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Burroughs Corporation records. Robert G. Busse scrapbook

Identifier: CBI 90, Series 109

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains one scrapbook of photographs, clippings, publications and letters documenting Robert G. Busse’s career at Burroughs Adding Machine Company and Burroughs Corporation.


  • Creation: 1941-1967


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Access to the collection is unrestricted.


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).

Biographical Note

Robert G. Busse attended the University of Newark (Rutgers University), graduating in 1938 with a degree in accounting and business administration. He was hired as a salesman for Burroughs Adding Machine Company New York division in 1938. He transferred to the Bridgeport, Connecticut staff in 1945 and was appointed as zone supervisor of the Boston branch in 1948. He became manager of the Kalamazoo, Michigan branch in 1949, and in 1952, manager of the Wilmington, Delaware branch. In 1955, Burroughs instituted a new department for cash registers at their Detroit headquarters, appointing Busse as manager.

Later, Busse transferred to Burroughs’ Indianapolis branch to become district sales manager and went back to the home office in Detroit as financial branch manager in 1968. Busse retired from Burroughs sometime in the 1970s.


1 oversize box


Collection contains one scrapbook belonging to Robert G. Busse, salesman and manager at Burroughs Corporation.


The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Robert G. Busse in July 1998.

Burroughs Corporation Records. Robert G. Busse Scrapbook, 1941-1967. Finding Aid.
Prepared by Karen Spilman, April 2006.
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Collecting Area Details

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