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Document Details


Title: Stephen W. Dunwell
Local code: OH 153
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Dunwell describes the development of data processing equipment at International Business Machines in the mid-twentieth century. He discusses early data processing and cryptanalytic equipment before focusing on the development of computers following World War II. In this context, he describes IBM's Poughkeepsie Laboratory, John von Neumann's contributions as an IBM consultant, and the IBM 701 and STRETCH (7030) computers.
Extent: 24 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=110
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dunwell, Stephen, 1913-1994
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker occupation: Computer engineer
Age at speaking: 76
Document location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Document date: 13-Feb-1989
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Organizations discussed: IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States; World War, 1939-1945--Cryptography
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023943-25483