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Mary Blood (Mary Coombs): Interview

Interviewee: Mary Coombs (née Blood) DOB: 1929
Interviewer: Thomas Lean, British Library
Date of Interview: 2010 
Reference: C1379/16 
Role in LEO: Programmer
Joined LEO: 1953

Abstract: This is a full oral history of the life of Mary Coombs as part of the British Library Oral History series on the life of selected British Computer scientists.

Repository: British Library, National Life Stories, An Oral History of British Science

Type of recorder: Marantz PMD661 on secure digital (Sessions 1-4) Marantz PMD660 on compact flash (Sessions 5-9).

Recording format: Wav 24 bit 48 kHz (sessions 1-4) WAV 16 bit 48 kHz (sessions 5-9) Total no. of tracks 9 Stereo Total Duration 07 hours:14 minutes:40 second

A transcript of this interview is available online.
(Copyright/Clearance: Open except for 00:56:57 – 00:59:15 of track 7 and 00:21:51 - 00:22:49 of track 9; these sections are closed for 30 years until June 2041.)
Please Note: This item is not in our collection and is included here for signposting purposes only.

Date : 2010

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53243. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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