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Document Details


Title: Cuthbert Corwin Hurd
Local code: OH 259
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Series: Item 2 of Series Cuthbert Corwin Hurd
Description: Hurd begins by discussing his educational background and his post-war experiences. He recalls his work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and his interaction with International Business Machines (IBM) in acquiring the first 604 for Oak Ridge. Hurd concludes the interview with an in-depth discussion of his move to IBM, his role in developing scientific computers, and his interaction with John von Neumann and the various national laboratories, especially Los Alamos.
Extent: 31 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=161
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hurd, Cuthbert Corwin, 1911-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker occupation: Dean; Military personnel; Professor
Age at speaking: 83
Document location: Portola Valley, CA
Document date: 18-Nov-1994
Interviewer: Seidel, Robert
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: OHI0023978-25520