Artifact Details

Title

Guide to the Gwen Bell artifact and book collection

Catalog Number

102733969

Type

Text

Date

1541-2000; bulk 1800-1955

Author

Lott, Sara Chabino

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Extent

499 items

Description

The Computer History Museum wishes to honor Gwen Bell as a founder and patron of the Museum. This guide is published in recognition of her dedication to the Museum in its formative years and her continued commitment to its growth and excellence.

This rare and important collection comprises written works and physical objects relating to early calculating instruments and methods. With material dated between 1541 and 2000, the collection offers researchers a unique window into the early origins and development of history’s most significant calculating devices and methods.

Category

Finding Aid

Subject

Abacus; Calculators; Mathematics--History; Mathematics--Early works to 1800; Ready-reckoners; Slide-rule

Collection Title

Gwen Bell artifact and book collection