Burroughs Corporation records. Lyle Thompson papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains reports and papers authored or co-authored by Thompson, with the bulk of the reports on the ferromagnetic core, used in the ENIAC memory, and on the stroboscopic accumulator. Of note is a congratulatory letter from Alden Taber of the Ballistic Research Laboratories regarding the ENIAC memory.
Also included in the collection are photographs, including those of the ENIAC memory, speeches, and correspondence relating to early Burroughs research and development activities in the Philadelphia area in which Thompson was involved. The collection also contains a few files on computer-related topics.
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.
- Thompson, Lyle G. (Person)
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Lyle Thompson worked for Burroughs Corporation in the engineering department at Paoli, PA. While employed at Burroughs, he worked on various project including the stroboscopic accumulator, which was done in conjunction with the Engineering Research Institute at the University of Michigan.
1 box (0.4 cubic feet)
This collection contains reports, photographs, speeches and correspondence relating to early Burroughs research and development activities in the Philadelphia area in which Thompson was involved.
Arrangement of Collection
The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
- Burroughs research
- Subject files
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.
- Burroughs Corporation
- Computer engineering Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Computers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Thompson, Lyle G.
- Burroughs Corporation Records. Lyle Thompson Papers, 1948-1979. Finding Aid.
- Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995.
- July 2005
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