The Adele Goldberg papers consist of Goldberg’s working files related to the development and licensing of Smalltalk, a programming
language she co-developed at Xerox PARC, plus periodicals, books, manuals, conference material, and reports related to object-oriented
programming and other computer science topics Goldberg was interested or involved in. The collection also contains videotapes
of some of Goldberg’s public talks. Records date from 1973 to 2010, with the bulk of material from 1973 to 1998.
Adele Goldberg was born July 7, 1945, in Cleveland, Ohio. She received a BA in mathematics from the University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor and a master’s in information science from the University of Chicago. In 1969, Goldberg began studying for her
PhD in information science at Stanford University as a visiting University of Chicago student; she then became a research
associate at Stanford while working on her dissertation. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1973.
15.209 Linear feet,
12 record cartons, 1 half manuscript box
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