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Burroughs Corporation records. Analysis of competitor products (competitive information) and competitors’ product literature.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 4
The collection contains Competitor Informationsheets, compiled by staff at Burroughs, which include information about competitor adding machine and computer companies and their products.

The collection also contains product literature files on Burroughs’ competitors, which, in addition to product literature, include manuals, newspaper clippings, annual reports, price lists, machine schematics and drawings, and a few scattered photographs.
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

  • 1907-1971

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

14 boxes (4.75 cubic feet))

Overview

The collection contains "Competitor Information" sheets, compiled by staff at Burroughs, which include information about competitor adding machine and computer companies and their products. The collection also contains product literature files on Burroughs’ competitors.

Historical Note

Burroughs compiled special informational sheets (Competitor Information) for the sales department to use in countering arguments against Burroughs products or showing how a Burroughs machine was better than the competitors'. Burroughs also kept product literature files, which included a variety of types of information on the company’s competitors and their products.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Analysis of Competitor Products ("Competitor Information")
  2. Competitors’ Product Literature

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

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. Analysis of Competitor Products (Competitive Information) and Competitors’ Product Literature, 1907-1971. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995; revised by Carrie Seib and Amanda Schwarze, November 2003.
Date
2003
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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