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Gilbert D. McCann Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gilbert D. McCann Papers
    Dates: 1963-1981
    Collection Number: 10206-MS
    Extent: 1 linear foot
    Repository: California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena, California 91125
    Abstract: A small collection of materials, reprints of Gilbert McCann, software diskettes, photographs and an autobiography manuscript form the collection known as the Gilbert McCann Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Professor of Applied Science at Caltech he was the driving force behind computing at Caltech for 25 years, starting in 1946 with an analog computer that he invented, continuing through the time when new materials, miniaturization, and software transformed digital computing and made the analog obsolete.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Gilbert D. McCann Papers. California Institute of Technology

    Acquisition Information

    The papers were donated by Janice Maxvall, daughter of Gilbert McCann.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers include mostly McCann reprint collection from 1963 to 1981. In addition there are also his 1990 memoirs, some software diskettes and photographs, both personal and from computational morphology.

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