Burroughs Corporation records. Patent research division files
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains files maintained by the Burroughs Corporation Patent Research Division regarding Burroughs Corporation research activities. The bulk of the materials relate to research at Philadelphia and Paoli. Materials include project objectives, progress reports, technical drawings, and research proposals, as well as some correspondence. Also included are project reports on work done for Burroughs for the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and the University of Pennsylvania. Some administrative material on research division activity is included.
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).
The Burroughs Corporation Patent Research Division maintained files on the research activities of the corporation, including activities in Philadelphia and in Paoli, as well as research work done for Burroughs under contract by outside institutions.
4 boxes (3.4 cubic feet)
Collection includes progress reports and research proposals, with a small amount of correspondence. Project reports describe work done for Burroughs at the Research Center in Paoli and the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia). There is also some administrative material on the research division’s activity.
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.
- Burroughs Corporation
- Office equipment and supplies -- Patents. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Office equipment and supplies -- Research. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Burroughs Corporation Records. Patent Research Division Files, 1947-1962. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Carrie Seib and Amanda Schwarze, November 2003. Updated by Kevin Irving, April 2006.
- July 2005
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