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Oral history interview with Dean Babcock
Babcock, Dean Frank (Charles Babbage Institute, 1986)

Oral history interview with Dean Babcock

Issue Date

Charles Babbage Institute

Oral History

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.

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Other Identifier(s)
other: OH 120

Previously Published 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.

Transcript, 40 pp. Audio file available at

Suggested Citation
Babcock, Dean Frank. (1986). Oral history interview with Dean Babcock. Charles Babbage Institute. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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