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Title: Oral history interview with Margaret R. Fox
Authors: Fox, Margaret R.
Keywords: Computer history
United States. -- Navy
United States. -- National Bureau of Standards
Swac computer
Seac computer
Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Computers -- United States -- History
Computer industry -- United States -- History
American Federation of Information Processing Societies.
Univac computer
Women's history
Issue Date: 13-Apr-1984
Publisher: Charles Babbage Institute
Citation: Margaret R. Fox, OH 49. Oral history interview by James Baker Ross, 13 April 1984, Washington, D.C. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107292
Abstract: Fox describes how her Navy service in World War II led to a career in computing. She discusses the negotiations between the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as an agent for the Bureau of the Census, over the completion of the first UNIVAC computer, and the development at NBS of SEAC and SWAC. Fox recounts her involvement in the National Joint Computer Committee which led to her work in the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and describes the role of AFIPS in the International Information Processing Conference in Paris in 1959.
Description: Transcript, 39 pp.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/107292
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