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Contains private consulting reports commissioned by government agencies and businesses on subjects including computer systems, peripherals, robots, software, computer input-output equipment, storage devices, terminals, magnetic tapes, optical character recognition devices, printers, punched card systems, and computer markets.
Access to reports under twenty years old is completely restricted. Additional restrictions may apply for reports commissioned by companies.
The collection contains the records of the Burroughs Corporation, and its predecessors the American Arithmometer Company and Burroughs Adding Machine Company. Materials include corporate records, photographs, films and video tapes, scrapbooks, papers of employees and records of companies acquired by Burroughs.
Burroughs Corporation advertised from almost the very beginning of their business. The advertisements in the collection cover many decades and often reflect many of the societal attitudes of the time.
Burroughs Corporation records. Analysis of competitor products (
competitive information) and competitors’ product literature.
The collection contains "Competitor Information" sheets, compiled by staff at Burroughs, which include information about competitor adding machine and computer companies and their products. The collection also contains product literature files on Burroughs’ competitors.
Collection contains scripts and speeches from the stockholders' annual meetings of 1967-1983.
This collection contains images used in Burroughs' annual reports.
Collection contains the Burroughs annual reports dating from 1923 to 1985. From 1923-1952, the company was known as the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, and from 1953 to 1985, as Burroughs Corporation. It merged with Sperry Corporation in 1986 to become Unisys Corporation. This collection includes a full run of annual reports for the dates listed, and also contains audio tapes of the annual reports from 1977-1985.
Collection consists of two categories of artifacts: those that were on the Coleman Display Table and Miscellaneous Artifacts. Burroughs had saved a few circuit boards from their computers of the 1950's and 1960's as display pieces that later ended up in the company archives. These are part of this collection along with a few code cards and some miscellaneous pieces.
This collection is divided into two series based on subject content and physical size. The Biography Files series includes folders on many employees at Burroughs. While a great majority of the employees represented were executives, there are also a few folders of workers from the early days of the company, including William S. Burroughs. The Oversized Files series consists mostly of William S. Burroughs' patents.
The collection contains early photographs of American Arithmometer Company, Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Burroughs Corporation, Boyer Machine Company, and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company employees and facilities. The images include production facilities, sales meetings, and employee activities including company-sponsored athletics. The collection contains extensive documentation of Burroughs Adding Machine Company's, later Burroughs Corporation's, headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.
Collection consists of various books published by Burroughs Corporation, and later Unysis, arranged in alphabetical order.
This series contains photographs of Burroughs branch offices throughout the world.
This series contains materials related to the Burroughs/Sperry merger in 1986.
This series contains 8x10 black and white photographs published in the Burroughs Bulletinbetween August 1947 and August 1952.
Series contains ledger books dating 1909-1926 and annual reports dating 1966-1974 from the Burroughs Corporation's British subsidiary, Burroughs Machines, Ltd.
Collection contains technical literature, engineering notebooks and logs, some correspondence, and a patent infringement report.
Scope and Contents
This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.
Collection contains brochures concerning the company's cooperative education program, about different locations in the United States and other countries, recruitment, and different company divisions.
Collection contains information about Burroughs "Corporate Events," these consisting mostly of retirement parties for the top executives of the company, and special visitors invited by the company.
Collection contains documentation of four corporate identity studies.
Collection contains competitor company profiles (1983) as well as a market databook (1984) and a report on worldwide information processing industry trends (1984).
Collection contains correspondence and notes of CUBE.
Collection contains reports from the Cumbernauld, Scotland plant about several different computers.
Collection contains the rule and regulation decisions on sales that were issued from 1911-1958.
Collection includes the Independent Research and Development reports from 1965-1971 for the Defense, Space, and Special Systems group of Burroughs Corporation.
Series contains photographs, negatives and transparencies of Burroughs products created and marketed to the defense industry and the United States Government, as well as photographs of defense and government projects.
Collection contains several types of reports from the Detroit area divisions of Burroughs Corporation.
Series contains one folder of mostly historical material on the sales department and how the distributive organization worked.
Collection contains black and white photographs and a few black and white and color negatives featuring many of Burroughs' early adding machines, calculators, listing machines, and typewriters.
Collection contains manuals and brochures and technical publications for Burroughs' early office machines, including the adding machine, bookkeeping machine, various calculators, etc.
Collection contains articles Dijkstra wrote about all aspects of the programming field. The collection also contains a piece Dijkstra wrote for Communications of the ACM(October 1972 - vol.15, no.10) entitled "The Humble Programmer." There is also a very small amount of correspondence regarding the articles Dijkstra wrote.
- Names: Burroughs Corporation X
- Computer industry 33
- Office equipment and supplies industry 14
- Computers 13
- Photographs 9
- Computer input-output equipment 5
- Computer engineering 4
- Photography -- Negatives 4
- Accounting machines. 3
- Bookkeeping machines. 3
- Calculators 3
- Selling -- Accounting machines. 3
- Selling -- Bookkeeping machines. 3
- Selling -- Computers. 3
- B 220 computer 2
- Burroughs computers. 2
- Computer industry -- History. 2
- Computer user groups 2
- Computers -- History. 2
- Military-industrial complex. 2
- Office equipment and supplies -- Patents. 2 ∧ less
- Burroughs Adding Machine Company 25
- American Arithmometer Company 7
- ElectroData (Firm) 6
- Unisys Corporation 6
- American Federation of Information Processing Societies 2
- Association for Computing Machinery 2
- Auerbach Associates 2
- Burroughs, William Seward, 1858?-1898 2
- Control Instrument Company. 2
- General Electric Company 2
- Honeywell Inc. 2
- International Business Machines Corporation 2
- Radio Corporation of America 2
- Raytheon Company 2
- Robinson, L. P. 2
- Sperry Rand (Corporation) 2
- System Development Corporation 2
- Todd Company. 2
- Acme Carbon and Ribbon Company. 1 ∧ less