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Burroughs Corporation records. Lyle Thompson papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 100
This collection contains reports and papers authored or co-authored by Thompson, with the bulk of the reports on the ferromagnetic core, used in the ENIAC memory, and on the stroboscopic accumulator. Of note is a congratulatory letter from Alden Taber of the Ballistic Research Laboratories regarding the ENIAC memory.

Also included in the collection are photographs, including those of the ENIAC memory, speeches, and correspondence relating to early Burroughs research and development activities in the Philadelphia area in which Thompson was involved. The collection also contains a few files on computer-related topics.
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

  • 1948-1979

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

1 box (0.4 cubic feet)

Overview

This collection contains reports, photographs, speeches and correspondence relating to early Burroughs research and development activities in the Philadelphia area in which Thompson was involved.

Biographical Note

Lyle Thompson worked for Burroughs Corporation in the engineering department at Paoli, PA. While employed at Burroughs, he worked on various project including the stroboscopic accumulator, which was done in conjunction with the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Michigan.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Burroughs research
  2. Photographs
  3. Subject 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.

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Lyle Thompson Papers, 1948-1979. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995.
Date
July 2005
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

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