A Guide to the "Twenty-Five Years of FORTRAN" (Exhibit, 1957-1982) International Business Machines Corporation Collection, 1982 "Twenty-Five Years of FORTRAN" (Exhibit, 1957-1982) International Business Machines Corporation Collection Ms1983-003

A Guide to the "Twenty-Five Years of FORTRAN" (Exhibit, 1957-1982) International Business Machines Corporation Collection, 1982

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Collection Number Ms1983-003


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1983-003
Title
"Twenty-Five Years of FORTRAN" (Exhibit, 1957-1982) International Business Machines Corporation Collection, 1982
Physical Characteristics
5.0 cu. ft. 1 oversize folder; 10 boxes
Creator
International Business Machines Corporation.
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Pioneer Day was celebrated on June 9, 1982 at the National Computer Conference in honor of the 25th anniversary of the delivery of the first FORTRAN compiler. As part of the celebration IBM created and displayed this exhibit. Contains photographs of FORTRAN pioneers, facsimiles of documents, textual analysis, flow charts, memorabilia, FORTRAN manuals and other publications, and a twelve-minute videotape on the history of FORTRAN starring the members of the original FORTRAN development team: John Backus, Sheldon Best, Richard Goldberg, Lois Mitchell Haibt, Harlan Herrick, Grace Mitchell, Robert Nelson, Roy Nutt, David Sayre, Peter Sheridan, and Irving Ziller.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • FORTRAN (Computer program language)
  • International Business Machines Corporation.
  • Science and Technology