Patricia Myhre graduated from Creighton University with a mathematics degree, and then went to work for Sperry Rand Univac in St. Paul in 1976. She did software testing for several U.S. Navy programs, starting with destroyer warships for Iran and later the P3 aircraft. Myhre eventually moved from software testing to system testing, involving complex operational interfaces between Univac and other companies’ equipment. The interview discusses work culture and environments in several different Univac office complexes in the Twin Cities metro as well as with the corporate reorganizations (first, the merger with Burroughs and later the purchase by Lockheed Martin).
This material is based on work funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award B2014-07 “Tripling Women’s Participation in Computing (1965-1985).”
Patricia B. Myhre, OH 479. Oral history interview by Thomas J. Misa, 23 November 2015, Minneapolis, MN. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Transcript, 43 pp.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award B2014-07 “Tripling Women’s Participation in Computing (1965-1985).”
Myhre, Patricia B..
Oral history interview with Patricia B. Myhre.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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