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Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Establishment in Melbourne, Cherry & Others, 1954-1956 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.
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
|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.
|User:||University of Melbourne (The), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1956
Closed Access Date: 12 May 1955.
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