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Title: Oral history interview with Dean Babcock
Authors: Babcock, Dean Frank
Keywords: Computer history
United States. -- Navy
Magnetic drums -- History
Magnetic drums -- Design and construction
Field, William J.
Engineering Research Associates
Computer industry -- United States -- History
Issue Date: 12-Sep-1986
Publisher: Charles Babbage Institute
Citation: Dean Frank Babcock, OH 120. Oral history interview by Arthur L. Norberg, 12 September 1986, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107098
Abstract: After Babcock describes his early life, education and communications work in the Navy during World War II, the focus of the interview shifts to his work with Engineering Research Associates (ERA). Topics include: various ERA projects including Project Lime; the design of equipment at ERA; magnetic drum designs and capabilities; the work of Sidney Rubens and William Field on magnetic drums; and ERA's interaction with the Navy, especially during the Korean War.
Description: Transcript, 40 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95486
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/107098
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