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Oral history interview with Margaret R. Fox
Fox, Margaret R. (Charles Babbage Institute, 1984)

Oral history interview with Margaret R. Fox


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Charles Babbage Institute

Oral History

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.

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Other Identifier(s)
other: OH 49

Previously Published 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.

Transcript, 39 pp.

Suggested Citation
Fox, Margaret R.. (1984). Oral history interview with Margaret R. Fox. Charles Babbage Institute. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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