Peter Pollack papers: 1965-2009 (bulk 1980-2005)
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Professional and Other Activities [series]

The series Professional and Other Activities is the largest in the collection, measuring 13.5 linear feet, and is divided into several subseries: Board Activities, Consulting, Projects, and Other Activities. This series reflects most clearly the high level of creative participation that Galler had in his profession.

 
Board Activities [subseries]

The subseries, Board Activities, 1959 to 1993 (1.75 ft.), documents Galler's involvement either as a member of the board of directors or the advisory board of several companies. The longest periods of involvement are reflected in Data Use and Access Laboratories (DUALabs) and National CSS. Documentation of Galler's involvement with DUALabs dates from 1970 to 1985. DUALabs had a nonprofit mission of providing research, training and database development service for users of publicly available statistics, especially census data. Galler's primary correspondent was John C. Beresford, president. Galler was an active promoter of the company and corresponded with Beresford regarding the company's operations. In addition to correspondence, the DUALabs material includes financial information and board minutes. Beresford resigned from DUALabs in 1982 to establish a for-profit company, DUAL-Comm. Galler was a member of the Board of Directors of National CSS, an information services company, from 1975 to 1979. The records include correspondence, press releases, and board minutes.

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ArborText 1989
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DUALabs 1970-1985 (14 folders)
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National CSS 1975-1983 (9 folders)
 
Consulting [subseries]

The Consulting subseries documents various consulting activities in which Galler was involved, including acting as an expert witness in legal cases. The work for Booth Newspapers involved designing a computer system for production and business jobs for nine individual newspapers. The project is very well documented through correspondence.

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Booth Newspaper 1963-1988 (4 folders)
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CalComp 1976-1977
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City College of New York 1963-1964
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General Motors 1971-1977
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IBM 1974-1976
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Israel 1967-1985 (6 folders)
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Socony Mobile Oil Company 1960
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Syracuse University 1967-1974
 
Other Professional Activities [subseries]

The subseries titled Other Professional Activities, is the largest within the Professional Activities series and best documents Galler's wide ranging involvement in the profession. One of these profession affiliations was with the American Federation of Information Processing Societies. Galler was heavily involved in the efforts of AFIPS to establish an historical center to enable the profession to document itself. Galler's involvement with the Association for Computing Machinery, particularly his work on the Turing Award Committee underlines the extent of his professional network and his grasp of the profession in terms of contributions made.

Also included with this subseries is Galler's contributions to the creation of the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN). Created when the Because It's Time Network (BITNET) and the Computer Science Network (CSNET) merged in October 1989, the mission of CREN was to provide low-cost connection services, and to foster new network technology and applications in support of low-cost connections, for education and research in both the academic and industrial communities. CSNET was a project of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under contract to the National Science Foundation; it provided network communications services to organizations engaged in computer-related research, education, and advanced development. Most of its members were in computer science departments and in industry. BITNET served higher education and research facilities. The successful merger of the two was complex, technically and organizationally, and testifies to Galler's leadership and organizational skills.

Galler served on the Science Council for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, which was the scientific board of directors for the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) and the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS). Funded by NASA, through the University Space Research Association, ICASE was established in 1982. It was chartered to carry out state-of-the-art research in computer science and engineering in areas of potential long-term application to NASA programs. Galler also chaired the planning committee for the Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Science.

As a member of the Science Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1968, Galler participated in explorations of a software institute. The effort is noteworthy because it represents an early attempt to cooperate internationally on the development of software.

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Advanced Research Projects Agency 1964-1969
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Alcor 1964
 
American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS)
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Correspondence 1973-1975
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China Trip 1987
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Committee on Electronic Funds Transfer Systems 1968-1979 (5 folders)
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Dissemination of Information Committee 1967-1968
 
History of Computing Committee
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1978-1983 (8 folders)
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1984-1985
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Pioneer Day 1986-1987
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Publications Committee 1984-1988 (3 folders)
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Spring Joint Computer Conference 1963-1964 (3 folders)
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Taxonomy Committee 1977-1979 (2 folders)
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Twentieth Anniversary 1985-1986
 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Awards Committee 1977-1978
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Committee on the Dissemination of Information 1966-1967
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Committee on International Activities 1973-1976
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Committee on Member Attitudes to Non-Technical Activities, 1978-79
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Committee on Taxonomy of Computer Science and Engineering 1976-1981
 
Correspondence
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1964-1981 (7 folders)
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Council 1966-1967 (4 folders)
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Fortieth Anniversary Program 1985-1986
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Government Organization Committee 1972-1975 (3 folders)
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National Conference 1964-1967
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Nominating Committee 1971-1973
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Programming Languages Committee 1965, 1968
 
Turing Award Committee
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1971-1979 (2 folders)
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1988-1989 (2 folders)
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1990-1992 (3 folders)
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UM Student Chapter 1965-1967
 
Award Nominations
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ACM 1974-1984 (scattered dates)
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Other 1971-1992 (scattered dates)
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Ben Gurion University Review Committee 1986-1987
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Berg, Herman 1993
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Bredt, Thomas 1980, 1986
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Charles Babbage Institute/Foundation 1979-1994 (3 folders)
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Committee for Alexander Y. Lerner 1976-1981
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Committee on Experimental Computer Science (Feldman Committee) 1979
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Computer Products Testing Laboratory 1981-1982
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Computer Science Board 1974
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Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences 1969
 
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN)
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Computer Science Network (CSNET) Executive Committee Meetings 1984-1989
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Network Merger Plans 1988
 
Board of Trustees
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1989-1990 (3 folders)
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1991-1992 (2 folders)
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Correspondence and Reports 1988-1990 (4 folders)
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Council for Israel's Economic Development 1969-1970
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Crabtree, Robert 1962
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EDEBE Workshop 1985-1986
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Feng, Tse-Yun 1977
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Intelligent Vehicle Highway System Architecture Working Group 1991
 
Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology (JCIT)
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JCIT 1971
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JCIT 1978 (2 folders)
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JCIT 1984 (3 folders)
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JCIT 1990
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Jet Propulsion Laboratories 1972
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MIT Press History Series 1984-1986
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Michigan Evaluation Resource Center 1982-1984
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Michigan Technology Council 1981-1983
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National Academy of Science/National Research Council Division of Mathematical Sciences 1971-1974
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National Center for Atmospheric Research Computing Facility Advisory Panel 1972-1974 (4 folders)
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 1961-1962
 
National Research Council
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Computer Science Planning Group 1975-1980 (2 folders)
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Computer Science Technology Board 1977-1979
 
National Science Foundation
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Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Panel 1971-1974
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Computer Science and Engineering Research Study ("Arden Study") 1974-1981 (5 folders)
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Division of Computing Research (formerly Office of Computing Activities) 1973-1986
 
North Atlantic Treaty Operation (NATO)
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International Institute on Computer Science 1968-1969
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International Summer School on Computer Programming 1967
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Munich Conference 1971-1972

(includes black and white photographs)

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Northwest Computer Association Conference 1962
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South America 1972
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USA/Japan Seminar 1984-1987 (5 folders)
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UNIVAC I Oral History Conference 1990
 
Universities Space Research Association
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Committee for NASA/Langley Computer Science Center 1972
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Research Institute for Applications of Computer Science 1982
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Science Council 1983-1991 (4 folders)
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Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Science Planning Committee and Science Council 1985-1987
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University of Hawaii Summer Conference 1966
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University of Maryland Office Automation Seminar 1982-1983
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University of Nijmegen 1971-1972
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Wolfston, James 1977-1992 (3 folders)
 
Projects [subseries]
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Barak Project 1990
 
Computer Analysis of Musical Sounds
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Correspondence 1976-1983 (3 folders)
 
Grants and Funding
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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National Science Foundation
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Office of Naval Research
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MUSE Program Code
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Reports and Papers
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Computing News Article 1958-1959
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Crossword Puzzle Software Project 1987
 
Dwyer/Galler Project
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1956-1969 (3 folders)

(includes General Motors reports)

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Dwyer Report 1956
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Fluid Dynamics Handbook Chapter 1958-1960
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Information Utility 1979-1983 (2 folders)
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Linear Programming Paper 1958
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Perlis Memorial 1991
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Piszczalski Projects 1983-1992
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Preservation of Microcomputer Software Symposium 1989-1990
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Rajlich/Galler Proposal 1984
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Software Engineering Institute 1983-1984 (2 folders)
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Software Patent Institute 1990-1993 (8 folders)
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U.S. Air Force Programming Systems Evaluation 1962-1963
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Visually Impaired Terminals 1982-1984
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Voice Recognition System 1979
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Wilson/Galler Project 1962
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Word Processing Service Proposal 1981
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Aerobus 1977
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Algol History 1960
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OmniText, Business Plan Summary 1971
 
Papers
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Criteria for the Design of a Language, not dated (with A.J. Perlis)
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Generation of Computer Programs by a Computer, (with Robert M. Graham), not dated
 
Publications
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A 704 Program for the Solution of a Distribution Problem with Few Shippers June 11, 1957
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704 Program for the Solution of a Generalized Distribution Problem March 1957
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The Language of Computers: An Introduction 1961
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Translating the Method of Reduced Matrices to Machine March 1957
 
Software Patent Institute
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General Files 1994-1996 (3 folders)
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Board of Trustees Meeting 1994-1996 (3 folders)
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Education Committee 1992-1993
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Executive Committee Meeting 1994