Graduate Record Examination Punch Cards

Graduate Record Examination Punch Cards

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The Carnegie Foundation, and later the Educational Testing Service, used several forms of punched card in compiling and reporting information on the tests it administered. Three types are included here. All relate to Graduate Record Examination Individual Report Cards. One has the number IBM 138707 (four examples), one IBM 140086 (eleven examples), and another IBM 140088 (three examples). One card is punched.
The cards were produced under U.S. Patent 1,772.492, taken out by Clair D. Lake in 1930 and assigned to IBM. The Graduate Record Examination was first administered in 1937 and kept the New York City address shown on the cards through at least 1951.
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch cards, group of
date made
ca 1950
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.5 cm x 19 cm x 8.2 cm; 3/16 in x 7 15/32 in x 3 7/32 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Milton Schwartzbart
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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