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Control Data Corporation records. Marketing, sales and public relations

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 80, Series 12

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the marketing, sales, and public relations activities of Control Data Corporation. Records reflect various functions such as pricing, marketing, and selling computer systems and related products; conducting market analysis research; and preparing reports used for planning. The materials include correspondence, memos, reports, various committee meeting materials, marketing plans, product announcements, and advertisements.

Researchers should consult the following series for additional information on the Control Data Corporation's marketing, sales, and public relations activities:
  1. News Releases
  2. Newspaper and Magazine Articles
  3. Planing Documents and Reports
  4. Product Literature
  5. Serial Publications
Acronyms used in this finding aid:

ECS = Extended Core Storage

ESM = Extended Semiconductor Memory

MCC = Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

MERITSS = Minnesota Educational Regional Interactive Time-Sharing System

WMATA = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
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

  • 1959-1989

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).

Extent

25 boxes (14.3 cubic feet)

Abstract

This series documents the marketing, sales, and public relations activities of Control Data Corporation. Materials include correspondence, memos, reports, various committee meeting materials, marketing plans, product announcements, and advertisements.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are organized alphabetically by department and arranged into the following groups:

Industry Marketing Planning Records

Marketing, European Pricing

Pricing Committee and Educational Grants

Public Relations

Sales, Contracts

Sales and Marketing, Customer Installations: Corporate Product Status Reports

Sales and Marketing, Employees' Files

Sales and Marketing, Subject Files

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Ceridian Corporation in 1991.

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 Marketing, Sales and Public Relations, 1959-1989. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Maria Plonski, Kate Flanagan and Carrie Seib, 2004. Updated by Karen Spilman, 2006.
Date
June 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