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BUD GILMORE. Color Slides; 1961. .1 cu. ft.

Bud Gilmore was a civilian employee for a data processing firm, possibly IBM, that set up the equipment to operate the BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning System) at Clear Air Force Station, in 1961. The system at Clear became operational in 1961.

The collection consists of the personal color slides of Bud Gilmore, primarily of Clear Air Force Station, in 1961. The collection contains: 168 color 35mm photographic slides. Subjects of the slides include: various facilities at Clear Air Force Station including three large radar antennas; men setting up data processing equipment; computing, data processing, and power generating equipment; men recreating by playing cards and other activities; people at a formal party with band; a sled and dog team with driver; scenery at Mount McKinley National Park; a bear feeding at a landfill; small aircraft; and miscellaneous scenery. The IBM 7090 Data Processing System is shown prominently in the slides.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.

JAS (12/2005)