Historical Papers

Scope and Content

Files of historical material (photocopies and typescripts) on ICL, including:

  • The Hollerith Machines, 1914;
  • A. Thomas, Punching and Sorting Machinery, 1930;
  • Hollerith Handbook and preliminary Report on new Products, 1938;
  • List of Punched Card Machines, 1939;
  • Modern Applications of Powers, 1947;
  • Powers Samas Accounting Machines: Thirty Years' Progress, 1948;
  • F.G. English, The Measure of Progress, Powers Samas Gazette (1952);
  • Typescript history of Powers Samas Accounting Machines Ltd., n.d., pp.36, but a few pages missing (copied from original in Vickers Archive, Cambridge University Library, Doc. 771;
  • Powers Samas: History of the Company, 1954;
  • Hollerith Cavalcade': Fifty Years of Company History, 1957;
  • The Beginnings: Reminiscences of C.A. Everard Greene. First Executive of the Tabulator Limited and later General Manager and Director of the British Tabulating Machine Company Ltd, 1958;
  • International Computers and Tabulators Limited, c 1964;
  • Some Notes on ICL History and Organisation Structure, c 1968;
  • International Computers Ltd, 1970;
  • ICL Origins and Background, 1973;
  • International Computers Limited Research and Advanced Development, 1975;
  • ICL's Relations with Government, 1975;
  • 70 Years On, 1979;
  • John Tysoe and Patrick Hickey, ICL and the Computer Industry, 1979.