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Computer science

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — COMP

Archives of the Mathematical Laboratory and its successor, the Computer Laboratory, 1934 - 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/COMP
Scope and Contents

The archives comprise limited quantities of administrative material, including of the Computing Service. Much more significant are the surviving records of EDSAC and EDSAC 2 [Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator], among the earliest electronic computers, developed in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1934 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Neil Wiseman papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Wiseman
Scope and Contents

Comprised of brief Biographical materials, a substantial number of items related to Wiseman's research at the University Mathematical Laboratory in Cambridge, material related to Lectures and Publications, materials related to Visits and Conferences, documentation of Wiseman's involvement in Societies and Organisations, material related to Wiseman's two Consultancy companies, and some of Wiseman's correpondence.

Dates: 1959-2002
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts.

Personal Papers of Lucy Joan Slater, 1990 - 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Slater
Scope and Contents

The papers comprise the typescript of her unpublished autobiography and her curriculum vitae and list of publications.

Dates: 1990 - 1991
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

William Renwick: Papers and Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8372
Scope and Contents

The papers are not extensive, relating essentially to the development of the EDSAC computer, 1947-1949, and include framed photographs of the machine and of its first printout in 1947.

Dates: 1943-1971 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (