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Randell (Professor Brian) Archive

Subject strengths: Science, Technology, Engineering, Local History

Brian Randell was born in Cardiff (16 April 1936) and educated at Imperial College London. From 1957 until 1964 he was employed in the Atomic Power Division of the English Electric Company Ltd, Whetstone Leicester, including working on compilers for the ALGOL 60 language. From 1964 to 1969 he worked for IBM at the T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, and later in California, specialising in computer architectures, operating systems and system design methodology. In 1969 he was appointed Professor of Computing Science at Newcastle University, becoming Emeritus Professor following his retirement.

The archive relates to Professor Randell's professional and academic associations throughout his career.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Randell (Professor Brian) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/BR

Date Range of Material

1950 - 2009

Type of Material

Academic research archive of Professor Brian Randell

Size of Collection

20 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example BR/15/1/3 Correspondence file: Newcastle Connection: Liaison Meetings).

You can then place your order by linking to our Request Form

Finding Aid 

Archival catalogue available via the Archives Hub.

An additional index to the correspondence on the history of computing is available via online listing.

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.

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