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CBI holds one of the world's largest collections of research-grade oral history interviews relating to the history of computers, software, and networking. Most of the 300-plus oral histories have been developed in conjunction with grant-funded research projects on topics such as the development of the software industry, the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the early history of computer science departments.

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Oral history interview with Helen Ann Bauer, Fran Chessler, Mary R. Feay, Mary Holt, Joyce Malleck, and Anita B. Marsh

Bauer, Helen Ann; Chessler, Fran; Feay, Mary R.; Holt, Mary; Malleck, Joyce; Marsh, Anita B. (Charles Babbage Institute, 2016-11-18)
This interview — with Helen Bauer, Fran Chessler, Mary Feay, Mary Holt, Joyce Malleck, and Anita Marsh — took place during a two-hour luncheon. The interview does not have a biographical or career narrative, and is only ...

Oral history interview with Jan Sharpless

Sharpless, Jan (Charles Babbage Institute, 2016-01-14)
Jan Sharpless graduated from Principia College in southern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her father, an executive at Bell Labs, encouraged her to apply for a programmer training position and she was hired ...

Oral history interview with Jane Hauser Pejsa

Pejsa, Jane Hauser (Charles Babbage Institute, 2016-01-28)
Jane Hauser Pejsa grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Carleton College in 1951 with a degree in mathematics, then took an engineering position with Northwestern Bell Telephone in downtown Minneapolis. Her supportive ...

Oral history interview with Karen Coates

Coates, Karen (Charles Babbage Institute, 2015-12-14)
Karen Coates grew up in rural northwest Washington state, then graduated from Mills College (Oakland CA) with a degree in mathematics. She describes lessons learned in running FORTRAN programs at nearby Cal State Hayward, ...

Oral history interview with Jan Raycraft

Raycraft, Jan (Charles Babbage Institute, 2015-11-09)
Jan Raycraft grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated in 1980 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a double degree in biology and chemistry, gaining valuable experience in FORTRAN programming. (She later in ...

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