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Warren P. Burrell papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 124
This collection consists of materials remaining after the addition of Burrell’s ERA records to the Engineering Research Associates (ERA) - Remington Rand - Sperry Rand Records (CBI 176). Items in the Burrell papers include resumes, certificates and information regarding the Association of Computing Machinery, of which Burrell was an active member during the 1950s. The majority of the collection consists of Articles, Notes and Technical Reports gathered by Burrell. These materials cover such topics as magnetic drum cores, transistors and programming. Other items include MIT computation books and instructional drawings.

Dates

  • 1945-1968, 1976

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 (1 cubic foot)

Overview

Collection consists of materials remaining after the addition of Burrell’s ERA records to the Engineering Research Associates (ERA) - Remington Rand - Sperry Rand Records (CBI 176). Items in the Burrell papers include resumes, certificates and information regarding the Association of Computing Machinery, of which Burrell was an active member during the 1950s. The majority of the collection consists of Articles, Notes and Technical Reports gathered by Burrell.

Biographical Note

Warren P. Burrell graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BEE in 1948 and joined Engineering Research Associates (ERA), a St. Paul, Minnesota firm, as an assistant engineer working in computer development that same year. Burrell was involved in such projects as the ERA 1101, ERA 1103, the UNIVAC File Computer, NIKE-X, and XU-71.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials are arranged into two series:
  1. Personal
  2. Articles, Notes and Technical Reports

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Warren P. Burrell in 1996.

Related Material

Materials regarding Burrell’s work at ERA are a part of the Engineering Research Associates (ERA) - Remington Rand - Sperry Rand Records (CBI 176). Researchers looking for information on Warren Burrell should consult both his personal papers and the ERA-RR-SR collections.
Title
Warren P. Burrell Papers, 1945-1968, 1976. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Josh Knatterud-Hubinger, 2002; updated by Karen Spilman, 2006.
Date
2006
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050