Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs and Sperry merger records
Scope and Content
Collection contains materials related to the Burroughs/Sperry merger in 1986. It includes publicity, the name contest for the new company, and information on the new company, Unisys Corporation, and how it fared in its first few years after formation.
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.
- Burroughs Corporation (Organization)
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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 Corporation and Sperry Corporation (formerly Sperry Rand and Sperry Univac), completed their merger in September of 1986 to form the Unisys Corporation.
Burroughs Corporation started in 1886 as the American Arithmometer Company selling adding machines. The Sperry Corporation evolved out of the Sperry Gyroscope Company (founded by Elmer Ambrose Sperry in 1910). Both companies eventually became involved in the electronics and computer industries.
1 box (1 cubic foot)
This series contains materials related to the Burroughs/Sperry merger in 1986.
Arrangement of Collection
The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
- Burroughs/Sperry Merger
- Unisys Corporation
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.
- Burroughs computers. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Computer industry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sperry Corporation -- Reorganization.
- Sperry computers. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Unisys Corporation
- Burroughs Corporation Records. Burroughs and Sperry Merger Records, 1985-1989. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by: Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
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