The Ned Chapin papers, ranging in date from 1955 to 1995, consist of published manuals and documentation, technical reports,
conference proceedings, data sheets, brochures, books, and software. The bulk of the papers consist of manuals, technical
documentation, and data sheets from a range of companies, while a quarter of the collection consists of APL documentation
and publications. In addition, the collection contains conference proceedings, approximately 70 books about computer science,
and a small amount of oversize posters. Also included is software on 8 inch floppy disks, 5.25 inch floppy disks, and digital
cassette tapes. Articles, workbooks, lecture notes, and books by Ned Chapin are scattered throughout the collection.
Dr. Ned Chapin was a leader in the field of computer science and the discipline of software maintenance. Chapin was born on
the Olympic Peninsula and grew up living in various locations in Washington, Oregon, and California. He attended Stanford
University, and he received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during
the Korean War. He then earned a doctorate in Business Administration and Economics from the Illinois Institute of Technology
in 1959, after which he moved to Menlo Park, California.
18.5 Linear feet,
9 record cartons, 7 periodical boxes, and 1 oversize folder
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