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Burroughs Corporation Records. Distributive Organization Records, 1886-1949. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Burroughs Corporation records. Distributive organization records
Dates: 1886-1949
Creator: Burroughs Corporation
Extent: 1 box (0.2 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 90, Series 32
Series contains one folder of mostly historical material on the sales department and how the distributive organization worked.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

Access Restrictions:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


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).

Preferred Citation:

Burroughs Corporation Records, Distributive Organization Records (CBI 90), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Historical Note

Over the years, the organization of the sales/distributive department was changed. As Burroughs grew bigger, they needed more agencies, managers and salesmen. The sales and distribution grew from the original three salesmen when the company started to the hundreds of regional offices and managers and thousands of salesmen Burroughs employed at the time of their merger with Sperry Corporation in 1986.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This series contains one folder of mostly historical material on the sales department and how the distributive organization worked.

Related Material

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.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Burroughs Corporation.
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
Box 1
Sales Department: Distributive Organization History, 1886-1949.  Box 1, Folder 1