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Burroughs Corporation records. Product literature.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 74
Product Literature is a very large collection within the Burroughs records. The literature includes both brochures, used mainly for promotional and advertising purposes, and manuals, documentation that would assist users in operating the machine. The amount of computer literature for each computer varies, thus the finding aid has varying degrees of detail. For a computer with a lot of manuals, identification is at the item level. For computers with fewer manuals, the folders are simply identified by year.

Additional research time may be needed to use this collection to verify the existence or edition of specific manuals. Researchers may also wish to search this document to find all possible occurrences of a specific computer.
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

  • 1910-1984
  • Majority of material found within (Bulk: 1961-1982)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Use of 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

73 boxes (72.2 cubic feet))

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.

Historical Note

The 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.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Product Literature: General
  2. Product Literature: Software
  3. Product Literature: Government/Defense
  4. A Series Manuals
  5. Product Literature: A & V Series
  6. Product Literature: Miscellaneous
  7. Product Literature: Chronological File

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. Product Literature. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka and Caroline Gasser, February 1997. Updated by Kevin Irving, April 2006.
Date
1997
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050