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Document Details


Title: Arnold J. Ryden
Local code: OH 314
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: After briefly discussing his educational background, Ryden explains his role as treasurer for Engineering Research Associates (ERA), the formation of Midwest Technical Development Corporation to supply venture capital to start up high tech companies, and his later role in the formation of Control Data Corporation. He relates the circumstances surrounding his purchase of Telex and the spinoff of the data products division as DataProducts Corporation. Ryden discusses his involvement in arranging financing for start up companies and concludes the interview with an explanation of his research on entrepreneurship.
Extent: 33 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=241
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ryden, Arnold J.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Financial administrator; Military personnel
Document location: Edina, MN
Document date: 05-Apr-1995
Interviewer: O'Neill, Judy
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: OHI0024039-25585