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Burroughs Corporation records. HOBO group reports

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 49
Collection contains the first and second reports of the HOBO Group for the period 1951-1952.
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

  • 1951-1952

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

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Overview

Collection contains the first and second reports of the HOBO Group.

Historical Note

A series of meetings were held between the British Tabulating Machine Company Limited and the Burroughs Adding Machine Company in January and February of 1952. The "HOBO Group" consisted of a select number of members from each company. The self-imposed objectives of the HOBO group were "to develop specifications for equipment to satisfy all of the major economic levels of the world market for business machines; to make recommendations covering current short range and medium range programs, and to make further recommendations suggesting areas of long range research that might prove fruitful."

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. HOBO Group Reports, 1951-1952. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995.
Date
July 2005
Language of description
English

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