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Philadelphia/Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 1955-1989

Accession: 1985-261Identifier: 1985-261-III.-A.


  • Creation: 1955-1989

Historical Note

The Philadelphia operations of Sperry UNIVAC began as UNIVAC system development and production by the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. The Philadelphia plant produced the UNIVAC I and II systems, as well as the Livermore Advanced Research Computer (LARC). Operations were eventually moved to nearby Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, which became the home of the Sperry UNIVAC World Headquarters. The Univac Engineering Center in Whitpain Township produced many Sperry UNIVAC commercial/business computer systems, including the Univac Solid State Computer (USSC) in 1959, the UNIVAC III in 1962, the 9000 series between 1965 and 1973, the System 90 family between 1973 and 1975, and the System 80 family around 1980.

Scope and Content

This subseries contains staff photographer files and marketing and public relations images from the corporate archives of the complete UNIVAC product line from 1955 to 1989.

General Physical Description note

photographic and contact prints: b&w; 8x10, 5x7, 4x6; transparencies: color, b&w; 8x10, 5x7 and 4x5; acetate or polyester film base; 35mm: color; slides: b&w


From the Collection: 105 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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