The Charles Bourne papers, ranging in date from 1947 to 2016, consist of materials related to Bourne's pioneering career in the database and information retrieval industry, including his work at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), 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, many of which supported the writing of Bourne’s books, 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.
1947-2016; bulk 1961-1999
97.58 linear feet in 66 record cartons, 19 periodical boxes, and 2 manuscript boxes
Bourne, Charles P.; Databases; Data processing systems; DIALOG Information Services; Information retrieval; Information storage and retrieval systems; Stanford Research Institute