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Oral history interview with Frances E. Holberton
Holberton, Frances E. (Charles Babbage Institute, 1983)

Oral history interview with Frances E. Holberton

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Charles Babbage Institute

Oral History

Holberton discusses her education from 1940 through the 1960s and her experiences in the computing field. These include work with the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, David Taylor Model Basin, and the National Bureau of Standards. She discusses her perceptions of cooperation and competition between members of these organizations and the difficulties she encountered as a woman. She recounts her work on ENIAC and LARC, her design of operating systems, and her applications programming.

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Other Identifier(s)
other: OH 50

Previously Published Citation
Frances E. Holberton, OH 50. Oral history interview by James Baker Ross, 14 April 1983, Potomac, Maryland. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Transcript, 46 pp. Audio file available at

Suggested Citation
Holberton, Frances E.. (1983). Oral history interview with Frances E. Holberton. Charles Babbage Institute. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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