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American Tour, T.R. Thompson and O.W. Standingford, May and June 1947
Description: Photocopy of T.R. Thompson's report detailing his and Oliver Standingford's first research visit for Lyons to the US in 1947. 'The main purpose in visiting the U.S.A. was to discover the latest developments there in Office Management, particularly in those businesses concerned with distribution and catering.'
The businesses and concerns visited are listed as follows:
MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION
General Food Corporation, New York
Studebaker, New York
The Service Recorder Co., Cleveland
Curtis Publishing Co., Philadelphia
Atlantic Refining Co., Philadelphia
American Laundry Machinery Co., Cincinatti
Proctor & Gamble Co., Cincinatti
National Cash Register Co., Dayton
Fords, River Rouge Plant, Detroit
Montgomery Ward, Chicago
Burroughs Adding Machine Co., Detroit
Scraffts Restaurants, New York
S&W Cafeterias, Washington
Scholls Cafeterias, Washington
Stouffers Restaurant, Cleveland
Horn & Hardart Baking Co., (Automat) Philadelphia
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York
Prudential Life Insurance Co. of America, Newark, N.J.
Provident Mutual Insurance Co., Philadelphia
Detroit National Bank
Pentagon Building, Arlington, V.A.
OFFICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS
American Management Association, N.Y.
National Office Management Association, Philadelphia
Walter Ripnen, New York
RCA Research Laboratories, Penn's Neck, N.J.
Electronic Computor Project, School for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
Computation Laboratory, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.
Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Electronic Controls Inc., Philadelphia
Archive Reference: CMLEO/DC/WF/RVS/1 (MRC1092.4/4/1)
Creator: Thompson, T.R.
Provenance: From David Caminer's papers.
First donated to the Modern Records Centre, Warwick University, by Ray Hennessy (as part of accession MRC1092), then transferred to CCH in 2019 for inclusion in the LEO Computers Society archive.
Acquisition note: We are very grateful to Helen Ford of the Warwick Modern Records Centre for repackaging and preliminary listing of this material on behalf of the LEO Computers Society. Many fascinating LEO-related documents have been digitised by the MRC and are available online via their Digital Collections pages.
Physical Description: 1 file (200 pages), paper; typescript photocopy. This is evidently a third or fourth generation photocopy and on some pages the quality is very poor.
Donor/Accession reference: CCH OE 654 (part)
Owner: LEO Society