J. Robert Beyster Collection, approximately 1940-2016 (MSS 0658)


Extent: 121 Linear feet (292 archives boxes, 2 cartons, 1 card file box, 4 art bin items, 2 flat boxes) + 379 GB of digital files

Digital Content

A small selection of materials from the collection are available in PDF format and are linked within the container list. Additional digital files are described throughout the finding aid.

The J. Robert Beyster Collection documents the career and business records of Dr. J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014), the founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the San Diego based employee-owned research and development firm launched in 1969.

John Robert Beyster (1924-2014) was born in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1942, and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following an aptitude assessment, Beyster was selected to continue his education in math and physics at the University of Michigan. After a brief period in the service, Beyster returned to the University of Michigan for his MS and PhD in nuclear physics.

Dr. Beyster initially worked at Westinghouse's Atomic Power Division, but soon moved to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to work as a research physicist. In 1955 he married Betty Beyster in Austin, Texas, and in 1957 they moved to San Diego, where Dr. Beyster led the Accelerator Physics Department at General Atomics. He remained at General Atomics for nearly twelve years, engineering a linear accelerator.

Seeking new opportunities to further his technical interests and entrepreneurial ambition, Beyster launched Science Applications, Inc. in 1969 (later renamed Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC). The firm's initial emphasis was on nuclear power, research, and weapons effects study programs, primarily under government contracts. Diversifying rapidly under his leadership, SAIC grew to provide high-technology services and products to government and commercial customers in areas of national and international security, systems integration, information technology, transportation, telecommunications, health systems, energy, and environmental systems and engineering. From its earliest days, the privately-held SAIC was designed on model of employee ownership, whereby employees of the company shared profits, were the sole owners of stock, and had responsibility for business development. SAIC focused on recruiting and retaining high-level technical staff and entrepreneurs to expand into new business areas and push innovation. Dr. Beyster remained at the helm of SAIC as the chairman and chief executive officer until his retirement on July 16, 2004.

Dr. Beyster's belief in employee-ownership business models inspired him to found the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) in 1986. Through research fellowships, educational opportunities, business literature, conferences, and other means, the FED sought to promote the "sustainability and growth of U.S.- based science and technology companies through research, education, and services that advance innovation, entrepreneurship and broad-based ownership." In 2002, the FED founded the Beyster Institute to further promote the visionary ideas of Dr. Beyster and his commitment to innovation in business management, entrepreneurship, and employee ownership. In 2004, the Beyster Institute joined the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, where it continues to promote the understanding and practice of employee ownership as an effective and responsible business model through education initiatives and consulting.

Dr. Beyster produced over 60 publications and technical reports, many of which are included in the collection, and authored The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company (2007). Dr. Beyster was a noted expert on national security issues and reactor physics, and served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Group to the Director, Strategic Target Planning Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in addition to other consulting roles. Dr. Beyster was a fellow of the American Nuclear and American Physical Societies, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Chairman Emeritus of the UC San Diego Foundation's Board of Directors. He was recognized throughout his career, particularly later in his life, with numerous awards and distinctions of honor bestowed by both the business and government communities.

J. Robert Beyster passed away at his home in La Jolla, California in December 2014.

The J. Robert Beyster Collection documents the career and business records of Dr. J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014), the founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the San Diego based employee-owned research and development firm launched in 1969. The first part of the collection includes photographs, recognition and achievements, writings, transcripts of speeches, and other materials from Dr. Beyster's life, including his early days prior to the founding of SAIC, his business career, and post-retirement period. The second, more voluminous part of the collection consists of the business records of SAIC. The records document the company's development and growth, its management structure, major contracts and awards, technological innovations, Dr. Beyster's memoranda and notebooks, and SAIC's culture and commitment to the values of employee ownership over three decades of operations.



Foundation for Enterprise Development Records. MSS 796. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.


The J. Robert Beyster Collection is newly processed, and materials are currently being shifted into archival boxes and numbered in preparation for patron use. The finding aid currently appears incomplete, but it is being updated weekly. Please contact Special Collections & Archives for more information.

Container List

Dr. Beyster Papers


Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL: Materials documenting the life and career of J. Robert Beyster, including transcripts of media interviews and profiles, appointment calendars, administrative papers, and documentation of his philanthropic activities.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Professional history statement, 1968 December 7
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Lists of writings and publications, 1960-1989

Includes catalog records for published articles by Dr. Beyster (1948-1976), and a list of 45 publications by year (1956-1967).

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Resumes and biographical statements, ca. 1985-1996, 2005
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Applications and clearances, ca. 1966-1975

Documents are redacted.

Restrictions Apply

Box: 1 Folder: 5
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers applications, 1975-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Evaluation of Dr. Beyster's personality by Human Edge Software Corporation, ca. 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 7
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) nomination letters, forms and photographs, 1989
Oversize: FB-476 Folder: 4
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) diploma, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 8-10
Schedules and calendars, 1984, 1986-1989

Weekly schedules, logistics for trips and travel itineraries.

Box: 1 Folder: 11-14
Dr. Beyster appointment books, 1982-1986
Box: 2 Folder: 1-9
Dr. Beyster appointment books, 1987-1995
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Media interview questions and answers, circa 1988, 2006-2007

Lists of prepared Q and A for media profiles and interviews with Dr. Beyster. Includes a response to and questions prepared for a Vanity Fair article on SAIC, transcript with Ed Muhlfeld on Dr. Beyster's role in the America's Cup, and a transcript of an interview with Joseph Blasi entitled "Thought Leader Interview."

From Owners at Work, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center's magazine.

Box: 3 Folder: 2-3
J. Craig Venter Institute - Press release and supported programs, 2007, 2012
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Interview transcripts with Dr. Beyster and Mary Ann Beyster with Peter Economy on the SAIC Solution, 2007 February 22
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Box: 3 Folder: 6
University of Michigan - Bob and Betty Beyster Building and fellowship gift, 2010-2012

Press articles, profile, photograph, seminar agenda, and thank you card.

Oversize: FB-476 Folder: 1
New York Times obituary (oversize color reprint), 2014 December 25
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Memorial service program and obituaries, 2014
Digital file: 36 Folder: 2
Celebration of Life, 2014

.mp4 video.

Digital file: 36 Folder: 5
Tribute slideshow to Dr. Beyster, 2014

.MP4 file

Box: 3 Folder: 8
Article in La Jolla Light about Beyster collection, 2016 January 28
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Dr. Beyster archives - Original schema, undated

The original records schema for the Beyster Collection, prior to its accession by UC San Diego Library. It includes subjects and file numbers. It is indicative of Dr. Beyster's original records management prior to an extensive review by Leidos, and not necessarily the organization and content of the collection at UC San Diego Library.

Box: 3 Folder: 10-11
Dr. Beyster archives - Original inventory, undated
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Dr. Beyster archives - Original inventory, undated


Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) HONORS AND RECOGNITION: Awards, letters of thanks, and recognition for Dr. Beyster's accomplishments and leadership as chairman and CEO of SAIC. Arranged in chronological order.

Oversize: AB-11-B05
American Nuclear Society (ANS) certificate of merit, 1966
Box: 4 Folder: 2
American Nuclear Society (ANS) certificates and membership card, 1968, 1984

Presented to Dr. Beyster in recognition of 25 years of continuous membership.

Box: 4 Folder: 3
World Energy Exposition first issue stamps, 1982 May
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Ellis Island Centennial Commission - Certificate of appreciation for restoration contribution by SAIC, ca. 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 5-6
Personal letters of appreciation and commendation, 1986-2003
Box: 4 Folder: 7-8
Entrepreneur of the Year award judging packet, nomination and correspondence, ca. 1988-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Letter re: Scripps Clinic Board of Trustees, 1988
Box: 4 Folder: 10
San Diego Press Club Headliners award, 1990

Letter notifying Dr. Beyster of the award, and a draft of his comments on employee ownership at the acceptance dinner.

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, 1991, 1993

Signed letter by George Bush, and an inkjet print of four former presidents.

Box: 4 Folder: 12
International America's Cup Class certificate, 1991
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Strategic Air Command (SAC) letter, circa 1992
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Government Computer News Gala Awards Banquet programs, 1988, 1993
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Nomination letter for National Commission on the Future Role of the US Nuclear Weapons…, 1992
Box: 4 Folder: 16
CONNECT Lifetime Achievement award, 1994

Includes program, clippings, and an annotated outline of an interview with KGTV, KUSI.

Box: 4 Folder: 17
Letters of thanks for philanthropic support, 1994-1995

Letters of thanks from the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the San Diego Space & Science Foundation, and the UC San Diego Human Powered Vehicle competition.

Box: 4 Folder: 18
City of San Diego proclamations, 1994-1995

Proclamations establishing SAIC Day and Dr. J. Robert Beyster Day in San Diego.

Box: 4 Folder: 19
UCSD Engineering newsletter, 1995

Article on Beyster and SAIC funding engineering chairs.

Oversize: FB-476 Folder: 3
Resolution of the San Diego City Council for SAIC Day (oversize), 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 20
State of California, 1994, 1997

Letters of congratulations to SAIC on its 25th anniversary, signed by senator Dianne Feinstein and governor Pete Wilson; additional letter of recognition signed by Wilson for Employee Ownership Day.

Box: 4 Folder: 21-22
Father of the Year Award program and related materials, 1996
Box: 293 Folder: 22
Father of the Year - J. R. Beyster, 1996

Family video, includes comments on Dr. Beyster's advice and leadership.

Digital file: 36 Folder: 9
Father of the Year tribute video, 1996

.MOV file

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Presidential message from Bill Clinton congratulating the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, 1997
Box: 5 Folder: 2-4
"Tribute to SAIC" by the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1997

Planning materials pertaining to the "Tribute to San Diego's IPOs '96+5" event in May and the "Tribute to SAIC" event in July hosted by Circles of Influence and the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. Traces the development of the idea for the Chamber reception booklet. Includes programs for both events, event planning correspondence, copy of the 1969 SAIC annual report, and reference materials on the growth of SAIC.

Oversize: FB-476 Folder: 4
American Defense Preparedness Association corporate member certificate, 1997
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Good Scout Technology Award luncheon program, 1997
Box: 5 Folder: 6
San Diego Mediation Center certificate, 1998
Box: 5 Folder: 7
30-year congratulatory messages, 1999
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Miscellaneous awards and recognition, 1999-2002

Certificates from the San Diego Business Journal, ARCS Foundation, INC., Deloitte & Touche Technology "Fast 50," Computer Consulting Associates, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Box: 294 Folder: 16-17
Freedoms Foundation interview video, Parts 1-2, 2000

28 minutes. Tape 1: Reason started the FED, principles behind employee ownership, teamwork and the America's Cup, work with educational institutions, importance of entrepreneurship. Tape 2: SAIC start and growth. Qualities that should be fostered in the students of the 21st century. Freedoms Foundation's role in educational improvements in the country. Raw footage. Accompanying letter from AudioVistas states that this video was created for the short video segment about Dr. Beyster in connection with the Freedoms Foundation Next Millennium Awards in March 2000.

Box: 294 Folder: 18
Freedoms Foundation Next Millennium Award video, 2000 March 31
Digital file: 36 Folder: 10
Freedoms Foundation interview and Next Millennium Award - Digital videos, 2000

3 .MOV files

Box: 5 Folder: 9
Letters of appreciation and certificates from UC San Diego, 2000-2003

UC San Diego Cardiovascular Center Associates certificate and letter; letter from J. Robert Beyster Professor of Computer Science Dr. Joe Pasquale; letters relating to SAIC Scholarship recipients.

Box: 5 Folder: 10
STARCOM 200 Lifetime Achievement award (San Diego Business Journal) - Acceptance speech and planning materials, 2004
Box: 5 Folder: 11
DARPA Grand Challenge certificate, 2004
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Retirement well-wishes (assembled for scrapbook), 2004
Box: 5 Folder: 13
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Herb Klein Civic Leadership Award - Acceptance speech and program, 2006
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Junior Achievement's San Diego Business Hall of Fame dinner, 2007

Includes transcript of Dr. Beyster remarks, email correspondence, planning documents and program.

Box: 5 Folder: 15-18
Horatio Alger Awards interview and related materials, 2007-2008

Includes programs and photographs.

Box: 6 Folder: 1
2008 Horatio Alger Awards book

Includes biographies of award recipients, including Dr. Beyster.

Digital file: 15
Horatio Alger Awards photographs, 2008 April 4

18 jpg files. Includes portraits of Dr. Beyster and his family at the induction ceremony.

Digital file: 17
Horatio Alger Awards video highlights, 2008 April 4

.MOV file. Includes Dr. Beyster's introduction and speech at the induction ceremony.

Box: 6 Folder: 2
Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, Heart of San Diego award program honoring Dr. J. Robert and Betty Beyster, 2008

For a digital slide show of images shared at the awards ceremony, see the PHOTOGRAPHS AND PORTRAITS series.

Box: 6 Folder: 3
CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, 2008, 2011
Digital file: 12
Video of Dr. Beyster's induction into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, 2008 March 20

.MPG file

Oversize: AB-12-C01
CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - Framed resolution by the Calif. State Legislature, 2008 March 20
Digital file: 36 Folder: 4
San Diego Air & Space Museum Gala - International Aerospace Hall of Fame, Legends of Flight Honoring Dr. Beyster induction video, 2008

.MP4 file

Box: 6 Folder: 4
9th annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards program, 2011
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Statement by Hon. Susan A. Davis of California for the Congressional record, 2015
Oversize: AB-11-B06
Statement by Hon. Susan A. Davis of California for the Congressional record (framed), 2015
Box: 6 Folder: 6
California State Assembly certificate of recognition, undated


Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) EARLY YEARS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Student Notebooks, and B) Pre-SAIC.

A) Student Notebooks: Dr. Beyster's notebooks from his studies at the University of Michigan. Most are undated, but are labeled with the course title.

B) Pre-SAIC: A small assortment of materials documenting Dr. Beyster's professional activities before founding SAI in 1969.

Student Materials

Box: 6 Folder: 7
Operational math (Math 147) notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Physics 196 notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Statics and supplemental notes to course 207 notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Analytical mechanics (Physics 208) notebook, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 11-12
Kinetic theory, parts I-II notebooks, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Advanced statistics notebooks, 1948
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Advanced statistical mechanics notebook, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Section counter notebook, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 4-5
Electricity magnetism (Physics 205-206) notebooks, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 6-7
Complex variables (Math 155) notebooks, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Thermodynamics (Physics 209) notebooks, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 1-2
Thermodynamics (Physics 209) notebooks, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Band spectra notebook, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Dynamics (Physics 207) notebook, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Scintillation counters notebooks, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Relational quantum mechanics notebook, 1948-1949
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Relativistic quantum mechanics notebook, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Quantum theory notebooks, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 1-3
Quantum theory notebooks, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Nuclear Physics Laboratory on coincidence work, etc. Notebook D, undated
Box: 9 Folder: 5-9
Nuclear Physics Laboratory II-VI notebooks, ca. 1948
Box: 10 Folder: 1-3
Nuclear theory notebooks, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 4-10
Correlation notebooks, ca. 1949
Box: 11 Folder: 1-2
Correlation notebooks, ca. 1949


Box: 11 Folder: 3
Los Alamos, 1957, 1962, 1970-1971

Correspondence re: technical calculations, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility as a neutron source, neutrons (elastic cross section).

Box: 11 Folder: 4-5
Electron energy loss and range - Research file, 1951-1958
Box: 11 Folder: 6
General Atomic, 1962-1965

Correspondence and memoranda re: trip reports, procurement history of liquid hydrogen dewar system for Project 364, technical calculations.

Box: 11 Folder: 7
General Atomic reports and research - Delayed Gamma Rays from Fission, 1965-1966

With acknowledgements to Dr. Beyster.

Box: 11 Folder: 8
Gulf General Atomic, 1966-1969

Memoranda, notes and correspondence regarding Dr. Beyster's resignation; resumes, etc.

Box: 11 Folder: 9
Gulf General Atomic - Notebooks, ca. 1968
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Nuclear Training Directorate, Field Command, DASA, Sandia Base, Albuquerque - Course materials, 1969

Course completion certificates, photographs, reading lists and other documentation.


Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Technical Papers, and B) Other. Writings are arranged in chronological order.

Technical Papers

Box: 12 Folder: 1
Lists of publications, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 2
A low energy neutron research program utilizing an electron linear accelerator. By R. B. Walton, J. R. Beyster, E. Haddad, W. M. Lopez, R. E. Nather and J. C. Young, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 3
General Atomic talk for Sun Valley on neutrons, 1955
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Interaction of 1.0-, 1.77-, 2.5-, 3.25-, and 7.0-Mev neutrons with nuclei. By J. R. Beyster, M. Walt and E. W. Salmi, 1956
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Inelastic cross-sections for fission-spectrum neutrons. By H. A. Bethe, J. R. Beyster and R. E. Carter, 1957
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Measurements of low energy neutron spectra. By R. S. Stone and J. R. Beyster (GAMD-348), 1958
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Spatially dependent neutron spectra (GA-2036). By J. R. Beyster, J. L. Wood and H. C. Honeck, 1960

Presented at the American Nuclear Society meeting in San Francisco.

Box: 12 Folder: 8
Measurement of neutron diffusion parameters in water by the pulsed neutron method (GA-1584). By W. M. Lopez and J. R. Beyster, 1962
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Neutron thermalization measurements using an electron linear accelerator. By J. R. Beyster, 1962
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Neutron thermalization in zirconium hydride. By J. C. Young, J. A. Young, G. K. Houghton, G. D. Trimble and J. R. Beyster, 1964
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Neutron thermalization and reactor applications. By J. R. Beyster, N. Corngold, H. Honeck, G. Joanou and D. Parks, 1964 May
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Neutron spectra in shields by time-of-flight. By J. L. Russell, with work done by J. R. Beyster et al., 1964 November 20
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Preproposal discussion of neutron beam driven boosters. Report prepared for General Atomic, 1965 September 23
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Accelerator pulsed fast assembly. By K. l. Crosbie, J. L. Russell, and J. R. Beyster, 1966
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Feasibility of utilizing a microtron electron accelerator for nuclear materials assay. By J. R. Beyster, 1970 June
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Program for Panel on Pulsed Neutron Research. Vienna, 1970 August

Program includes titles of papers presented by Dr. Beyster.

Box: 12 Folder: 17
Nuclear research in technology. By J. R. Beyster, 1971

Paper presented at Conference on Utilization of Low Energy Accelerators in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro. Includes abstracts and papers presented by others at the Inter-American Nuclear Energy Commission meeting: Luis A. Remez, E. Perez Ferreira, G. Dearnaley, and M. W. Thompson.

Box: 12 Folder: 18
The IAEA catalog for portable safeguards assay techniques. By L. A. Kull, G. M. Reynolds, and J. R. Beyster (JRB Associates), 1971

Paper presented at Symposium on Implementing Nuclear Safeguards, Kansas.

Box: 12 Folder: 19
Practical applications of nuclear techniques in environmental research. Presented before the IAEA in Vienna, 1972 October 23
Box: 12 Folder: 20
The technical challenge of the oceans to industry. By J. R. Beyster and S. Lupton, 1979 September 15

Paper prepared for Oceans '79, "The Technical Challenge of Inner Space."


Box: 12 Folder: 21
Dr. Beyster's "Salutary address" to his graduating class in the Monguagon, 1942, 1998

Includes photocopies of class photos and a personal letter from childhood friend.

Box: 12 Folder: 22
Managing an employee ownership company, 1987 March

Paper based on a talk by Dr. Beyster at the 6th Annual Conference on Employee Ownership and Participation.

Box: 13 Folder: 1
Employee ownership and high technology service corporations, 1987 October
Box: 13 Folder: 2-5
SAIC book manuscript, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 6-8
SAIC book manuscript - Supporting materials, 1986-1987, 2002

Newspaper clippings re: industry trends, company ownership, political events, profiles of SAIC, and correspondence.

Box: 13 Folder: 9
Employee ownership of SAIC. A report based on a speech prepared for "Issues in Soviet and U.S. Defense Conversion: Doing Business Together", 1991 February 16
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Managing for a high-tech future: Employee ownership gives companies the competitive edge, 1991
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Employee ownership: A key to American competitiveness, 1992
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Capital flows and ownership, 2000
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Creating entrepreneurial employee ownership at SAIC, and Entrepreneurs at the turn of the century, 2000
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Principles and Practices of SAIC pamphlet, 2005
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Strategies for growing an $8 billion business, 2007

Published in Leader to Leader, no. 44.

Box: 13 Folder: 16
Embracing change through employee ownership, 2007 December 12
Box: 13 Folder: 17
Dr. Beyster's blog - Supporting materials, undated

Drafts of preliminary content for Dr. Beyster blog, including a biographical statement and handwritten notes.


Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS: Transcripts, talking points, and notes for Dr. Beyster's speaking engagements, arranged chronologically. Dr. Beyster's prepared remarks for annual shareholder meetings, and Management and Executive Councils, are found within the appropriate series in the SAIC Records portion of the collection.

Box: 13 Folder: 18
Lists of speeches and talks by J. R. Beyster, 1990
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Company speech, ca. 1970
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Dr. Beyster's notes for a presentation entitled "Who Am I", ca. 1970

Includes notes on the founding principles and ethos of SAI.

Box: 13 Folder: 21
Transcript of a panel discussion on neutron sources chaired by Dr. Beyster, 1971
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Notes for talk on SAI, 1972
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Presentation notes for Southern Services, ca. 1975?
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Employee ownership: A way to build a modern organization. Talk for La Jolla Twelve-thirty Club, 1976

Includes annotated draft, with notes on "Problems for the future."

Box: 14 Folder: 1
Organizational philosophy of SAI, 1978 December 6
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Paper for panel discussion on system architecture and battle management for space defense, ca. 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Observations on America's Cup, ca. 1986

Heavily annotated outline of a speech on SAIC's involvement with the America's Cup.

Box: 14 Folder: 4-5
Employee Ownership Day talks and remarks by Dr. Beyster, 1987-1999
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Employee ownership in large companies. Speech delivered at NECO's 7th Annual Conference, 1988 March
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Employee owned companies: A key building block in the growth of West Virginia, 1988 June 2
Box: 14 Folder: 8
SAIC today and tomorrow. Speech prepared for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1988 September
Box: 14 Folder: 9
A tribute to the design/technology team for Stars and Stripes, 1988 September 7
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Raising capital for employee owned companies - Opening remarks for FED conference, 1988 October 6
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Portrait of a non-traditional entrepreneur, 1988 October
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Notes for holiday/Christmas party talk, 1988
Box: 14 Folder: 13
SACHSE Engineering speech, ca. 1989
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Employee ownership: A key ingredient for rejuvenating American competitiveness, 1989 February 17
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Opening remarks for FED conference, 1989 October 5
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Increasing employee ownership in the public and private sector, 1989 October 20
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Employee ownership as a stimulating force in the U.S. economy, 1989 November 8
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Honing America's competitive edge - Democratic Leadership Council, 1989 November 13

Images from this event are in the PHOTOGRAPHS series.

Box: 14 Folder: 19
Suggested remarks prepared for Dr. Beyster for legislative teleconference meeting, 1990 January 25
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Introductory remarks for FED Conference, 1990 October 3
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Employee ownership of SAIC / Issues in Soviet and U.S. defense conversion: Doing business together, 1991 February 15-16
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Conclusions: First conference on employee participation in ownership and management, 1993 September 30
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Equity compensation as an effective business strategy - Presentation slides for a FED and CONNECT conference, 1994 June 28
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Lessons learned on equity compensation - FED Conference keynote address, 1995 September

Reprint from FED Journal of Selected Readings 1996, p. 1-4.

Box: 15 Folder: 6
Notes for holiday/Christmas party talk, ca. 1995
Box: 15 Folder: 7
The evolution of employee ownership - Remarks for FED Conference, 1996-1997
Box: 15 Folder: 8
Why all the changes at SAIC, 1996 October
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Making employee ownership work - Presentation slides, 1998 February
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Remarks re: William E. Zisch, 1998 November
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Ownership strategies in a rapidly changing world - Remarks for FED Conference, 1998 November 13
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Power of employee ownership (Share the wealth), 1999-2000
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Remarks upon accepting an award from the American Society of Engineering Management, 2000 October 6
Box: 15 Folder: 14
The SAIC story - Presentation slides, 2001 October 16
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Remarks for ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Scott Technology Transfer Center, Omaha, 2003 April
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Remarks on occasion of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) recognition, 2004 April
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Unidentified notes, 2005
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Remarks for a reception on the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management's Washington office, 2005 February 23
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Remarks for The SAIC Solution book signings, reviews, and related materials, 2007 April-May
Box: 15 Folder: 21
Digital file: 36 Folder: 6
Presentation featuring Dr. Beyster, "Lessons learned from SAIC for today's business climate." San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum with CONNECT, 2007 May 23

.MOV file

Box: 15 Folder: 25
Beyond the ESOP. Remarks and prepared questions and answers for the ESOP Association's Las Vegas conference, 2007 November 7

The questions address SAIC history, employee ownership and the publication of Dr. Beyster's book, The SAIC Solution.

Box: 15 Folder: 27
1241 Cave Street remarks, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 28
Fragment drafts, undated


Oversize: AB-25-B01
Artwork - "SAI's Plan." Illustration of Dr. Beyster, 1975-1976

Matted and framed.

Oversize: AB-25-B02
Artwork - "Vision for the future." Crayon and pencil illustration of Dr. Beyster leading a crowd, by Tania K. Warner, 1989

Matted and framed.

Box: 15 Folder: 29
Retirement (original folder heading), 1938 and undated
Box: 15 Folder: 30
Student years, ca. 1942-1947
Box: 15 Folder: 31
General Atomics, ca. 1955
Box: 15 Folder: 32-34
Professional portraits, ca. 1960-1995
Box: 16 Folder: 1
SAI employees with computer hardware, ca. 1970
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Miscellaneous photographs of Dr. Beyster, ca. 1970-2012
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Dr. Beyster with the SAI Board, 1974
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Early SAIC offices in La Jolla, ca. 1975-1985
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS) Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) portraits, ca. 1980-1991
Oversize: FB-478
SIA Riyadh/Jeddah Jubail operations areas album, ca. 1983
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Dr. Beyster at White Sands Missile Range luncheon, 1983 March 4
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Beyster family photograph, ca. 1985
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Polaris Poseidon Trident project, ca. 1985
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Portraits of Dr. Beyster at the reception for the swearing-in of Dr. Donald Hicks as USDR&E, 1985 August 6
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Photographs for book (original folder heading), 1987
Box: 16 Folder: 11
FED conference portraits, 1987
Box: 16 Folder: 12-13
America's Cup, 1987-1994
Box: 16 Folder: 14
20th anniversary event and SAIC sail, 1989
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Democratic Leadership Council, 1989
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Loma Linda University Medical Center Proton Therapy Project, 1990

Photographs of SAIC engineers with the accelerator.

Box: 16 Folder: 17
Dr. Beyster with Tsahi Gozani, 1991 December
Box: 16 Folder: 18
U.S. Strategic Command, Strategic Advisory Group portraits, 1991-2004
Oversize: FB-476 Folder: 2
U.S. Strategic Command, Strategic Advisory Group portraits (oversize), ca. 1991-1997
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Dr. Beyster on a submarine, 1993
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Governor Pete Wilson signing defense conversion bills at SAIC, 1993
Box: 16 Folder: 21
Intesa joint venture PDVSA, Venezuela, ca. 1995
Box: 17 Folder: 1
Bellcore acquisition, 1996 November 20
Box: 17 Folder: 2
Subsidiary Board Meeting, Europe, ca. 1996-1999
Box: 17 Folder: 3
Dr. Beyster accepting DSWA Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1997
Box: 17 Folder: 4
Achievement Awards, 1998
Box: 17 Folder: 5
Employee Ownership Reception, 1999
Box: 17 Folder: 6
Cave Street exhibit snapshots, ca. 2000
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Dr. Beyster with George W. Bush (NSTAC), 2003

Low-quality ink-jet prints.

Box: 17 Folder: 8
SAIC Farewell Party, circa 2004
Digital file: 1
Family portrait slideshow from the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, Heart of San Diego awards honoring Dr. J. Robert and Betty Beyster

.mpg file

Box: 17 Folder: 9
Dr. Beyster, James O'Toole and Mac Booth at an unidentified UCLA event, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Dr. Beyster accepting Entrepreneur of the Year Award, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 11
SAIC booth at convention, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 12
Aircraft and helicopters, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 13
Dr. Beyster on his boat Solutions, undated

SAIC Records


Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Agendas, approved minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and reports to and from the SAIC Board, its major subcommittees, and Board members. This series documents high-level management, strategy, and administrative priorities throughout the history of SAIC. Materials are arranged in chronological order within each subseries.

Arranged in three subseries: A) Board of Directors Meetings, B) Executive Council Meetings, C) Other Board Subcommittees (Finance, Incentives, International Business, and Operating Committees).

Board of Directors Meetings

Box: 18 Folder: 1
Index to important contents of Board of Director's meetings, circa 1985
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Board of Directors - Establishment of Board committees, circa 1984-1997
Box: 18 Folder: 3
Board of Directors - Harold Smith file, 1969-1981

Notes and correspondence.

Box: 18 Folder: 4-13
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1970-1976
Box: 19 Folder: 1
Board of Directors - Profit sharing plan, 1976 November 9
Box: 19 Folder: 2-8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1977-1979
Box: 20 Folder: 1
Board of Directors - Report of Reincorporation Committee, 1980
Box: 20 Folder: 2-9
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1980-1981 March
Box: 21 Folder: 1-10
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1981 June-1983 April
Box: 22 Folder: 1-8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1983 June-1984
Box: 23 Folder: 1-9
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1984 March-1985 November
Box: 24 Folder: 1-8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1985 September-1987
Box: 25 Folder: 1-4
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1987
Box: 25 Folder: 5
Board of Directors - Compensation Committee, 1987

Papers on Dr. Beyster's compensation, memoranda re: CEO pay, minutes of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors, etc. Includes redacted document.

Box: 25 Folder: 6-10
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1988

Includes 1988 Defense Systems Group briefing.

Box: 26 Folder: 1-9
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1988-1991 January

1990 file has letter from Matthew Tobriner on Board member rotations.

Box: 27 Folder: 1-8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1991 April-1992 January
Box: 28 Folder: 1-4
Board of Directors meetings, 1992 April-October

April file includes letters from Director Emeritus Francis Herwood. October file includes Meetings Week materials.

Box: 28 Folder: 5-8
Board of Directors meetings, 1993 January-July
Box: 28 Folder: 9
Meetings Week working file, 1993 July

Includes miscellaneous briefings, notes and agendas, including those related to Board of Directors subcommittees.

Box: 29 Folder: 1-2
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1993 August-October
Box: 29 Folder: 3
Washington State operations - Report to the Board, 1993 October
Box: 29 Folder: 4
Board of Directors - Inman and Gates correspondence, 1994

Correspondence from Bobby Inman (regarding his withdrawal as a nominee from the Secretary of Defense position) and Robert M. Gates (regarding his resignation from the SAIC Board), a few other letters regarding Board members, and related clippings.

Box: 29 Folder: 5
Board of Directors - Audit Committee, 1994
Box: 29 Folder: 6-9
Board of Directors meetings, 1994 January-July

The July materials include a general meetings week file with agendas and Dr. Beyster's notes on various groups and committees.

Box: 30 Folder: 1
Board of Directors meeting, 1994 October
Box: 30 Folder: 2
Meetings Week working file, 1994 December-1995 March

Folder with various reports, agendas, and Dr. Beyster's notes on various groups and committees.

Box: 30 Folder: 3-7
Board of Directors meetings, 1995
Box: 31 Folder: 1-5
Board of Directors meetings, 1996
Box: 31 Folder: 6-8
Board of Directors meetings, 1997 January-April

Includes agendas for Management Council and Executive Council meetings.

Box: 32 Folder: 1-2
Board of Directors meetings, 1997 June-October
Box: 32 Folder: 3-7
Board of Directors meetings, 1998

Includes prepared remarks and agenda for annual shareholder's meeting.

Box: 33 Folder: 1-8
Board of Directors meetings and working files, 1999-2000 April
Box: 34 Folder: 1-3
Board of Directors meetings, 2000 July-October
Box: 34 Folder: 4
FY01 performance and FY02 objectives presentation, 2001 April
Box: 34 Folder: 5
Board of Directors - SAIC Venture Capital Corporation (VCC) status report and lessons learned, 2002-2003

Includes information on NetworkCar and the history of VCC.

Box: 34 Folder: 6
Board of Directors - Governance/Nominating Committees, 2002-2004

Includes list of Board Committees, their charters and their members, circa 2003.

Box: 34 Folder: 7
Dr. Beyster's annual presentation to the Board of Directors, 2003 April 11
Box: 34 Folder: 8-10
Board of Directors meetings, 2003 October-December
Box: 34 Folder: 11
Governance model - Board declassification, 2004

Statement draft on the stockholder proposal on declassifying SAIC's board as a response to Sarbanes Oxley, and related emails and research.

Box: 34 Folder: 12
John H. Warner letter, 2006 July 24

Executive Council Meetings

Box: 35 Folder: 1
Box: 35 Folder: 2-12
Box: 36 Folder: 1-13
1983-1988 June
Box: 37 Folder: 1-12
1988 July-1989
Box: 38 Folder: 1-13
1990-1991 September
Box: 39 Folder: 1-10
1991 October-1992 April
Box: 40 Folder: 1-11
1992 May-December
Box: 41 Folder: 1-9
1993 January-August
Box: 42 Folder: 1-12
1993 September-1994 April
Box: 43 Folder: 1-12
1994 June-November
Box: 44 Folder: 1-11
1994 December-1995 September
Box: 45 Folder: 1-15
1995 October-1998 June
Box: 46 Folder: 1-14
1998 August-1999 March
Box: 47 Folder: 1-14
1999 April-2001 August
Box: 48 Folder: 1-8
2001 October-2003 October

Other Board Subcommittees

Finance Committee
Box: 48 Folder: 9
SAIC retirement plan information, 1982
Box: 48 Folder: 10-11
Financial Review Committee meeting files, 1983

Meeting notes, proposed charter of the committee, etc.

Box: 48 Folder: 12
Financial Committee meeting files, 1984

Treasurer's report summary, charter and meeting minutes.

Box: 48 Folder: 13
Finance Committee - Treasurer's and Retirement Committee reports, 1985
Box: 49 Folder: 1-10
1998-2001 June
Box: 50 Folder: 1-12
2001 August-2004 March
Incentives Committee
Box: 51 Folder: 1-8
1974, 1976-1979
Box: 52 Folder: 1-8
Box: 53 Folder: 1-7
International Board Committee (IBC)
Box: 53 Folder: 8
International Business Oversight Committee, 1991 April
Box: 54 Folder: 1
International Business Oversight Committee, 1991 July
Box: 54 Folder: 2-10
IBC meeting files, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000
Operating Committee
Box: 54 Folder: 11
Box: 55 Folder: 1-17
Box: 56 Folder: 1-11
Box: 57 Folder: 1-11


Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES: Records including agendas, reports and meeting minutes of key councils, working groups, and committees within SAIC. Several important committees were responsible for strategic marketing and business directions, monitoring and improving the internal culture at SAIC, and communication across divisions. Many issues and ideas discussed within these councils and committees would then be presented to the Board of Directors or one of its many subcommittees, therefore, the content found in these files compliments materials found in the Board's files and general management and business files. Arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Arranged in six subseries: A) Business Acquisition Council (BAC), B) Management Council, C) National Security Policy Group (NSPG), D) Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)/Brown Panel, E) Technical Environment Committee (TEC), and F) Miscellaneous.

Business Acquisition Council (BAC)

Box: 58 Folder: 1
Charter, ca. 1985
Box: 58 Folder: 2-11
Box: 58 Folder: 12-14
1986 January-March
Box: 59 Folder: 1-8
1986 April-October
Box: 60 Folder: 1-9
1986 November-1987 April
Box: 61 Folder: 1-8
1987 May-August
Box: 62 Folder: 1-8
1987 August-November
Box: 63 Folder: 1-9
1987 November-1988 April
Box: 64 Folder: 1-9
1988 May-1989 January
Box: 65 Folder: 1-10
1989 February-September
Box: 66 Folder: 1-8
1989 October-1990 April
Box: 67 Folder: 1-2
1990 May-June
Box: 67 Folder: 3
BAC - DARPA, 1990 June
Box: 67 Folder: 4-7
1990 July-October
Box: 67 Folder: 8
BAC - NASA, 1990 October
Box: 67 Folder: 9-12
1990 November-1991 February
Box: 68 Folder: 1-11
BAC - Kull Segment, 1991 March-1992 January
Box: 68 Folder: 12-15
1991 March-July
Box: 69 Folder: 1-5
1991 August-1992
Box: 69 Folder: 6-8
BAC - Science & Technology Segment, 1993 April-December
Box: 69 Folder: 9
1993 June
Box: 70 Folder: 1-5
BAC - Commercial & International Segment, 2002 April-2003 May
BAC Hotlist Archives reports with project notes
Box: 70 Folder: 6-17
1990 March-1991 June

Incomplete run of reports. Includes notes and summaries on projects beginning in 1988.

Box: 71 Folder: 1-14
1991 July-1993 June

Incomplete run of reports. Includes print-outs of project summaries.

BAC Environmental (ETG)
Box: 71 Folder: 15-18
1987-1989 October
Box: 72 Folder: 1-14
1989 November-1992 September
Box: 73 Folder: 1-3
1992 November-1993 February
BAC Major Procurements
Box: 73 Folder: 4-9
1998 January-July
Box: 74 Folder: 1-7
1998 August-1999 February
Box: 75 Folder: 1-8
1999 April-November
Box: 76 Folder: 1-10
2000 January-October
Box: 77 Folder: 1-10
2000 November-2001 September
Box: 78 Folder: 1-9
2001 October-2002 June