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Document Details


Title: Earl Edgar Masterson
Local code: OH 115
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Masterson begins by describing his early life and work with Radio Corporation of America. He then recounts his job interview with J. Presper Eckert and Fraser Welch and his work with the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, especially his work with the UNIVAC and his design of a functional high-speed printer. He also discusses James H. Rand and Remington-Rand's management of Eckert-Mauchly after the firm's acquisition. He concludes with a review of his work for Honeywell and development of high-speed printers there.
Extent: 63 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=188
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Masterson, Earl Edgar
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Computer engineer
Document location: St. Louis Park, MN
Document date: 30-Jun-1986
Interviewer: Aspray, William; Clamons, Robbin
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer printers; 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: OHI0024001-25545