The Charles Bourne papers, ranging in date from 1957 to 2001, consist of materials related to Bourne's pioneering career in
the database and information retrieval industry, including his work at Stanford Research Institute, UC Berkeley, and Dialog
Information Services. The collection contains Bourne's personal project files, which include papers, presentations, and other
activities related to his professional work. The collection also holds Bourne's subject files on a range of topics, including
organizations developing search systems, people working in the field, and database suppliers. These subject files contain
technical reports, instruction manuals, internal reports, clippings, articles, correspondence, meeting notes, and some images
and recordings. Additionally, there is a large collection of serials, conference proceedings, and books relevant to Bourne's
computer and information science interests.
Charles (Charlie) Bourne is an information scientist and engineer who is a pioneer in information retrieval services. He specialized
in areas such as search and information retrieval systems, library analysis, automation and evaluation, and natural systems.
98.96 Linear feet,
66 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, and 20 periodical boxes
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