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Annual Reports & Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Computation Laboratory, 1956-1968 Document Reg. No: HT 13515 1

Summary:
This item contains correspondence and Annual Reports of the Computation Laboratory of the University of Melbourne.
The Reports are for the periods: 1958-1959 (3 copies); 1959-1960 (2 copies); 1960-1961 (1 copy); 1962-1963 (1 copy); 1963-1964 (1 copy).

The correspondence comprises two letters to Thomas Cherry from FWG White of the CSIRO acknowledging receipt of the first and second annual reports.

The Reports provide details of the operations of the Computer Laboratory over twelve month periods and include both general and specific information. Matters covered include lecture courses, modifications and improvements to CSIRAC, publications for which CSIRAC was used, projects being run on the computer (including the names of the organisations the work was done for), and a detailed breakdown of computer usage by time over the twelve month period.
This item also includes a 'Report on Laboratory Activities In The Year 1958/9', from an unnamed English university. An inscription at the top of the first page reads 'Sheffield? (Leeds?)' Sheffield is underlined. There is also a copy of an extract from the 1968 Research Report of the University of Melbourne Centre for Higher Education.

Correspondence details:
27/12/56 FWG White/CSIRO to TM Cherry Acknowledging first report of the Computation Laboratory.
26/8/57 FWG White/CSIRO to TM Cherry Acknowledging report on Computation Lab to 1/7/56-30/6/57.
1968 Uni of Melb Centre for Higher Education Extract from 1968 research report
Undated Report Report on laboratory Activities in the year 1958/9. (possibly Sheffield).
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: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
User: University of Melbourne (The) Computation Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1968
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later

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