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Elaine Negroponte collection on John von Neumann and Alan Turing

Content Description

The collection consists of 9 folders of research and collected correspondence of Elaine Negroponte related to Negroponte's research on Alan Turing as well as recording relating to John Von Neumann. Notable materials include a folder of correspondence with John Turing, the brother of Alan Turing.


  • Creation: approximately 1960-1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are welcome to publish, reproduce, and use the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center’s holdings in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law. Under the Fair Use doctrine, users may freely reproduce materials for personal research, teaching, and/or scholarship. Under the same doctrine, users may cite or publish selected passages and/or quotations for comment and criticism. In accordance to U.S. Copyright Law, researchers seeking to reproduce and/or publish materials in the entirety and/or for commercial purposes will require the permission of the copyright holder.

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Biographical / Historical

Elaine Negroponte is a documentary researcher who gathered biographical information to create a film about the life of Alan Turing. Elaine Negroponte studied at Masschusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) along with her husband Nicholas Negroponte who created the MIT media lab. Elaine is also the co-founder of the Elaine and Nicholas Negroponte School in Cambodia and is the director of Cambodia P.R.I.D.E, a non-profit that brings computer literacy and English language skills to rural schools in Cambodia.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



Original order based off of Elaine Negroponte. The order is numerical with gaps. All numbers missing are imposed by the creator.

Custodial History

Elaine Negroponte collected these materials over the course of her work to document the history of early computer development in the 1970s and 1980s. Negroponte later donated the material to the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center in 2021.

Processing Information

Upon receipt archivist rehoused materials in acid free containers for long term storage and preservation.

Guide to the Elaine Negroponte collection on John von Neumann and Alan Turing
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This finding aid is written in English.