John Warfield Exhibit

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Warfield poses for a studio portrait while at Penn State, in 1950.

Warfield poses with a piece of computing equipment at the Penn State Computer Laboratory.

Private Warfield received a certificate upon completion of a series of courses in Electrical Engineering at Penn State taken from December 1944 through December 1945.

Warfield returned to Penn State in 1949 as an Instructor in Electrical Engineering. This offer letter lays out the specifics of salary, duties, and the possibility of tenure.

This 1961 letter from John C. Johnson, Director of the Ordnance Research Laboratory at Penn State, discusses the possibility of a return to the university. In goes into great detail on the goals and functions of the Ordnance Research Laboratory.

This 1951 letter from Ordnance Research Laboratory Personnel Director Arnold Addison is one of a number of such exchanges he had with Warfield during this period. Note that he references Secretary of Defense Robert Lovett as someone keenly interested…

Warfield was one of the chief designers of the PENNSTAC computer in the 1950's. Here, on a visit to the Penn State Campus in 1973, he poses with the computer - no longer in service, and housed as museum piece on campus.

Warfield did research work at Penn State for the military. In this 1955 report published by the Navy Department's Ordnance Research Laboratory, Warfield provides suggestions for effective methods to manage systems.

This one page excerpt is from a large binder of computing materials related to the PENNSTAC computer project at Penn State in the 1950's. Note that the diagram has been approved and initialed by Warfield.

Warfield (rear) and colleague H.I. Tarpley appeared on the cover of the Summer 1954 edition of Pennsylvania State University Engineering Review. In the photo, they are working with pioneering early computing equipment.

In 1949, Warfield returned to Penn State College, this time as a member of the faculty, teaching Electrical Engineering. Here, he poses by the side of the road with an automobile.

Soldiers of the Army Specialized Training Program pose for a photo at Penn State College in 1945. Warfield is in the second row, fourth from the left.

Warfield examines compares computer equipment with a text book at the Penn State Computer Laboratory, Spring 1954.