IBM Computer Girls

IBM

In this publicity photo for the IBM 370 Model 138 computer, there are two female students pictured along side three of their male counterparts. Photos like these are evidence of women in the computing workforce in the 1970’s growing as women grew from 15% of computer science majors to peak at 37% in 1983. Read more about this peak in the women in computing workforce here.

You can find this image as an artifact at the Computer History Museum, catalog number 102657017. For more information visit their website.

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