The ERL in the NCR News

Electrical Research in the News

In April, 1944, a new column appeared in the NCR News, written by Mary Maeder of the Electrical Research Department. Each department at the Cash had a regular new article, appearing monthly. Mary was appointed to write the news from Building No. 26. The columns, ranging from breezy to gossipy to sad in tone, are fun to read–sometimes reminiscent of a high school newspaper or yearbook, but sometimes poignant, as in reporting the death of a son in the military, or bidding farewell to a friend off to join her soldier husband. The columns captured a few wonderful glimpses into the lives of the workers in 26 and their families. The column began in April 1944 and ran through December 1945.

The following is a list of the articles themselves.

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    WHO worked during the war? Find the Personnel section. Also, Joseph R. Desch
    WHAT were their goals? By the Numbers. Also, The US Bombe
    WHY? History of the Bombe Project A contemporary account of the reasons and the plans for their project for the Director of Naval Communications, 1944.
    WHERE was the project: In Dayton, it was in Building 26. In Washington, it was housed at the Naval Communications Annex
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