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Oral history interview with Robert Emmett McDonald, 1983 May 4.

Author: Robert Emmett McDonald; James Baker Ross
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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McDonald discusses the early years of Remington Rand in the computer business, including the management of Engineering Research Associates and Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (acquisitions of Remington Rand), the rivalry between the two, their competition for funds, and their relations to the parent company. Other topics include: the departure of ERA personnel to form Control Data Corporation; successful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Emmett McDonald; James Baker Ross
OCLC Number: 63282977
Notes: Recorded in Minneapolis, Minn.
Description: Sound cassettes : 2 (60 min. each) : analog, mono. Transcript : 29 p. Computer data (1 file : 93K)

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McDonald discusses the early years of Remington Rand in the computer business, including the management of Engineering Research Associates and Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (acquisitions of Remington Rand), the rivalry between the two, their competition for funds, and their relations to the parent company. Other topics include: the departure of ERA personnel to form Control Data Corporation; successful products; the financial structure of Sperry Rand; collaboration with Bell Laboratories, Western Electric, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on defense projects; Sperry's role in the 1969 IBM antitrust case; and UNIVAC's involvement in the international market.

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