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Catalog Number

102701992

Title

Emmanouilides, Akrevoe oral history

Type

Text

Date

2008-08-19

Contributor

Emmanouilides, Akrevoe, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

24 p.

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Akrevoe Emmanouilides was a young girl of 16 when she began working at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study as a secretary. Her work there was to support the research and development of the so-called “IAS” machine, the prototype of all parallel stored-program computers at the time. Working for such luminaries as John von Neumann, she was an important team member of the Electronic Computer Project (ECP) and typed dozens of technical reports detailing the inner workings of the computer. She provides background on some of the key contributors and describes her experiences as a young woman at the dawn of the computer age.

Category

Transcription

Subject

IAS; Princeton University; ENIAC; von Neumann, John; ECP; Eckert, Presper; Shaw, Bob; Mauchly, John; Einstein, Albert; Godel, Kurt; Oppenheimer, J. Robert

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X4980.2009