Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the William H. Meek collection

Catalog Number

102733947

Type

Text

Date

1944-1983

Author

Doub, Bo; Hayden, Kim; Lott, Sara Chabino

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

5.34 linear feet

Description

The William H. Meek collection contains manuals, publications, promotional material, correspondence, and programming projects from 1944 through 1983 that document Meek's interests in computers, mechanical engineering, and the interlocking six-piece Burr puzzle. Meek was an instrumentation specialist at Dow Chemical Company into the mid-1960s, but he spent most of his life researching, evaluating, and acquiring early computer systems. He was greatly interested in analyzing the mechanics behind Burr puzzles and wrote his own computer programs to aid in his analysis. This collection is made up largely of manuals and technical information regarding the IBM System/3, and programming source code and tests in various early programming languages.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Burr puzzles; Computer programming; IBM System/3 (Computer); IMB System/3 (Computer)--Programming; International Business Machines Corporation; Meek, William H., 1917-2005; Puzzles--Data processing

Collection Title

William H. Meek collection

Credit

Gift of Phyllis Meek

Lot Number

X4708.2008