The Paul Armer papers consist of documentation, subject files, and printed materials pertaining to Armer's professional interest
in the relationship between computers and society. The collection includes journals, correspondence, handwritten notes, and
clippings, as well as published material such as newsletters and periodicals, academic journals, conference proceedings, technical
reports, and documentation from professional associations. Additionally, the collection contains subject files relating to
Armer's personal interests and some A/V material.
Paul Armer was a pioneer in computing whose work focused on the relationship between computers and society. Armer was born
in Montebello, California in 1924 and graduated from UCLA in 1946 with a degree in meteorology. From 1947 to 1968, Armer worked
at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. For ten of those years, Armer served as the head of the computer science
department. It was under his leadership that the institution built the JOHNNIAC, one of the first computers used for engineering
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24 record cartons
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