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Document Details


Title: James E. Thornton
Local code: OH 62
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 Thornton briefly describes his education, the interview focuses on the design and construction work at Engineering Research Associates on Task 29 which became the ERA 1103 computer.
Extent: 40 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=279
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thornton, James E., 1925-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1925
Speaker place of birth: St. Paul, MN; Minnesota; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 59
Document date: 09-Feb-1984
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
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: OHI0024053-25601