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This edition was published in by Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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First draft of a report on the EDVAC

This edition was published in by Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.


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Mimeographed document in looseleaf form, as issued. The leaves are printed on the recto side only.

Contract between the United States Army Ordnance Department and the University of Pennsylvania No. W-670-ORD-4926.

SCDIRB copy 39088011475779 has stamps on title leaf: 1. Samuel N. Alexander; 2. National Bureau of Standards, Division 12, Data Processing Systems.

SCDIRB copy is unbound within an archival folder, and housed in an archival envelope (38 cm.) together with the following supporting material: 1. "The EDVAC report", a [2] p. unpublished (word-processed) document by Paul Ceruzzi of the National Air & Space Museum, dated Jan. 30, 1997, giving the background on how this copy of von Neumann's Report was acquired; 2. Photocopied excerpt from Herman H. Goldstine's book, The computer from Pascal to von Neumann (p. 191-192, 196-197), outlining von Neumann's role in creating the EDVAC; 3. Photocopied obituary, "Sam Alexander, 1910-1967," excerpted from an unidentified periodical (p. 65, 67, from February, 1968); 4. Two issues of the IEEE Annals of the History Computing, including v. 15, no. 1 (1993), containing the articles "The computer as von Neumann planned it," by M.D. Godfrey and D.F. Hendry, p. 11-21, and "The origins, uses, and fate of the EDVAC" by Michael R. Williams, p. 22-38; and v. 15, no. 4 (1993), containing a reprint of von Neumann's "First draft of a report on the EDVAC," edited and corrected by Michael D. Godfrey, p. 27-75.

SCDIRB copy of von Neumann's Report, and its supporting materials, has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of Paul Ceruzzi.

Other Titles
Report on the EDVAC, EDVAC, IEEE annals of the history of computing.

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OL24598243M
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firstdraftofrepo00vonn
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39753583

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