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Document Details


Title: Herman Heine Goldstine
Local code: OH 18
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Goldstine, associate director of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) computer project from 1945 to 1956, discusses his role in the project. He describes the acquisition of funding from the Office of Naval Research, the hiring of staff, and his relationship with John von Neumann. Goldstine explains that von Neumann was responsible for convincing the Institute to sponsor the computer project. Goldstine praises von Neumann's contributions, among which he counts the first logical design of a computer and the concept of stored programming.
Extent: 61 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=129
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Goldstine, Herman Heine, 1913-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Age at speaking: 67
Document location: Princeton, NJ
Document date: 11-Aug-1980
Interviewer: Stern, Nancy
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: OHI0023957-25500