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Control Data Corporation records. Acquisitions, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 80, Series 1

Scope and Content Note

This series includes information on companies acquired by the Control Data Corporation (CDC), subsidiaries of CDC, and joint ventures in which CDC was involved. The materials do not necessarily constitute the official records of transaction, although some files do contain legal documents and agreements. Many of the files are executives' subject files on companies, consisting of a few folders and including background materials on the company as well as CDC acquisition reports and correspondence. More extensive documentation is included for a few companies, such as C-E-I-R, ETA Systems, Inc., and City Venture Corporation. Some general CDC acquisitions files are also included in this series.

The bulk of the materials are from 1951-1991, but there are some documents in the Commercial Credit Corporation files from as early as 1917.

Researchers should consult the Executive Papers series and the Legal Records series for additional information on the Control Data Corporation's acquisitions, subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Scope and Contents

This is one series of the Control Data Corporation Records (CBI 80). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Control Data Corporation.

Dates

  • 1951-1991

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).

Historical Note

The Control Data Corporation acquired its first company, Cedar Engineering, in 1958. As part of its pursuit of new technologies and responsibility to satisfy business needs, the company continued to make acquisitions, create subsidiaries, and participate in joint ventures throughout its history.

Extent

39 boxes (17.5 cubic feet)

Abstract

This series includes information on companies acquired by the Control Data Corporation (CDC), subsidiaries of CDC, and joint ventures in which CDC was involved. The materials do not necessarily constitute the official records of transaction. Many of the files are executives' subject files on companies, including background materials on the company as well as CDC acquisition reports and correspondence. More extensive documentation is included for a few companies, such as C-E-I-R, ETA Systems, Inc., and City Venture Corporation.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:

  1. General Acquisitions Files
  2. Overseas Subsidiaries
  3. Company Files

The Company Files are arranged alphabetically by name of company.

Acquisition:

The majority of the records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by the Ceridian Corporation in 1991. The C-E-I-R records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute in 1986; portions of the ETA Systems, Inc. records were given by Linda J. Vetter in 1992.

Related Material

This is one series of the Control Data Corporation Records (CBI 80). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Control Data Corporation.

Title
Control Data Corporation Records. Acquisitions, Subsidiaries, and Joint Ventures, 1951-1991. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Maria Plonski, Amanda Schwarze and Carrie Seib, 2003-2004. Updated by Karen Spilman, 2006.
Date
April 2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Charles Babbage Institute Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-624-5050