Computer Science Audiovisual Materials, 1996-2004
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Brief Description: Computer Science Audiovisual Materials include Betacam and VHS recordings concerning promotional material for the Computer Science Department; campus scenes; scenes of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science; an interview with Dave Muller (6/19/2002); a recorded lecture by Linda Krute; clips of Bill Gates; a retrospective on the Computer Science program (9/21/2004); and promotional films "Join Us... On the Leading Edge" (Spring 2004) and "Tom Siebel and the Next Computer Revolution".
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 11/15/18
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Computer Science
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 03/14/2017.
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Computer Science :

On January 8, 1948, the Board of Trustees authorized the purchase of an EDVAC electronic digital computer for research program use.1 On November 19, 1948, the Board approved space for the computer project.2 On January 13, 1949, the Board reallocated funds to university staff for construction of the computer.3 By July 16, 1952, the Digital Computer Laboratory was listed in the university budget.4 In 1954, the laboratory offered "instruction in courses and supervision of theses for individuals specializing in the design and use of the digital computing machinery."5 In 1964, the name was changed from the Digital Computer Laboratory to the Department of Computer Science.6 The department teaches courses in circuit design, computer applications, computer organization, digital computer arithmetic, information retrieval, languages, numerical analysis, patters recognition, software systems, and switching an automata theory.7

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, January 8, 1948, p. 954.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, November 19, 1948, p. 172.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, January 13, 1949, p. 204.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 47th Report, July 16, 1952, p. 145.

5. Graduate College Catalog, 1954-56, p. 29.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 53rd Report, November 24, 1964, p. 240.

7. Graduate Programs, 1972-1974, p. 59.

Subject Index
Campus Scenes
Computer Science Department
Gates, Bill, 1955-
Interviews
Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
Languages of Materials
English [eng]