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John S. Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 70

Scope and Content Note

Contains reports, proposals, design notebooks, technical literature, brochures, and advertisements relating to Davis' work at Ramo-Wooldridge and from the associated companies of Thompson Ramo Wooldridge -- later renamed TRW -- Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Products Company, and Bunker Ramo. Significant topics among the reports and proposals include: the RW-33 computer, air to surface missile systems, computer memories, and early electronic control systems. The design notebooks trace the development of the AN/UKY-1 computer and the TRW-340 computer. This collection contains materials from Ramo-Woolridge (RW), Thompson Ramo Woolridge (TRW), Thompson Ramo Woolridge Products Company (TRWC), and Bunker Ramo (BR). A short history of some of the machines written by Davis is also available.

Dates

  • 1957-1975

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

John S. Davis was an engineer with Ramo Wooldridge, a Division of Thompson Ramo Woolridge, later TRW.

Extent

5 boxes (4.2 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains reports, proposals, design notebooks, technical literature, brochures, and advertisements relating to John S. Davis' work at Ramo-Wooldridge and from the associated companies of Thompson Ramo Wooldridge (later renamed TRW) Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Products Company, and Bunker Ramo.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Design Notebooks, 1958-1959
  2. Literature and Brochures, 1957-1964
  3. Reports and Proposals, 1957-1976

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by John Steven Davis in 1989.
Title
John S. Davis Papers, 1957-1975. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Pat Hennessy, February 1991.
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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