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Burroughs Corporation records. Biography files.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 10
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. Each file includes pictures, written biographies, company correspondence about that particular employee, and, occasionally, speech scripts. The folders are arranged alphabetically by last name with a section at the end to accommodate pictures of corporate groups such as the Board of Directors.

The Oversized Files series consists mostly of William S. Burroughs' patents, but also includes Joseph Boyer's patents and legal documents related to Boyer's businesses, as well as documents and correspondence related to George A. Heinrich, Emil P. Wegner, the Burroughs Monument in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Benjamin Chapman memoriam.
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.

Dates

  • 1893-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Extent

18 boxes (5.4 cubic feet)

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.

Historical Note

The biography files were a source of information and photographs of executives used largely for public relations purposes.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Biography Files
  2. Oversized Files

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

Related Material

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.

Creator

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Biography Files, 1893-1985. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka and Lynn Leitte, May 1996.
Date
1996
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050