Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the Paul R. DesJardins collection

Catalog Number

102733966

Type

Text

Date

1947-2003; bulk 1956-1993

Author

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

12.5 linear feet in 10 record cartons

Description

The Paul R. DesJardins collection documents DesJardins’s career as a programmer, with material dating from 1947 to 2003, and the bulk from 1956 to 1993. A large portion of the collection is related to the development of the time-sharing system RUSH, and to PL/I, the programming language used for RUSH. DesJardins was the principal designer of RUSH when he worked at Allen-Babcock Computing. Also included is a smaller amount of material created and collected by DesJardins when he worked at North American Aviation and Nucleus International. Lastly, the collection contains various publications collected by DesJardins that include technical papers, newsletters, conference and seminar proceedings, manuals, reference guides, specifications, and promotional material.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Allen-Babcock Computing; DesJardins, Paul; International Business Machines Corporation; North American Aviation; Nucleus International Corporation; Programming (Computers); PL/I (Computer program language); RUSH (Remote Users of Shared Hardware)

Collection Title

Paul R. DesJardins collection

Credit

Gift of Al Kossow

Lot Number

X4578.2008