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Burroughs Corporation records. Advertising samples.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 1
International advertising, 1949-1965 are both loose (1949-1957), and in binders (1958-1965), and include advertisements used in many countries. The languages used include: Arabic, Danish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Spanish.

Direct mail advertising, 1907-1970 samples are in binders, and includes many brochures as well as some early manuals for adding machines.

Advertising Scrapbooks, 1904-1986 are samples of national print advertisement which have been put in scrapbooks. There are also a few folders of loose items boxed with the scrapbooks and additional advertisements in the map case in the CBI office suite.

Note: Many of these old binders used glue to hold the pages in. Most of the booklets and brochures inside seem in fairly good condition, but many of the bindings are breaking or broken.
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

  • 1904-1986

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

52 boxes (45.5 cubic feet))

Overview

Burroughs Corporation advertised from almost the very beginning of their business. The advertisements in the collection cover many decades and often reflect many of the societal attitudes of the time.

Historical Note

Burroughs Corporation advertised from almost the very beginning of their business, when they only had one product (the Burroughs Registering Accountant). These advertisements cover many decades and often reflect many of the societal attitudes of the time.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. International advertising, 1949-1965
  2. Direct mail advertising, 1907-1970
  3. Advertising Scrapbooks, 1904-1986

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991.

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.

Creator

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Advertising Samples, 1904-1986. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
Date
2004
Language of description
English

Collecting Area

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050