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Document Details


Title: Robert L. Westbee
Local code: OH 112
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Westbee begins with a description of his early life and education. The focus of the interview is his work with magnetic storage at 3M. Topics include: the work of Bill Wetzel on magnetic tape at 3M, the work of Sid Rubens at Engineering Research Associates (ERA) on magnetic drums, and the interaction between 3M and ERA.
Extent: 28 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=30
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Westbee, Robert Lyle
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Minnesota; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: North Oaks, MN
Document date: 05-Jun-1986
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: OHI0024073-25621