Collection Abstract: Engineering Research Associates (ERA) origins can be traced to the classified World War II-era Navy project to break the German secret codes by using electronic data processing. After the war, ERA became a private sector company that did pioneering work in computer development. In 1952 it was purchased by Remington Rand. The records include the correspondence of ERA's founding engineers including William Norris and Arnold Cohen. Also included is business and technical correspondence, legal records, patents, and oral histories.
Collection Size: 21 linear feet
Access: The collection is open for research. A finding aid with a detailed description about the contents of this collection is available online.
Accession number: 2015
Additional information/related collections:
Sperry Rand Corporation, Engineering Research Associates Division photographs
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