IBM Z27004 Library Card

IBM Z27004 Library Card

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Description
Some universities used compact punch cards as library cards. Historian of technology Robert Friedel had this one at George Washington University. Note to the phrase “Do not fold, staple, or mutilate.” This warning – or the more widely known “Do not fold, spindle or mutilate” – was printed on cards intended for circulation among those unfamiliar with handling such cards.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Library Card
date made
1978
maker
George Washington University
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 6 cm x 8.3 cm; 1/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 9/32 in
ID Number
1990.3129.01
catalog number
1990.3129.01
nonaccession number
1990.3129
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Friedel
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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