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Guide to the Guide to the Harwood G. Kolsky Papers
X3021.2005  
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Description
The Harwood G. Kolsky collection is comprised of documents related to the development of super computers, microprocessors and microcomputers, computer modeling, digital image processing, computer programming languages, as well as materials related to teaching computer architecture and computer history. The collection primarily consists of technical papers and reports, manuals, notes, promotional material, and correspondence related to Los Alamos National Laboratory and International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation.
Background
Harwood G. Kolsky, an emeritus professor of computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), was a physicist who became a computer scientist well before that field was a recognized department of academic learning. He worked on many early computers and their applications and architectures. Later in his career he directed a variety of projects involving programming languages, scientific applications, and digital image processing.
Extent
26 linear feet 20 cartons and one oversized box
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be given by the Computer History Museum.
Availability
Collection is open for research.