Guide to the Papers of Thomas E. Kurtz , circa 1950 - 2008Manuscript MS-1144

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Thomas E. Kurtz chronicle his work in, and teaching of the first computer language BASIC. They include correspondence, project notes, memos, drafts, manuals, academic papers, class notes, curriculum, presentation notes, books, textbooks, IBM punch cards, punch tape with various programs as well as journals and periodicals relating to the creation of BASIC for the DTSS (Dartmouth Time Sharing System.)

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