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Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Establishment in Melbourne, Cherry & Others, 1954-1956 Document Reg. No: HT 13506 7

This file contains letters between Thomas Cherry and others on the subject of funding for Melbourne University's computer project. There is a letter, dated 26 November 1954, to HA Wills of the Department of Supply, in which Cherry outlines the intended uses and staffing of the CSIRAC computer project and puts the case for a block grant from the Commonwealth Government.There are two letters from LR Butement at the Department of Supply and a brief reply to one of them from Cherry. The letters from Butement refuse the request for funds.The file also contains a copy of a letter from Maurice Belz, Professor of Statistics, to Dr Rogers of Graduate Studies, recommending an allocation of funds to the University's Electronic Computation Laboratory.

Correspondence details:
26/11/54 T.M. Cherry to H.A. Wills, Dept of Supply Request for grant to install computer.
28/9/55 Department of Supply to T.M. Cherry Reply to letter 26/11/54-unable to provide grant.
6/10/55 T.M. Cherry to Department of Supply Acknowledging advice.
21/12/55 Department of Supply to T.M. Cherry Unable to provide grant.
18/7/56 Department of Statistics to Dr. J.S. Rogers Recommending an allocation of funds to the University's Electronic Computation Laboratory.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: The Computation Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, 1955-1962 & Beyond, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
Author: Professor Thomas Cherry - University of Melbourne (The) Computation Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1956

Cherry corresponded with others.
Date Written: 1954-1956
User: University of Melbourne (The), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1956

Closed Access Date: 12 May 1955.

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