Walton E. Burdick Papers

Collection Number: 5937

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Walton E. Burdick Papers, 1954-1993
Collection Number:
5937
Creator:
Burdick, Walton E.
Quantity:
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Articles, reprints, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Walton E. Bui-dick, IBM senior vice president, personnel, joined the company in Endicott in 1955.
He subsequently held personnel positions in Endicott, New York; Dayton, New Jersey; New York City and Greencastle, Indiana. In 1965, he was promoted to director of personnel relations, corporate headquarters, and in 1967, Mr. Burdick was named director of personnel, IBM World Trade Corporation. He was promoted to IBM director of personnel plans and programs in November 1970, and elected a vice president in June 1972. He was appointed assistant group executive, finance and planning, General Business Group, in August 1977. He was named IBM vice president, personnel in August 1980, and reports to Mr. John F. flkers, chairman of the board. In January 1989 he was appointed a member of IBM1s Corporate Management Board and was elected an IBM senior vice president in April of the same year.
Mr. Burdick holds a B.S. degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University where he serves as a member of the Advisory Council. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan for two terms as a commissioner on the National Commission for Employment Policy; and in January 1988 was appointed by President Reagan as a member of the White House Conference for a Drug Free America. He also serves on Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). He is a member and past chairman of Cornell University's Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies and the Business Roundtable Employee Relations Committee. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) selected him as the winner ( of the 1991 Award for Professional Excellence. He has also served on the National Board of Junior Achievement, the National Leadership Commission on Health Care, the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Business, and is active in several professional organizations.

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Walton E. Burdick Papers #5937. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series Series I: Speeches - Includes copies of speeches (and related documents) by W. E. Burdick, IBM Senior Vice-President,
Series Series II: Interviews,
Series Series III: Selected Planning Documents - Includes papers, charts and outlines used in making internal corporate presentations,
Series Series IV: IBM Personnel Department. Related Documents - includes statements, memos, speeches, outlines and other material related to various functions of the IBM Personnel Department, 1988-1990,
Series Series V: Publications,
Series Series VI: Other,
Sub-Series A. Miscellaneous: Articles, etc., 1989-1993,
Sub-Series B. Audio-Visual Materials,

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1976
Keynote speaker of the National Annual Meeting of the American Society for Personnel Administrators, San Diego, 6/2/76. 11 p.
Box 1 Folder 2 1982
NAD Recognition Event Speech. 17 p.
Box 1 Folder 3 1983
National Personnel Managers Meeting, Nev Orleans, January 20, 1983. 13 p.
Box 1 Folder 4 1984
Silver Bay Association Invitational Conference on Human Management Issues in Management, Lake George, 7/11/84. 19 p.
Box 1 Folder 5 1986
New York, 9/23/86. 19 p.
Box 1 Folder 6 1987
9/8/87. 11 p. and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 7 1987
11/4/87. Unpaged.
Box 1 Folder 8 1987
11/17/87. 11 p. and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 9 1988
2/88 (Includes related documents and copy of 1985 speech).
Box 1 Folder 10 1988
3/28/88. 11 p. and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 11 1988
Wall Street Journal, Executive Visit, 4/18/88. Related documents.
Box 1 Folder 12 1988
includes "Introductory Comments" (6 p.) and "Leadership Study Comments" (3 p.), July 19-20, 1988.
Box 1 Folder 13 1988
12/22/88 and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 14 1989
The Conference Board. Key Issues in Human Resources Management: 2nd Annual West Coast Conference. 5/9/89. 14 p. (Includes tape of speech.)
Box 1 Folder 15 1989
Compensation and Firm Performance Conference. 5/23/89
Box 1 Folder 16 1989
5/25/89. 13 p.
Box 1 Folder 17 1989
6/4/89. 16 p.
Box 1 Folder 18 1989
9/13-15/89. Related documents.
Box 1 Folder 19 1989
9/24/89. 17 p. Includes 39 pages of questions and answers.
Box 1 Folder 20-22 1989
11/13-14/89. 9 p. Related documents.
Box 1 Folder 23-24 1989
December 5, 1989. 15 p. Related documents (includes tape of speech).
Box 1 Folder 25 1990
7/24/90. Includes speech outline.
Box 1 Folder 26 1991
1/22/91. Speech outline.
Box 1 Folder 27 1991
4/18/91. Outline and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 28 1991
5/15/91. Outline and related documents.
Box 1 Folder 29
Includes untitled speech, 25 p.; undated speech, "Full Employment Communication," 3 p.; and miscellaneous.
Box 1 Folder 30 1988
2/12/88. 41 p.
Box 1 Folder 31 1990
12/4/90. 24 p.
Box 1 Folder 32 1991
6/4/91. 60 p.
Box 1 Folder 33 1992
Interview with Fortune Maaazine, David Kirkpatrick - Reporter, 5/21/92. (no transcript).
Box 1 Folder 34 1992
Interview with NY Times. 6/3/92. (no transcript).
Box 1 Folder 35 1990
Walt Burdick, Don Devey, Leigh Faldi interviewed by Don Machy, 30 p. undated.^jfDiscussion joints, "Management "Project Report" Interview, 1/26/90 V no transcript.
Box 1 Folder 36
undated.
Box 1 Folder 37 1990
Box 1 Folder 38 1954-1986
Includes organization charts and chronology of major organization changes
Box 1 Folder 39 1989
Includes itineraries, country profiles, lists of key contacts and other related documents re meetings vith IBM managers and others.
Box 2 Folder 1 1985
February 1985.
Box 2 Folder 2 1986
Box 2 Folder 3 1991
May 1991.
Box 2 Folder 4 1985
July 1985.
Box 2 Folder 5
undated.
Box 2 Folder 6
undated.
Box 2 Folder 7 1990
1/8/90.
Box 2 Folder 8
undated.
Box 2 Folder 9 1991
Box 2 Folder 10 1991
Includes summary of corporate personnel staff's 1991 objectives.
Box 2 Folder 11
undated.
Box 2 Folder 12 1986
44 p.
Box 2 Folder 13
1940's - 1990's.
Box 2 Folder 14
undated. 31 p.
Box 2 Folder 15 1984
Box 2 Folder 16 1989
Personnel Managers Meeting, 2/6/89.
Box 2 Folder 17 1984
Box 2 Folder 18 1991
Cornell University, April 9, 1991.
Box 2 Folder 19 1985
Box 2 Folder 20
n. d. 5 p.
Box 2 Folder 21 1974
54 p.
Box 2 Folder 22 1990
Box 2 Folder 23 1990
Box 2 Folder 24-26 1988-1990
Box 2 Folder 27 1990-1993
Box 2 Folder 28 1976-1991
Box 2 Folder 29-31 1991-1992
Includes reports and publications of the Commission.
Box 2 Folder 32-33 1989-1992
Includes correspondence with Professor Lee Dyer and Professor Maurice Neufeld of NYSSILR, Cornell University concerning Burdick's participation in the School's 50th Anniversary publication, with Lee Dyer of Cornell's Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) (Burdick, member Advisory Board) re meetings, outlines and drafts of book "Workplace 2000"; financial and other related.
Box 2 Folder 34 1988
11/15/88 (Video Cassette) 9 minutes.
Box 2 Folder 34
(Video Cassette) 22 minutes.
Box 2 Folder 34 1984
(Audio cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34 1985
(Audio Cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34 1986
(Audio Cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34 1986
6/86 (Audio Cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34 1989
6/8/89 (Audio Cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34 1989
8/24/89. (Audio Cassette).
Box 2 Folder 34
(no date) (Audio Cassette).