Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the George R. Trimble Jr. collection

Catalog Number

102733954

Type

Text

Date

1948-2000; bulk 1955-1975

Author

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

10 linear feet in 8 record cartons

Description

The George R. Trimble Jr. collection contains reports, papers, manuals, correspondence, conference proceedings, and notes that document Trimble’s career in computer and data processing design and development from 1948 to 2000, with the bulk of the collection from 1955 to 1975. Materials come from Trimble’s work at the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, IBM, Computer Usage Company, Penta Computer Associates, and as an independent consultant. Projects Trimble worked on include programming the ENIAC computer, design and software development of the IBM 650 and 700 series computers, design of traffic control and transit systems, and software and system design for companies like Lockheed Electronics Company and Texas Instruments. The collection also includes manuals, reports, and papers authored by Trimble.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Computer engineering; Computer software--Development; Computer systems--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Computer Usage Company; Personal rapid transit; Trimble, George R., Jr.

Collection Title

George R. Trimble Jr. collection

Credit

Gift of Helen Trimble

Lot Number

X4586.2008