UCLA Computer Club Punch Card

Description
In the 1960s, when UCLA (the University of California at Los Angeles) purchased a commercial computer from IBM, students formed a club where they could share their knowledge of the new machines. At that time, data and programs were entered onto computers using punched cards like this one. The decoration of the card was up to the individual customer. This is a pink 80-column punch card for an IBM computer. Each column contains the digits from 0 to 9. The background of the card shows the head of a moose propped in front of a log. An open book lies on the left, and magnetic tape is in the mouth of the moose.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1960s
maker
IBM
Place Made
United States: California, Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .1 cm x 19 cm x 8.4 cm; 1/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
1996.0142.25
catalog number
1996.0142.25
accession number
1996.0142
Credit Line
Gift of Douglas W. Jones
subject
Education
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History