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Burroughs Corporation records. Early office machine product and technical literature.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, series 34
The collection contains manuals and brochures and technical publications for Burroughs' early office machines, including the adding machine, bookkeeping machine, various calculators, etc.
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

  • 1900-1966

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

7 boxes (2.75 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection contains manuals and brochures and technical publications for Burroughs' early office machines, including the adding machine, bookkeeping machine, various calculators, etc.

Historical Note

Burroughs machines often were accompanied by several manuals, including those aimed at the customers, and those for the technical department. Relatively few of these remain today, as the vast majority of the product literature is about Burroughs computers.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Manuals by machine name
  2. Manuals by title
  3. Practice problems by machine type
  4. Practice problems by title
  5. Technical 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. Early Office Machine Product and Technical Literature, 1900-1966. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995; revised by Carrie Seib, December 2003.
Date
2005
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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