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Frances E. Holberton Papers, circa 1950s-1980s. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Frances E. Holberton papers
Dates: circa 1950s-1980s
Creator: Holberton, Frances E.
Extent: 29 boxes (29 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 94
Abstract:
Collection contains reports, correspondence, notes and publications related to FORTRAN and COBOL development, and programming language standards for FORTRAN, COBOL, ASCII, and Ada. Also included is documentation regarding the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and its products BINAC and UNIVAC, Remington Rand, and the National Bureau of Standards and its computer, SEAC.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The papers were given by Frances E. Holberton in 1991.

Access Restrictions:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

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).

Preferred Citation:

Frances E. Holberton Papers (CBI 94), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Biographical Note

Frances E. Holberton, also known as Betty Holberton or Betty Snyder, started with the Eckert Mauchly Computer Corporation in the late 1940s and later worked for Remington Rand after it purchased Eckert Mauchly Corporation. She was a leading figure in programming language development for Remington Rand.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains reports, correspondence, notes and publications related to FORTRAN and COBOL development and programming language standards for FORTRAN, COBOL, and ASCII. The papers also include documentation regarding the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and its products the BINAC and UNIVAC; Remington Rand; and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and its computer, SEAC.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • 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 headings.
  • Holberton, Frances E.
  • Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Remington Rand, Inc.
  • United States. National Bureau of Standards.
  • FORTRAN (Computer program language)
  • COBOL (Computer program language)
  • Ada (Computer program language)
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers) -- Standards.
  • BINAC computer.
  • UNIVAC computer.
  • SEAC computer.
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
Box 1
FORTRAN standards, 1970s-1980s. Box 1
Box 2
COBOL, 1959-1960s. Box 2
 
A-0, 1952. Box 2
Box 3
X3J3, ASCII, FORTRAN, COBOL, 1960s-1970s. Box 3
Box 4, 27
FORTRAN, 1970s-1980s. Box 4, 27
Box 5
X3J3, 1960s-1970s. Box 5
 
CODASYL, 1959. Box 5
Box 5, 6, 14, 15, 17
UNIVAC, 1950s. Box 5, 6, 14, 15, 17
Box 6
UUA, 1960s.  Box 6
 
Miscellaneous Standards.  Box 6
Box 7
X.3.4.3, FORTRAN, 1960s. Box 7
Box 8
Ada: Trip Reports, FORTRAN, 1970s. Box 8
Box 9
X3.4.3, 1960s. Box 9
Box 10, 11, 21, 24, 25, 26
X3J3, 1970s. Box 10, 11, 21, 24, 25, 26
Box 12
DTMB-UNIVAC, 1950s.  Box 12
 
FORTRAN, 1980s. Box 12
Box 13
BINAC, E-M, 1950s. Box 13
 
LARC FORTRAN, 1960s. Box 13
Box 14
DTMB, 1960s. Box 14
Box 14, 15, 16, 17
FORTRAN, 1970s. Box 14, 15, 16, 17
Box 18
Early computer lectures, UNIVAC, 1950s. Box 18
Box 19
FORTRAN, NBS, 1970s. Box 19
Box 20
X3J3, 1980s. Box 20
Box 29
Burroughs compiler, UNIVAC blueprints.  Box 29
Box 22
FORTRAN, 2 UNISERVO reels, 1960s-1970s.  Box 22
Box 23
UNIVAC, 1950. Box 23
 
Census, The Programmer, 1950s. Box 23
Box 25
Miscellaneous UNIVAC and SEAC, 1950s. Box 25
Box 28
FORTRAN standards miscellany.  Box 28