The History of Computing at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan's history of computing is highly complex. This site aims to feature highlights of that history, not chronicle it exhaustively. Sources consulted for this timeline are located within the university archives; those used most are the Board of Regents Proceedings and the Computing Center record group. Authors of the site invite commentary.
The History of Computing at the University of Michigan Timeline was created by Alice Goff, graduate student archivist, and Nancy Deromedi, archivist, at the Bentley Historical Library. Earlier research was done by Mary Ann Williams as part of the Archives Practicum (SI 692), Winter 2007. In 2012, the timeline was updated by Elise Reynolds, a graduate student archivist.
Note: The software used to create the Computing at Michigan Timeline is open-source and was created and maintained by the Simile Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We would like to acknowledge in particular the kind support of David Francois Huynh, MIT PhD student, and custodian of the Timeline application.
Archival Collections related to computing at the Bentley Historical Library
The images in the header are: IBM650 in Statistical Research Lab, Robert Bartels in
Computing Center, IBM 7090 console, North University Building, Operations
staff mounting a tape in Computing Center and student in
Church Street computing site, Information Technology Records, Bentley Historical Library.