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General Electric Company Computer Department scrapbook,

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 37

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the GE Computer Department and its activities in the Phoenix region. The scrapbook includes information about the computer facilities of Arizona State University as well as articles about Homer R. Oldfield, Jr., Herbert R.J. Grosch, Clair C. Lasher, Arthur G. Newman, and Grady Gammage (president of Arizona State). The scrapbook abruptly ends in mid-1962.

Dates

  • 1956-1962

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).

Historical Note

The Computer Department of General Electric Company (GE) was established in 1956 with H.R. (Barney) Oldfield as its general manager. Its main operations were located in Phoenix, AZ. The department manufactured mainframe computers and other computer equipment until 1970 when the department was sold to Honeywell, Inc. GE also maintained a computer center at Arizona State University. It donated an IBM 704 computer to the center in 1957 and a GE-304 computer in 1960.

Extent

1 box (0.3 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains a photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the GE Computer Department and its activities in the Phoenix region.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Honeywell Bull in 1988.

Title
General Electric Company Computer Department Scrapbook, 1956-1962. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, March 1991.
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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