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Burton Grad papers

Identifier: CBI 262

Content Description

Three record cartons of materials donated by Burt Grad. This compliments materials held by other institutions (namely, the Computer History Museum).


  • Majority of material found within circa 1963-2002

Biographical Note

Burton Grad has a Bachelor of Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At General Electric he programmed the first business applications for the Univac I and developed Decision Tables. At IBM he participated in IBM’s unbundling project, managed the development of over 150 systems and application programs, and represented IBM at ADAPSO/ITAA. From 1978 to 2007 he was a business consultant to over 200 software products/services companies. He is the principal author of Management Systems published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston in 1968. From 2000 to 2016 he co-chaired the Software History Center, now the Software Industry SIG (Computer History Museum) with Luanne Johnson. As part of their collection, preservation and communication activities SI SIG conducted a dozen pioneer workshops, organized over 100 oral histories and produced six special issues of the Annals of the History of Computing. In addition, SI SIG under Doug Jerger’s leadership was instrumental in obtaining numerous collections of software history materials which were donated to the Charles Babbage Institute and to the Computer History Museum.


3 Cubic Feet

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Burton Grad papers
Alexander Gerick
March 2017
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Collecting Area Details

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Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55455