Photograph, The Family Tree of Computer Design

Photograph, The Family Tree of Computer Design

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This photographic print shows an updated version of the family tree of computers first distributed by the National Science Foundation in the late 1950s. For a version of the first design, see the image in Bell and Newell.
This example belonged to Margaret Fox.
C. Gordon Bell and A. Newell, Computer Structures: Readings and Examples, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971, 39.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1963
National Science Foundation
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.1 cm x 25.4 cm x 20.4 cm; 1/32 in x 10 in x 8 1/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Vicki Stauffacher
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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