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Burroughs Corporation Records. Jay Conne Papers. Strike Crime Reports, 1975. Finding Aid.

Summary Information
Title: Burroughs Corporation records. Jay Conne papers. Strike crime reports
Dates: 1975
Creator: Burroughs Corporation
Extent: 1 box (0.2 cubic feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: CBI 90, Series 96
Jay Conne's collected notes consisting of computer printouts, memos, and correspondence relating to the violence and vandalism against Burroughs during the strike of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) from 1974-1975 in New York.

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, Strike Crime Reports (CBI 90), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Historical Note

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which represented about 180 Burroughs Field Engineers in New York, called a strike against Burroughs in August 1974 and the strike lasted through 1975. Jay Conne was the manager of Large Systems Education for Burroughs Corp. with an office in the New York Commercial District office Mid-town Manhattan. Mr. Conne was also an Auxiliary Police Officer in the 17th Precint and a witness to the violence of the strike.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Jay Conne's collection contains computer printouts, memos, and correspondence relating to the aforementioned strike. Most of them refer to the violence and vandalism the strikers used against Burroughs Corporation and company property.

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.
  • Conne, Jay
  • Burroughs Corporation -- Employees.
  • Strikes and lockouts.
Box and Folder List
 Location  Title
Box 1
Strike Crime, 1975.  Box 1, Folder 1-2