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Abraham Franck papers, 1950s-1980s


Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Engineering Research Associates - Remington Rand - Sperry Rand Records document research, development and production activities at company facilities in St. Paul, Minnesota. Researchers should note that these materials do not constitute the official corporate records of any of the three companies. Materials in this collection were gathered from a variety of sources, including company employees such as engineers Warren P. Burrell, John Lindsay Hill, and Jay A. Kershaw.

The bulk of the collection consists of technical information on company projects, such as the Atlas I (commercially known as ERA 1101 and UNIVAC 1101), the Logistics Computer, and the UNIVAC LARC, as well as other research and products including the magnetic drum memory. Also included are some administrative materials related to the St. Paul location, engineers' files, and materials exhibited at the ERA 40th anniversary event in 1986.


  • Majority of material found in 1950s-1980s


Language of Materials


Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


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).

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455