Control Data Corporation records. Historical Archives and company history.
Scope and Content Note
This series includes records of Control Data Corporation's Historical Archives as well as company histories. Materials from the Historical Archives include quick reference files, accession logs, a donor file, records retention schedules, acquisition records, and monthly reports. The quick reference files cover such topics as ERA, PLATO, CDC Histories and Chronologies, and Product Announcements. There are also general quick reference files, arranged alphabetically. Letters G-Z are not included in the collection.
Company history materials include newspaper clippings, published company histories, flow charts, acquisition histories, pamphlets and brochures.
This is one series of the Control Data Corporation Records (CBI 80). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Control Data Corporation.
- Control Data Corporation (Organization)
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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).
The Control Data Historical Archives was established in 1980 to collect and preserve records documenting the history of Control Data. The Historical Archives served as the institutional memory for CDC and was separate from the Corporate Record Center, which held inactive corporate records. Materials collected in the Historical Archives included planning reports, meeting minutes, advertisements, executive's papers, news releases, product data sheets and photographs. Over the years, many histories of CDC, based on the holdings of the Historical Archives, were published by both those inside and outside of the company. The Historical Archives, along with the Corporate Business and Technical Libraries, was closed as of 31 May 1989.
2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
This series includes records of Control Data Corporation's Historical Archives as well as company histories. Materials include reference files, accession logs, newspaper clippings, published company histories, flow charts, pamphlets and brochures.
Arrangement of Collection
The materials are arranged into two series:
- Historical Archives
- Company History
The majority of the records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by the Ceridian Corporation in 1991.
- Control Data Corporation
- Corporations -- Archives. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Control Data Corporation Records. Historical Archives and Company History, 1957-2000. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Karen Spilman, November 2006.
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Collecting Area Details
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