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Document Details


Title: Arnold A. Cohen
Local code: OH 58
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Series: Item 1 of Series Arnold A. Cohen
Description: Cohen provides information about relations of Engineering Research Associates with the Navy, and with Remington Rand management after their acquisition of ERA. He also describes ERA projects in detail. Specific topics include: early research on magnetic drum storage systems, reports to the National Bureau of Standards, the Atlas I project and the commercial by-product (the 1101), the Atlas II project and the commercial by-product (the 1103), the 1102 built for Arnold Engineering Development Center, the 1104 built for Westinghouse/BOMARC, the Remington Rand Tape-to-Card Converter, the File Computer, ERA non-computer projects, ERA's design contract with IBM and its relation to the IBM 650, UNIVAC II, and patents and their defensive use in litigation.
Extent: 117 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=86
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cohen, Arthur A. (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document date: 20-Jan-1983
Interviewer: Ross, James
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: OHI0023923-25461