Arthur and Alice Burks collection
Scope and Contents
The Arthur and Alice Burks collection consists of secondary sources related to early computing collected by Alice Burks, who along with her husband Arthur Burks, participated in the early development of the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study.
- approximately 1950-1990
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers are welcome to publish, reproduce, and use the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center’s holdings in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law. Under the Fair Use doctrine, users may freely reproduce materials for personal research, teaching, and/or scholarship. Under the same doctrine, users may cite or publish selected passages and/or quotations for comment and criticism. In accordance to U.S. Copyright Law, researchers seeking to reproduce and/or publish materials in the entirety and/or for commercial purposes will require the permission of the copyright holder.
The Institute for Advanced Study holds the copyright to materials generated by Institute employees over the course of their work for the Institute. Where the Institute for Advanced Study holds the copyright, researchers are free to reproduce materials for one-time, non-commercial purposes. For all other cases, researchers are responsible for contacting the Archives Center to request permission at: firstname.lastname@example.org For all materials for which the Institute is not the copyright holder, researchers that choose to pursue publication and/or reproduction are responsible for determining the individual who does hold the copyright and requesting permission directly from that individual. Researchers with questions regarding the reproduction or use of archival materials can contact the Archives Center to request help at: email@example.com.
0.25 linear feet
Language of Materials
The Arthur and Alice Burks collection consists of secondary sources collected by Alice Burks document Alice and Arthur W. Burks work on the Electronic Computer Project at the Institute for Advanced Study which culminated in the creation of the IAS Machine.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Alice Burks donated this material the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center in 2009.
Upon receipt, archivists housed materials in acid-free storage containers to support long-term preservation. Archivists have retained the original order of materials.
- Guide to the Arthur and Alice Burks collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- This finding aid is written in English.
- 2022-01-04: Caitlin Rizzo revised this finding to comply with DACS archival standards.