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Hennessey (Kathleen) papers
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Description
The Kathleen Hennessey papers include a wide range of materials, largely centered around computer science and information processing. The bulk of the material originates from Hennessey’s tenure at Texas Tech University, particularly her involvement with the Institute for Studies of Organizational Automation (ISOA).
Background
Audrey Kathleen Hennessey is a data scientist, researcher, and educator whose work has primarily focused on systems, information processing, and organizational automation. Hennessey was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1936. She studied at Stanford University, earning a BA in Public Administration in 1957. Hennessey began her career in Ampex Corporation’s Data Processing Department, before eventually going on to earn an HSA in Education from the University of Toronto in 1968. She was a Lecturer at Manchester Polytechnic (which later became Manchester Metropolitan University) from 1970 to 1980, and at the University of Manchester from 1980 to 1982. She additionally served as an Assessor of Information Systems Analysis and Data Processing for the British Department of Education and Science. She also earned her Ph.D. from the University of Lancaster in 1982, with her doctorate research focusing on early systems methods and their relevance to complex multidimensional settings. Her later research and publications would include topics such as systems analysis, automated visual inspection, object-oriented languages, knowledge-based image analysis, and neural networks.
Extent
164 Linear Feet : 328 boxes
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Material in Series 1 through 3 is open for research. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Born-digital material is closed until processed.