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Florence R. Anderson Papers, 1953-1956. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Florence R. Anderson papers
Dates: 1953-1956
Creator: Anderson, Florence R.
Extent: 1 box (0.2 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 101
Abstract:
Collection contains brief outlines of applications programming classes developed at NAA for the IBM 701 and IBM 704, as well as minutes, reports, and manuals related to the development of PACT I (Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques).

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.

Access and Use
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:

Florence R. Anderson Papers (CBI 101), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Historical Note

In October 1953, an IBM 701 computer was delivered to North American Aviation (NAA) in Los Angeles, California. In order for the engineers to learn to use the computer in their particular fields of engineering, classes were conducted in applications programming. Florence Anderson was one of the programming instructors at NAA.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains brief outlines maintained by Florence R. Anderson, a programming instructor for North American Aviation, of applications programming classes developed at NAA for the IBM 701 and IBM 704, as well as minutes, reports, and manuals related to the development of PACT I (Project for the Advancement of Coding Techniques).

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.
  • North American Aviation, inc.
  • Programming languages (Electronic computers)
  • PACT (Computer program language)
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
Box 1
NAA 701 Coding Methods, 1953-1954. Box 1, Folder 1
 
Teaching notes, 1956. Box 1, Folder 2
 
Notes for IBM 704 Coding Methods Class, 1956. Box 1, Folder 3
 
Los Angeles Cooperative Compiler Project Policy Committee, 1954. Box 1, Folder 4
 
PACT I: general history and description, 1955. Box 1, Folder 5
 
PACT I: Working Committee Report Number 1, 1955. Box 1, Folder 6
 
PACT I Manual, 1955. Box 1, Folder 7
 
PACT Primer, 1955. Box 1, Folder 8
 
Distribution of PACT Manual and PACT Primer, 1955. Box 1, Folder 9
 
PACT sessions on ACM program, 1955. Box 1, Folder 10
 
PACT Panel no. 1, 1955. Box 1, Folder 11
 
Class notes for experienced programmers, 1955. Box 1, Folder 12
 
PACT usage memo and notes, 1955. Box 1, Folder 13
 
Logical organization of the PACT I compiler, circa 1955. Box 1, Folder 14
 
Teaching outline, circa 1956. Box 1, Folder 15