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Document Details


Title: Willis Daniel
Local code: OH 235
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Daniel focuses on the origin and growth of the National Machine Accountants Association (NMAA), later the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). He describes how the changes in business data processing in the 1940s and 1950s led to the creation of NMAA in an effort to pool knowledge and resources as well as increase the professionalism of the emerging position of data processing manager. Daniel discusses the development of the associations organizational structure as it grew. In this context, he describes the start of chapters, NMAA's merger with the National Tabulating Management Society, and the growth of NMAA's support structure. Daniel reviews the accomplishments of NMAA and DPMA presidents and notes the contributions, especially in education, of NMAA and DPMA to the development of data processing management.
Extent: 44 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=281
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Daniels, Willis
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document date: 23-Aug-1985
Interviewer: Ashmore, Eddie
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: OHI0023935-25475