Certificate in Data Processing

Certificate in Data Processing

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Description
Paper certificate issued by the Data Processing Management Association to George W. Abbott for successfully completing the requirements for the Certificate in Data Processing. The issue date is September 4, 1962. The certificate is printed on pale yellow marbled paper. It has a round certificate seal in the lower left corner and is mounted on heavy card stock.
This certificate was awarded to the donor, who, according to press releases issued in 1977, was the first person in the world to receive the certificate. A black and white photograph of the donor is included. An alphabetic listing (typed paper list) of all the recipients of this certificate with their certificate number is bound together in a red report folder.
The list of recipients includes the name Stanley Kovy. Mr. Kovy joined the Smithsonian staff in 1967 as the Manager of Fiscal and Business Applications before becoming Deputy Director then Director of the Information Systems Division. He is listed as receiving certificate #620052.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
certificate
date made
1962-09-04
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.5 cm x 20.5 cm; 10 1/32 in x 8 1/16 in
ID Number
1977.1047.01
accession number
1977.1047
catalog number
1977.1047.01
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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