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Burroughs Corporation records. Black box photograph collection.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 11
The collection contains early photographs (most larger than 8x10 and some as large as 11x14) of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Burroughs Corporation, Boyer Machine Company, and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company employees and facilities. The images include production facilities, sales meetings, and employee activities including company-sponsored athletics. The collection contains extensive documentation of Burroughs Adding Machine Company's, later Burroughs Corporation's, headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

Also included in the collection are photographs from Walter H. MacDonald and photographs from an album created by E. D. Shaw. The MacDonald photographs include American Arithmometer Company employees shortly after the move from St. Louis to Detroit, employee activities at Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and the Kansas City branch. The photographs from the Shaw album show various sales training events over the first 25 years of Burroughs Adding Machine Company.
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

  • 1880-1972

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

8 boxes (2 cubic feet))

Overview

The collection contains early photographs of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Burroughs Corporation, Boyer Machine Company, and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company employees and facilities. The images include production facilities, sales meetings, and employee activities including company-sponsored athletics. The collection contains extensive documentation of Burroughs Adding Machine Company's, later Burroughs Corporation's, headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

Historical Note

This collection of Burroughs photographs was created by the Burroughs archives.

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. Black Box Photograph Collection, 1880-1972. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka and Kevin D. Corbitt, September 1996.
Date
1996
Language of description
English

Collecting Area

Part of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050