERA: Engineering Research Associates, Inc., by Erwin Tomash and Arnold A. Cohen, 1979; SperryLink Office System product literature, 1982; documents relating to Sperry’s acquisition of Varian Data Machines, 1977-1979; documents relating to the development and marketing of the Micro 1100 chip sets, 1980s; and a Micro 1100 Arithmetic Logic Unite (ALU) Tested Wafer.

Dates

  • 1947-1990

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

Carl A. Johnson graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1955, following an 18 month program in electronics at Dunwoody Industrial Institute. Johnson also completed numerous post-graduate courses with Sperry and the University of Minnesota in management, strategic planning, communications, team development, and quality. He started his career with Engineering Research Associates in 1954 and retired from UNISYS in 1986 after 32 years of technical and managerial experience in computer systems, circuits and packaging, semiconductor devices, memory storage equipment, business and product strategy, program management, acquisition and competitive analysis and communications product development.

Extent

2 boxes (2 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes, documents and artifacts from Engineering Research Associates (ERA) and Sperry UNIVAC.

Acquisition:

Papers were donated by Carl A. Johnson in April, 2009.

Title
Carl A. Johnson Papers, 1947-1990.
Subtitle
Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Emily Miller, June 2009.
Date
July 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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