National Archive for the History of Computing: Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Unpublished Typescripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises:

  • D1, Arthur Burks, Herman H. Goldstine and John von Neumann, Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument, typescript pp. 53, plus table and diagram (June 1946);
  • D2, Helmut Hoelzer, Application of Electrical Networks to the Solution of Differential Equations and the Stabilisation of Previous Rules, typescript dissertation (in German), pp. 72 (1946);
  • D3, P.W. Woodward, History and Binary Arithmetic; Computing Processes, Lectures I and II in Electronic Digital Computer, TRE Lecture Series, typescripts, pp. 6 (1947);
  • D4, A. Bodley-Scott, A Note on the Miller Integrator and its Allied Circuits, Torpedo Experimental Establishment, Greenock, Technical Note No.37, typescript pp. 11, plus diagrams (1947);
  • D5, H.J. Dreyer (ed.), Development of Mathematical Instruments in Germany 1939 to 1945, typescript reports (in German), with photographs, Reports B2a, B7d (1947);
  • D6, Raymond Thompson, LEO Chronicle, typescript, pp. 23 (1947);
  • D7, George W. Patterson (ed.), Theory and Techniques for Design of Electronic Digital Computers, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, Philadelphia, Vol.IV (1948);
  • D8, (a) Preston C. Hammer and Arthur H. Stroud, Numerical Evaluation of Multiple Integrals II, Technical report No.5 typescript, pp. 20, Office of Ordnance Research, US Army, November 1957; (b) Metropolitan Vickers Co Ltd, Symposium on Digital Techniques and Control, 56 February 1957 (2 copies).
  • D9, Arthur Stroud, Remarks on the Disposition of Points in Numerical Integration Formulas, typescript, pp. 7, Office of Ordnance Research, US Army, January 1958;
  • D10, Arthur H. Stroud, Numerical Integration Formulas of Degree 2, typescript, pp. 10, Office of Ordnance Research, US Army, January 1959;
  • D11, Bruce A. Chartres, An Exact Method of Generating Random Normal Deviates, Technical Report No.5, typescript, pp. 15. for Dept. of Army Signals Corps, March 1959;
  • D12, B.A. Chartres, Numerical Methods for the Stability Analysis of Many Dimensional Linear Systems, typescript, pp. 74, Brown University, Providence RI, April 1959;
  • D13, J. Fell and H.R. Lowday, The Spectral Analysis of Noise Records by Fourier Series Methods, typescript pp. 24 and charts, Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd, Armaments Division, June 1959;
  • D14, R.W. Bemer, Survey of Modern Programming Techniques: a Lecture following the Annual General Meeting of The British Computer Society, September 1960;
  • D15, T.E. Bell, Computer Performance Analysis: Measurement objectives and tools, A Report prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration and US Air Force Project, Rand, Santa Monica, February 1971;
  • D16, BBC TV All our Working Lives, selected typescripts;
  • D17, Folder containing: Konrad Zuse, Some Remarks on the History of Computing in Germany, Lecture at the International Research Conference on the History of Computing, University of California, June 1015, 1976; Konrad Zuse, My first computer and first thoughts about data processing, Speech at Symposium in Lund/Sweden on Computer Design Past, Present, Future, typescript pp. 23, October 1987 Simon Lavington, Helmut Schreyer: Summary of Schreyer's work on electronic computing devices in Germany, 1939-1944, typescript pp. 3, July 1980. Interview with Konrad Zuse, Computer History: A Personal Perspective, reprint from Siemens Review, 4/89. Zuse and Schreyer, Reprint from Randell: Origins of Digital Computers published 1973;
  • D18, Paul Drath, The Relationship Between Science and Technology: University Research and the Computer Industry, Manchester University Ph.D., pp. 200, 1973;
  • D19, John M. Bennett, Some Reflections on Large Systems Computing and Others , typescript, pp. 25, 1983;
  • D20, Serena Kelly, Report of a Survey of the Archives of British Commercial Computer Manufacturers, IEE, pp. 279, 1985;
  • D21, Nicholas A. Vonneuman, John von Neumann as Seen by His Brother, typescript, pp. 71, 1987;
  • D22, W.S. Elliott, Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering, 1958 to 1988, typescript, pp. 50, 1988;
  • D23, James Small, Analogue Computers: Technical Change and Designer History, Manchester University M.Sc., pp. 143, 1988;
  • D24, John Hendry, Innovating for Failure: Government Policy and the Early British Computer Industry, typescript, pp. 386;
  • D25, M. Eloina Pelaez V.,A Gift from Pandora's Box: The Software Crisis , Edinburgh Ph.D., pp. 260, 1988;
  • D26, Peter J. Bird, LEO Pride of Lyons. The Birth of Business Computing, typescript, pp. 232, 1989;
  • D27, I. Bernard Cohen, The Computer: A Case Study of the Support by Government, especially the Military, of a New Science and Technology, typescript, pp. 36, n.d.;
  • D28, United Birmingham Hospitals and University of Birmingham Medical School, Towards a Hospital Computer Service, typescript, pp. 75 + appendix, 1967;
  • D29, United Birmingham Hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre Computer Project: Systems Design Report, typescript, pp. 104 1970;
  • D30, United Birmingham Hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre Computer Project: Systems Design Appendices, typescript, 1970.

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The collection is open to any accredited reader.