J. Robert Beyster Papers: A Legacy of Employee-Owners’ Journey for Innovation  - CLEO Skip to main content


In December, my family finalized a very personal, and we hope impactful, gift titled, J.R. Beyster Papers, to UCSD Library’s Special Collections. After about one year of pre-processing, the collection includes more than 200 boxes of documents covering more than 50 years of hundreds of advanced scientific innovations, small- to billion-dollar business experiments, and discontinued to transformational government program development.

Most of the collection consists of the journey of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), as a San Diego-based and privately held, employee-owned company. Our goal with making this collection available to the public, is that this history is preserved for others to learn from, be inspired by, and serve as a global example of a highly distributed, entrepreneurial, shared ownership business model.

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