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Burroughs Corporation records. Histories of Burroughs

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 48
The collection consists of articles and manuscripts discussing different aspects of the American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and Burroughs Corporation history, including information on two pioneers, William S. Burroughs and Joseph Boyer. Included in the collection is the draft of a book called The Burroughs Story (1886-1939), by Ray Abele.
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

  • 1886-1986

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

4 boxes (1.4 cubic feet)

Overview

Collection consists of articles and manuscripts discussing different aspects of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and Burroughs Corporation history.

Historical Note

Burroughs Corporation had several histories written about the company. Most were for special occasions or anniversaries, some were short articles for newspapers or magazines, some were used for general corporate information, and there is also a book written by a former Burroughs employee.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title, with a folder ("Various Histories") of miscellaneous (and mostly untitled) articles at the end.

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. Histories of Burroughs, 1886-1986. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
Date
July 2005
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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