EAC 436458 Punch Card


This cream-colored punch card with dark blue printing is the statement of earnings and deductions for E. N. Sivowitch, issued by the General Services Administration. Elliot Norman Sivowitch was a specialist in television and radio history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for 40 years. The card, which dates from the early 1960s, was found among his files after his retirement in 2000. It is in excellent condition – never folded, spindled, or mutilated! His bi-weekly net pay after taxes and deductions was $122.75 (about $1,075 in 2018 dollars).

The initials "EAC" in the name of the card stand for Electronic Accounting Card Company, a firm in High Point, North carolina established in 1957 and operated into 1968, when it was purchased by Control Data Corporation. Edgar Snider, the founder of EAC, would go on to establish the High Point Electronic Card Company, the National Electronic card Company, and National Electronic Computer Supplies, all makers of punch cards.


Personal Communication, Victoria Shipman, April 13, 2022.

Form Date: 1960Date Used: ca 1960

User: Sivowitch, ElliotCreator: General Services Administration

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Mathematics

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.3105.01Nonaccession Number: 2018.3105Catalog Number: 2018.3105.01

Object Name: punch card

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8.7 cm x 18.7 cm; 3 7/16 in x 7 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-a57b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1900063

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