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Unisys.gif History Newsletter

The Unisys History Newsletter is written and published by George Gray. George is a Systems Programmer for the State of Georgia Department of Administrative Services and is heavily involved in Unite Inc., a Unisys User Group. He began his work on the Unisys History Newsletter as a hobby and privately published his first six newsletters. Then, he began writing a regular computer history column in UniSphere magazine. There are a number of articles from a period of time (1994-1998) that are not available to us due to copyright issues. Hopefully, one day UniSphere will put those articles online or give us permission to publish them here. Fortunate for us, George continues to research and record computer history and make the newer articles available for all to enjoy. With George's permission, I am able to bring you these fascinating articles on-line.


Title Volumn/Number Date
UNIVAC in Pittsburgh 1953-1963 Vol. 1, Num. 1 (September 1992, revised 1999).
The UNIVAC Solid State Computer Vol. 1, Num. 2 (December 1992, revised 1999).
EXEC II Vol. 1, Num. 3 (March 1993 revised 1999).
The UNIVAC 1100 in the Early 70s Vol. 1, Num. 4 (June 1993, revised 1999).
The UNIVAC III Computer Vol. 2, Num. 1 (September 1993, revised 1999).
The UNIVAC File Computer Vol. 2, Num. 2 (December 1993, revised 1999).
Some Burroughs Transistor Computers Vol. 3, Num. 1 (March 1999).
The UNIVAC 1108 Vol. 3, Num. 2 (April 1999).
Engineering Research Associates and the Atlas Computer (UNIVAC 1101) Vol. 3, Num. 3 (June 1999).
Sperry Rand Military Computers 1957-1975 Vol. 3, Num. 4 (August 1999).
Burroughs Third-Generation Computers Vol. 3, Num. 5 (October 1999).
Remington Rand Tabulating Machines Vol. 4, Num. 1 (May 2000).
The UNIVAC 418 Computer Vol. 4, Num. 2 (August 2000, revised May 2003).
UNIVAC 1: The First Mass-Produced Computer Vol. 5, Num. 1 (January 2001).
The Burroughs 220 Computer Vol. 5, Num. 2 (April 2001).
UNIVAC I Instruction Set Vol. 5, Num. 3 (June 2001).
The UNIVAC 1102, 1103, and 1104 Vol. 6, Num. 1 (January 2002).
UNIVAC and ALGOL Vol. 6, Num. 2 (June 2002).

You may also be interested in other articles by George Gray.

Other Resources

Check out's March 29, 2001 interview of George Gray about UNIVAC's 50th Anniversary. You might also be interested in reading the ensuing discussion on the related Slashdot thread. You can find more information about the history of computing at these other Internet sites:

  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
  • IEEE History Center
  • John W. Mauchly and the Development of the ENIAC Computer
  • Mauchly: The Computer and the Skateboard (Real/Quicktime video)
  • UNIVAC Memories, by John Walker.
  • Rowaton Historical Society, Remington Rand history, etc.
  •'s ENIAC/UNIVAC links.
  • PBS's "Triumph of the Nerds"
  • Smithsonian Computer History.
  • Charles Babbage Institute - dedicated to the preservation of the history of information processing.
  • Jones Multimedia Encyclopedia - Computers: History and Development.
  • Yahoo Directory - Computers and Internet: History.
  • Mike Muuss' Computer History Information.
  • Computer History Museum.
  • Virtual Museum of Computing History.
  • Sperry Caculators!?.
  • Book: A History of Modern Computing,
  • Book Review.
  • Chronology - The BIG List.
  • Doug Engelbart's 1968 Demo.
  • Bob Bemer (pioneer recalls computer history).

Also, you can find more information about Unisys at the UNITE, the Unisys User's Association.