Dedication of Honeywell 2015 Computer

ID: 71-2785-04

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1970s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession. 11-009

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  • Photo taken in the Computer Center, Arts and Industries Building, 3rd floor (room 33nn) on November 5, 1971. The occasion was the installation and dedication of the "new" Honeywell 2015 mainframe computer. In Sept-Nov. 1967 the Smithsonian ordered and installed a Honeywell 1200; the 2015 was a replacement and an upgrade to the 1200. Both mainframe computers were members of the H-200 family or model line. Smithsonian staff and Honeywell employees were present at the dedication.
  • Following the installation and dedication of the "new" Honeywell 2015 mainframe computer, pictured are from left to right: Accountant Keith Laverty, unknown, Deputy Under Secretary Robert A. Brooks, Executive Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary Richard Ault, unknown, Undersecretary James C. Bradley, ISD John Beach, and (mostly hidden) ISD George M. Seminara. A banner has been hung reading "Mr. Bradley . . . I'm Yours!".




  • Brooks, Robert A
  • Ault, Richard L
  • Seminara, George M
  • Bradley, James C. 1910-1984
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Honeywell Inc
  • Information Systems Division
  • Office of Computer Services 1975-1982


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • See Negatives 71-2785-02 through 71-2785-15 on the occasion of the installation and dedication of the Honeywell 2015 mainframe computer.
  • In November 1966. the Information Systems Division (ISD) was established to design and program systems needed to meet automated data processing needs with Nicholas J. Suszynski, Jr., appointed its head. From May 29, 1975 to April 3, 1982, the Smithsonian's central data processing organization was called the "Office of Computer Services" (OCS). Stanley A. Kovy (January 4, 1931 - April 15, 1998) was the only Director of OCS. On April 4, 1982, it was renamed the Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM). The central data processing organization had several others names at different time in its history. The Smithsonian operated several different mainframe computers, manufactured by both Honeywell and IBM. The mainframe computers were all located on the third floor of the SW quadrant of the Arts & Industries (A&I) Building, room 33nn. This space was used from 1967 to c. 2006, when operations were moved to the Herndon Data Center.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession. 11-009

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


November 5, 1971


  • Electronic information resources
  • Data processing
  • Computers
  • Personnel management
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Employees
  • Computer systems
  • Museums
  • Automation
  • Computer software
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Computer input-output equipment
  • Office practice
  • Electronic apparatus and appliances
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Electronic data processing
  • Electronic instruments
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Office practice--Automation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 6.6h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: 35mm negative

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