Burroughs Corporation records. Artifacts.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of two categories of artifacts: those that were on the Coleman Display Table; and Miscellaneous Artifacts. There is a short history of the Coleman Display Table in Box 2.
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.
- Creation: 1954-1966
- Burroughs 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).
Burroughs saved a few circuit boards from their computers of the 1950's and 1960's as display pieces that later ended up in the company archives. Along with a few code cards and some miscellaneous pieces, this became the "artifacts" that were donated to the Charles Babbage Institute.
The Coleman Table Artifacts have a rather interesting history. The display table was made at the request of Burroughs' President John S. Coleman; many of the items were located inside the table. The next president, Ray Eppert, was not interested in having it in his office, so it was taken by the General Manager of the Burroughs Detroit Division, Lyle Blossom. Edward Schening was its next owner, and upon his retirement, the table was given to Dr. Robert R. Johnson, Vice President-Engineering.
3 boxes (2.5 cubic feet)
Collection consists of two categories of artifacts: those that were on the Coleman Display Table and Miscellaneous Artifacts. Burroughs had saved a few circuit boards from their computers of the 1950's and 1960's as display pieces that later ended up in the company archives. These are part of this collection along with a few code cards and some miscellaneous pieces.
Arrangement of Collection
The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
- Colman Table Artifacts
- Miscellaneous Artifacts
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.
- Burroughs Corporation Records. Artifacts, 1954-1966. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995.
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