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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-068

National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics

Research Records, 1968-1974, 1980

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Title: Research Records
Dates: 1968-1974, 1980
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 17-068
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document projects and exhibitions managed or created by the Section of Mathematics. Topics covered include the Computer History Project (CHP), the Technological Augmentation of Cognition conferences, and the exhibitions: "1876: A Centennial Exhibition" and "Theorems in Color." The Computer History Project was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974. "1876: A Centennial Exhibition" was a recreation of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 at the Arts and Industries Building. "Theorems in Color" consisted of an exhibition of 32 paintings based on mathematical theorems by Crockett Johnson, author of "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and the "Barnaby" comic strip. People documented in the collection include Uta C. Merzbach, Curator of Mathematics and Henry S. Tropp, CHP Principal Investigator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements, contracts, floor plans, conference proceedings, object lists, exhibition scripts, press releases, postcards, and notes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document projects and exhibitions managed or created by the Section of Mathematics. Topics covered include the Computer History Project (CHP), the Technological Augmentation of Cognition conferences, and the exhibitions: 1876: A Centennial Exhibition and Theorems in Color.

The Computer History Project was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974. 1876: A Centennial Exhibition was a recreation of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 at the Arts and Industries Building. Theorems in Color consisted of an exhibition of 32 paintings based on mathematical theorems by Crockett Johnson, author of Harold and the Purple Crayon and the Barnaby comic strip. People documented in the collection include Uta C. Merzbach, Curator of Mathematics and Henry S. Tropp, CHP Principal Investigator.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements, contracts, floor plans, conference proceedings, object lists, exhibition scripts, press releases, postcards, and notes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-068, National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics, Research Records

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Container List

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Technological Augmentation of Cognition

Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Communications Program Third Conference on Technological Augmentation of Cognition (TAC), March 15-17, 1970

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Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Communications Program Fourth Conference on TAC, June 14-16, 1970

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TAC Conference, November 18-20, 1970

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Computer History Project (CHP)

Computer History agreement - American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) and Smithsonian Institution, 1973-1974

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Advisory Committee - Proposed new contract with AFIPS, 1972-1973

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Report on audit of CHP, July 1972

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Report on audit of CHP, June 1971

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Minutes of the CHP Advisory Committee meeting, November 22, 1972

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Advisory Committee meeting, January 12, 1972

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Advisory Committee meeting, May 1971

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Advisory Committee meeting, October 6, 1971

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Quarterly progress report, period ending September 30, 1973

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Quarterly progress report, January to March 1973

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Quarterly progress report, March 31 to June 30, 1972

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Quarterly progress report, January 1 to March 31, 1972; Advisory Committee meeting, May 16, 1972

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Quarterly progress report, period ending September 20, 1972

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Quarterly progress report, period ending December 31, 1972

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Quarterly progress report, period ending September 30, 1971

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USA-Japan Computer conference, Tokyo, October 3-5, 1972

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1876: A Centennial Exhibition, 1976, Arts and Industries Building

General, 1974

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Education exhibits - Connecticut, 1974

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Education exhibits - Illinois, 1974

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Education exhibits - Indiana, 1974

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Education exhibits - Iowa, 1974

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Education exhibits - Maine, 1974

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Education exhibits - Maryland, 1974

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Theorems in Color, June 20 to September 12, 1980

Leaflets

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Press releases, 1980

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Wesleyan University, 1980

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Catalog

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Biographical information - Crockett Johnson

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General, 1980

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Notes for accessioning Barnaby et al

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Crockett Johnson paintings - Notes, Spring 1980

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Painting rankings

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Opening, 1980

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Correspondence - Ruth Krauss, 1980

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Crockett Johnson materials, 1968

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