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CMLEO/PB/CM Committee Minutes
Description: Surviving series of minutes from committees relating to the management and development of the LEO computer, covering the period of the merger with English Electric, and development of LEO III.
Archive reference: CMLEO/PB/CM
Provenance: Initially kept by the LEO Computers Ltd Company Secretary, Michael A. Holmyard, then collected by LEO historian Peter Bird in preparation for his book, LEO - The First Business Computer (1994).
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by committee by Peter Bird in 1989, who then had the material bound into 18 separate volumes.
1.-4. Management Meetings, 1959-1962
5.-10. Marketing Report Meetings, 1958-1963
11. Sales Report Minutes, 1957-1958
12. Research Report Minutes, 1962-1963
13. Machine Productions Report Minutes, 1962-1963
14.-15. Programming Report Minutes, 1960-1961
16.-17. London Area Report Minutes, 1962-1963
18. Miscellaneous Report Minutes, 1960-1963; Operational Report Minutes, 1960-1963; Programming & Operational Development Report Minutes, 1962; Usage Development Divisions Report Minutes, 1963
Conservation note: Bound in the 1990s by a non-specialist bookbinder, many of the documents were cut to size to fit a particular chosen standard size, and many sustained further damage from over-enthusiastic gluing during the binding process. As part of the current cataloguing and digitisation project, the archivist and the LEO Computers Society agreed that the documents should be removed from the bindings to allow digitisation. The papers have now been stored loose in acid-free archive folders.