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Document Details


Title: Margaret R. Fox
Local code: OH 49
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Fox describes how her Navy service in World War II led to a career in computing. She discusses the negotiations between the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as an agent for the Bureau of the Census, over the completion of the first UNIVAC computer, and the development at NBS of SEAC and SWAC. Fox recounts her involvement in the National Joint Computer Committee which led to her work in the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and describes the role of AFIPS in the International Information Processing Conference in Paris in 1959.
Extent: 30 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=122
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fox, Margaret R.
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document location: Minneapolis, MN
Document date: 13-Apr-1984
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: OHI0023950-25057