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Document Details


Title: John George Herriot
Local code: OH 21
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: This interview is concerned principally with the early years of computing at Stanford University. Herriot begins by discussing his postgraduate education at Brown University in the 1940s and his work experiences prior to joining Stanford in 1946. In 1952 Herriot was appointed the first director of the Stanford Computation Center, using a Card Programmed Calculator and later an IBM 650. He discusses the formation and funding of the Computation Center and its integration with the rest of Stanford. Herriot also discusses the formation and development of the Stanford Computer Science Department, centering on the role of George Forsythe. Affiliations between Stanford and private industry are also mentioned.
Extent: 25 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=311
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Herriot, John George, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Age at speaking: 63
Document location: Stanford, CA
Document date: 22-May-1979
Interviewer: McCorduck, Pamela
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: OHI0023970-25513