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Guide to the Burton Grad Associates, Inc. records
X7213.2014  
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Description
The Burton Grad Associates, Inc. records contain documentation from the consulting firm for software and services companies owned and operated by Burt Grad from 1978 through the early 2000s. Grad and his associates completed hundreds of short term projects for over 200 companies, including Sterling Software, Sterling Commerce, Informatics, and AGS Computers. Projects were focused on strategic and organizational planning, company valuations, due diligence studies, and some expert witness legal projects. The collection contains correspondence with clients, background information collected for the projects, and draft and final reports prepared for clients related to this work. Additionally, a small amount of material in the collection relates to other consulting firms Grad started including: Heights Information Technology Services which provided programming and related services from associates working from home; CustomerCare, Inc., a publishing company he owned and operated during the 1990s which produced a customer services newsletter; and Castle Data Systems, Inc. which developed computer based training courses for various clients. The collection also contains some correspondence from Grad while he was still at IBM between 1974 and 1978.
Background
Burton (Burt) Grad was born in 1928 in Philadelphia, where his mother and her family had emigrated from the Ukraine in 1914. In 1932, Grad’s family moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., where he completed high school. He then received a Bachelor of Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1949.
Extent
26.25 Linear feet, 21 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum’s collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research.