Burroughs Corporation Records. HOBO
Group Reports, 1951-1952. Finding Aid.
records. HOBO group reports
Burroughs Adding Machine Company and
British Tabulating Machine
1 box (0.2
CBI 90, Series 49
Collection contains the first and second reports of the HOBO
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys
Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.
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).
Burroughs Corporation Records, HOBO Group Reports (CBI 90), Charles
Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
A series of meetings were held between the British Tabulating Machine
Company Limited and the Burroughs Adding Machine Company in January and
February of 1952. The "HOBO Group" consisted of a select number of members from
each company. The self-imposed objectives of the HOBO group were "to develop
specifications for equipment to satisfy all of the major economic levels of the
world market for business machines; to make recommendations covering current
short range and medium range programs, and to make further recommendations
suggesting areas of long range research that might prove fruitful."
Collection Scope and Content Note
Collection contains the first and second reports of the HOBO Group for
the period 1951-1952.
This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90).
Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the
- 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
Tabulating Machine Company.
Adding Machine Company.
- Office equipment and supplies
- Joint ventures.
Box and Folder List
HOBO Group Reports, 1951-1952. Box 1, Folder 1
HOBO Group Reports, 1952. Box 1, Folder 2