Artifact Details

Title

From the Archives: Designer, Entrepreneur and CEO Evelyn Berezin (Part 2)

Catalog Number

102740434

Type

Audio

Date

2018-09-04

Participants

Berezin, Evelyn, Speaker

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Duration

00:16:28

Format

WAV

Description

Evelyn Berezin was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1925. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics in 1945 from NYU, followed by an Atomic Energy Commission fellowship for graduate study in 1946. In 1962 Evelyn Berezin built a reservations system for United Airlines, one of the largest computer systems built at the time. In 1969 she founded and served as CEO of Redactron, a new maker of word processors. In the second part of this two-part series, Berezin discusses the challenges of being a woman systems designer in the male-dominated world of the 1960s, as well as her work designing a digital computer for a horse-racing track.

Category

Podcast

Collection Title

From the Archives Podcast

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8671.2018