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Robert V. Leacock Collection of ERA / Univac scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 57

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, newspaper clippings, Univac newsletters and brochures, photographs, flyers, organizational chart, and other materials documenting the activities of Engineering Research Associates, Remington Rand, and Sperry Rand Univac are pasted into two scrapbooks. Included in volume 1 (1947-1972) are photographs of plant buildings in St. Paul, Minnesota, and equipment in development. Volume 2 (1972-1981) includes photographs of employees and some of equipment. Illustrations from newsletters and brochures are extensive. Almost all entries are well labeled and dated.

Dates

  • 1947-1981

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).

Biographical note

Robert V. Leacock joined Engineering Research Associates of St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1947 as a mechanical engineer. He remained with the company after its acquisition by Remington Rand and the subsequent merger with Sperry Rand, and in 1974 was promoted to principal mechanical engineer for the Special Products Group of Sperry Rand.

Extent

1 box (0.5 cubic feet)

Abstract

Collection includes two scrapbooks containing photographs, newspaper clippings, Univac newsletters and brochures, flyers, organizational chart, and other materials documenting the activities of Engineering Research Associates, Remington Rand, and Sperry Rand Univac. Included in volume 1 (1947-1972) are photographs of plant buildings in St. Paul and equipment in development. Volume 2 (1972-1981) includes photographs of employees and some equipment.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Robert V. Leacock.

Title
Robert V. Leacock Collection of ERA / Univac Scrapbooks, 1947-1981. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Pat Hennessy, February 1991.
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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