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Auerbach Associates Market and Product Reports

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 30
Contains private consulting reports commissioned by government agencies and businesses on subjects including computer systems, peripherals, robots, software, computer input-output equipment, storage devices, terminals, magnetic tapes, optical character recognition devices, printers, punched card systems, and computer markets.

Access to reports under twenty years old is completely restricted. Additional restrictions may apply for reports commissioned by companies.

Dates

  • 1958-1981

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Parts of the collection are restricted. Please contact the CBI archivist for more information.

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

173 boxes (57.1 cubic feet)

Historical Note

Auerbach Associates, Inc., founded by Isaac L. Auerbach in 1957, was one of the earliest systems design and software companies formed in the United States. It grew to become a major consulting firm in the computer industry and was known for its series of subscriber publications relating to industry overviews, market analyses, computers, peripherals, and software. Auerbach Associates, Inc. was purchased by the Calculon Corporation in 1979.

Arrangement of Collection

The physical arrangement of the collection maintains the original order of the reports -- numerical order by report order. However, to facilitate access, the finding aid inventory is arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the company commissioning the report from Auerbach Associates and in alphabetical order by report title there under.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by the Calculon Corporation in 1986.

Related Material

  1. Isaac L. Auerbach Papers (CBI 52)

Creator

Title
Auerbach Associates Market and Product Reports, 1958-1981.
Subtitle
Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Bruce H. Bruemmer, December 1987; revised David P. Berge, 2000-2002.
Date
June 2005
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Repository

Contact:

612-624-5050