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James W. Birkenstock collection of IBM records and British Tabulating Machine Company histories

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 132

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains fragments of a document detailing the contractual interaction between IBM and the British Tabulating Machine Company (BTM) in the first half of the 20th century, a verbatim proceedings of a foreign accounting machines meeting at IBM in 1954 and two histories of the British Tabulating Machine Company.

Dates

  • circa 1950-1958

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

All materials in the collection are covered under prior copyright. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

James W. Birkenstock joined International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) as a salesman in 1935. He was appointed as a Corporate Vice President in 1958 and elected director of IBM World Trade Corporation in 1966. During his tenure at IBM, Birkenstock was involved with the interaction between IBM and British Tabulating Machine Company (BTM).

Extent

1 box (0.1 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection contains fragments of a document detailing the contractual interaction between IBM and the British Tabulating Machine Company (BTM) in the first half of the 20th century, a verbatim proceedings of a foreign accounting machines meeting at IBM in 1954 and two histories of the British Tabulating Machine Company.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials are arranged into the following groups:
  1. IBM Records
  2. BTM Histories

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by James W. Birkenstock.
Title
James W. Birkenstock Collection of IBM Records and British Tabulating Machine Company Histories, circa 1950-1958. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Kevin D. Corbitt, January 1997.
Date
July 2006
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