David A. Studebaker Computer Science papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 296
Scope and Contents
The David A. Studebaker papers document the beginnings of the Computer Science Department at Purdue University. The collection contains computer program manuals created at Purdue University, computer punch cards with printouts, and a copy of “Elements of Numerical Analysis” by Dr. Sam Conte.
- Other: Date acquired: 02/05/2015
- Studebaker, David A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
David A. Studebaker, born September 25, 1942, was one of the first students of computer science at Purdue, taking a non-credit Fortran II class in late 1962, around the time the Computer Science department was being established. He was a student worker in the Purdue Computing Center from 1963 to 1965. As a student teaching assistant, he taught two classes for Professor Donn Novotny. David graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, having taken the CS courses then available at Purdue. He has worked in software development since graduation.
0.65 Cubic Feet
Source of Acquisition
David A. Studebaker
Method of Acquisition
Gift from David A. Studebaker, May 4, 2014
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
- David A. Studebaker Computer Science papers
- Richard R. Bernier
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