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Guide to the George R. Trimble Jr. collection
X4586.2008  
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Description
The George R. Trimble Jr. collection contains reports, papers, manuals, correspondence, conference proceedings, and notes that document Trimble’s career in computer and data processing design and development from 1948 to 2000, with the bulk of the collection from 1955 to 1975. Materials come from Trimble’s work at the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, IBM, Computer Usage Company, Penta Computer Associates, and as an independent consultant. Projects Trimble worked on include programming the ENIAC computer, design and software development of the IBM 650 and 700 series computers, design of traffic control and transit systems, and software and system design for companies like Lockheed Electronics Company and Texas Instruments. The collection also includes manuals, reports, and papers authored by Trimble.
Background
George R. Trimble Jr. was born April 26, 1929, in Elkton, Maryland. He received his BA from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1948, and his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Delaware in Newark in 1952.
Extent
10.0 Linear feet, 8 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum’s collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research.