[SIGCIS-Members] Barkley Fritz
evan at snarc.net
Tue Nov 17 10:57:53 PST 2009
Does anyone know how to reach W. Barkley Fritz, who was a supervisor of
the female "computers" for ENIAC during its Aberdeen days? I was given
a phone number by Paul Deitz @ Aberdeen, but it's incorrect.
This is part of my ongoing quest to learn * how * the ENIAC was moved
from Moore to Aberdeen, beyond just "they took down a wall and used
trucks." I contacted Harry (Joshua) Gray, who did his master's project
on the re-installation, but even he only saw the computer before and
after its physical move.
Earlier this year I found a folder in the Aberdeen archives, with the
title "ENIAC move to Aberdeen" (I forget the exact wording); that folder
itemized every nut and bolt but contained virtually nothing about the
move itself. All it said was, "U. Pennsylvania truck."
Then I tried contacting the Penn facilities department to ask for 1946
records and they pretty much laughed at me ......
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