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Guide to the Robert W. Bemer papers
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The Robert W. Bemer papers, ranging in date from 1943 to 2001, trace Bemer's career in programming as well as his personal interest in documenting, sharing, and preserving information about the history of computing. Materials include correspondence, memos, published papers and articles, speeches, newspaper clippings, and technical documentation. About half of the collection consists of materials related to Bemer's work on programming standards and languages, the Y2K problem, and his career at companies such as IBM, GE, Lockheed, Honeywell, and Bob Bemer Software. The other half is made up of Bemer's personal files, which include subject and research files on computer history topics, personal correspondence, and paper copies of speeches.
Robert "Bob" William Bemer was an early computer programmer best known for contributing to the creation of ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) as well as discovering and publicizing the potential issues surrounding the year 2000 date conversion.
5.42 Linear feet, 4 record cartons, 1 manuscript box
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