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Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs Adding Machine Company World War II era records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 107
This series contains information on exporting, quotas, price controls, labor and the office machine industry throughout World War II. There is also information on the Norden bombsight, which Burroughs produced beginning in 1942.
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

  • 1931-1946
  • (bulk 1942-1945)

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

2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)

Overview

Series contains information on exporting, quotas, price controls, labor and the office machine industry throughout World War II. There is also information on the Norden bombsight, which Burroughs produced beginning in 1942.

Historical Note

Like most companies in the United States, Burroughs was quite affected by World War II. During the U.S. involvement in the war (1942-1945), Burroughs sold office machines only to the government. There was a need for the type of tabulation and math functions that Burroughs adding and listing machines offered. Burroughs also helped the government by producing the Norden bombsight. They received a Army-Navy "E" pennant for their contribution to the war effort.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials are arranged into two groups:
  1. General Subject Files
  2. Subject Files: Production and Sales

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. Burroughs Adding Machine Company World War II Era Records, 1931-1946. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
Date
July 2006
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

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