Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the Burt Grad General Electric and IBM records

Catalog Number

102726885

Type

Text

Date

1949-1978

Author

Harling, Adrienne; Lott, Sara

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

4.17 linear feet in 3 record cartons and 1 manuscript box

Description

This collection contains records from Burt Grad’s work with General Electric and IBM from 1949-1978. Grad did substantial work on factory automation and business systems management, reflected in large projects called the Integrated Systems Project (ISP) and the Study Organization Plan (SOP), both documented in this collection. The collection also contains content about decision tables – a tool Grad developed to map cause-and-effect logic for systems programming purposes. Additional areas of interest include Grad’s work on Application System Development Method (ASDM), factory simulation models, the Productron computer, TABSOL software for automation of decision tables, and more. Materials consist primarily of technical reports and notes, correspondence, manuals and marketing materials for products, and some articles.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

General Electric Company; International Business Machines Corporation; Automation in manufacturing; Computer software—development; Decision logic tables; Grad, Burton

Collection Title

Burt Grad General Electric and IBM records

Credit

Gift of Burton Grad

Lot Number

X6906.2014