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Claire Schultz collection


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Claire Schultz worked at Merck, Sharp and Dohme using an IBM 101 Electronic Statistical Machine which sorted coded cards for information retrieval. Later she worked with John Mauchly, co-creator of the UNIVAC computer.

This is material relating to the early days of Information Science. The material dates from the punch card era of information retrieval and slightly thereafter. It includes an Port-A-Punch board for cutting cards to use on the IBM 101, cards for the Termatrex sorting system, a card punch and a copy of AIChE's Technical Information Thesaurus (Preliminary Edition).

There is a Termatrex included in the CHF Instrumentation Collection.

Source of acquisition--Schultz, Claire. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1998..

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