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United States National Bureau of Standards collection of computer literature

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 32

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains reports, manuals and publications from corporations, government agencies, and academic computing centers covering a broad range of computer-related topics. The collection only contains a few documents that predate 1962.

Dates

  • 1956-1978
  • (bulk: 1962-1978)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

All materials in the collection are covered by a prior copyright. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Historical Note

After World War II the United States National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was charged with the task of following developments in computing. In response, NBS began to index and abstract books, journals, reports and other literature covering a broad range of computer-related topics beginning in the mid-1940s. Eventually the enormity of the task forced NBS to abandon this work in 1978.

Extent

731 boxes (241.25 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains reports, manuals and publications from corporations, government agencies, and academic computing centers covering a broad range of computer-related topics.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection has been arranged by initial author's surname. Due to the extent of the collection, the finding aid has been divided into the following:

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by the National Bureau of Standards in 1987.

Title
United States National Bureau of Standards Collection of Computer Literature, 1956-1978. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Bruce H. Bruemmer, Kevin D. Corbitt, Peter Stramoski, Heather A. Beaton, Caroline Gasser, Pradeep Khakural, et al., August 1995; revised Carrie Seib and Amanda Schwartze, February 2003.
Date
June 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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