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Burroughs Corporation Records. Fragile Publications Collection, 1905-1955. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Burroughs Corporation records. Fragile publications collection
Dates: 1905-1955(bulk 1908-1924)
Creator: Burroughs Corporation
Extent: 5 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 90, Series 44
Abstract:
Series contains many early publications in damaged or delicate condition that have been separated from the rest of the collection.

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.

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).

Preferred Citation:

Burroughs Corporation Records, Fragile Publications Collection (CBI 90), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The items are arranged in alphabetical order by title of publication.


Historical Note

Many early publications of Burroughs Corporation, previously known as the American Arithmometer Company and the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, included product manuals, brochures and advertising materials.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This series contains many early publications in damaged or delicate condition that have been separated from the rest of the collection.

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 Adding Machine Company.
  • Burroughs Corporation.
  • Office equipment and supplies industry.
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
Box 1
Agency Managers Convention, 1924. ((4 copies) )  Box 1, Folder 1-2
 
Better Day's Profits, 1912. ((2 copies) )  Box 1, Folder 3-4
 
Better Days Work, 1909.  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Better Days Work, 1910. ((2 copies))  Box 1, Folder 6-7
 
Better Days Work, 1922.  Box 1, Folder 8
 
Book of the Burroughs, 1912.  Box 1, Folder 9
 
Burroughs Book of Instructions, 1907. ((2 copies) )  Box 1, Folder 10-11
Box 2
Burroughs Mechanical Instruction Book, 1907. ((5 copies) )  Box 2, Folder 1-4
 
Burroughs Million Dollar Sales Club, 1913. ((2 copies))  Box 2, Folder 5-6
 
Burroughs System Service Bulletins, 1911.  Box 2, Folder 7
 
Cost Keeping Short Cuts, 1910, 1911.  Box 2, Folder 8-9
Box 3
Efficient Cost Keeping, 1914. ((2 copies))  Box 3, Folder 1-2
 
Fascinating Figure Puzzles, 1952.  Box 3, Folder 3
 
Figuring Profits, 1924.  Box 3, Folder 4
 
Figuring Your Way to Bigger Profits, circa 1947.  Box 3, Folder 5
 
Helping Ford Handle His Millions, circa 1920.  Box 3, Folder 6
 
How to Build Good Will, 1948.  Box 3, Folder 7
 
Instructions for Operating Burroughs Adding and Listing Machine, circa 1928.  Box 3, Folder 8
 
Instructions for Operating Burroughs Calculating Machine, 1913.  Box 3, Folder 9
 
Monthly Calendar Blotter Cartoons, 1922.  Box 3, Folder 10
 
Reproductions and Copied Extracts, Etc., from Burroughs Adding Machine Company Literature and Special Competition Data, 1912.  Box 3, Folder 11
 
Story of Burroughs, 1925.  Box 3, Folder 12
 
Story of Figures, 1955.  Box 3, Folder 13
 
Style Information Sheets, 1908-1910.  Box 3, Folder 14
Box 4
Symbol List - Inspectors Hand Book, 1911. ((3 copies) )  Box 4, Folder 1-3
 
Symbol List - Parts of Burroughs Adding Machines, 1911. ((2 copies) )  Box 4, Folder 4-5
 
Symbol List - Class 300, 1912. ((3 copies) )  Box 4, Folder 6-8
Box 5
Symbol List - Class 300, 1912. ((3 copies) )  Box 5, Folder 1-3
 
System for Handling Transit Items, 1909.  Box 5, Folder 4-5
 
Through the Burroughs Plant, 1912.  Box 5, Folder 6
 
To the Men in the Field, circa 1916.  Box 5, Folder 7
Box 8
Total to Date - Evolution of the Adding Machine: the Story of Burroughs, 1953. ((3 copies) )  Box 8, Folder 8-10
Box 5
Vocational Training, 1920. ((2 copies) )  Box 5, Folder 11-12
 
We Make Your Burroughs Adding Machine do Typewriting (Cram Writing Machine), undated.  Box 5, Folder 13
 
William Seward Burroughs: His Life and Mission, 1905.  Box 5, Folder 14