Bruce Gilchrist Papers, 1960-1973. Finding Aid.
Bruce Gilchrist papers
4 boxes (1.6
Collection contains chronological files which
contain outgoing correspondence relating to Bruce Gilchrist's duties as an
officer of the ACM and AFIPS. Most of the records prior to 1965 concern ACM and
those records created in 1965 or later relate to AFIPS.
University of Minnesota Libraries.
Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Bruce
Gilchrist in 1990.
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
CBI 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).
Bruce Gilchrist Papers, (CBI 76), Charles Babbage Institute,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.
Bruce Gilchrist received his doctorate in meteorology at the
University of London, and then joined the Institute for Advanced Study in
Princeton in 1952. He became director of the computer center at the University
of Syracuse, then joined IBM in 1959 where he became director of planning with
the Service Bureau Corporation (1963-1965) and manager in the Data Processing
Division (1965-1968). He served as secretary (1960-1962) and vice president
(1962-1964) for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 1966 he was
elected president of the American Federation of Information Processing
Societies (AFIPS) and was the organization's executive director from 1968 to
1973, after which he became director of computing activities at Columbia
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains outgoing correspondence relating to
Gilchrist's duties as an officer of AFIPS and the ACM. The correspondence
consists largely of carbon copies. Most of the records prior to 1965 concern
ACM and those after relate to AFIPS.
- 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
- American Federation of Information Processing Societies.
- Association for Computing Machinery.
- Electronic data
Box and Folder List
Correspondence, 1960-1967. Box 1, Folder 1-9
Correspondence, 1968-July 1970. Box 2 , Folder 1-8
Correspondence, August 1970-June 1972. Box 3 , Folder 1-7
Correspondence, July 1972-July 1973. Box 4 , Folder 1-4