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Oral history interview with Earl Masterson, 1986 June 30, 1986 Oct. 31.

Author: Earl Masterson; William Aspray; Robbin Clamons
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Masterson begins by describing his early life and work with Radio Corporation of America on magnetic wire recorders. He then recounts his job interview with J. Presper Eckert and Fraser Welch and his work with the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, especially his work with the UNIVAC and his design of a functional high-speed printer. He also discusses James H. Rand and Remington Rand's management of Eckert-Mauchly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
History
Named Person: J Presper Eckert; James H Rand; Frazier Welsh; J Presper Eckert; James H Rand
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Earl Masterson; William Aspray; Robbin Clamons
OCLC Number: 63276404
Notes: Recorded in St. Louis Park, Minn. and Minneapolis, Minn.
Description: audiocassettes : 5 (60 min. each) : analog, mono Transcript : 64 pages Computer data (1 file : 160K)

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Masterson begins by describing his early life and work with Radio Corporation of America on magnetic wire recorders. He then recounts his job interview with J. Presper Eckert and Fraser Welch and his work with the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, especially his work with the UNIVAC and his design of a functional high-speed printer. He also discusses James H. Rand and Remington Rand's management of Eckert-Mauchly after the firm's acquisition. He concludes with a review of his work for Honeywell and development of high-speed printers there.

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