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‘The Machine That Changed the World’: ACM and the History of Computing, 1947-2010
The ACM Records, donated to the Charles Babbage Institute by ACM's Headquarters office in 2008, contain 57 boxes of information about ACM's administration, operations, and projects and tell the story of the society's development and expansion over the first 60 years of its existence. Focusing on many of the key aspects of the work of the association, this exhibit pulls together documentary and visual evidence of ACM's activities from the organization's records as well as from supporting collections.
Former director of the Charles Babbage Institute, Thomas J. Misa, drew on a variety of rare archival sources to write his book, Digital State, which unveils the story of computer development in Minnesota after World War II. This exhibit is intended as a companion piece to the book.
This exhibit is intended as a companion to Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing, edited by Thomas J. Misa, former director of the Charles Babbage Institute.