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Box 1

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

John Burgeson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 112.7212
Abstract The John Burgeson papers are a compilation of computer printouts of game simulations, notes, correspondence, and an essay related to Burgeson’s baseball-simulation game, “BBC Program.” The bulk of the materials are from between late 1960 and 1963. Digital files are also part of this collection.

The BBC Program 1620 code, December 1960 [?]

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

BBC - 73rd simulation, July 23, 1961

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

BBC - 53rd simulation, November 22, 1961

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

BBC - 51st simulation, n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

BBC - 86th simulation, n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

“BBC VIK - The Baseball Demonstrator,” Jack Burgeson, IBM Akron, and Paul R. Burgeson, Ens. - US Navy, September 1961, Code 11.0 [IBM 1620 Program Library Abstract, 1961]

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Content Note This series contains various printouts of baseball game simulations run by Burgeson. Also included here is the abstract and program description of “The Baseball Demonstrator” presented to IBM in September 1961. (Additional simulations can be found in Series V: Digital files.)

Correspondence about BBC Program simulations, 1961-1963 [J. Burgeson, R. Cordic, A. Cella, B. Luckin, F. Marks, D. Newton]

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Content Note Within this series are letters indicating interest in using the BBC Program on a radio show with Rege Cordic of KDKA Pittsburgh, as well as the BBC Program’s inclusion in/exclusion from the IBM 1620 software library.

News articles on John Burgeson, 1962-1963

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Content Note This series includes newspaper articles from 1962 and 1963 touting baseball simulation on the IBM 1620. (Additional later publicity can also be found in Series V: Digital files.)

Essay on baseball computer games, John Burgeson, February 14, 1990

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Content Note This series houses a personal narrative written by Burgeson on his affinity for the Cleveland Indians, beginning in 1946, covering his development of the BBC Program, and reviews of other baseball simulation software.