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Finding Aid to the Varian Associates Records, 1948-1998
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Cartons 1-4, Oversize folder 1

SERIES 1, MANAGEMENT, 1948-1998

Arrangement

Divided into 3 sub-series: Board of Directors, Stockholders and Employees.

Scope and Content Note

Board of Directors is divided into 6 sub-series: Minutes, Reports, Acquisition and Joint Venture Studies, Legal Papers, Russell Varian, and Presentations. Minutes include correspondence, strategic planning documents, and minutes from meetings of the board of directors. Minutes of meetings of shareholders and committees have been integrated into the board of director's minutes. Reports consist of financial statements and reports, a corporate long-range plan, a site selection study for possible expansion, and product activity studies. The Acquisition and Joint Venture Studies document Varian's rapid expansion between 1959 and 1970 when over a dozen firms were acquired by Varian. Legal Papers pertain to White & Co. vs. Varian Associates, a court case regarding contract dispute over the building of a vacuum tube production facility in Palo Alto and materials relating to Varian's position on Public Law 87-653, which regulated government contractors. Materials pertaining to Russell Varian consist mainly of articles and editorials. Presentations are primarily made up of presentations by the board of directors to the New York Society of Security Analysts and to Varian's investors. Stockholders includes company prospecti and semi-annual and quarterly reports. Employees includes employee guidelines, corporate identity guides, group insurance plans, and newsletters.
Cartons 1-3, Oversize folder 1

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1948-1996

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically then chronologically.
Cartons 1-2, Oversize folder 1

Minutes, n.d.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 1, folder 1-29

Minutes, 1948-1964

Oversize folder 1B

San Carlos and Palo Alto Facility Expansion Plans, 1955

Physical Description: [Removed from folder 7, board meeting on 03/31/55]
Oversize folder 1B

Building Program, 1959

Physical Description: [Removed from folder 17, board meeting on 09/30/59]
carton 2, folder 1-27

Minutes, n.d.

Oversize folder 1B

SFD/ Bomac Organizational Chart, n.d.

Cartons 2-3

Reports, 1949-1970

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 2, folder 28-33

Financial Statements, 1949-1955

carton 2, folder 34

Economic Study of Use of Magnetometers, 1954

carton 2, folder 35

Survey of Eastern Electronics Organizations, 1954

carton 2, folder 36

Organization Report, 1957

carton 2, folder 37

Marketing Outlook for Eastern Industries, Inc., 1959

carton 2, folder 38

Boston Analyst report, 1960

carton 2, folder 39-41

Budget Reports, 1961-1966

carton 3, folder 1-7

Budget Reports, 1967-1970

carton 3, folder 8

Site Selection Study, 1961

carton 3, folder 9

Proposition for Establishment of a Manufacturing Operation in Italy, 1963

carton 3, folder 10

Varian Product Activity in Educational Field, 1964

carton 3, folder 11-12

Board Reports, 1965

carton 3, folder 13

Corporate Long-range Plan, 1966

carton 3, folder 14

Management Compensation Plan, 1966

carton 3, folder 15-23

Financial Performance Reports, 1967

Carton 3

Acquisition and Joint Venture Studies, 1961-1970

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 3, folder 24

Sociéte de Fabrications Communes, 1961

carton 3, folder 25-26

Company X, 1965

carton 3, folder 27

Denmark Radiation Processing, 1965

carton 3, folder 28

Microwave Facility of Company Z, 1965

carton 3, folder 29-30

Wilkins Instrument and Research, Inc., 1965

carton 3, folder 31

Spectromagnetic Industries, ca. 1966

carton 3, folder 32

Syntex/ Varian joint venture, 1966

carton 3, folder 33

Academic Press, 1967

carton 3, folder 34-36

Decision Control, Inc., 1967

carton 3, folder 37

MAT (Freidrich Krupp Mess und Analysentechnik), 1967

carton 3, folder 38

Techtron Party, Ltd., 1967

carton 3, folder 39

Micrographic Technology Corp., 1970

carton 3, folder 40

Vacuum Equipment Division of Norton Company, 1970

Carton 3

Legal Papers, 1959-1963

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 3, folder 41

Appellant's opening brief: White & Co. vs. Varian Associates, 1959

carton 3, folder 42

Materials regarding PL 87-653, 1963

Carton 3

Russell Varian, 1950-1959

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 3, folder 43

Franklin Institute Award, 1950

carton 3, folder 44

Speeches and articles, ca. 1954-1959

carton 3, folder 45

Articles published in Varian Associates Magazine, ca. 1956-1959

carton 3, folder 46

Biographical sketch, 1959

Carton 3

Presentations, 1969-1998

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 3, folder 47

New York Society of Security Analysts, 1969-1992

carton 3, folder 48

Address by Thomas Sedge at Varian Solid State seminar, 1974

carton 3, folder 49

Deloitte and Touche Health Care summit, 1993

carton 3, folder 50

Varian Projected Growth, 1994

carton 3, folder 51

European investors, 1996

carton 3, folder 52

Profiles in Success, 1998

Carton 4

STOCKHOLDERS, 1955-1990

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 4, folder 1

Prospecti, 1955, 1966

carton 4, folder 2

Semi-annual reports, 1957-1973

carton 4, folder 3

Quarterly reports, 1960-1990

Carton 4

EMPLOYEES, 1950-1998

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 4, folder 4-10

Newsletters, 1950-1998

carton 4, folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1952-1973

carton 4, folder 12

Group Insurance Plan, ca. 1954

carton 4, folder 13

Profit Sharing and Stock Purchasing Plans, ca. 1955-1966

carton 4, folder 14

Concepts in General Management, ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 15

Corporate Objectives, 1986

carton 4, folder 16

Code of Business Ethics, 1989

carton 4, folder 17

Corporate Identity Guide, ca. 1990

carton 4, folder 18-19

Employee guidebook, 1992

Carton 4

SERIES 2, SUBSIDIARIES, ca. 1959-1971

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by acquisition or formation date into 11 sub-series: Varian A.G., Bomac Laboratories, Semicon Associates, Thomson-Varian, Solid State Products, Varian SpA, Aerograph, Eitel-McCullough, Cary Instruments, Varian Data Machines, and NEVA. Includes company information packets, catalogs, promotional material, annual reports, newsletters, and research and development materials for Varian's subsidiary companies. Some material dates from prior to Varian's acquisitions of these companies.
Carton 4

VARIAN A.G., 1959

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 20

Information packet, ca. 1960

Carton 4

BOMAC LABORATORIES, 1959

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 21

Catalogs, ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 22

Promotional material, ca. 1960

Carton 4

SEMICON ASSOCIATES, INC, 1960

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 23

Research and Development, ca. 1964

carton 4, folder 24

Information booklet, ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 25

Promotional material, 1964

Carton 4

THOMSON-VARIAN, 1962

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 26

Annual reports, 1962-1966

carton 4, folder 27

Promotional material, 1967

Carton 4

SOLID STATE PRODUCTS, 1963

carton 4, folder 28

Information booklet, ca. 1964

Carton 4

VARIAN SPA, 1963

carton 4, folder 29

Board of director's visit, 1967

Carton 4

AEROGRAPH, 1965

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 30

Information booklet, ca. 1966

carton 4, folder 31-32

Newsletters, 1959-1966

carton 4, folder 33-34

Promotional material, 1961-1966

Carton 4

EITEL-MCCULLOGH, 1965

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
carton 4, folder 35

Annual Report, 1964

carton 4, folder 36

National Electronics, Inc., ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 37

Catalogs, 1964-1965

Carton 4

CARY INSTRUMENTS, 1966

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

carton 4, folder 38

Stockholders, ca. 1966

carton 4, folder 39

Catalogs, 1965-1966

carton 4, folder 40

Promotional material, ca. 1960

Carton 4

VARIAN DATA MACHINES, 1966

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically
carton 4, folder 41

Newsletters, 1969-1970

Physical Description:
carton 4, folder 42

Promotional material, ca. 1960-1970

Carton 4

NEVA, ca. 1967

carton 4, folder 43

Promotional material, ca. 1967

Carton 4

SERIES 3, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 1953-1972

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes booklets from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (NMR-EPR) workshops, central research reports, and a booklet on rare earth cobalt magnets.
carton 4, folder 44

WCMA Product List and Membership Roster, 1953

carton 4, folder 45

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (NMR-EPR) workshops, ca. 1957

carton 4, folder 46

Central Research Reports, 1963

carton 4, folder 47

Rare Earth Cobalt Magnets, 1972

Cartons 4-5, Oversize folders 1-2

SERIES 4, SALES AND MARKETING, 1948-1998

Arrangement

Divided into 3 sub-series: Catalogs, Product Promotional Materials, and Company Publicity. Includes catalogs for various company divisions including klystrons, microwave equipment, tubes, and instruments. Product Promotional Material is made up primarily of advertisements from industry magazines and promotional mailings for distributors. Company Publicity includes newspaper clippings, product and facility information, invitations, various promotional pamphlets, publications, indexes, company history, press releases, and newsletters.
Carton 4

CATALOGS, 1950-1965

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 4, folder 48

Microwave Equipment, ca. 1950-1954

carton 4, folder 49

First Catalog, 1952

carton 4, folder 50

Klystrons, ca. 1954-1962

carton 4, folder 51

Price lists, 1954-1965

carton 4, folder 52

Tube Division, ca. 1958

carton 4, folder 53

Instrument Group, ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 54

Recorder Division, ca. 1960

carton 4, folder 55

Varian Associates, 1960-1961

carton 4, folder 56

Radiation Division, 1962

carton 4, folder 57

Microwave Tube Group, 1963-1964

Carton 5, Oversize folder 1

PRODUCT PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, ca. 1950-1996

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 5, folder 1-4

Instrument Division, ca. 1950-1990

carton 5, folder 5

Klystrons, ca. 1950-1960

Oversize folder 1B

Klystrons, 1987

carton 5, folder 6-8

Vacuum Products Division, ca. 1950-1996

carton 5, folder 9

Varian Associates, ca. 1950-1960

carton 5, folder 10

Varian Canada, Ltd., ca. 1954

carton 5, folder 11

Analytical Instruments Division, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 12

Microwave Tube Group, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 13

Radiation Division, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 14

Special Products, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 15

Tube Division, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 16

Varian Adco, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 17-24

Medical Equipment, 1990-1992

carton 5, folder 25

Semiconductor Equipment, ca. 1990

carton 5, folder 26

Varian Oncology Systems, ca. 1996

Carton 5, Oversize folders 1-2

COMPANY PUBLICITY, ca. 1948-1998

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
carton 5, folder 27

Clippings, ca. 1950

Oversize folder 1B

Clippings, ca. 1950

carton 5, folder 28

Product and facility information, ca. 1955-1960

carton 5, folder 29

Invitations and open house, ca. 1957-1964

carton 5, folder 30-32

Promotional pamphlets, ca. 1957-1990

carton 5, folder 33

Publications Indexes, ca. 1957-1964

carton 5, folder 34

Instrument Division information packet, 1958

carton 5, folder 35

Company history, ca. 1960

Oversize folder 2A

First "home" of Varian Associates - photograph circa 1948

carton 5, folder 36-37

Journal articles, ca. 1956-1998

Oversize folder 1B

Western Electronic News, 1956

carton 5, folder 38

NMR and EPR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) at Work, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 39-43

Press releases, ca. 1960-1980

carton 5, folder 44

Product Applications, ca. 1960

carton 5, folder 45

Special award: Highest Reader Recall in Microwaves, 1962

carton 5, folder 46

Proceedings: Tenth Annual Users Meeting, 1984

carton 5, folder 47

Outline: Customer Presentation, 1985

carton 5, folder 48

Spectroscopist's newsletter ( Spectral News), ca. 1990

carton 5, folder 49

Application Summary, 1994