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Borge M. Christensen collection on General Electric (GE) computing

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 191

Scope and Content Note

The Borge M. Christensen Collection on General Electric (GE) Computing documents Borge Christensen's career with the General Electric Company's computer and information service business. Documents include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other professional papers.

Dates

  • 1960-1974

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).

Biographical Note

Borge M. Christensen was intimately involved in the development and promotion of General Electric's application software of the Critical Path Method of Planning and Scheduling. Later, Christensen played a part in the vision for a remote access computing environment serving small to medium-sized businesses and managed the first GE Computer Time-Sharing operation in the US and Europe. Before transferring to management of strategic planning for the company's Information Services and Mobile Communications businesses, Christensen planned and received corporate approval for an investment in a computer Supercenter for the Information Services Business Division of General Electric.

Extent

5 boxes (5 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection documents Borge M. Christensen's career with the General Electric Company's computer and information service business. Documents include correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs and slides, and other professional papers.

Acquisition:

Collection was donated by Borge M. Christensen in 2007.
Title
Borge M. Christensen Collection on General Electric (GE) Computing.
Subtitle
Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Sasha Grossman, October 2007.
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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Contact:

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