Stan Kovy at Honeywell Dedication Reception

ID: SIA-71-2785-12

Creator: Neufeld, Harry B

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: November 5, 1971

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009

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Summary

Following the installation and dedication of the "new" Honeywell 2015 mainframe computer, Information Systems Division staffer Stan Kovy is standing in front of the new machine. Behind him are three of the six tape drives, labeled A-F. To the right is the paper tape reading machine. The mainframe computer is located on the third floor of the SW quadrant of the Arts & Industries (A&I) Building, room 33nn.

Subject

  • Kovy, Stanley A 1931-1998
  • Information Systems Division
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Honeywell Inc

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See Negatives 71-2785-02 through 71-2785-15 on the occasion of the installation and dedication of the Honeywell 2015 mainframe computer. Photos 71-2785-05 through 71-2785-08 are of a large group of people, taken within a few minutes of each other.The camera angle changes a little between images and a few of the people move, so some people can be identified in one picture, but not in others.
  • 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

Contact information

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

Date

November 5, 1971

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No restrictions

Topic

  • Computer systems
  • Electronic apparatus and appliances
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Data processing
  • Employees
  • Special events
  • Electronic data processing
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Negative

ID Number

SIA-71-2785-12

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 3w x 5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: 35 mm negative

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