Oral history interview with Arthur L. Norberg

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Oral history interview with Arthur L. Norberg

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Charles Babbage Institute


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This oral history briefly addresses Norberg’s education and early career at the University of California-Berkeley’s Bancroft Library and the National Science Foundation before shifting to provide detailed information on the origins and first two and a half decades of the Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) and Charles Babbage Foundation (CBF). Norberg was the founding director and longtime leader of the Charles Babbage Institute and discusses his early priorities with CBI, and its development as the premier international historical research center and archives repository focused on the history of computing. This includes discussion of personnel, projects, strategies, publications, relationships to other institutions (University of Minnesota, American Federation of Information Processing Societies, CBF, etc.), and other topics.


Transcript, 166 pp.

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Arthur L. Norberg, OH 379. Oral history interview by Jeffrey R. Yost and William Aspray, 20 January 2006 and 9 February 2006, Chicago, Ill. and Minneapolis, Minn. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107546

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Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938-. (2006). Oral history interview with Arthur L. Norberg. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107546.

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