Guide to the Oral history interview with Thomas E. Kurtz, 2002 June 20 - 2002 July 2Manuscript DOH-14

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with Thomas E. Kurtz, 2002 June 20 - 2002 July 2

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-14

Collection Dates:

2002 June 20 - 2002 July 2

Size of Collection:

4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)

Abstract:

Thomas Kurtz, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his teaching career at Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2012.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

First half unrestricted; second half closed until 2012.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Thomas Kutz is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Daniel L. Daily during June and July 2002. The entire interview runs for approximately three and a half hours and covers his career at Dartmouth under four presidents.

Biography

Thomas Kurtz was born on February 22, 1928. He completed his undergraduate degree at Knox College in 1950. He was recruited by John Kemeny to join the math department at Dartmouth College in 1956, shortly after completing his PhD at Princeton. Kurtz and Kemeny developed the first version of the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System and BASIC[B] computer language. From 1966-1975, Kurtz served as Director of the Kiewit Computation Center and from 1975-1978, Director of the Office of Academic Computing. From 1980-1988 Kurtz was Director of the Computer and Information Systems program at Dartmouth, a multidisciplinary graduate program to develop IS leaders for industry. Subsequently he returned to teaching full-time as a Professor of Mathematics, with an emphasis on statistics and computer science. He retired in 1993.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: June 2002

Transcripts and Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

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