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Records relating to the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University
Overview: The Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (Mark I) was developed by Harvard University Professor Howard D. Aiken (1900-1973) in collaboration with engineers from the International Business Machines Corporation beginning in 1937. This collection contains a typewritten stenographer's transcript and seven phonograph records (12 inch, 78 rpm long-playing (LP) format) documenting the presentation of the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator to Harvard University on August 7, 1944.
Overview: On June 19, 1941, the University of Oxford held a convocation at Harvard University to award an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presented to Roosevelt for his support against lawlessness and aggression abroad and for his support in “the fight for Peace, Justice, and Freedom,” the honorary degree was also designed to reinforce the relationship between Great Britain and the United States and to acknowledge American support for Britain in its war against...
Overview: The Triennial Catalogues are chronological and cumulative lists of Harvard graduates published every three years from 1674 to 1875. The Catalogues represent Harvard’s first efforts to comprehensively document its graduates and were considered the official record of degree recipients. This collection contains Triennial Catalogues published during the 17th and 18th centuries. Annotated Triennial Catalogues are cataloged separately.