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Murray Stein artifact collection on computer history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0656-UA

Collection Scope and Content

Collection contains an assortment of artifacts related to the evolution of the computer, such as old computer parts, calculators, reel-to-reel information tape.

Also included are examples of the development of wafers and the computer chip, a board from the 1952 Univac, mounted exhibit of the evolution of tubes (used before resisters and compactors), and other physical examples of the evolution of the computer.

Additionally, there is a short written work called, "A History of Computing" (n.d.) by Murray Stein.

Dates

  • circa 1940-circa 1990

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

Murray Stein is an engineering graduate from The George Washington University, class of 1949. He is currently retired.

An oral history done with Mr. Stein can be found in MS0371, the Oral History Collection.

This note was written in 2005.

Extent

7 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains an assortment of old computer parts, calculators, reel-to-reel information tape. Examples of the development of wafers and the computer chip, a board from the 1952 Univac, mounted exhibit of the evolution of tubes (used before resisters and compactors), and other physical examples of the evolution of the computer.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to University Archives by Murray Stein in 1997.

Collection note

The items have been given generic descriptions in this finding aid, since it is difficult to know what the parts are because they were not tagged when they were donated to University Archives. The original list follows: A Board of mounted tubes Computer hard drive Small hand bag Merchant mechanical computer Computer tapes (3)Wooden boards (small) Friden automatic calculators Monroe merchant computer Track tape head Qualitron calculator Calculator parts (2)Bowmar calculator Super brain calculator Calculator tubes Panasonic solar calculator Director Two calculator Data cartridge Computer memories Pascal calculator Air navigation dead reckoning compass Micromatic slide rule Slide rule Pocket book of Engineering formulasComputer tubes (3)Unidentified parts Abacus sorban Board with computer chips (3)Mechanical electromagnetic relaysComputer core memory IC flip flop Data communication board Part of the super computer of the 1980's and 90's.
Title
Guide to the Murray Stein Artifact Collection on Computer History, circa 1940-circa 1990
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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