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Burroughs Corporation records. Burroughs and Sperry merger records

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 14

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.

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

  • 1985-1989

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).

Historical Note

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.

Extent

1 box (1 cubic foot)

Abstract

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:

  1. Burroughs/Sperry Merger
  2. Unisys Corporation

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.

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Burroughs and Sperry Merger Records, 1985-1989. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by: Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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