Golubjatnikov, Oleg, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1949-2004
Abstract: Information systems architect. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, personal data, scholar work, memorabilia, certificates, publications
Quantity: 1 ln ft
Language: Estonian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3815


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, NJ), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallin, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


05.01.1930 - 04.01.2004 Born in Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia; also known as Ole Golubjatnikov. Wife: Maie Golubjatnikov (ne Hakk). Emigrated to Germany in 1944 and to the U.S in 1949. 1943-1944 Kuressaare Gymnasium, Estonia. 1945-1949 Estonian Gymnasium in Geislingen, Germany. 1949 Karlsruhe University, Germany. 1950-1952 University of Illinois, USA (electronics) BSEE 1953-1954 University of Illinois, USA (electronics) MSEE Information systems architect. Developed and instructed 12 GE in-plant professional courses and seminars with students during period of 1965-1985. Has been involved with the computer field and the U.S. defense effort since 1951. His more significant contributions to the U.S. defense effort include: Feasibility demonstration and experimental development of FDAC, the first U.S. digital fire control computer in 1953. Member of architectural design team of GE-236/GE-600 Honeywell 6000 installed at 67 WWMCCS sites worldwide. Architectural design of GE AN/TPS-59 all Solid-State radar family family installed over 100 sites across the free world. Architectural design of AN/SQQ-89 Anti Submarine Warfare system installed in U.S. Navy surface ships. Since 1982 was he, with General Electric Aerospace sponsorship, a principal coordinator of U.S. Defense Industry positions on Mission-Critical Computer Resources (MCCR) and defense software policy, standards (ISO), and initiatives of defense, national and international levels. Defense Software Master Plan: A Mechanism for U.S. Information Systems Leadership. Washington, DC, 1989. (known also as "Kalevipoja kättemaks" while illustrated with pictures from Estonian epic "Kalevipoeg"). Development of medical information systems in Estonia in 90s. Estonian Blood Bank Information System EVI, ISBT 128 implementation (first country). About him: Kalevipoeg ja USA Kaisepoliitika. // Arvutimaailm, 1993 (6), Tallinn. Who is Who in Science and Engineering. 3rd Edition. Marquis, 1995. Eesti teaduse biograafiline leksikon. 1. köide A-Ki. Tallinn, 2000.


Collection is organized into 14 folders: 1. Biographical data: CV-s, certificates, membership cards, individual experience record, photo of A. Veldi. 2. Correspondence 3. Professional documents 1999-2000: Correspondence, programmes of congresses and conferences 4. Disclosure of invention: Selective Transistor Amplifier Circuit 5. Baltic Medical Techology Project (BMT): Research materials, presentations. 6. Professional documents related to the Defense Software Master Plan etc. (in Estonian) 7. Defense Software Master Plan: A Mechanism for United States Information System Leadership, 16.11.1985 8. CODSIH. Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations, 05.12.1985 9. Professional documents: Articles, documents from plenary session (Berlin, 1989) 10. Documents about scouting movement: Correspondence, lists, prints. 11. Geislingeni Eesti Gümnaasium 1945-1948. Geislingen, 1949; Geislingeni Eesti Gümnaasiumi õpilaste ja õpetajate elulugusid 1945-1950 (printout from 2002 issue, 2003). 12. Pamphlets and printout "Rahvusvahelise projektijuhtimise käsiraamat" 2000. 13. Newspaper clippings, copies and printouts from media 14. Miscellaneous (list of Estonians in Springfield, copy of the Constitution of Estonian Republic, bylaws from the Association of Estonian Fraternities etc)


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The Golubjatnikov, Oleg Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota