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About the CBI Archives

The CBI Archives collects, preserves and provides access to rich archival collections and rare publications documenting the history of technology, from the era of tabulators and electromechanical calculators in the period prior to World War II, through the development of the electronic digital computer, mainframes, mini and microcomputers, software and networking. Oral histories, photographs, journal and serial publications and a reference library complement the archival and special collections holdings.

Collecting Scope, Acquisition Policy, Information for Donors


Archives services and how to use the collections

  • Archives & Manuscripts
  • Oral Histories
  • Photographs
  • CBI holds close to 150,000 photographs in its collections. About 550 photographs from the Burroughs Corporation Records have been digitized and can be searched online. Another way to locate photographs is by searching through the finding aids for our archival collections. The Burroughs Corporation Records and the Control Data Corporation Records are both collections that have a large number of photographs.

  • Print Materials
  • CBI has a number of non-circulating books and journals that can be searched in MNCAT®, the University of Minnesota's on-line library catalog.

    Link to MNCAT