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Pennsylvania Railroad Company records, 1813-1968
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1807
Extent:   2,000 linear feet and 181 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. These records provide nearly comprehensive coverage of corporate matters for the entire time span and reasonably complete coverage of the functional departments from 1920 to 1950, with less coverage from 1893 to 1920 and from 1950 to 1968.
Sperry Rand Corporation, Univac Division records, 1935-1985
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.I
Extent:   616 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents most of Sperry-Univac's major company functions and includes a large body of materials generated by the Sperry-Honeywell lawsuit that revolved around the question about who invented the first electronic-digital computer.
Sperry-UNIVAC records, 1874-1995
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. UNIVAC Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.II
Extent:   237.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Consists of the administrative, financial, marketing, personnel, and legal records of Sperry UNIVAC and its predecessor companies. Also included are manuals, reports, and publications on hardware and software developed by Sperry UNIVAC; task force reports and studies for developing new products; printed materials from the Systems Programming Library Service; and biographical and historical data.
Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department, 1830-1975, bulk 1920-1955
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.III
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   Remington Rand Inc. was incorporated in 1927 as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Inc. It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation in 1955. The collection contains a large quantity of advertising literature, trade catalogs, and public relations material which the company used to promote its major products, including typewriters, typewriter supplies, record control and storage systems, fire-proof safes, duplicator supplies, punch-card tabulating machines, adding and bookkeping machines.
Klots Throwing Company records, 1896-1918, bulk 1905-1914
Creator: Klots Throwing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1834
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Klots Throwing Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1894. It was one of the largest silk manufacturers in the United States. The collection consists of only fragmentary records from the Mills at Scranton, Carbondale, Archbald, and Forest City in the Lackawanna Valley.
David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith research notes for Science and Corporate Strategy, 1903-1986
Creator: Hounshell, David A.; Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1850
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of research files compiled by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith for the purpose of writing Science and Corporate Strategy: DuPont R&D, 1902-1980.
Barton H. Jenks papers, 1830-1910
Creator: Jenks, Barton H. (Barton Howard), 1826-1897
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1852
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jenks family produced talented inventors over several generations and Barton Jenks (1826-1897) was no exception. The family firm was the leading cotton textile machine builder in Pennsylvania. The collection consists of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family and includes patents, real estate papers, court records and scrapbooks.
Philadelphia Quartz (PQ) Company records, 1733-1983, bulk 1831-1981
Creator: Philadelphia Quartz Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1865
Extent:   40 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1831 as the Elkinton Company and later renamed, Philadelphia Quartz Company became an important innovator during World War I by discovering silica gels could be used as a base to manufacture catalysts for cracking crude oil molecules to make high-octane gasoline and developing potassium silicate which was adopted for use in cathode ray tubes. The company's records includes business records and the personal papers of the company's founding family.
Central Railroad Company of New Jersey records, 1839-1973
Creator: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1869
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey operated a main line between New York and Scranton with numerous branches within the state of New Jersey. It was one of the more important anthracite-carrying railroads, with important commuter and terminal facilities in the New York area. The collection primarily consists a set of incomplete minutes of parent, predecessor, and subsidiary companies.
UNITE, Inc. records, 1955-1997
Creator: UNITE, Inc.; USE, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1881
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   UNIVAC Scientific Exchange (USE) was formed in 1955, consisting of UNIVAC 1103A computer users (Boeing Airplane Company, Holloman Air Force Base, Lockheed Missile Systems Division and Ramo-Woolridge Corporation) and Sperry-UNIVAC representatives. Their records document the evolving relationship between USE, Inc. and Sperry-UNIVAC including the history of software development through problem issues reported and improvements, response to user demands, and customer expectations.
James P. Baughman collection on strategy and structure at the General Electric Company, 1952-1984
Creator: Baughman, James P.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1888
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   James P. Baughman was a professor of business history at the Harvard Business School. His academic research was in the study of management strategy and structure, particularly at the General Electric Company. The collection consists of news clippings and original documents amassed by Baughman for his studies of strategic planning and management structure at General Electric.
Elmer Ambrose Sperry papers, 1876-1931
Creator: Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1893
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   Elmer Sperry (1860-1930) was one of America’s electric pioneers. He founded the Sperry Gyroscope Company in order to develop, manufacture, and market marine gyrostabilizing devices. The papers document Sperry's research and development work and entrepreneurial activities.
Seymour Yuter collection of Technitrol, Inc., lawsuit records, 1945-1976
Creator: Yuter, Seymour C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1901
Extent:   23 linear feet
Abstract:   Technitrol Inc., was incorporated in 1947 in order to develop computer technology for military and industrial purposes. The collection consists of copies of trial records collected by Seymour C. Yuter, a patent attorney for Technitrol, Inc. including documents from the interlocking suits of Technitrol v. Control Data Corp., Technitrol v. Sperry Rand, and Technitrol v. U.S.A., in which the principal point at issue was, who was the inventor of the magnetic storage drum.
Computer & Communications Industry Association IBM antitrust trial records, 1969-1982
Creator: Computer & Communications Industry Association (U.S.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1912
Extent:   90 linear feet, 945 microfiche
Abstract:   The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) was involved in duplicating and making available court documents of interest to their members. CCIA assembled documents, assigned their own numbering scheme, and in some cases created microfiche copies of the records. The IBM antitrust trial records consists of CCIA photocopies and microfiche copies of trial transcripts, trial exhibits, depositions, legal memoranda, motions, subpoenas, and other documents relating to antitrust suits brought against IBM throughout the 1970s.
Carney's Point Works Technical Department records, 1906-1968
Creator: E.I. du Pont Nemours and Company. Carney's Point Works.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1914
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.
Sperry Gyroscope Company Division records, 1910-1970
Creator: Sperry Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1915
Extent:   76 linear feet
Abstract:   The Sperry Gyroscope Company was originally organized by electrical inventor Elmer Ambrose Sperry for the purpose of manufacturing and marketing his ship gyrostabilizer, gyrocompass, and high-intensity searchlight. The records describe the development and marketing of the marine and airplane stabilizer, the high-intensity searchlight, fire control systems, the gyrocompass, airplane automatic pilot, bombsights, and the aerial torpedo. They trace the evolving relationship between Sperry and the military and the impact of World Wars I and II.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records, 1847-1971
Creator: Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1917
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The Lehigh Valley Railroad Company was one of the major anthracite railroads and formed a secondary trunk line between Jersey City, New Jersey and Buffalo, New York. Their records consist of minute books, corporate histories, voluntary reorganization plans, and an illustrated brochure on Claremont Terminal.
Ferracute Machine Company records, 1863-1982, bulk 1937-1963
Creator: Ferracute Machine Company (Bridgeton, N.J.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1928
Extent:   5 linear feet, 84 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials assembled by Arthur J. Cox for the preparation of the company history, Ferracute: The History of an American Enterprise (1985).
Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia records, 1832-1982
Creator: Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1930
Extent:   35 linear feet
Abstract:   The Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company was organized by a group of Philadelphia Quakers in 1865, and by World War I it had become one of the largest life insurance companies in the country with a strong presence in the New York and Boston markets. The records of the Provident Mutual Insurance Company of Philadelphia are a collection of fragments assembled by the Advertising Department in connection with the company's centennial history.
Insurance Society of Philadelphia records, 1899-1961
Creator: Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1934
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The organization was formed in 1901 to provide a forum for persons engaged in the fire insurance business. The records consist of vertical files and scrapbooks which document various aspects of the insurance industry, the Society, and its members.
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