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Document Details


Title: Dean Babcock
Local code: OH 120
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: After Babcock describes his early life, education and communications work in the Navy during World War II, the focus of the interview shifts to his work with Engineering Research Associates (ERA). Topics include: various ERA projects including Project Lime; the design of equipment at ERA; magnetic drum designs and capabilities; the work of Sidney Rubens and William Field on magnetic drums; and ERA's interaction with the Navy, especially during the Korean War.
Extent: 36 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=40
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Babcock, Dean
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Military personnel
Document location: Minneapolis, MN
Document date: 12-Sep-1986
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023903-25434