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Oral history interview with S. Reid Warren
Warren, S. Reid (Samuel Reid), 1908- (Charles Babbage Institute, 1977)

Oral history interview with S. Reid Warren

Issue Date

Charles Babbage Institute

Oral History

Warren was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering and served as supervisor of the EDVAC project. He discusses the EDVAC, the personal interactions of the project members, and the effect of the project on the Moore School. Central to his discussion are J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly and their disagreements with administrators over patent rights, which led to their resignation and the founding of their own company. Warren discusses John von Neumann, the distribution of his 1945 draft report on the EDVAC, and its lack of proper acknowledgment of all the EDVAC contributors. He also discusses the University's patent policy, its effect on the project, and the inability of the Moore School to remain at the forefront of computer developments.

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Other Identifier(s)
other: OH 38

Previously Published Citation
S. Reid Warren, OH 38. Oral history interview by Nancy B. Stern, 5 October 1977, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Transcript, 29 pp.

Suggested Citation
Warren, S. Reid (Samuel Reid), 1908-. (1977). Oral history interview with S. Reid Warren. Charles Babbage Institute. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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