General Electric Company Computer
Department Scrapbook, 1956-1962. Finding Aid.
Company Computer Department scrapbook,
General Electric Company. Computer
1 box (0.3
Collection contains a
photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the GE Computer
Department and its activities in the Phoenix region.
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Honeywell
Bull in 1988.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in
the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as
published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair
use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
General Electric. Computer Department, Scrapbook (CBI 37), Charles
Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
The Computer Department of General Electric Company (GE) was
established in 1956 with H.R. (Barney) Oldfield as its general manager. Its
main operations were located in Phoenix, AZ. The department manufactured
mainframe computers and other computer equipment until 1970 when the department
was sold to Honeywell, Inc. GE also maintained a computer center at Arizona
State University. It donated an IBM 704 computer to the center in 1957 and a
GE-304 computer in 1960.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of a photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper
clippings relating to the GE Computer Department and its activities in the
Phoenix region. The scrapbook includes information about the computer
facilities of Arizona State University as well as articles about Homer R.
Oldfield, Jr., Herbert R.J. Grosch, Clair C. Lasher, Arthur G. Newman, and
Grady Gammage (president of Arizona State). The scrapbook abruptly ends in
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
Herbert R. J.
- Arizona State
- General Electric Company. Computer Dept.
- Computer industry--United
Box and Folder List
GE Computer Department Scrapbook, 1956-1962. Box 1, Folder 1