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Oral history interview with James T. Pendergrass, 1985 Mar. 28.

Author: James T Pendergrass; William Aspray
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Pendergrass discusses his work in the Navy and its early use of computers. He discusses his decoding and production work during World War II, particularly on the Enigma project in which he used International Business Machines (IBM), Kodak, and NCR equipment. After the war Pendergrass remained with the Navy and worked with Leonard Winger and others in the Naval Security Group. Pendergrass reviews his computer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Leonard Winger
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James T Pendergrass; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63283840
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Sound cassettes : 2 (60 min. each) : analog, mono. Transcript : 30 p. computer data (1 file : 60K)

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Pendergrass discusses his work in the Navy and its early use of computers. He discusses his decoding and production work during World War II, particularly on the Enigma project in which he used International Business Machines (IBM), Kodak, and NCR equipment. After the war Pendergrass remained with the Navy and worked with Leonard Winger and others in the Naval Security Group. Pendergrass reviews his computer training in 1946 at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and his subsequent work with Engineering Research Associates, the Institute for Advanced Study, and IBM. He concludes with a discussion of his Navy work on the Atlas project and advances in computer technology in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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