Gordon B. Davis Collection of
Photographs, 1966-1976. Finding Aid.
Gordon B. Davis
collection of photographs
Davis, Gordon Bitter.
1 box (0.33
contains photographs sent to and acquired by Gordon B. Davis between 1966 and
1977. These photographs feature entire data processing system model
photographs, computer system components and subsystem photographs, and circuit
photographs, all from various companies (Burroughs, UNIVAC, Honeywell, Mohawk,
IBM, and CDC, for example). Some of these photographs were used in books by
Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute.
Access and Use
Collection was donated by Gordon S. Davis in 1991.
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).
Gordon S. Davis Collection (CBI 214), Charles Babbage Institute,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
An important figure in the development of the academic field of
information systems, Gordon B. Davis began at Stanford University, acquiring
his Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1959. He went on to become a faculty
member at the University of Minnesota, where he has remained for over 40 years.
His research specialties include IS planning, information requirements
determination, knowledge work management, and IS conceptual foundations.
Davis’s work has been influential in the creation and development of
information systems. In 1967, along with his University of Minnesota
colleagues, Davis began the first academic degree programs in management
information systems and established the Management Information Systems Research
Center. He also became the director of this research center. His work became
models for education and research in IS internationally. He has written 20
textbooks and over 200 journal articles, furthering his work as an important
figure in the field.
His work has extended beyond the University of Minnesota, as well. He
helped establish the International Conference on Information Systems, and the
formation of the Association for Information Systems. In 1998, he served as
president of AIS. Davis served as executive editor of MIS Quarterly from 1997 –
2004. He was also the USA representative to the International Federation for
Information Processing Technical Committee 8 and the chairman of TC8.
These accomplishments have resulted in numerous honors for Davis. In
1981, he became the Honeywell Professor of Management Information Systems
Emeritus at the Carlson School and remains at this position. Davis holds
honorary doctorates from the University of Lyon III, University of Zurich, and
the Stockholm School of Economics. He has also been named a Fellow of the
Association for Computing Machinery. In 2000, a worldwide community of IS
scholars and educators honored Davis with the Leo Award for Lifetime
Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems and elected him a Fellow of the
Association for Information Systems.
Gordon B. Davis continues to support and promote globally the use of
information systems in business and society, working with both students and
http://www.csom.umn.edu/ and http://misrc.umn.edu/about/history/. Both accessed September 2009.
Collection Scope and Content Note
This collection contains photographs sent to and acquired by Gordon B.
Davis between 1966 and 1977. These photographs feature entire data processing
system model photographs, computer system components and subsystem photographs,
and circuit photographs, all from various companies (Burroughs, UNIVAC,
Honeywell, Mohawk, IBM, and CDC, for example). Some of these photographs were
used in books by Davis.
- 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
- Davis, Gordon Bitter.
Box and Folder List
Photographs for "Introduction to Electronic Computers",
June-July 1976 Box 1
Photographs for Audit/EDP Manual, January 1968 Box 1
General Photographs of Data Processing Systems and System
Components, November 1971 Box 1
CDC Photographs, Box 1
Burroughs Photographs, 29 March 1966 Box 1
UNIVAC Photographs, Box 1
IBM Photographs, January 1968 Box 1
Miscellanious Photographs of Circuits and Computer
Systems, Box 1