[SIGCIS-Members] SIGSALY photos?

Bernard Geoghegan bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu
Sun Sep 15 23:56:09 PDT 2019


Dear Sarah and Paul,

 

Thanks! The blog and the article you cited give me exactly what I need to track down some new images and permissions! 

 

Best, Bernard  

 

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Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan

Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Digital Media

Chair of the UG Assessment Board, Digital Culture

www.bernardg.com

 

Department of Digital Humanities

King's College London 

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Room S3.08

WC2R 2LS

 

Office: +44 (0)20 7848 4750

 

From: "Roberts, Sarah" <sarah.roberts at ucla.edu>
Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 16:28
To: Bernard Geoghegan <bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu>
Cc: "members at sigcis.org" <members at sigcis.org>
Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] SIGSALY photos?

 

Looks like you may want to contact: 

 

https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic-heritage/center-cryptologic-history/

This seems to be different from the Crypto Museum itself. 

 

They appear to be responsible for a number of publications related to this machine, including one (at least) depicting it in situ:



https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/about/cryptologic-heritage/historical-figures-publications/publications/wwii/sigsaly.pdf

 

I would also, more generally, turn to the National Archives as a starting point, but this appears to be what you’re looking for. 

 

—Sarah

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S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
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Behind the Screen (Yale University Press)
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On Sep 11, 2019, at 05:11, Bernard Geoghegan <bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

 

Can anyone recommend sources to get images of the SIGSALY cryptography machine, preferably from the 1940s (as opposed to a re-staging years later)? I’ve tried contacting the Crypto Museum, no answer, and there are images on Wikipedia of imperfectly documented provenance. However, I also think I’ve seen a few figures around over the years that aren’t circulating online—I can’t quite remember where, though. 

 

I’d like to find hi-res images that I can get good and solid clearance to republish. Tips?

 

Best, b

 

 

-- 

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan

Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Digital Media

Chair of the UG Assessment Board, Digital Culture

www.bernardg.com

 

Department of Digital Humanities

King's College London 

The Strand Building

Room S3.08

WC2R 2LS

 

Office: +44 (0)20 7848 4750

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