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Burroughs Corporation

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Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

Burroughs Corporation records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90
Overview The collection contains the records of the Burroughs Corporation, and its predecessors the American Arithmometer Company and Burroughs Adding Machine Company. Materials include corporate records, photographs, films and video tapes, scrapbooks, papers of employees and records of companies acquired by Burroughs.

Burroughs Corporation records. Advertising samples.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 1
Overview Burroughs Corporation advertised from almost the very beginning of their business. The advertisements in the collection cover many decades and often reflect many of the societal attitudes of the time.

Burroughs Corporation records. Analysis of competitor products (competitive information) and competitors’ product literature.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 4
Overview The collection contains "Competitor Information" sheets, compiled by staff at Burroughs, which include information about competitor adding machine and computer companies and their products. The collection also contains product literature files on Burroughs’ competitors.

Burroughs Corporation records. Annual meeting records.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 5
Overview Collection contains scripts and speeches from the stockholders' annual meetings of 1967-1983.

Burroughs Corporation records. Annual report photographs.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 6
Overview This collection contains images used in Burroughs' annual reports.

Burroughs Corporation records. Annual reports.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 7
Overview Collection contains the Burroughs annual reports dating from 1923 to 1985. From 1923-1952, the company was known as the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and from 1953 to 1985, as Burroughs Corporation. It merged with Sperry Corporation in 1986 to become Unisys Corporation. This collection includes a full run of annual reports for the dates listed, and also contains audio tapes of the annual reports from 1977-1985.

Burroughs Corporation records. Artifacts.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 8
Overview Collection consists of two categories of artifacts: those that were on the Coleman Display Table and Miscellaneous Artifacts. Burroughs had saved a few circuit boards from their computers of the 1950's and 1960's as display pieces that later ended up in the company archives. These are part of this collection along with a few code cards and some miscellaneous pieces.

Burroughs Corporation records. Biography files.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 10
Overview This collection is divided into two series based on subject content and physical size. The Biography Files series includes folders on many employees at Burroughs. While a great majority of the employees represented were executives, there are also a few folders of workers from the early days of the company, including William S. Burroughs. The Oversized Files series consists mostly of William S. Burroughs' patents.

Burroughs Corporation records. Black box photograph collection.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 11
Overview The collection contains early photographs of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Burroughs Corporation, Boyer Machine Company, and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company employees and facilities. The images include production facilities, sales meetings, and employee activities including company-sponsored athletics. The collection contains extensive documentation of Burroughs Adding Machine Company's, later Burroughs Corporation's, headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

Burroughs Corporation records. Book publications.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 12
Overview Collection consists of various books published by Burroughs Corporation, and later Unysis, arranged in alphabetical order.

Burroughs Corporation records. Branch office photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 13
Overview This series contains photographs of Burroughs branch offices throughout the world.

Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs and Sperry merger records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 14
Overview This series contains materials related to the Burroughs/Sperry merger in 1986.

Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs Bulletin photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 15
Overview This series contains 8x10 black and white photographs published in the Burroughs Bulletinbetween August 1947 and August 1952.

Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs Machines, Ltd. records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 16
Overview Series contains ledger books dating 1909-1926 and annual reports dating 1966-1974 from the Burroughs Corporation's British subsidiary, Burroughs Machines, Ltd.

Burroughs Corporation records. Control Instrument Corporation records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, series 19
Scope and Content Note Collection contains technical literature, engineering notebooks and logs, some correspondence, and a patent infringement report.

Scope and Contents This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Corporate and recruiting brochures.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 20
Overview Collection contains brochures concerning the company's cooperative education program, about different locations in the United States and other countries, recruitment, and different company divisions.

Burroughs Corporation records. Corporate events.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 21
Overview Collection contains information about Burroughs "Corporate Events," these consisting mostly of retirement parties for the top executives of the company, and special visitors invited by the company.

Burroughs Corporation records. Corporate identity studies.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 22
Overview Collection contains documentation of four corporate identity studies.

Burroughs Corporation records. Corporate market development group.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 23
Overview Collection contains competitor company profiles (1983) as well as a market databook (1984) and a report on worldwide information processing industry trends (1984).

Burroughs Corporation records. Cumbernauld Plant technical literature.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 27
Overview Collection contains reports from the Cumbernauld, Scotland plant about several different computers.

Burroughs Corporation records. Decisions in force.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 28
Overview Collection contains the rule and regulation decisions on sales that were issued from 1911-1958.

Burroughs Corporation records. Defense, Space, and Special Systems group.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 29
Overview Collection includes the Independent Research and Development reports from 1965-1971 for the Defense, Space, and Special Systems group of Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Defense/government photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 111
Overview Series contains photographs, negatives and transparencies of Burroughs products created and marketed to the defense industry and the United States Government, as well as photographs of defense and government projects.

Burroughs Corporation records. Detroit area divisions records.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 30
Overview Collection contains several types of reports from the Detroit area divisions of Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Distributive organization records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 32
Overview Series contains one folder of mostly historical material on the sales department and how the distributive organization worked.

Burroughs Corporation records. Early office machine photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 33
Overview Collection contains black and white photographs and a few black and white and color negatives featuring many of Burroughs' early adding machines, calculators, listing machines, and typewriters.

Burroughs Corporation records. Early office machine product and technical literature.

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Identifier: CBI 90, series 34
Overview Collection contains manuals and brochures and technical publications for Burroughs' early office machines, including the adding machine, bookkeeping machine, various calculators, etc.

Burroughs Corporation records. ElectroData division photograph collection

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 35
Overview Series contains photographs and negatives from the ElectroData Division of Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. ElectroData Division records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 36
Overview Collection contains memos, reports, correspondence, and subject files and is arranged in series according to the origin or type of documentation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Electronic Control Division and Electronic Instrument Division records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 37
Overview Series contains a miscellaneous subject file of the Electronic Control Division and Electronic Instrument Division of Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Facility literature

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 40
Overview Series contains product and plant literature as well as some correspondence for many Burroughs facilities.

Burroughs Corporation records. Facility photographs

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 41
Overview Series contains photographs of Burroughs production facilities as well as photographs of facilities of Burroughs Corporation acquisitions.

Burroughs Corporation records. Financial collection

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 43
Overview This is an artificial grouping of several small financial collections of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (BAM) and Burroughs Corporation. Materials include: accounts payable and bills receivable ledger books, wage books and time cards, charts of accounts and balance sheets.

Burroughs Corporation records. Fragile publications collection

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 44
Overview Series contains many early publications in damaged or delicate condition that have been separated from the rest of the collection.

Burroughs Corporation records. General subject file

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 108
Overview The General Subject File consists of an alphabetical set of files containing information about the Burroughs Corporation and its products, compiled for use as a quick reference file in the Burroughs Corporation Archives.

Burroughs Corporation records. Glass lantern slide collection.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 45
Overview A collection of 863 color and black and white glass lantern slides from Burroughs Corporation Research Center in Paoli, PA arranged by slide number.

Burroughs Corporation records. Histories of Burroughs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 48
Overview Collection consists of articles and manuscripts discussing different aspects of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and Burroughs Corporation history.

Burroughs Corporation records. Installation stories.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 50
Overview Collection contains reprints of installation stories that appeared in Burroughs or other publications.

Burroughs Corporation records. International operations records.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 51
Overview Collection contains information about Burroughs International operations.

Burroughs Corporation records. Jay Conne papers. Strike crime reports

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 96
Overview Jay Conne's collected notes consisting of computer printouts, memos, and correspondence relating to the violence and vandalism against Burroughs during the strike of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) from 1974-1975 in New York.

Burroughs Corporation records. Lawrence Bewley papers.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 9
Overview Documents Lawrence Bewley's work on the Burroughs B 220 and B 205 computer series, the Cardatron series, and other projects for ElectroData.

Burroughs Corporation records. Legion of Honor records.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 54
Overview Collections contains information about awards given out and the annual convention of the Legion of Honor, a group for top ranking sales representatives and field managers at Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. Mechanical library.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 56
Overview The mechanical library was essentially a set of service books that described each machine. There were variations like instruction books, symbol lists, shop tool lists, and feature prints (blueprints). These were kept by the patent department. The way Burroughs identified different machines changed over the years, and sometimes included a style #, a class #, a series #, or any combination of these.

Burroughs Corporation records. Miscellaneous legal records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 57
Overview Collection contains a variety of legal material, including patent and trademark research, court materials, specifications, system design information, agreements, brochures, and reports.

Burroughs Corporation records. Narration scripts and slide presentations.

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Identifier: CBI 90, series 58
Overview Contains narration scripts for Burroughs presentations, 1948-1975.

Burroughs Corporation records. Norman L. Kreuder papers.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 52
Overview Collection contains the papers of Norman L. Kreuder, project engineer and section manager at Burroughs Corporation beginning in 1956.

Burroughs Corporation records. Oversized and mounted photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 60
Overview Contains mounted photographs of various sizes and unmounted photographs larger than 8 1/2x11" of Burroughs facilities, executives, and employees.

Burroughs Corporation records. Paoli area divisions records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 61
Overview Collection contains research reports and memos, covering many computers and other machines that Burroughs produced.

Burroughs Corporation records. Passport negatives.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 63
Overview Collection contains negatives of pictures Burroughs executives used on their passports.

Burroughs Corporation records. Patent and trademark records

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 64
Overview Collection contains information on patents obtained by William S. Burroughs and many his early competitors, including Dorr E. Felt; Burroughs typewriters; and the Gidion Sewing Machine Company which Burroughs was interested in purchasing. It also has information on various Burroughs logos and trademarks used throughout the years.

Burroughs Corporation records. Patent research and development requests

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 65
Overview Collection contains research and development requests and partial indices.

Burroughs Corporation records. Patent research division files

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 66
Overview Collection includes progress reports and research proposals, with a small amount of correspondence. Project reports describe work done for Burroughs at the Research Center in Paoli and the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia). There is also some administrative material on the research division’s activity.

Burroughs Corporation records. PDA and PMA authorizations

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 67
Overview Series contains Product Development Authorization (PDA) and Product Management Authorization (PMA) reports of many different projects at Burroughs from several departments.

Burroughs Corporation records. Photograph collection

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 68
Scope and Content Note Contains approximately 6000 negatives and prints of various sizes documenting Burroughs employees, facilities, events, awards, and products from 1949 to 1963. The amount of photographs taken decreased significantly after 1960 and a large number of negatives from late 1957 to mid-1958 were severely water damaged.

Elements of information included for each image are: main subject, additional subjects, publication citation (if published), date of photograph, format of material ...

Burroughs Corporation records. Policies and procedures correspondence

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 70
Overview Collection consists mainly of external correspondence relating to questions on company policy. The index is arranged chronologically by date of letter or memo, and lists a phrase or sentence to describe the correspondence.

Burroughs Corporation records. Press clippings

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 71
Overview Collection consists of press clippings collected by the Burroughs Corporation that document their company, personnel, and products.

Burroughs Corporation records. Press releases

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 72
Overview Collection consists of press releases (1947-1987) of the Burroughs Corporation that document their computers and other products, announcements, and employee promotions.

Burroughs Corporation records. Price and style lists

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 73
Overview Collection contains style and price lists describing the basic features of each machine.

Burroughs Corporation records. Product and testing reports.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 110
Overview This series contains reports regarding Burroughs Corporation products.

Burroughs Corporation records. Product literature.

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 74
Overview Collection contains manuals for a number of different Burroughs computer systems, including the B6700, the B7000/B6000/B5000 families, and large systems in general. They concentrate on the programming languages (ALGOL and COBOL), but also contain primers on CANDE, WFL, and the DMSII system.

Burroughs Corporation records. Product photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 75
Overview Collection contains photographic images of almost all of Burroughs' products. Images of machines manufactured prior to 1940 are in the Early Machine Photographs Collection (Series 33).

Burroughs Corporation records. Product planning records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 76
Overview Series contains survey reports of the accounting and data processing industry.

Burroughs Corporation records. Reference photographs

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 78
Overview Collection of black and white prints, negatives, color prints, photocopies, tear sheets, correspondence, memoranda, special newspapers, transparencies, and advertising samples selected from the various image collections by the Burroughs Archives staff.

Burroughs Corporation records. Salesmen's manuals and literature

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 84
Overview Collection contains manuals produced by Burroughs to educate and encourage salesmen that cover a variety of topics from salesmanship to product information.

Burroughs Corporation records. Salesmen's papers

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 85
Overview Collection contains personal papers of several salesmen employed by Burroughs Corporation.

Burroughs Corporation records. SEC forms and stock information

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Identifier: CBI 90, series 87
Overview Collection contains 10-K forms (annual reports), 10-Q forms (quarterly reports), two bound volumes of S4 forms, a security analyst profile, internal security analyst briefs and daily stock price listings.

Burroughs Corporation records. Serial publications

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 88
Overview Collection consists of serials, magazines, and periodic pamphlets that Burroughs Corporation published in-house.

Burroughs Corporation records. Shareholder meetings and reports

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 89
Overview Collection consists of information on the annual meeting of shareholders/stockholders, semi-annual and quarterly reports to shareholders, and special notices to shareholders.

Burroughs Corporation records. Slide collection

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 91
Overview Contains 35 mm color and black and white slides documenting some of the activities of Burroughs Corporation from the mid 1950s-mid 1970s.

Burroughs Corporation records. Speeches.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 92
Overview Collection consists of speeches given by many employees at Burroughs.

Burroughs Corporation records. Subsidiary product literature

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Identifier: CBI 90, Series 97
Overview Collection includes brochures and correspondence for companies Burroughs acquired.

Burroughs Corporation records. Todd Company records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 101
Overview The collection consists mainly of materials related to or collected in preparation for Burroughs’ acquisition of the Todd Company, and includes historical publications, sales publications, clippings, press releases, information about company structure and organization, and a 1954 annual report.

Harold G. Zahn scrapbooks on the Burroughs Corporation.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 201
Overview Collection contains two scrapbooks created by Harold G. Zahn documenting his employment at and retirement from the Burroughs Corporation. Scrapbooks include photographs of Burroughs Corporation employees including Harold Zahn, photographs of the company's move to their office on Market Street in San Francisco, invoices, and advertising cutouts.

John C. Alrich papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 2
Overview The collection documents work in the development engineering department on the Burroughs 220 and contains correspondence as well as memoranda and reports.