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Burroughs Corporation records. J. Jay Wolf papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 106
This series contains information on many computers that Burroughs designed for the military, usually the Air Force and/or NASA to provide guidance for missiles or spacecraft. Materials include reports on Burroughs' contribution to guidance programs, miscellaneous reports, correspondence, diagrams and programs. Prominently documented computers include the D84, D85, D210, D825, and ATLAS. There is also information on software used on guidance computers.
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

  • 1954-1978

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

3 boxes (2.3 cubic feet)

Overview

This series includes information on many computers that Burroughs Corporation designed for the military, usually the Air Force and/or NASA to provide guidance for missiles or spacecraft.

Biographical Note

J. Jay Wolf worked for the Defense and Space group of Burroughs Corporation in their research and technology division, specifically on military computers and systems, for over 30 years.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Burroughs Research Center, 1954
  2. Correspondence, 1957-1978
  3. Defense, Space and Special Systems Group Records, 1966-1970
  4. Historical Files, 1958-1969
  5. Project Files, 1959-1978

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35. The J. Jay Wolf Papers, 1954-1970, collection (CBI 74) was given to CBI by J. Jay Wolf in 1987 and was integrated into Wolf’s papers in the Burroughs Collection (CBI 90) in 2002.

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. J. Jay Wolf Papers, 1954-1978. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Pat Hennessy, March 1991; revised by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995 and Maria Plonski, 2002.
Date
July 2006
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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