Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ken Olsen’s Archives at Gordon

While the Ken Olsen Science Center is the newest addition on Gordon’s campus, its connection to the past is evident throughout the uniquely designed building. Named after one of the 20th century’s pioneers in computer science and cofounder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), the Science Center marks the first time Mr. Olsen has agreed to have his name associated with a building, which will be dedicated Saturday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m. In the spring of 2007 Mr. Olsen also gave his personal archives to Gordon College. They contain thousands of his manuscripts, personal letters and business memos as well as the technology produced at DEC, which contributed to the technological revolution of the 20th century. Read more...

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