Trying to help someone with a project about the history of engineering the other day, I thought that a worthwhile place to begin might be the papers of Jim Sims ’41, the long serving Civil Engineering professor and administrator. That seemed to work out pretty well, but as a bonus I discovered several folders full of photos of things you don’t normally see photographed. For example, here’s the back side of the engineering annex, probably early to mid-60s:
There were several pretty intriguing interior shots as well. Is this a mimeo machine? (If it is, I have a very good story in which it plays a central role.)
But this is the one I really wonder about. I get that this is a computer, but the picture looks early. (None were dated, by the way). Also, I think this is in the Mech Lab but I’m not certain. So, anybody?
Bonus: Here’s a tragic story from my youth. My mom had one of those Corvairs when I was in high school and as I was getting close to my driver’s license I was licking my chops to drive it. Two weeks before I got my license she sold it and bought this:
It still hurts.