Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the G. Edward Bryan collection on the CP-6 system

Catalog Number

102733957

Type

Text

Date

1955-2005; bulk 1965-1992

Author

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

60.84 linear feet in 45 record cartons, 4 manuscript boxes and 2 oversize boxes

Description

The G. Edward Bryan collection on the CP-6 system contains material on the Honeywell CP-6 operating system and the team that built it at the Los Angeles Development Center (LADC). In an effort to attract Xerox CP-V users to Honeywell machines, the LADC was established in 1976 to develop CP-V’s backward-compatible successor, CP-6. The LADC team was a hybrid of Xerox programmers and Honeywell management, with Bryan as its director. The collection holds LADC’s administrative records, publications, presentation materials, and records relating to the development and releases of CP-6. The collection spans 1955 to 2002. The LADC and CP-6 parts of the collection span 1973 through 2002, but are primarily from 1976 when the project began until 1992 when support for CP-6 was transferred to ACTC Technologies.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Bryan, George Edward, d. 2014; CP-V; CP-6; Honeywell Inc.; International Business Machines Corporation; JOHNNIAC computer; Operating systems (Computers); Scientific Data Systems; Xerox Corporation

Collection Title

G. Edward Bryan collection on the CP-6 system

Credit

Gift of G. Edward Bryan

Lot Number

X2901.2005