Forsythe discusses the career of her husband, George Forsythe, from the time of his Ph.D. in 1941. He studied meteorology at UCLA in preparation for a military commission. After the war he taught meteorology at UCLA, where he became involved with the National Bureau of Standards Western Automatic Computer (SWAC). In 1957, when the National Bureau of Standards closed its operation at UCLA, George accepted a position at Stanford University to establish its program in computer science. Forsythe recalls some of her husband's difficulties in securing funding for computer projects, the resistance he encountered in his attempts to sell computer time to the private sector, and his eventual success in establishing a well-funded program in 1965.
Alexandra I. Forsythe, OH 17. Oral history interview by Pamela McCorduck, 16 May 1979, Stanford, California. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107291
Transcript, 20 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/94874
Forsythe, Alexandra I..
Oral history interview with Alexandra Forsythe.
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