This collection contains the papers of Allen Newell (1927-1992), who served as the Whitaker Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon from 1961, and is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence. The collection consists of 131 linear feet of papers and electronic files pertaining to Newell's early work at the Rand Corporation, his work on the development of Carnegie Mellon's campus computing environment, and his work on the SOAR project (1945-1997).
Linear Feet: 119
The American Journal of Science is the oldest scientific journal published continuously in the United States. Started in 1818 as a general review of advances in the arts and sciences, AJS now deals strictly with geology and other earth sciences.
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Carnegie Alumnus (1914-1982)
The Carnegie Alumnus, (known by several different titles over time) is a publication written to keep alumni of Carnegie Mellon University up to date on events related to the school. The first issue was published in 1914. The last issue was published in 1982 when it became the Carnegie Mellon Magazine.
Charette (1920-1974)
Charette (vols. 1-54, 1920-1974) was the journal of the Pittsburgh Architectural Club; and was later co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Pennsylvania Society of Architects. Over the years, its coverage of architecture extended beyond Pittsburgh to the whole of Pennsylvania, and the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia.
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The Chicago Portage is the birthplace of Chicago. A small portion of the historic connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi waterways is preserved in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's Portage Woods and Ottawa Trail Woods in Lyons, Illinois. It is one of only two National Historic Sites in Illinois and one of the few in the country that is not owned by the National Park Service.
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The Clifford G. Shull Papers are housed in 21 archival boxes and are arranged into ten series. Series have been designated for Carnegie Tech, New York University, Oak Ridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Nobel Prize and other awards, correspondence, publications, awards, video tapes, and miscellaneous. These papers include experimental data, drafts of publications, reprints of publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, transparencies, and other sundry items. Unique to this collection is information pertaining to the work Shull did with Wollan and others as part of “Atoms for Peace,” a government initiative to find peaceful uses for nuclear technology. The collection provides an insider’s view of neutron research and a very good example of an active experimental research program that achieved success over many years. High school teachers may find inspirational examples of the use of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in Professor Shull’s research notes.
Linear Feet: 21
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This collection contains field notes, correspondence, photographs, published popular and scientific articles dealing with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's early paleontological discoveries, especially that of Diplodocus carnegii.
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CMNH Douglass Archive (1894-1931)
This collection contains field notes, correspondence, photographs, published popular and scientific articles dealing with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's early paleontological discoveries, especially that of Diplodocus carnegii.
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Emerson Pugh Papers (1932-1979)
Pugh was Professor of Physics from 1921-65 and also served as Associate Department Head from 1961-65. The collection consists of research and published articles, particularly on the topic of Shaped Charges. Some of Dr. Pugh's work on the Manhattan Project during World War II is documented in this collection.
Linear Feet: 4.5 Boxes: 5
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Faculty Bulletin (1916-1971)
What happens at a University besides classes? What do faculty do beyond teaching? The Faculty Bulletin of The Carnegie Technical Institute helps answer these questions by outlining, on a week by week basis, what various faculty were doing both professionally and personally. The Faculty Bulletins provide snapshots of the lectures, classes, research, programs, clubs, demonstrations, parties and policies of any given moment in the early and mid history of Carnegie Mellon University.
The papers of Herbert Simon, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics. Simon earned an international reputation as one of the founders of artificial intelligence. Dr. Simon's research extended from computer science to such areas as cognitive psychology, administration and economics. Simon (1916-2001) was Professor of Administration and Psychology at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration from 1949-55, and he served as the R.K. Mellon Professor of Computer Science and Psychology from 1955 until his death.
Linear Feet: 80
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The Historic Costume Collection is a searchable fulltext database of books that illustrate period costume, selected from University Libraries collections. The digital collection was seeded by a gift from Margaret Morrison Carnegie College alumna Irene Thomas (MMCC 1937, Costume Design). Ongoing growth and access to the collection are made possible by an endowment from Carol Cushing Chaplin in memory of her mother, Margaret Smith Cushing (MMCC 1927, Costume Economics).
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Joseph F. Traub is the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. In addition to many other positions he has held, Dr. Traub served as Head of the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department between 1971 and 1979. He has been involved in the building of major Departments of Computer Science and is the author or editor of ten books and some 120 papers. In 1959 he began his pioneering work in what is now called information-based complexity. His current research focus is on quantum computing. Both his research and administrative work have had a major impact on the field of computer science.
Linear Feet: 61 Boxes: 62
The Paul S. Goodman papers, which date from 1996 to 2006, document his work as a documentary film maker. The collection is housed in 7 boxes and arranged in four series according to documentary production: The Dabbawallas, Escola de Samba, The Changing Nature of Work, and Miscellaneous materials. The collection consists largely of raw master footage and some final cuts. The primary formats included are: Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, DVCAM, and MiniDV. Also included are cassette tapes, compact discs, DVD’s, Hi8MP and VHS.
Linear Feet: 7
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The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project is composed of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present). This project serves as both an online reference source and as a digitized historical documentation of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and its outlying areas.
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The Senator H. John Heinz III Archives at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries contain the congressional papers of the late Pennsylvanian John Heinz (1938-1991), a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1971-1976) and the U.S. Senate (1977-1991). The Heinz House of Representatives Papers focus on local and regional issues of importance to Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania as well as his committee service. The Heinz Senate Papers document his work on national issues, such as health care, retirement, international trade and finance, and the environment.
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The William W. Cooper Collection is housed in 86 boxes, comprising 85 linear feet, and arranged in 11 series and 18 subseries. The vast majority of the collection consists of paper based materials but some series contain photographs, disks, tapes, and other media. Series were designated for biographical information, publications, professional files, conferences and lectures, professional societies, academic files, correspondence, personal materials, photographs, and reference files. There is also a series designated for reports produced by the Center for Cybernetic Studies (CCS). The CCS materials comprise a separate series from the rest of his publications because Cooper did not author or co-author the bulk of the papers.
Linear Feet: 85 Boxes: 86
More like this: Economics, Faculty Papers