The History of Computing at the University of Michigan

posted Jan 30, 2016, 3:57 PM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Jan 30, 2016, 8:22 PM ]

This page is an attempt to recreate the UM's Bentley Historical Library web page "The History of Computing at the University of Michigan".

The original URL for the page was: http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/computing/index.htm

A version of the page is available from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20110811002311/http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/computing/index.htm

Another version of the page is is available from the Nutch cache: http://www.linkpendium.com/family-discoverer/cache-retrieve.php?state=us&idx=0&id=127584

The U-M History of Computing Timeline 1946 to 2012 was recreated as a PDF by staff at the Bentley Historical Library and is available in U-M's Deep Blue Digital Archive.

     
 
A ribbon of five photographs (l to r): IBM650 in Statistical Research Lab, Robert Bartels in Computing Center, IBM 7090 console, North University Building, Operations staff mounting a tape in Computing Center and student in Church Street computing site

The History of Computing at the University of Michigan

University of Michigan's history of computing is highly complex. This site aims to feature highlights of that history, not chronicle it exhaustively. Sources consulted for this timeline are located within the university archives; those used most are the Board of Regents Proceedings and the Computing Center record group. Authors of the site invite commentary. Please contact Associate Archivist, Nancy Deromedi, 734.764.3482 or deromedi@umich.edu.


Click the image above to visit the U-M History of Computing Timeline, 1946-2007

The History of Computing at the University of Michigan Timeline was created by Alice Goff, graduate student archivist, and Nancy Deromedi, associate archivist, at the Bentley Historical Library. Earlier research was done by Mary Ann Williams as part of the Archives Practicum (SI 692), Winter 2007.

Note: The software used to create the Computing at Michigan Timeline is open-source and was created and maintained by the Simile Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We would like to acknowledge in particular the kind support of David Francois Huynh, MIT PhD student, and custodian of the Timeline application.

Archival Collections related to computing at the Bentley Historical Library

 
 

Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113
http://www.bentley.umich.edu
U.S.A.
bentley.ref at umich.edu

The images in the header are: IBM650 in Statistical Research Lab, Robert Bartels in Computing Center, IBM 7090 console, North University Building, Operations staff mounting a tape in Computing Center and student in Church Street computing site, Information Technology Records, Bentley Historical Library.

 
Comments