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Herbert White papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Herbert White was born in Manhattan, New York. He graduated as an "outstanding student" in math from White Plains Community College in 1951, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's in engineering from The City College of New York in 1960. He completed his master's of engineering in 1962 at New York University.

White began his career at the dawn of the nuclear age as a product design engineer developing Geiger counters and other nuclear equipment at Electronic Products Co. of Mt. Vernon, New York, from 1950 to 1960. He then went on to develop electronic switching systems at Bell Labs in Homdel, New Jersey, from 1960 to 1966.

In the final stage of his career, White worked for Burroughs Corporation, now Unisys, from 1966 until his retirement in 1993. At Burroughs, he developed various electronic equipments and systems, including the Illiac IV Super Computer deployed at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

During his career, White was the sole inventor on three patents, wrote several published technical papers, presented several technical papers at technology conferences, and presented a technical paper on the Illiac IV Super Computer at the First Joint USA - Japan Computer Conference in Tokyo, Japan, in 1972. He died in 2018.

(Biographical/Historical note obtained from the Obituary of Herbert White, accessed 12/10/18).

This collection contains two letters written in 1968 by Herbert White to Catherine Cadbury, and a collection of printed quotes.

This collection is arranged in one folder.

The Herbert White papers were found in a book by Joseph Murphy, recieved 1981. Accession # 4189.

Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed December, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexandra Stern
Finding Aid Date
December, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Letter, 1968.
Box 56 Folder 1
Letter, 1968.
Box 56 Folder 1
Index cards, 1967.
Box 56 Folder 1

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