David Sarnoff Research Center records

Accession 2464.09

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Sarnoff Research Center records
Dates: 1899-2008, bulk 1942-1995
Accession Number: 2464.09
Creator: Sarnoff Corporation.
Extent: 990 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: The David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) in Princeton, New Jersey was the central research organization for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1942 to 1987. Following GE’s acquisition of RCA in 1986, the DSRC was donated to SRI International as a contract research laboratory. Renamed the Sarnoff Corporation in 1997, it was integrated into SRI in 2011. The records document the pioneering research of its scientists and trace the history of the organization from its establishment into the 21st century.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

In 2009, along with the rest of the archival collections of the David Sarnoff Library, the David Sarnoff Research Center records were donated to the Hagley Museum and Library.

Access Restrictions

This collection contains material from the Manuscripts and Archives Department (M&A) and the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department (AVD). Box prefixes indicate which department holds an individual file or item.

Boxes M&A 127-846, M&A 1061-1064, and M&A 1283-1313 are stored offsite. Please contact the Manuscripts and Archives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

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Arrangement

The David Sarnoff Research Center records are arranged in twenty-eight record groups:

1.  President's Office records
2.  Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory records
3.  Administration records
4.  Biotechnology and Materials Laboratory records
5.  Communications and Computing Systems Laboratory records
6.  General Research Laboratory records
7.  High Definition and Multimedia Systems records
8.  Information Technologies Laboratory records
9.  Manufacturing and Materials Research Division records
10.  Physical Electronics Research Laboratory records
11.  Solid State Research Division records
12.  Television Research Laboratory records
13.  VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records
14.  Charles M. Burrill papers
15.  Douglas Dixon papers
16.  Larry J. Giacoletto papers
17.  Nathan Gordon photographs
18.  Philip M. Heyman papers
19.  R. Kenyon Kilbon collection
20.  Bernard J. Lechner papers
21.  Michael J. Lurie papers
22.  James R. Matey papers
23.  Jan A. Rajchman papers
24.  Brown F. Williams files on the photovoltaics program
25.  Audiovisual recordings
26.  Lab notebooks
27.  Progress reports
28.  General
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Historical Note

The David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) in Princeton, New Jersey was the central research organization for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1942 to 1987. Following GE’s acquisition of RCA in 1986, the DSRC was donated to SRI International as a contract research laboratory. Renamed the Sarnoff Corporation in 1997, it was integrated into SRI in 2011.

The pioneering work of scientists at the DSRC included the inventions of color television and liquid crystal displays (LCDs), the co-invention of high-definition television (HDTV), and numerous improvements in an array of fields relating to electronics.

For the history of RCA, see the historical note for accession 2069, RCA Corporation records: http://findingaids.hagley.org/xtf/view?docId=ead/2069.xml

Before RCA Labs

Research in electronics and related fields was critical to the success of RCA throughout its history. Its work in radio and television was performed at an assortment of different laboratories in different organizations until research was centralized in 1941-1942.

Although RCA was only formed in October 1919, its first laboratory was established before the end of the year by Harold H. Beverage in a tent at Riverhead, Long Island. This became the center for radio reception research, while radio transmission research was conducted at the nearby Rocky Point laboratory founded in 1920. Research in radio terminal equipment was carried out by a third laboratory in Manhattan that was established around this time.

RCA entered into manufacturing with the acquisition of the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, N. J. in 1929 and General Electric’s tube plant in Harrison, N. J. the following year. Also in 1930, RCA established the License Laboratory in Manhattan.

At the start of the 1930s, RCA now had four physically and organizationally separate major research units: the RCA Communications, Inc. laboratories in Riverhead, Rocky Point, and Manhattan; the RCA Victor Company in Camden; the RCA Radiotron Company in Harrison; and the License Laboratory (later the Industrial Service Laboratory) in Manhattan.

The initial steps to consolidate research were made at the end of 1934 and beginning of 1935. First, the RCA Victor Company and RCA Radiotron Company became divisions of the newly established RCA Manufacturing Company. This was followed by the appointment of Ralph R. Beal as Research Supervisor (later Research Director) with responsibility for coordinating RCA research.

Despite these efforts, leading figures at RCA were dissatisfied by an organization where the manufacturing and operating units controlled the research groups. This made it very difficult for teams to conduct long-term research when they were judged on their contributions to the short-term goals of the production units.

At the end of 1940, Otto S. Schairer sent RCA President David Sarnoff a proposal for the establishment of RCA Laboratories as a central research organization. In addition to addressing RCA’s organizational problems, the proposal recommended the construction of a central laboratory facility in Princeton, N. J. Princeton was selected mostly because of its convenience to the existing RCA plants in Camden and Harrison, as well as company headquarters in New York City.

On March 5, 1941, General Order S—56 established RCA Laboratories under Vice-President Schairer. All four major research groups were made part of the new organization and most teams were slated to move to Princeton.

Construction of the new Princeton laboratories began in the summer of 1941 and the facility was dedicated on September 27, 1942. In 1951, it was renamed the David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) in honor of David Sarnoff, RCA’s longtime head.

1942-1950s

Founded in the midst of the Second World War, RCA Laboratories initial work focused on military electronics, especially opto-electronics, high frequency tube design, and acoustics. This led to immediate applications in radar, radio antennas, and infrared scopes. Particularly important was the image orthicon tube (nicknamed “immy”), a major breakthrough in television cameras and for which the “Emmy” award was named.

In the post-war period, research increasingly shifted from electronics development to fundamental research into electronic materials. When Bell Labs announced the invention of the transistor in 1948, RCA Laboratories quickly realized that it would have a profound impact on electronics. By the end of the decade, the Labs were investing substantial resources into solid state technology research and would continue to do so into the 21st century.

Despite this shift, the late 1940s and early 1950s saw the Laboratories lead the successful development of the all-electronic compatible color television system (NTSC).

Satellite Laboratories

In order to focus on long-term research without neglecting support of the product divisions, RCA Laboratories established what were variously called resident, satellite, or affiliated laboratories. These were labs established at the DSRC by product divisions to improve research coordination with RCA Laboratories. The product divisions provided the funding and technical direction.

The first such lab was created by the transfer of the RCA Tube Division’s Microwave Advanced Development Group from Harrison, New Jersey to the DSRC in December 1956. The number of satellite laboratories peaked at eleven in 1962. In 1972, the remaining labs were merged into RCA Laboratories, with the exception of the small Materials and Display Device Laboratory. Around the same time, a new model of satellite laboratory was implemented with the establishment of the Solid State Technology Center. In this model, RCA Laboratories created laboratories that were located at, and reported to, the product divisions. RCA Labs cooperated with planning and monitoring the research projects.

1960s-1980s

During the 1960s, a research team led by George H. Heilmeier developed the first liquid crystal displays (LCDs). At the same time, other teams made breakthroughs on lasers and holography.

Attempts to apply these revolutionary advances were handicapped by the increasing demands from senior management and the product divisions for support of advanced development. In particular, RCA’s disastrous foray into the general purpose computer business led to massive losses and forced the DSRC to devote substantial resources to increasingly desperate attempts to shore up RCA Computer Systems until RCA sold the unit in 1972.

Even with the sale, the poor economic climate of the 1970s limited the DSRC’s ability to pursue long-term exploratory research. In 1974, such work accounted for only 7% of its overall research efforts.

This was partly due to the decision to develop the RCA VideoDisc, the largest RCA Labs research effort since color television. In this system, video was recorded on vinyl discs much as audio had been for decades. This was a remarkable technological achievement, as video data requires vastly more storage space than audio data. Released commercially in 1981, the VideoDisc was abandoned as unable to compete with VHS in 1984.

Despite the focus on VideoDisc, the DSRC continued to innovate in other fields during the 1970s and 1980s. A few examples are the successful application of charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to television cameras to vastly decrease the size and complexity of the devices, new efforts in satellite communications in cooperation with RCA Americom, and major improvements in integrated circuit manufacturing.

Transition to Contract Lab

On December 11, 1985, GE announced that it had agreed to acquire RCA for $6.3 billion. This unexpected announcement rocked the staff at the DSRC, who were well aware that GE already had a central research facility that overlapped in many areas. Even after the merger was officially completed on June 9, 1986, it was unclear whether the DSRC would have a role in GE.

After more than a year of uncertainty, GE announced the donation of the DSRC to the non-profit research organization SRI International on February 5, 1987. Now the David Sarnoff Research Center, Inc., it became a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of SRI on April 1.

Although GE guaranteed $250 million in research contracts over the first five years, they also retained rights and royalties to all DSRC intellectual property, worth more than $250 million in annual revenue. Starting almost from scratch, the DSRC had to transition from an organization that rarely spent more than a quarter of its efforts on contract research, to one that depended entirely on such work.

1987-2000

Under the terms of the SRI/GE agreement, the DSRC was given five years to become self-sustaining. This was accomplished and the company (renamed the Sarnoff Corporation in 1997) was profitable from 1993 to 1998, but always by slim margins. Despite a loss in 1999, they appeared to have turned the corner in 2000 thanks in large part to the substantial equity in the over twenty tech spinoffs created during the 1990s.

During the 1990s, the DSRC championed the information revolution, which fit in well with its long-term strengths in consumer electronics, communications, computing, and video. Biomedical research also became a major focus during this time.

21st Century

Like many high-tech firms, the Sarnoff Corporation was badly hurt by the collapse of the dot-com bubble in the early 2000s. Nevertheless, annual revenue increased from $130 million in 1998 to $450 million in 2008.

In 2011, the Sarnoff Corporation was fully integrated into SRI. The David Sarnoff Research Center continues to operate as one of the principal SRI research facilities.

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Scope and Content

The David Sarnoff Research Center records document the pioneering research of its scientists and trace the history of the organization from the establishment of RCA Laboratories in 1941 through its transformation into an independent contract research laboratory in 1987 and into the 21st century. Pre-1941 RCA research is also documented, particularly in the R. Kenyon Kilbon collection (Record group 19).

Making up the bulk of the collection, the detailed and highly technical lab notebooks (Record group 26) are potentially the most valuable, but also the most difficult to use. Researchers are encouraged to use the progress reports (Record group 27) as a guide to which notebooks may be of interest. The reports themselves are invaluable for gaining a broad understanding of the DSRC’s research efforts.

Records from the President’s Office (Record group 1) provide insight into the challenges of managing a research laboratory in a corporate setting and then as an independent contract research laboratory.

Extensive audiovisual recordings (Record group 25), the large photographic collection of the Photo Studio (Record group 3, Series IX), and the subject files of the Public Affairs Department (Record group 3, Series X) deepen our understanding of the DSRC’s history.

Technologies

RCA and the DSRC played key roles in the invention of television and its subsequent development, including the creation of high definition television (HDTV). Material relating to early work can be found in the General Research Laboratory records (Record group 6) and the Physical Electronics Research Laboratory records (Record group 10), while HDTV research is documented in the High Definition and Multimedia Systems records (Record group 7) and the Bernard J. Lechner papers (Record group 20).

Given RCA’s origin as a communications company, it is not surprising that the collection includes extensive documentation on communications research, particularly in the Communications and Computing Systems Laboratory records (Record group 5).

The pioneering work in acoustics by Harry F. Olson and his team is documented in the Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory records (Record group 2).

The development of electron optics and electron microscopy is well documented in the papers of James Hillier (Record group 1, Series II) and John H. Reisner, Jr. (Record group 13, Series III), as well as the Physical Electronics Research Laboratory records (Record group 10).

RCA’s research in optical recording technologies, which ultimately produced the ill-fated VideoDisc system is documented in the records of the Manufacturing and Materials Research Division (Record group 9) and the VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratory records (Record group 13), as well as the papers of Robert A. Bartolini (Record group 11, Series I) and James R. Matey (Record group 22).

Computer pioneer Jan A. Rajchman’s papers (Record group 23) provide insight on the early days of computer research, while Joseph A. Weisbecker’s papers (Record group 11, Series VII) show developments in hardware and software and the beginning of the age of personal computers and computer games. The papers of Edward C. Fox and Charles M. Wine (Record group 7, Series II and V) bring the story into the 1990s with the unsuccessful attempt to create a virtual reality video game system.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

1. President's Office records, 1919-2007
Historical Note
When RCA Laboratories was established in 1941, the top two executives were Vice-President, RCA Laboratories Otto S. Schairer and Research Department Director Ralph R. Beal. In 1943, Beal was replaced by Elmer W. Engstrom.
In 1945, Schairer stepped down in favor of Charles B. Joliffe, who was succeeded by Engstrom in 1951, with Irving Wolff taking over the Research Department. Promoted to Executive Vice-President, Research and Engineering in 1954, Engstrom also continued as Vice-President, RCA Laboratories until Douglas H. Ewing’s appointment the following year. Engstrom was promoted again in 1955 to Senior Vice-President, but remained responsible for Research and Engineering.
Ewing was promoted to Vice-President, Research and Engineering in 1957 and James Hillier took over his previous position. George H. Brown replaced Ewing in 1961 and the Research Department, where Humboldt W. Leverenz had replaced Wolff in 1959, was abolished.
James Hillier succeeded Brown in 1968, while William M. Webster took over RCA Laboratories. In 1976, Hillier moved into an advisory position and William C. Hittinger was appointed Executive Vice-President, Research and Engineering. Hittinger served until a reorganization in 1983 eliminated Research and Engineering.
James J. Tietjen, who had succeeded Webster as Vice-President, RCA Laboratories in 1985, became the first President of the David Sarnoff Research Center when it was incorporated as a subsidiary of SRI in 1987. James Carnes was appointed President in 1990 and served until 2002 when he was replaced by Satyam C. Cherukuri. Carnes returned as interim President in 2006-2007. After brief terms as president by Don Newsome and Mark A. Clifton, the position was eliminated when the Sarnoff Corporation was integrated into SRI in 2011.
Vice-Presidents of Research and Engineering

Elmer W. Engstrom
1954-1955 (Executive Vice-President)

Title not used, but role filled by Senior Vice-President Elmer W. Engstrom
1955-1957

Douglas H. Ewing
1957-1961

George H. Brown
1961-1968 (Executive Vice-President, 1965-1968)

James Hillier
1968-1976 (Executive Vice-President, 1969-1976)

William C. Hittinger
1976-1983 (Executive Vice-President)

Vice-Presidents of RCA Laboratories

Otto S. Schairer
1941-1945

Charles B. Joliffe
1945-1951 (Executive Vice-President)

Elmer W. Engstrom
1951-1955

Douglas H. Ewing
1955-1957

James Hillier
1957-1968 (General Manager, 1957-1958)

William M. Webster
1968-1985 (Staff Vice-President, 1968-1969)

James J. Tietjen
1985-1987

Directors of the Research Department

Ralph R. Beal
1941-1943

Elmer W. Engstrom
1943-1951 (Vice-President, 1945-1951)

Irving Wolff
1951-1959 (Vice-President, 1954-1959)

Humboldt W. Leverenz
1959-1961

Presidents of the David Sarnoff Research Center/Sarnoff Corporation

James J. Tietjen
1985-1987

James Carnes
1990-2002

Satyam C. Cherukuri
2002-2006

James Carnes
2006-2007

Don Newsome
2007-2009

Mark A. Clifton
2009-2011

Scope and Content
The President’s Office records include high-level planning and management records from Otto S. Schairer, James Hillier, and James Carnes. The Hillier papers also document his work developing the electron microscope from the late 1930s to early 1950s.
Arrangement
The President's Office records are arranged in three series:
I. Otto Sorg Schairer notebook assembled by George S. Schairer
II. James Hillier papers
III. James Carnes papers
Access Restrictions
Records subject to 25-year time seal.
I. Otto Sorg Schairer notebook assembled by George S. Schairer, 1919-1992
Historical Note
Otto Sorg Schairer was born of German parents in Saline, Michigan on October 7, 1879 just a few miles from Ann Arbor. Schairer acquired a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Michigan in 1902, and left Michigan to work in Pittsburgh for Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. While in Pittsburgh, Schairer and two others founded the first broadcasting radio station, KDKA. Aside from broadcasting, Schairer understood the value of a knowledge of patent law in his profession. He earned a law degree at night and passed the bar in 1912 and he moved to a leadership role in Westinghouse's Patent Department after the First World War.
In 1929, he joined the Radio Corporation of America as Director of Patent Development and was soon promoted to Vice-President. As well as the Patent Department, Schairer oversaw RCA's research activities, which were then divided between several separate subsidiaries. In late 1940, he proposed the centralization of research under a single independent unit of RCA. The result was the administrative unification in RCA Laboratories in 1941 and the physical centralization of most research at the new Princeton laboratories in 1942.
Schairer, whose title was changed from Vice-President in Charge of Patent Department to Vice-President in Charge of RCA Laboratories in 1941, continued to supervise both operations until 1945 and retired the following year. At the age of 96, Schairer died on March 12, 1975.
Schairer was one of the first electronics executives to understand the potential for television as an educational and entertainment medium. While still at Westinghouse he persuaded the company to contract with Vladimir Zworykin for all of his inventions, including those related to television. In addition, he encouraged Westinghouse, GE and finally RCA to develop radio and for RCA to distribute the apparatus for huge profits.
Otto's son George S. Schairer (1913-2004) was an aeronautical engineer who served as Boeing's vice-president for research and development from 1959 to 1973.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a disbound notebook containing speeches, reports, notes, and other material by Otto Sorg Schairer. The notebook was assembled by his son, George S. Schairer, primarily to document Otto's role in the creation of RCA Laboratories as an independent unit within the Radio Corporation of America.
Arrangement
The notebook is in original order.
Provenance
George S. Schairer sent the notebook to James J. Tietjen in 1992. Tietjen, who had moved from President and CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center to the same position at its parent SRI International in 1990, forwarded it to the David Sarnoff Library.
Processing Notes
Processed by Daniel Michelson and David Burdash, January 2015
Box Folder
M&A 11 37 Cover letter, introduction, and inventory, 1992 September; Selected items digitized [ID: SchairerCoverLetter92].
M&A 11 38 File 1: Photograph of Schairer, undated
M&A 11 38 File 2: "An Autobiography" by Schairer (read to the Old Guard of Princeton), 1944
M&A 11 38 File 3: Appointment as Director of Bureau of Engineering Development in the Patent field (Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company), 1919-1920
M&A 11 39 File 4: KDKA 8th anniversary dinner, 1928 November 6
M&A 11 39 File 5: Appointment as Director of Patent Development (Radio Corporation of America), 1929 April 17
M&A 11 40 File 6: Newspaper clippings regarding electric companies' divestment from RCA, 1932 November
M&A 11 41 File 7: Statement on television demonstration by Schairer, 1936 July 7
M&A 11 42 File 8: "Recollections of Early Television" by Schairer, 1939
M&A 11 43 File 9: "The Patent Problem from the Viewpoint of Industry" by Schairer (read at a round table conference of the National Industrial Conference Board in New York), 1939 January 19
M&A 11 44 File 10a: "Electronics in Transportation" by Schairer (address at the University of Michigan--Life Magazine Conference on New Technologies in Transportation in Ann Arbor), 1939 November 2
M&A 11 45 File 11: Letter to David Sarnoff proposing establishment of RCA Laboratories, 1940 December 30
M&A 11 45 File 12: Financial statement of Patent Department operations for October 1940, 1940 December 30
M&A 11 45 File 13: Drafts of board resolution and general order establishing RCA Laboratories under Schairer [originally an attachment to File 11], 1940 December 30
M&A 11 46 File 14: "RCA Laboratories: A New Center for Radio Research" (addresses by David Sarnoff and Schairer at Princeton), 1941 March 12
M&A 11 46 File 15: "Patent Department Organization" by Schairer (lecture at the Practising Law Institute of New York), 1941 July 18
M&A 11 46 File 16: General Order S-56 establishing RCA Laboratories under Schairer, 1941 March 5
M&A 11 46 File 17: Statement by Schairer at ground-breaking ceremony for RCA Laboratories, 1941 August 8
M&A 11 46 File 18: Press release on laying of cornerstone for RCA Laboratories, 1941 November 15
M&A 11 46 File 18B: Notes on purpose of RCA Laboratories, 1941?
M&A 11 47 File 19: Speech welcoming staff to RCA Laboratories, 1942?
M&A 11 47 File 20: Financial statements analyzing patent royalty income from RCA research, 1942
M&A 11 48 File 21: New fields of activities for the granting of licenses since January 1, 1942, in which licenses have actually been granted or important negotiations are going on, 1943?
M&A 11 48 File 22: Miscellaneous non-radio fields in which RCA has granted licenses or is discussing licenses with prospective licensees, 1943?
M&A 11 48 File 23: Gross income, expenses and net income of RCA Laboratories (1935-1942), 1943
M&A 11 49 File 24: Speech by Schairer at RCA Laboratories, 1943 March 31
M&A 11 49 File 25: "RCA Research Laboratories" ( Heating and Ventilating), 1943 July
M&A 11 49 File 26: "Dedicated to War and Peace: The RCA Laboratories Building, Princeton, New Jersey" ( Architectural Record), 1943 March
M&A 11 50 File 27: Objectives of RCA Laboratories, circa 1943
M&A 11 50 File 28: Lecture on radio research, 1943?
M&A 11 50 File 29: "The Role of Research in the Development of Radio," 1944?
M&A 11 50 File 30: "RCA Research Aims" by Schairer ( Radio Age), 1944 April
M&A 11 50 File 31: "The Influence of Research on Product Development" by Schairer (delivered before a section of the National Industrial Conference Board), 1944 September 21
M&A 11 51 File 32: Press release on Schairer's statement for RCA's twenty-fifth anniversary, 1944 October 17
M&A 11 52 File 33: Report of RCA Laboratories for 1944 (summary by Schairer for David Sarnoff), 1945 February 27
M&A 11 53 File 34: RCA research and development [key early conceptual planning and development of an overview of RCA R&D functions], 1945 March-June
M&A 11 54 Files 35-36: Report on television by the RCA Planning Committee to David Sarnoff (includes David Sarnoff's response), 1945 September 18
M&A 11 55 File 37: Notes for speeches and lectures, 1939-1946, undated
M&A 11 56 File 38: Principal terms of licenses granted by RCA, 1943
M&A 11 57 File 39: Speech by Schairer at RCA Laboratories annual dinner, 1951 November 9
M&A 11 58 File 40: Answer of Radio Corporation of America in federal court case relating to patents, 1955 March 29
M&A 11 59 File 41: Who's Who entry and obituaries, 1955, 1976
M&A 11 60 Unnumbered files, 1943, 1945
II. James Hillier papers, 1922-2007
Historical Note
Dr. James Hillier was born in Brantford, Ontario on August 22, 1915. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto. As a research assistant at the Department of Physics and the Banting Institute of the University of Toronto Medical School he co-designed, built, and operated the first high-resolution electron microscope in the Western Hemisphere. In 1940 Hillier was hired as a research physicist at the Radio Corporation of America in Camden, New Jersey. After moving to RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey in 1942 Hillier, together with Vladimir Zworykin and Richard Snyder, invented the first scanning electron microscope.
Following two years of working as the director of the Research Department at Melpar, Hillier returned to RCA in 1955 and was promoted to the Administrative Engineer of Research and Engineering. Later that year Hillier became Chief Engineer of RCA Industrial Electronic Products. In 1957 Hillier returned to RCA Laboratories in Princeton as General Manager. He was promoted to Vice President, RCA Laboratories the following year. In 1968 was named Vice President of RCA Research and Engineering and Executive Vice-President in 1969. He held this position until 1976 when he was named Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist of RCA. During his time as an administrator at RCA Hillier oversaw the David Sarnoff Research Center's fundamental achievements in materials and devices. Hillier retired from RCA in 1977.
Dr. James Hillier was issued 40 United States patents, wrote over 100 technical reports, and was a founding member of the Electron Microscope Society. Hillier served as the president of the Electron Microscope Society from 1945 to 1946. For his contributions and achievements Hillier received numerous awards including the Albert Lasker Award from the American Public Health Association, the David Sarnoff Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Industrial Research Institute Medal from the Industrial Research Institute. In 1963 Hillier served as the president of the Industrial Research Institute and in 1980 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Hillier was a member of numerous boards and committees including the Commerce Technical Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the New Jersey Higher Education Committee. Dr. Hillier died in January of 2007.
Scope and Content
The James Hillier papers are composed of reports, publications, and correspondence related to the electron microscope, VideoDisc, and other RCA products. The papers also include reports, meeting minutes, and business plans from Hillier’s time as an RCA administrator. Along with reference publications and product guides, the papers also consist of a number of Hillier’s speeches.
Thirty-eight of Hillier's lab notebooks (1940s) and two of his patent disclosure books (1940, 1942) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
The Hillier papers are arranged in eleven subseries:
A. Administration and management
B. Committees and organizations
C. Disclosures and patents
D. Electron microscopes and electron microscopy
E. Presentations, speeches, and publications
F. Reference material
G. SelectaVision and VideoDisc
H. Trips
I. General
J. Photographs
K. Audiovisual
Provenance
Donated to the David Sarnoff Library by James Hillier in 2004, with additional donations by J. Robert Hillier in 2008.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2016.
A. Administration and management, 1945-1978
Scope and Content
This subseries contains correspondence, business plans, reports, financial statements, and publications from Hillier’s time as an RCA manager and executive.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
M&A 1244 1 "Analysis of Research and Engineering Functions," undated
M&A 1244 2 "Anticipated Products - RCA Laboratories" by James Hillier, 1958 October 14; Selected items digitized [ID: 1958 tech predictions].
M&A 1244 3 "Assumptions and Objectives in the Organization of Communications Research" (memo from Hillier to R. S. Holmes), 1966 June 22
M&A 1244 4 "Broadcasting: The Next Ten Years" (NBC Corporate Planning), 1977
M&A 1244 5 Business plans and reviews (1976-1978), 1975
M&A 1244 6 Business plans and reviews (1977-1979), 1976
M&A 1244 7 Business plans and reviews: Community Television Systems (1974-1978), 1973 October 29
M&A 1244 8 Business plans and reviews: Consumer Electronics, 1974-1975, undated
M&A 1244 9 Business plans and reviews: Consumer Electronics Engineering (1972), 1971
M&A 1244 10 Business plans and reviews: Coronet Industries (1975-1979), 1975 June 2
M&A 1244 11 Business plans and reviews: DAMA, 1976 June 25-December 15
M&A 1244 12 Business plans and reviews: Electronic Components (1972-1976), 1971 December 2
M&A 1244 13 Business plans and reviews: Laboratories (1975-1979), 1975
M&A 1244 14 Business plans and reviews: Parts and Accessories Division, 1975
M&A 1244 15 Business plans and reviews: Picture Tube Division (1976-1978), 1976 March 5
M&A 1244 16 Business plans and reviews: RCA Alaska Communications, Inc., 1977 July 20
M&A 1244 17 Business plans and reviews: RCA American Communications, Inc., 1977 May 5
M&A 1244 18 Chief Engineers meetings, 1963 February 8-March 6
M&A 1244 19 Color TV product planning, 1974 November 5
M&A 1244 20 Computer Systems Division reports, 1970-1971
M&A 1244 21 Consumer Electronics, 1970-circa 1975
M&A 1244 22 "Corporate Development," 1974 January 22
M&A 1244 23 Correspondence, 1945-1977
M&A 1244 24 "A Discussion of Medical Electronics in RCA" by James Hillier, 1955 June 2
M&A 1244 25 Electronic Components engineering, 1974
M&A 1244 26 Electronic watches research, 1971-1972
M&A 1244 27 Engineering Services planning (1975), 1974
M&A 1244 28 Evaluations of engineering activities by James Hillier, 1970 August 13
M&A 1244 29 "Future Memory Strategy: Semiconductor/Core," 1971 May 27
M&A 1244 30 Future of electronics, circa 1972-1976
M&A 1244 31 "General Functions of RCA Laboratories" by James Hillier, 1966 March 31
M&A 1244 32 Gould Inc. proposed printer project, 1971
M&A 1244 33 Independent research and development (IR&D) planning, 1972
M&A 1244 34 Industrial Tube Division (ITD), 1972 June 12-July 17
M&A 1244 35 "Information Network Analysis: An Electronic Component Supplier Case Study of Management Control Alternatives" by Corporate Research and Engineering, 1975 February
M&A 1244 36 "An Interactive Business System for Improved Management of G&A Expenses" prepared by Operations Research, 1971 March 31
M&A 1244 37 "Inverted Stepanov Silicon Growth Method" (RCA Laboratories proposal PP 75-104 to Jet Propulsion Laboratory), 1975 November 14
M&A 1244 38 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Media Development project, 1974 February 6-March 12
M&A 1244 39 Management training programs, 1955 October-1957 September
M&A 1244 40 "Manufacturing Process Development in RCA" by James Hillier, 1955
M&A 1244 41 Microfiche demonstration for Eastman Kodak attendance list, 1976 June 25
M&A 1244 42 "New Business Development in RCA," 1964 May
M&A 1244 43 "New Business Programs," 1974 February 14
M&A 1244 44 Organization notices, 1976
M&A 1244 45 "Potential Management Progression in Research and Engineering," 1974-1975
M&A 1244 46 "Proposal for New Process Research and Development Activity" by James Hillier, 1962
M&A 1244 47 Proposed capital budgets, 1975
M&A 1244 48 "A Proposed Planning Procedure for RCA Laboratories Research" by James Hillier, 1965 March 19
M&A 1244 49 RCA Laboratories orientation programs, 1957-1960
M&A 1244 50 RCA Laboratories planning for 1962, undated
M&A 1244 51 RCA Laboratories Research Library statistics, 1966-1967
M&A 1244 52 RCA Laboratories Research Reports, 1965
M&A 1244 53 RCA Laboratories Research Reports, 1966, 1976
M&A 1244 54 "Recommended RCA Strategy for 1970 on Personalized Home Entertainment Systems" by Corporate Staff, 1969 December
M&A 1244 55 "Report of the Solid State Committee to the President's Policy Committee" (Hillier was chair of Solid State Committee), 1969 September 22
M&A 1244 56 "R&E Participation in the CIS Proposal" (memo from James Hillier to R. A. Dunlop), 1970 November 24
M&A 1244 57 "Research and Engineering Comments on the SSD Strategy Review" by H. Sobol, 1971 August 12
M&A 1244 58 "Research and Engineering Recommendations" (memo from Hillier to Robert W. Sarnoff), 1971 February 17
M&A 1244 59 Research and Engineering responsibilities, circa 1974
M&A 1244 60 Satellite research, 1973 January 2-1976 September, undated
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M&A 1245 1 Solar energy research, 1961, 1975, undated
M&A 1245 2 Solid State Division financial analysis, 1975
M&A 1245 3 Solid State Division monthly review, 1971 June 22
M&A 1245 4 Solid State Technology Center, 1970-1975
M&A 1245 5 Solid State Technology Center Board of Directors meetings (includes minutes), 1971 February 15-May 17
M&A 1245 6 Staffing and organization (costs, analyses, organization plans), 1951-1976, undated
M&A 1245 7 "Statement of Capabilities - Advanced Technology Division," 1978 November 9
M&A 1245 8 "Status Report on Capital Expenditures," 1974 November 14
M&A 1245 9 "Status Report on Capital Expenditures," 1976 February 13
M&A 1245 10 Television research, 1969-1976
M&A 1245 11 United States Postal Service Electronic Messaging System reports and notes, 1976 January 27-1977 January 27, undated
M&A 1245 12 "Venture Analysis - The Assessment of Uncertainty and Risk" (Management Report No. 45 by Operations Research), 1968 December
M&A 1245 13 Xerox, 1957
B. Committees and organizations, 1943-1984
Scope and Content
This subseries consists of meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and notes related to non-RCA committees and organizations that Hillier belonged to or supported.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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M&A 1245 14 American Institute of Physics, Governing Board meeting agenda, 1945 March 9
M&A 1245 15 Americans for Energy Independence correspondence and publications, 1976 March 15-May 17, undated
M&A 1245 16 Association of Research Directors, 1983 December-1984
M&A 1245 17 B-N Software Research Inc. databook and project profiles, 1978 October 28-November 23
M&A 1245 18 Civilian/Military Institute articles of incorporation, 1975 October 27
M&A 1245 19 Civilian/Military Institute reports, 1974, undated
M&A 1245 20 Commerce Technical Advisory Board correspondence and reports, 1964 September 8-1970 July 30
M&A 1245 21 Commerce Technical Advisory Board, Telecommunication Science Panel, 1966
M&A 1245 22 Cornell University Engineering College Council notes and reports, 1979-1983 April 9, undated
M&A 1245 23 Department of Commerce, Office of Telecommunications: "Lowering Barriers to Telecommunications Growth," 1976 November
M&A 1245 24 Directors of Industrial Research, 1969-1983
M&A 1245 25 Edwin E. Aldren Commemorative Scholarships Committee reports, undated
M&A 1245 26 Electron Microscope Society correspondence, 1943 March 16-1946 July 9, undated
M&A 1245 27 Electron Microscope Society meeting minutes, membership information and reports, 1943 August 30-1952, undated
M&A 1245 28 Industrial Research Institute, Committee on Federal Science Trends correspondence, 1962 September 21-1964 December 8, undated
M&A 1245 29 Industrial Research Institute, Committee on Federal Science Trends meeting minutes and reports, 1963 April 1-1976 February, undated
M&A 1245 30 Industrial Research Institute Study Groups reports, 1958-1959
M&A 1245 31 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Awards Board correspondence, 1983 August 12-September 1
M&A 1245 32 National Academy of Engineering, 1967 May 17-1983 November 3, undated
M&A 1245 33 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter I.A. Planet Earth (Robert M. White, chapter coordinator), 1978 November 20
M&A 1245 34 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter I.B. Science and the Living State (Bernard Davis, chapter coordinator), 1978 November 20-December 30
M&A 1245 35 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter I.C. Structure of Matter (Robert Sachs, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 7
M&A 1245 36 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter II.A. Computers and Communication (Jacob Schwartz, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 5
M&A 1245 37 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter II.B. Energy (David Rose, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 6
M&A 1245 38 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter III.B. Health of the American People (David Hamburg, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 30
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M&A 1249 25 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter IV.B. The Innovation Process and Technological Leadership (James Hillier, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 22
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M&A 1245 40 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter IV.C. International Institutions (Thomas Malone, chapter coordinator), 1978 December 13
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M&A 1246 1 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter ?. Five-Year Forecast for Materials, 1978 December 1
M&A 1246 2 National Academy of Sciences: Five-Year Outlook for Science and Technology, chapter ?. Heath of the American Environment, 1978 December 6
M&A 1246 3 The National Council for United States-China Trade memorandums, 1975 August 19-1976 August 27
M&A 1246 4 National Science Foundation correspondence, 1974 February 27-1976 October 5
M&A 1246 5 New Jersey Higher Education Study Project Committee correspondence and notes, 1963 May 20-1964 September 9, undated
M&A 1246 6 New Jersey Higher Education Study Project Committee itineraries and meeting minutes, 1964 January 2-December 17
M&A 1246 7 New Jersey Higher Education Study Project Committee publications and reports, 1956 June 1-1964 November 16, undated
M&A 1246 8 New Jersey Higher Education Study Project Committee reference reports, 1958 January 1-1961 June 1
M&A 1246 9 Rotary Club of Princeton correspondence, 1970 July 10-1977 August 23
C. Disclosures and patents, 1939-1997
Scope and Content
This subseries contains of Hillier's disclosures of inventions, patent disclosures, and patents (mostly related to the electron microscope). Some related disclosures and patents from other scientists are also included.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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M&A 1246 10 Correspondence, 1943 January 18-1976 July 20
M&A 1246 11-12 Disclosures of invention, patent disclosures, and patents of James Hillier, 1940 April 11-1962 August 22, undated
M&A 1246 13 Disclosures of invention, patent disclosures, and patents of others, 1939 October 10-1971 November 4
M&A 1246 14 List of original patents given to Wes Scarrow, 1997 December 8
M&A 1246 15 Radio Corporation of America Employee Invention Agreement, 1954 October 1
D. Electron microscopes and electron microscopy, 1938-1993
Scope and Content
This subseries contains publications, reports, and correspondence by Hillier and reference publications related to the electron microscope and electron microscopy.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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M&A 1246 16 Centennial Centre of Science and Technology Project correspondence, 1965 October 22-1966 December 5, undated
M&A 1246 17 Correspondence, 1942 October-1991 July 2
M&A 1246 18 "The Development of the RCA Electron Microscope Business, 1939-1969" by Ilan Kusiatin, 1975 December
M&A 1246 19 General, 1941-1953, undated
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Adjusting the Magnetic Electron Microscope Objective to Obtain High Resolving Power," 1946 August
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Asymmetries in Projection Lens Operation of Electron Microscope (PEM-38), 1946 August 2
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Chromatic Aberration and Resolving Power in Electron Microscopy" with E. G. Ramberg ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1948 July
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Cleaning of the Model EMU Electron Microscope" (PEM-87), 1948 February 26
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Compact High Resolving Power Electron Microscope" with V. K. Zworykin ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1943 December
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Construction of a Magnetic Electron Microscope of High Resolving Power" with Albert Prebus ( Canadian Journal of Research), 1939 April
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Contribution of the Electron Microscope to Medicine" (with E. F. Burton and A. Prebus) ( Canadian Medical Association Journal), 1940
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Cultural Properties and Pathogenicity of Certain Microorganisms Obtained from Various Proliferative and Neoplastic Diseases" with Virginia Wuerthele-Caspé, Eleanor Alexander-Jackson, John A. Anderson, Roy M. Allen, and Lawrence W. Smith ( American Journal of the Medical Sciences), 1950 December
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Cytology of an Avian Strain of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Studied with the Electron and Light Microscopes" with Georges Knaysi and Catherine Fabricant ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1950 October
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Description of Stereo Holder," 1942 February 10
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Diffraction Adapter for the Electron Microscope" with R. F. Baker and V. K. Zworykin ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1942 September
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Discussion of the Fundamental Limit of Performance of an Electron Microscope ( Physical Review), 1941 November 15
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Discussion of the Illuminating System of the Electron Microscope" with R. F. Baker ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1945 August
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Dynamic Correction of the Spherical Aberration of Electron Lenses" with V. K. Zworykin and E. G. Ramberg ( RCA Laboratories News), 1944 February
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Effect of Chromatic Error on Electron Microscope Images" ( Canadian Journal of Research), 1939 April
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron and Light Microscopic Studies of Bacterial Nuclei" with Stuart Mudd, Andrew G. Smith, and Ernst H. Beutner ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1950 November
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Micrograph Studies of Two Strains of Pleuropneumonialike (L) Organisms of Human Derivation" with William E. Smith and Stuart Mudd ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1948 November
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscope" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica), 1948
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscope" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica), 1960
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Electron Microscope" ( Proceedings of the Scientific Section of the Toilet Goods Association), 1945 December 6
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscope" (report to T. A. Smith), 1955 August 18
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "An Electron Microscope for Practical Laboratory Service" with V. K. Zworykin and A. W. Vance (AIEE Technical Paper 41-30), 1940 December
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Electron Microscope in Industrial Research" ( Second Symposium on Varnish and Paint Chemistry), 1949 November 19
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscope Instrumentation" (memo to I. Wolff), 1955 March 28
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy" ( Biophysical Research Methods), 1950
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy" ( Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society), 1946 November 15
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy" ( Canadian Chemistry and Process Industries), 1944 November
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica), 1948
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy" with V. K. Zworykin ( Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association), 1945 December
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy Advances" ( Blueprints of the Future), 1946 November
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis" ( Recent Advances in Analytical Chemistry), 1949
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy and Small Angle X-ray Scattering" with John Turkevich and Harry H. Hubbell ( Faraday Society Discussion), 1950
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy of Colloidal Systems" with John Turkevich ( Analytical Chemistry), 1949 April
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy of Microorganisms and Viruses" ( Annual Review of Microbiology), 1950
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy of Ultra-Thin Sections of Bacteria" with George B. Chapman ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1953 September
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electron Microscopy to Electron Microprobe Analysis; the Early Days" ( Microbeam Analysis), 1989
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electronic Microscopy" with V. K. Zworykin ( Scientific Monthly), 1944 September
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Electrons Make Patterns" ( Radio Age), 1945 October
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The 'Fixation' of Electron Microscopic Specimens by the Electron Beam" with Stuart Mudd, Andrew G. Smith, and Ernst H. Beutner ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1950 November
M&A 1246 21 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Fresnel Diffraction of Electrons as a Contour Phenomenon in Electron Supermicroscope Images" ( Physical Review), 1940 November 1
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Fundamental Theory of Electron Optics and its Application in the Construction of a New Magnetic Electron Microscope" (Master of Arts thesis), 1938
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Further Improvement in the Resolving Power of the Electron Microscope" ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1946 April
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Illuminating System of the Electron Microscope" with S. G. Ellis ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1949 July
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Improved Ultra-Thin Sectioning of Tissue for Electron Microscopy) with Mark E. Gettner ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1950 September
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Internal Structure and Nuclei in Cells of Escherichia Coli as Shown by Improved Electron Microscopic Techniques" with Stuart Mudd and Andrew G. Smith ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1949 March
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Look at Electron Microscopy" ( Drug, Vitamin and Allied Industries), 1946 July
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Kontrasterhöhung in der Elektronenmikroskopie" with E. G. Ramberg ( Sonderabdruck aus Zeitschrift für angewandte Physik), 1950 July
M&A 1246 20 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "L-Type Variation an dBacterial Reproduction by Large Bodies as Seen in Electron Micrographic Studies of Bacteroides Funduliforms," 1948 November
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Light and Electron Microscopic Studies of Escherichia Coli-Coliphage Interactions" with Ernst H. Beutner, Philip E. Hartman, and Stuart Mudd ( Biochimica et Biophysica Acta), 1953
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Magnetic Electron Microscope Objective: Contour Phenomena and the Attainment of High Resolving Power" with E. G. Ramberg ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1947 January
M&A 1246 22 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Microanalysis by Means of Electrons" with R. F. Baker ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1944 September
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Microscopy: Electron" with V. K. Zworykin ( Medical Physics), 1950
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Mounting of Bacteria for Electron Microscope Examination" with Richard F. Baker ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1946 October
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "New Interference Phenomena in the Electron Microscopic Images of Plate-Like Crystals," 1954
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "New Preparation Techniques for the Electron Microscopy of Bacteria" with Georges Knaysi and Richard F. Baker ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1948 November
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "New Worlds for Sight" ( Physics Today), 1948 September
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "New Worlds for Study," 1948
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "An Objective for Use in the Electron Microscopy of Ultra-Thin Sections" ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1951 February
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Observation of Crystalline Reflections in Electron Microscope Images" with Richard F. Baker ( Physical Review), 1942 June
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Observations on the Bacteriophagy of Erwinia Carotovora" with George Chapman and Frank H. Johnson ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1951 March
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "On Microanalysis by Electrons ( Physical Review), 1943 November
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "On the Improvement of Resolution in Electron Diffraction Cameras" with R. F. Baker ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1946 January
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "On the Investigation of Specimen Contamination in the Electron Microscope" ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1948 March
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "On the Sharpening of Microtome Knives for Ultra-Thin Sectioning" ( Review of Scientific Instruments), 1951 March
M&A 1246 23 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "On the Ultrastructure of the Plasma Membrane as Determined by the Electron Microscope" with Joseph F. Hoffman ( Journal of Cellular and Comparative Physiology), 1953 October
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Photographic Action of Electrons in the Range Between 40 and 212 Kilovolts" with R. F. Baker and E. G. Ramberg ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1942 July
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Preliminary Observations on the Germination of the Endospore in Bacillus Megatherium and the Structure of the Spore Coat" with Georges Knaysi ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1949 January
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Preliminary Report on the Development of a 300-Kilovolt Magnetic Electron Microscope" with V. K. Zworykin and A. W. Vance ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1941 October
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Present Status and Future Possibilities of the Electron Microscope" ( RCA Review), 1947 March
M&A 1246 25 Publications and reports by Hillier -- Progress reports, 1940-1948
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The RCA Electron Microscope" ( Science Education), 1942 October-November
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The RCA Electron Microscope" with V. K. Zworykin, 1948 May 25
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "RCA Permanent Magnet Electron Microscope," undated
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Recent Developments in the Electron Microscope" with A. W. Vance ( Proceedings of the I.R.E.), 1941 April
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Removable Intermediate Lens for Extending the Magnification Range of an Electron Microscope" ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1950
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Report on the Development of the Electron Supermicroscope at Toronto" with E. F. Burton and A. Prebus ( Physical Review), 1939 December 1
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Scanning Electron Microscope" with V. K. Zworykin and R. L. Snyder ( ASTM Bulletin), 1942 August
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Sectioning of Tissue for Electron Microscopy" with Mark E. Gettner ( Science), 1950 November 3
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Single Crystal Electron Diffraction by Micro-Crystalline Materials" with Norman Davidson ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1947 June
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Some Practical Aspects of Electron Microscopy" with V. K. Zworykin, undated
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Some Reflections on the Early Development of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis" ( Metallography: Past, Present, and Future), 1993
M&A 1246 24 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Some Theoretical and Practical Considerations of Image Contrast in the Electron Microscope" with E. G. Ramberg ( Proceedings of the Conference on Electron Microscopy), 1949 July 4-8
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "The Story of the Electron Microscope," 1946
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Study of Distortion in Electron Microscope Projection Lenses" ( Journal of Applied Physics), 1946 June
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Study of the Nucleation and Growth Processes in the Synthesis of Colloidal Gold" with John Turkevich and Peter Cooper Stevenson ( Faraday Society Discussion), 1951
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Study, with the High-Voltage Electron Microscope, of the Endospore and Life Cycle of Bacillus Mycoides" with Georges Knaysi and R. F. Baker ( Journal of Bacteriology), 1947 May
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "Ultra-Thin Sections for the Electron Microscopy of Tissues" ( Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences), 1951 February
M&A 1246 26 Publications and reports by Hillier -- "A Versatile High-Voltage Electron Microscope," 1949 December
M&A 1246 27 Publications by other authors, 1940-1963
M&A 1246 28 Publications by other authors: history, 1963-1990, undated
M&A 1246 29 RCA product publications, 1941-1954, undated
M&A 1246 30 RCA Service Company, undated
E. Presentations, speeches, and publications by Hillier, 1942-1999
Scope and Content
This subseries consists of transcripts and drafts of speeches made by Hillier on topics including electron microscopes, research management, and RCA’s history. Publications not related to electron microscopy are also included.
Arrangement
Files are arranged chronologically.
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M&A 1247 1 General, 1942-1983, undated
M&A 1247 2 "Present Status of Electron Microscopy" (presented before the Philosophical Society of Washington), 1950 April 22
M&A 1247 3 Electron Microscope Society of America Conference presentations, 1950-1951
M&A 1247 4 "Electronics and Vision in Medicine," circa 1954
M&A 1247 5 "Applied Electron Microscopy: Its Development, Present Trends, and Future Possibilities" (First European Conference on Electron Microscopy), 1956 September
M&A 1247 6 "A Discussion of CEP Engineering and its Relationship to the Laboratories" (Princeton Colloquium), 1957 January 28
M&A 1247 7 Research and Development Seminar remarks (American Management Association Seminar), 1957 March 21
M&A 1247 8 "Industrial Research - Pure and Applied" (Rutgers University Graduate Seminar), 1957 April 17
M&A 1247 9 Patent Organization talk (Patent Organization 10th Annual Meeting), 1957 May 9
M&A 1247 10 "Light Amplifier" (Business Planning Presentation to Executive Council), 1957 November 11
M&A 1247 11 "Organization for Development" (Organizing and Controlling Research and Development Orientation Seminar), 1957 November 11
M&A 1247 12 "Thermoelectric Materials" (Business Planning Presentation to Executive Council), 1957 November 11
M&A 1247 13 "Frontiers of Engineering" (Sigma Xi Talk at Rutgers ), 1957 November 18
M&A 1247 14 Talk by JAMcF for James Hillier (Nassau Tavern), 1958 March 14-April 2
M&A 1247 15 Business planning meeting presentation, 1958 March 18
M&A 1247 16 Components pre-planning meeting presentation, 1958 May 2
M&A 1247 17 "Electronics in Tomorrow's Agriculture" (address before the New Jersey Agricultural Society ), 1958 May 14
M&A 1247 18 "Electronic Data Processing" (presentation to 501 Executive Seminar), 1958 June 20
M&A 1247 19 Talk to technical staff about salaries (prepared by Schulz & Hurford), 1958 August 1
M&A 1247 20 "The Role of RCA Laboratories" (orientation talk), 1958 August 21
M&A 1247 21 "Creativity: What Lessons Can We Learn from the Sciences?" (Harvard Business School Fiftieth Anniversary Conference), 1958 September 5
M&A 1247 22 "The Responsibilities of the First Line of Supervision in Research" (presented at the Fall Meeting fo the Industrial Research Institute), 1958 October 20
M&A 1247 23 Welcome - Present Day Club visit, 1958 December 11
M&A 1247 24 "Electronics in the Future of Medicine" (New Jersey College of Surgeons), 1958
M&A 1247 25 "The Management of Research and the Professional Microscopist" (American Chemical Society), 1959 April 7
M&A 1247 26 "RCA's Expansion in Mercer County" (Mercer County Industrial Commission Annual Dinner Meeting), 1959 April 27
M&A 1247 27 "The Role of RCA Laboratories" (orientation talk), 1959 August 19
M&A 1247 28 "Management of Scientific Research Personnel" (Philadelphia chapter IRE-PGEM), 1959 October 22
M&A 1247 29 "Research: Industry's Investment in the Future" (Investment Officers Association), 1959 November 18
M&A 1247 30 Presentation on RCA Laboratories to New Brunswick Rotary Club, 1960 January 14
M&A 1247 31 "Management's Objectives and Expectations of Research" (Twin Cities Society of Security Analysts), 1960 April 6
M&A 1247 32 Presentation to the Nassau Club, 1960 May 4
M&A 1247 33 "A Theory of Communications in a Research Laboratory" (Industrial Research Institute), 1960 May 11
M&A 1247 34 Talk to security analysts about RCA Laboratories, 1960 May 18
M&A 1247 35 "Electronic Highway Demonstration - Introductory Remarks," 1960 June 2
M&A 1247 36 "RCA Laboratories Research Program" (orientation talk), 1960 August 10
M&A 1247 37 "The Creation of an Effective Research Environment" (Research Reserve Seminar on Research Planning and Management), 1960 August 21-September 3, 1961 August 20-September 2
M&A 1247 38 Remarks to The Burton Society of Electron Microscopists, 1960 October 28
M&A 1247 39 "The Untapped Promise of Electronic Medicine" (American College of Preventive Medicine), 1960 November 3
M&A 1247 40 "A Theory of Communications in a Research Laboratory" (International Research Meeting Skytop, PA), 1960 December 6
M&A 1247 41 Presentation on RCA Laboratories to Belle Meade Rotary Club, 1961 March 22
M&A 1247 42 Announcement of laboratories' reorganization, 1961 May 31
M&A 1247 43 Remarks at the Science Editions Symposium, 1961 June 18
M&A 1247 44 Remarks for the RCA Laboratories Business Review, 1961 June 22
M&A 1247 45 "Measuring the Value of Information Services," 1961 September 6
M&A 1247 46 Remarks to the Philadelphia chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, 1961 November 17
M&A 1247 47 Presentation to Undersecretary of Commerce Martin, 1962 January 3
M&A 1247 48 RCA board meeting presentation, 1962 May 4
M&A 1247 49 "Packaged Power-a New Horizon in Electronics" (Nassau Club-Princeton Luncheon Speaker Series), 1962 October 10
M&A 1247 50 "The Technological Explosion - Its Effect on Planning" (Regional Institute of Management "Bringing Management Up to the Tempo of the Space Age" ), 1962 October 12
M&A 1247 51 "Some Thoughts on RCA Research" (RCA Laboratories Colloquium), 1962 December 10
M&A 1247 52 "RCA Laboratories," 1962
M&A 1247 53 "Fusion Energy Conversion and Superconductivity - New Vistas in RCA Research" (IRE-AIEE Buffalo, New York), 1963 January 16
M&A 1247 54 Presentation on RCA Laboratories for Princeton Kiwanis Club, 1963 January 31
M&A 1247 55 Executive Council review, 1963 March 5
M&A 1247 56 "RCA Laboratories Review to Management," 1963 March 12
M&A 1247 57 "Management's Objectives and Expectations of Research, 1963
M&A 1247 58 Speech at the Symposium on Analytic Characterization of Materials, 1964 January 20
M&A 1247 59 "The RCA Laboratories - Key to the Future," 1964 January 29
M&A 1247 60 "Engineering Writing - The Broader View of Management" (Writing-Improvement Programs for Engineers), 1964 February 24-26
M&A 1247 61 "New Perspectives for Consumer Electronics" (reprint of address delivered at the IEEE Consumer Electronics Award Dinner as part of the 1964 National Electronics Conference), 1964 October 19
M&A 1247 62 25-Year Dinner speeches, 1965-1972, undated
M&A 1247 63 "The Problems of Evaluating R&D Results" (National Association of Business Executives), 1966 December 2
M&A 1247 64 "Research on Research - Needed but Complex" (Conference on Research Management, Connecticut Research Commission), 1967 January 30
M&A 1247 65 Remarks at the National Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention, 1967 April 4
M&A 1247 66 Remarks at "The Future of Broadcasting Seminar" (Canadian Association of Broadcasters), 1967 April 18
M&A 1247 67 "Beam Technology and the Electronics Industry" (IEEE 9th Annual Symposium on Electron, Ion, and Laser Beam Technology), 1967 May 9
M&A 1247 68 Remarks at the dedication of new laboratories for Laboratories RCA, Inc. (Machida, Tokyo, Japan), 1967 June 26
M&A 1247 69 Board of Directors meeting presentation, 1967 August 4
M&A 1247 70 "Venture Activities in the Large Corporation" (presented to IEEE Seminar), 1967 September 7
M&A 1247 71 "Innovation at RCA for Growth Markets" (Financial Analysts Federation 1967 Fall Conference "Innovation at RCA for Growth Markets," 1967 September 21
M&A 1247 72 "Electronics in Your Future" (API-TAPPI Research Conference), 1967 October 13
M&A 1247 73 David Sarnoff Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Acceptance Speech (IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting), 1967 October 19
M&A 1247 74 Notes on talk to Princeton Rotary Club, 1968 January 9
M&A 1247 75 "Some Thoughts on the Future of R&D" (Eta Kappa Nu Banquet), 1968 March 18
M&A 1247 76 "Organization in Department of Commerce for Telecommunications" (oral report to CTAB), 1968 March 21
M&A 1247 77 "Television in the 70's" (panel presentation to NBC affiliates), 1968 March 28
M&A 1247 78 Introduction of Dr. Vladimir K. Zworykin (recipient of the Third Annual Founders Award - National Academy of Engineering), 1968 April 24
M&A 1247 79 Text of colloquium talk, 1968 May 14
M&A 1247 80 Speech at IEEE Spring Conference, 1968 June
M&A 1247 81 Speech at Couchiching Conference (Canadian Institution on Public Affairs), 1968 July 21
M&A 1247 82 Remarks at Corporate Engineering Meeting, 1968 September 17
M&A 1247 83 "Some Thoughts on Research-On-Research" ( Research Management), 1968 September
M&A 1247 84 "Electron Microscopy and Interdisciplinary Science" (Dedication of electron microscope at University of Virginia), 1968 October 3
M&A 1247 85 Address at the Texas Christian University Research Foundation Appreciation Dinner, 1969 April 28
M&A 1247 86 "Electronically Expanding the Citizen's World" ( IEEE Spectrum) (with James D. O'Connell, Eugene G. Fubini, Kenneth G. McKay, and J. Herbert Hollomon), 1969 July
M&A 1247 87 SelectaVision Press Conference remarks, 1969 September 30
M&A 1247 88 Talk to Corporate Engineering Meeting, 1970 May 11
M&A 1247 89 "A View from Major Industry" (A National Posture on Support of Basic Science and Engineering), 1970 June 5
M&A 1247 89A Inside page for RCA Engineer "15th anniversary issue," 1970 June-July
M&A 1247 90 "The Audiovisual Future of Man" (The International Symposium on Communications), 1970 August 20
M&A 1247 91 "Organizing the Development Engineering Group" (orientation seminar), 1970 October 30
M&A 1247 92 "Future Electronic Alternatives to Travel" (presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers at the Automotive Engineering Congress), 1971 January 11-15
M&A 1247 93 "Review of Laboratories' Programs - Introduction," 1971 March 2
M&A 1247 94 "Engineering Ethics and the Consumer (Letter to the editorial staff of The Cornell Engineer), 1971 March
M&A 1247 95 "Reliability Physics: A Response to Consumerism's Crisis of Confidence," 1971 April 1
M&A 1247 96 "RCA Part V -- the Years 1966-1971," 1971 April 30
M&A 1247 97 Notes used for Rotary Luncheon Talk, 1971 May
M&A 1247 98 Remarks at the inauguration of new Zurich labs, 1971 June 7
M&A 1247 99 "The Five Hats of R&D Management" (given at the National Conference on Administration and Research), 1971 September 29
M&A 1247 100 Notes for panel discussion on "The Impact of Japanese Technology on U.S. Industrial Research" (Association of Research Directors), 1972 February 17
M&A 1247 101 Talk at the Corporate Engineering Conference, 1972 May 24
M&A 1247 102 "Shaping the Future at RCA-Concluding Remarks" (reprint The RCA Engineering Conference), 1972 July 7
M&A 1247 103 Notes on talk to Old Guard, 1973 February 28
M&A 1247 104 "Cynical Maverick': 33 Years at all Levels" (Harvard University Seminar on the Management of Science and Technology), 1973 April 9
M&A 1247 105 "Interdisciplinary Planning - the Staff Role of Research and Engineering," 1973 May
M&A 1247 106 Remarks at the First Annual Patent Recognition Dinner, 1973 October 24
M&A 1247 107 Speech for Retirees Open House, 1973 October 25
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M&A 1248 1 "Technology and the Future" (Joint Meeting with Society of Logistics Engineers at the Franklin Institute), 1974 February 20
M&A 1248 2 "Electronics in Your Future" (speech for the Present Day Club), 1975 February 26
M&A 1248 3 Talk to Princeton Rotary Club, 1975 March 18
M&A 1248 4 "Industrial Research Management - The Changing Challenge" (presented at the Annual Industrial Research Meeting), 1975 May 30
M&A 1248 5 "Broadcasting Trends & Technologies of the 1970's" (presentation to Machinery Import and Export Corporation in Connection with EIA Communication Division Delegation to Peoples Republic of China, 1975 July 27-August 6
M&A 1248 6 "Initial Impressions of Electronics in the People's Republic of China" (luncheon talk at EASCON '75), 1975 September 29
M&A 1248 7 "The Changing Challenge of Industrial Research Management" (The I.R.I Honor Lecture), 1975 September
M&A 1248 8 "Preliminary Impressions of China from a Management Point of View" (RCA Laboratories Colloquium), 1975 October 21
M&A 1248 9 "RCA's Trade with the People's Republic of China" (U.S. Department of Commerce Symposium), 1975 November 19
M&A 1248 10 Talk to TA Smith RCA Group, 1975 December 8
M&A 1248 11 Presentation to Rotary Club, 1975 December 30
M&A 1248 12 Inside page for RCA Engineer "Product Design Issue," 1975
M&A 1248 13 "RCA in the 'Right Places at the Right Times'," 1975
M&A 1248 14 Remarks to RCA Board of Directors, 1976 February 4
M&A 1248 15 Industrial Research Institute talk (AED Colloquium), 1976 February 26
M&A 1248 16 "Some Thoughts on the Future of Information Display" (Society for Information Display 1976 Information Display 1976 International Symposium/Exhibition), 1976 May 4
M&A 1248 17 Patents and Licensing Meeting talk (Skytop, Pennsylvania), 1976 May 12
M&A 1248 18 "Broadcasting in the Eighties" (NBC Affiliates Meeting), 1976 June 22
M&A 1248 19 "The Technological Outlook for Broadcasting" (American Women in Radio and Television Northeastern Region-Annual Meeting), 1976 October 2
M&A 1248 20 WICOP talk notes, 1976 October 13
M&A 1248 21 "Information, Communication and the Future" (Nassau Club), 1976 December 1
M&A 1248 22 "Distillation of Views I Have of Industrial R&D" (Seminar on Management of Research and Development at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management), 1977 March 31
M&A 1248 23 "Trends in Video System Under the Impact of New Technology, 1985 Horizon-Automation and Information Storage" (International Television Symposium and Technical Exhibition), 1977 June 4
M&A 1248 24 "R&D, Entrepreneurship and Economics" (Philadelphia Patent Law Association), 1982 March 18
M&A 1248 25 "Status of Computing" lecture notes (Cornell University), 1982 October 29-30
M&A 1248 26 "Home Computers" (RCA Retirement Group), 1983 March 14
M&A 1248 27 Rotary talk, 1988 January 19
M&A 1248 28 Talk at Gordon Institute, 1988 September 14
M&A 1248 29 Nassau Club talk, 1988 October 5
M&A 1248 30 "Electron Microscopy and Microprobe Analysis - Recalling the Ambience of Some Inventions" (The Inventing Mind Conference), 1989 November 3
M&A 1248 31 "Electron Microscopy to Electron Microprobe Analysis - The Early Days" (Presidential Symposium: Spectroscopy in Microscopy & Microanalysis), 1989
M&A 1248 32 "Computers, Brains and Creativity" (Present Day Club), 1990 February 9
M&A 1248 33 "Some Reflections on the Early Development of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis" (ASTM Symposium on Metallography: 75 Years Later), 1993
M&A 1248 34 "Electron Microscopy to Electron Microprobe Analysis - The Early Days," 1999 July 16
M&A 1248 35 "Mutiny in Orbit" [authorship unclear], undated
M&A 1248 36 Orientation talks, undated
M&A 1248 37 Panel discussion on management, undated
M&A 1248 38 Presentation on Applied Research Programs, undated
M&A 1248 39 Presentation on RCA Laboratories to Brantford Rotary Club, undated
M&A 1248 40 Speech on electronics in analytical chemistry, undated
F. Reference material, 1934-1990
Scope and Content
This subseries contains reference presentations and speeches on topics including research management and science.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
M&A 1248 41 Business and management, 1968-1977, undated
M&A 1248 42 Business and management -- "Business Challenges: An MIT Perspective," 1976 October 6-7
M&A 1248 43 Business and management -- "New Business Ventures in the Divisionalized Company" by Theodore A. Smith (16th Annual Marketing Conference), 1968 October 17
M&A 1248 44 Energy, 1975-1977
M&A 1248 45 General, 1969-1982, undated
M&A 1248 46 Government policy, 1967-1980, undated
M&A 1248 47 Government policy -- "Antitrust, Social Responsibility, and Changing Times" by Robert L. Werner (Thirteenth Conference on Antitrust Issues), 1974 March 7
M&A 1248 48 "High Voltage Physics" by L. Jacob, 1934 May
M&A 1248 49 Microprocessors and semiconductors, 1971-1976
M&A 1248 50 "Optique Electronique" by P. Grivet, undated
M&A 1248 51 "Physics at the University of Toronto, 1843-1980" by Elizabeth J. Allin, 1981
M&A 1248 52-53 Research management, 1966-1990, undated
M&A 1248 54 Research management -- "Engineering - Growing, Steady State or Evanescent" by James Vollmer ( The Bridge), 1969 August
M&A 1248 55 Research management -- "Science and Technology in a Changing Environment" by Dr. Elmer W. Engstrom (Eta Kappa Nu Award Recognition Dinner), 1958 February 3
M&A 1248 56 Research management -- "The Origins of Innovation" by L.G. Cook and W.A. Morrison, 1961 July
M&A 1248 57 Science and society, 1969-1976, undated
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M&A 1249 1-2 Science and society -- Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1976-1977, undated
M&A 1249 3 Science and society -- minorities in engineering, 1973-1976
M&A 1249 4 Science and technology research in Egypt, 1982-1983, undated
M&A 1249 5 Telecommunications, 1966-1977
M&A 1249 6 Television, 1972-1977, undated
G. SelectaVision and VideoDisc, 1967-1981
Scope and Content
This subseries contains reports and correspondence by Hillier and others at RCA related to SelectaVision and VideoDisc.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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M&A 1249 7 Aging and virus general reports, 1976 January 30-March 11
M&A 1249 8 Autocoater reports, 1975 October 29-1977 January 31
M&A 1249 9 Business and strategy reports, 1969-1976 November 15, undated; Selected items digitized [ID: Charts MT price profit, SelectaVision-RecommendedStrategy12-11-67, SV Project list (MT), SVmemo-c12-69inc].
M&A 1249 10 Correspondence and memos, 1969-1977
M&A 1249 11 Critical tasks and problems reports, 1975 June-December
M&A 1249 12 Critical tasks and problems reports, 1976 January-February
M&A 1249 13 Critical tasks and problems reports, 1976 March-October
M&A 1249 14-16 Equipment, materials, process, and testing reports, 1973-1977, undated
M&A 1249 17 "Historical Narrative of the RCA Videodisc Project" by Margaret B. W. Graham (Harvard University), 1981
M&A 1249 18 Hologram, magnetic tapes, and video recording reports, 1967 September 18-1970 July 13, undated
M&A 1249 19 Meeting reports, 1971 April 26-1977 June 14
M&A 1249 20 Molding and packaging reports, 1975 November 18-1976 December, undated
M&A 1249 21 News briefs and press releases, 1971 January-1975 April 11; Selected items digitized [ID: Thoughts for MT Press release 1971].
M&A 1249 22 Pressure pick-up reports, 1976 May 6-October 22
M&A 1249 23 Progress and weekly reports, 1974 April 26-1976 November 22
M&A 1249 24 Progress and weekly reports, undated
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M&A 1250 1 "RCA Records Operations Engineering 1975 Program," 1975
M&A 1250 2 Reference publications, 1969-1977, undated; Selected items digitized [ID: On Printing Motion].
M&A 1250 3 SelectaVision experience curves and data, undated
M&A 1250 4 Technical readiness reviews, 1976 June 23-December 15
M&A 1250 5 Technical reviews, 1977
M&A 1250 6 "Video Disc Quality Control Tester," 1974 March 29
M&A 1250 7 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 January-February
M&A 1250 8 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 March
M&A 1250 9 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 May-June
M&A 1250 10 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 July
M&A 1250 11 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 October
M&A 1250 12 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1976 November
M&A 1250 13 Weekly vulnerability and aging reports, 1977 February
H. Trips, 1955-1977
Scope and Content
This subseries consists of correspondence, reports, and itineraries from Hillier’s international and domestic business trips.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
M&A 1250 14 Canada, 1957
M&A 1250 15 China, correspondence and itineraries, 1975-1977
M&A 1250 16 China, reports, 1975-1977; Selected items digitized [ID: CommerceDeptSymposium-PRC-RCAtrade1975-11-21, DSRC_Colloquium-China1975-10-21, EASCONtalk-PRCelectronics1975-09-29, PRC_SummaryReport1975-09-02].
M&A 1250 17 Europe, 1956
M&A 1250 18 General Motors, report, 1955 May 11
M&A 1250 19 Japan, 1967
M&A 1250 20 Japan and Taiwan, correspondence, 1974 October 15-December 4; Selected items digitized [ID: Japanese VD demo script].
M&A 1250 21 Japan and Taiwan, itineraries and invitation lists, 1974 November-December 13
M&A 1250 22 Japan and Taiwan, report, 1975
M&A 1250 23 United Soviet Socialist Republic, report, 1973 August 10
M&A 1250 24 Van Nuys, report, 1975 July 21
M&A 1250 25 Vermont, itinerary, 1976 July 16
M&A 1250 26 West Germany, report, 1971 December 14
M&A 1250 27 West Germany, report, 1974 December 16
M&A 1250 28 West Germany, report, 1976 August 27
M&A 1250 29 Zurich, report, undated
I. General, 1922-2007
Scope and Content
This subseries includes biographical and bibliographical information on Hillier as well as his correspondence. The series also contains information related to Florence Hillier’s flower shop, The Flower Basket, in Princeton.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
M&A 1250 30 Apollo Program related ephemera, 1971
M&A 1250 31 Correspondence, 1951-1983, undated
M&A 1250 32 David Sarnoff Library tour outline, 1967 August 4
M&A 1250 33 Federal Communications Commission questionnaires, 1967 September 26-1971 September 9
M&A 1250 34 The Flower Basket correspondence, financial statements and reports, 1966 June 24-1983 December, undated
M&A 1250 35 General, 1976-1983, undated
M&A 1250 36 Hillier bibliographies and patents, 1958 January-1974 June, undated
M&A 1250 37 Hillier biography, 1970 November 12-2007 [Executive biographies; transcript of interview by Mark Heyer and Al Pinsky; "Serendipitous Science"; recollections of Brantford; Notes of an Interview with Hillier prepared by Special Counsel for the Board of Directors of RCA; James Hillier Memorial Service program]
M&A 1250 38 Hillier clippings, 1976-1977
M&A 1250 39 Hillier financial statements, 1971 April 5-1983 October, undated
M&A 1250 40 Hillier, Florence: Memorial Service program, 1992
M&A 1250 41 "IRS Regulations Pertaining to Attendance at Foreign Conventions," 1977 August 29
M&A 1250 42 James Hillier School graduation program, 1976 June 24
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M&A 1251 1 "Proposal to Establish and Maintain a Laboratory for Electron Optics and Electron Microscopy," 1976 [Research proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation by The University of Chicago]
M&A 1251 2 RCA Art Collection, undated
M&A 1251 3 "RCA Financial Service to Executives," 1972 January
M&A 1251 4 "RCA Incentive Plan Manual of General Policies and Procedures," 1975 May
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M&A 1163 3 RCA International Division advertisement, 1955; This item has been digitized [ID: EM ad-healthc58].
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M&A 1251 5 RCA registered trademarks, 1922
M&A 1251 6 RCA stock incentive plan, 1977 April 29
M&A 1251 7 Resignation of President Anthony L. Conrad: news clippings, 1976 September 17-20
M&A 1251 8 "Salute to David Sarnoff" 60th Anniversary Event correspondence and reports, 1966 July 27-September 21
M&A 1251 9 Transcript of interview with Anthony L. Conrad, undated; This item has been digitized [ID: ConradInterviewTranscript_c1976-HillierPapers].
M&A 1251 10 Visitors, 1958-1976
J. Photographs, circa 1945-1976
4 glass plate slides : color ; 3 x 5 in. 54 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 4 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 249 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in.
Scope and Content
This photographs in this collection include micrographs taken with the electron microscope for research at RCA and for outside groups including the Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Cornell University. Additionally there are pictures of the electron microscope in the lab and diagrams of the microscope illustrating how it works, an electron microscope exhibit, a visit to the Princeton lab by Chinese research group PRC Meteorological, the dedication of James Hillier Elementary School in 1950, the broadcast of David Sarnoff's funeral from Temple Emanu-El to an auditorium in Princeton, and portraits of James Hillier and Anthony Conrad.
Box Folder
AVD18 1 Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, circa 1945; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 2 Bacteriophage, circa 1946; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in.
AVD18 3 Dedication of James Hillier Elementary, circa 1950; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 4 David Sarnoff funeral broadcast to Princeton, December 15, 1971; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 5 PRC meteorological group tour of the United States, circa 1976; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 6 Circuit board, undated; 2 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 7 Electron microscope exhibit, undated; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 8 Electron microscope diagrams, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 9 Electron microscope, undated; 29 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD69 15 Electron microscope, circa 1960s; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 3 photographic negatives : color ; 3 x 5 in. and smaller.
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AVD18 10-13 Micrographs, electron microscope, undated; 184 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD18 14 Portraits, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD19 1-12 Electron microscope, circa 1937-1965; 12 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
AVD19 13 Diff. camera, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
AVD19 14 High Voltage TEM (transmission electron microscope) with shielding, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 15 Parts, electron microscope, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 16-17 lab 1965, circa 1937-1965; 2 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 18-20 Electron microscope components, circa 1937-1965; 3 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 21 Microscope instruments, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 22-23 Lab equipment, circa 1937-1965; 2 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 24 Electron microscope in use, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 25 Cell division, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 26 Euplotes patella 20,000x, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 27 Gold sol 70,000x, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 28 Helix dispersal 24,000x, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 29 Fibrinogen, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 30 Nucleic acid (DNA calf thymus), circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 31 Collagen (Ichthyocoll), circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 32 Ge crystal, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 33-39 Picture taken with electron microscope, circa 1937-1965; 7 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 40 Communications overload in biological systems, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 41 Channel capacity (bits/second), circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 42 Chart/ proof, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 43 Contrast voltage, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 44 Graph, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 45 Possible subgroups and pairs, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 46-47 University of Toronto lab, circa 1937-1965; 2 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 48 University of Toronto: physics department seminar program, 1956 March 3; 1 glass plate slide : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 49 Excerpt from University of Toronto seminar: intro for electron microscope, circa 1956; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 50 Advertisment for the New Electron Microscope, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 51 Newspaper clipping image "The Electron Microscope," circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 52 "Seeing the Invisible," circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 53 Newspaper clipping "Give Public Showing of New Microscope," 1940 February 8; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 54 Checklist: to carry authority a communication must, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 55 Cartoon: influences on a scientist, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : color ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 56 Cartoon: m-m--ten seconds, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : color ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 57 Research and development cartoon, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : color ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 58 Office cartoon, circa 1937-1965; 1 glass plate slides : color ; 3 x 5 in.
AVD19 59 Notes, circa 1937-1943
K. Audiovisual, 1980
Scope and Content
This subseries is made up of a film (and video copies) that contain an interview with Hillier about his work on the electron microscope and the videodisc. For more interview material with Hillier, see the Vladymir Zworykin papers.
Film
Can 3 Dr. James Hillier, 1980 [Interview with Dr. Hillier on making of the electron microscope. Explains work with RCA including the videodisc. [This film has been digitized (Sarnoff and Hilier Interview.]] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16mm.
Box
AVD56 Dr. James Hillier, 1980 [Interview with Dr. Hillier on making of the electron microscope. Explains work with RCA including the videodisc.] ; 1 videocassette (U-Matic) : 3/4 inch. TRT 00:04:00.
AVD56 Interview Hillier-Electron Microscope (Film transfer), 2009 August 7 [Part of a DuArt film transfer including ("TIROS Satellite" & RCA TV Commercials") housed in RCA Promotional Collection 2464.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam).
III. James Carnes papers, 1984-1998
(AVD portion only) 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 242 photographic slides : color ; 35 mm.
Historical Note
Dr. James E. Carnes, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from Penn State in 1961. Following service in the Navy, Dr. Carnes received a Ph.D. in Electron Device Physics from Princeton University in 1970 and began his employment at RCA Laboratories in 1969 as a Member of the Technical Staff. His next assignment was in Indianapolis in 1977 in RCA's Consumer Electronics Division where five years later he was promoted to Vice President of Engineering. When the David Sarnoff Research Center became a subsidiary of SRI International in 1987, Dr. Carnes returned as Vice President, Consumer Electronics and Information Sciences Research. During his tenure at RCA/Sarnoff Corporation Carnes was actively involved with the development of charge coupled devices and he was acknowledged by fellow scientists as a pioneer in the evolution of high definition and wide screen television.
Following Dr. Carnes's 21 years employment and distinguished career, in 1990 he was elevated to the position of President of the David Sarnoff Research Center (renamed Sarnoff Corporation in 1997) until his retirement in 2002. He later returned as interim President in 2006-2007 for a period of 10 months.
Carnes was awarded many prestigious awards for his work, including the David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in 1981, membership in the National Academy of Engineering, and membership in the European Academy of Sciences. In addition, he was honored by Penn State as a distinguished alumnus for his outstanding work in the science of electronics.
Scope and Content
The papers of James Carnes not only explain activities at the David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) affecting the original mission of the company as it evolved in the 1980s, but also alludes to the sale of RCA to General Electric, and the subsequent break up of RCA's various operations. The DSRC was donated to SRI International and had to adjust to competing with other research companies for contracts.
James Carnes led the David Sarnoff Research Center into the twenty-first century. His past focus on television as a scientist bode well for the DSRC as he helped develop high definition television and worked to produce wide screen technology. Carnes's papers allude to how the labs retooled to accommodate the company's new focus.
The photographic portion of this collection contains 35 mm color slides as well as a few black and white photographs. These show presentation material about digital video interactive technology (DVI), CD Rom and AC-TV, as well as material from various units including the Consumer Electronics and Information Sciences Division, the Manufacturing and Materials Research Division, and the Consumer Software and Software Technology Research Groups.
Twelve of his lab notebooks (1966-1986) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
The James Carnes papers consist of three subseries:
A. Administration and management
B. Advanced Compatible Television (ACTV) and High-Definition Television (HDTV)
Files are arranged alphabetically.
Processing Notes
Processed by David Burdash, 2014.
A. Administration and management, 1984-1998
Scope and Content
This subseries contains material relating to Carnes' role as a senior David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) executive. Topics include strategic planning, financial reports, and presentations promoting the DSRC. Of particular interest are the files regarding the marketing trip to Japan made by the DSRC leadership in June 1988. As part of the trip, brochures and other promotional material about the DSRC were assembled, providing an unusual snapshot of the company's early efforts to function as a contract research institute.
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M&A 877 45 5th anniversary of the David Sarnoff Research Center as an independent research facility, 1992 April 1
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AVD68 6 Colloquium, 1984; 18 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 877 46-47 "Compilation of Intellectual Property" [includes extensive information on services and products offered by the Sarnoff Corporation], 1998 April
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AVD68 7 Consumer Electronics and Information Sciences Division Overview, 1987; 29 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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AVD16 6 Consumer Software and Software Technology Research Groups, circa 1980s; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 877 48 "The Convergence of Video and Computing" presentation by Glenn A. Reitmeier (Information Systems Research Laboratory, Interactive Multi-Media Systems), 1989 October 3
M&A 877 49 David Sarnoff Research Center mission statement, undated
M&A 877 50 David Sarnoff Research Center overview presentation, 1989 May 3
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M&A 878 1 David Sarnoff Research Center overview presentation, 1994 or 1995
M&A 878 2-5 David Sarnoff Research Center overview presentation transparencies, circa 1989
M&A 878 6-8 Financial reports, forecasts, and related materials, 1996
M&A 878 9 GE DIAL COMM directory, 1990
M&A 878 10 GE/RCA merger and DSRC donation to SRI: "Assessing GE/RCA's Business Opportunities and Technology Threats" interim report by SRI International presented at GE and RCA Review Meeting, 1986 September 30
M&A 878 11 GE/RCA merger and DSRC donation to SRI: GE-SRI agreement for transfer of the David Sarnoff Research Center, 1987 March 27
M&A 878 12 GE/RCA merger and DSRC donation to SRI: general, 1985-1989
M&A 878 13 GE/RCA merger and DSRC donation to SRI: guidelines for GE-RCA integration teams, 1986 April
M&A 878 14 GE/RCA merger and DSRC donation to SRI: planning for GE's visits, 1986
M&A 878 15 Japan marketing trip: background and preparations, 1988 January-June
M&A 878 16 Japan marketing trip: "Doing Business with the Japanese" seminar, 1988 April 25
M&A 878 17 Japan marketing trip: notebook kept by Carnes, 1988 June
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M&A 878 18 Japan marketing trip: pamphlets, brochures, and reference material about the David Sarnoff Research Center [includes substantial background on DSRC operations, some material is in Japanese], 1987-1988
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AVD68 10 Japan marketing trip: presentation, 1988 June 8; 62 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 878 19 Japan marketing trip: presentation text, 1988 May 18
M&A 878 20 Japan marketing trip: review, 1988 June-July
M&A 878 21 Japan marketing trip: schedule, 1988 June
M&A 878 22 Letter related to New Jersey-Israel technology development, 1993 May 23
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AVD68 13 Manufacturing and Materials Research Division, extra slides, undated; 36 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 878 23 National Broadcasting Company telephone directory, 1987 July
M&A 878 24 New business white paper by Curtis R. Carlson, 1990 May 15
M&A 878 25 Organization charts, 1986-1992, undated
M&A 878 26 "Perception and the Evolution of Video" presentation by Curtis R. Carlson and James R. Bergen (Information Systems Research Laboratory), 1989 July 14
M&A 878 27 Press release announcing election of Carnes to head DSRC, 1990 July 24
M&A 878 28 Project Sliced Bread kickoff meeting, 1993 September 8-10
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AVD68 8 Revenues, 1990; 7 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 878 29 Sarnoff Lunchtime Seminar Series presentations, 1997
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AVD68 9 SRI International corporate slide file, 1990 March; 32 slides : color ; 35 mm. 1 item.
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M&A 878 30 Strategic plans: Applied Mathematics, Physics and Displays Research Laboratory, 1990
M&A 878 31 Strategic plans: Applied Physics and Advanced Displays Research Laboratory, 1989 or 1990
M&A 878 32 Strategic plans: David Sarnoff Research Center, 1992, 1995
M&A 878 33 Strategic plans: Display Corporation of America (draft) [partnership between the NCR Corporation, Thomson Electronics, Sun Microsystems, and the David Sarnoff Research Center], 1990 April 20
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M&A 879 1 Strategic plans: Information Systems Research Laboratory, 1989 November 1
M&A 879 2 Strategic plans: Integrated Circuit Research Laboratory, 1990
M&A 879 3 Strategic plans: Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory, 1990 January 19
M&A 879 4 Strategic plans: Materials and Process Technology Laboratory, 1990 January
M&A 879 5 Strategic plans: Optoelectronics, 1990 January 17
M&A 879 6 Strategic plans: Television Research Laboratory, 1989 December
M&A 879 7 Telesis visit preparations [Telesis was performing an analysis for Thomson on the latter's R&D practices], 1988 March-April
B. Advanced Compatible Television (ACTV) and High-Definition Television (HDTV), 1985-1995
Scope and Content
This subseries demonstrates Carnes' involvement with the DSRC's work on the development of ACTV and HDTV, especially its collaborations with Hitachi and NBC.
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AVD68 12 1988 CD Rom Conference and ACTV, 1988; 16 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 879 8 Advanced Compatible Television (ACTV) presentations by Carnes transparencies, 1989, undated
M&A 879 9 Advanced Compatible Television (ACTV) system description, 1989 December 31
M&A 879 10 Advanced Television Research Consortium (ATRC): Advanced Digital High-Definition Television (AD-HDTV), 1992
M&A 879 11 Advanced Television Research Consortium (ATRC): Advanced Digital High-Definition Television (AD-HDTV) presentation, circa 1992
M&A 879 12-13 David Sarnoff Research Center/NBC Widescreen Working Group, 1985-1987
M&A 879 14-15 David Sarnoff Research Center/NBC Widescreen Working Group: Ottawa trip, 1987 September
M&A 879 16 "Digital HDTV Grand Alliance System Record of Test Results," 1995 October
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AVD68 11 Digital Video Interactive (DVI) Technology, circa 1984-1988; 44 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 879 17 "Discussion and Demonstration of Advanced Compatible Television (ACTV)" presentation by Carnes and J. S. Fuhrer (Director, Television Research Laboratory) transparencies, 1987 October 22
M&A 879 18 General, 1985-1986
M&A 879 19 HDTV Newsletter, 1990 September/October - November
M&A 879 20-23 RCA/Hitachi Advanced Technology Working Group, 1985-1988
M&A 879 24 Widescreen discussion and demonstration transparencies, 1987 April 20
2. Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory records, 1918-1976
Historical Note
When RCA Laboratories was established in Princeton in 1942, Harry F. Olson was put in charge of the Acoustic Research Laboratory. He led the laboratory (renamed Acoustical Research Laboratory in 1951 and Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory in 1954) for its entire twenty-five year existence.
Olson’s lab conducted fundamental and applied research in sound reproduction, audio and video recording, and computer input-output systems.
Scope and Content
The Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory records document the research led by Harry F. Olson into acoustics and related fields. Files include articles, patents, correspondence, photographs, notes, and schematics covering a range of topics, with a particular focus on sound reproduction.
Arrangement
The record group is arranged in five series:
I. Harry F. Olson papers
II. Herbert Belar papers
III. Nils E. Lindenblad papers
IV. Roland A. Lynn papers
V. Adolph R. Morgan papers
I. Harry F. Olson papers, 1918-1976
(AVD portion only) 151 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 3 x 5 in. 51 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. and smaller. 1 video disc (DVD). 2 videocassettses (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w.1 reel (150 ft.) : sd. b&w ; 16mm. 37 sound tape reels : 7.5 ips. 9 sound tape reels.
Historical Note
Harry F. Olson was born in Iowa in 1901. He earned a B.E., an M.S., a Ph.D. in physics, and a professional degree in electrical engineering from the University of Iowa. Upon completion of his education in 1928, Olson began working in the research divisions of RCA, first at RCA Photophone and RCA Victor, before becoming head of acoustical research at the new RCA Laboratories facility in Princeton, New Jersey in 1942.
Olson had a prolific career. He published 10 books and more than 130 articles, and was granted over 100 patents for his work. Olson’s innovative work produced the cardioid microphone, an acoustic stethoscope, an acoustically perfect theatre, duo-cone loudspeakers, a phonetic typewriter, the first magnetic color broadcast videotape recorder, and – together with Herb Belar – the electronic music synthesizer.
Olson was active in several professional organizations, including the American Acoustical Society and the Audio Engineering Society, serving a term as president for each, and as editor of the latter’s journal for more than 30 years. He received numerous awards and honors for his work, including being elected to the National Academy of Science and the Lammé Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Olson worked at the David Sarnoff Research Center until retiring as Staff Vice President, Acoustical and Electromechanical Research Laboratory in 1967. Following his retirement, Olson continued to serve as a consultant to RCA Laboratories until the mid-1970s. He died in 1982 in Princeton.
Scope and Content
The Harry F. Olson papers include schematics and drawings, a body of articles and patents, and correspondence from Olson’s work in acoustics at various RCA research divisions.
Photographs include, predominantly black and white with a few color, images of loudspeakers, microphones, and the magnetic video tape recording system.
Sound tape reels contain over 40 recordings of 'word lists' presumably used by Olson in his work with the phonetic typewriter.
Arrangement
The Harry F. Olson papers are divided into three subseries:
A. Research
B. Research, word lists
C. General
Folders are arranged alphabetically.
Provenance
Donated to the David Sarnoff Library by the Sarnoff Corporation in 2007.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, 2014.
A. Research, 1918-1976
Scope and Content
Subseries A is composed of reports, schematics, and photographs generated by Olson during his career in acoustics with RCA. This subseries also includes technical articles and book drafts written by Olson, as well as the numerous letters patent granted to him for his work. Also includes film, video and digital copies of the “Electronic Synthesizer” production. Olson is featured and the film also includes Herbert Belar, an engineer who worked on the project as well. The film describes how the synthesizer works but an example of the music is not heard.
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M&A 1109 1 Acoustic lab facilities, workbench, 1941
M&A 1109 2 Acoustic spaces, field-free sound room (includes photos), circa 1942-1945
M&A 1109 3 Acoustic spaces, general (aircraft, air-conditioned rooms) (includes photos), 1956, undated
M&A 1109 4 Acoustic spaces, NJ Training School for Boys, 1970
M&A 1109 5 Acoustic spaces, Present Day Club, 1962
M&A 1109 6 Acoustic spaces, RCA Labs Computer Center, 1971-1972
M&A 1109 7 Acoustic spaces, theatre, 1930
M&A 1109 8 Acoustic stethoscope (includes photos), 1941, undated
M&A 1109 9 Applied research (with Frank Massa), 1934-1935
M&A 1109 10 Applied research (with Frank Massa), 1936-1938
M&A 1109 11 Applied research (with Frank Massa) (includes photos), undated
M&A 1109 12 Article, "A compound horn loudspeaker" (with Frank Massa) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1936 July
M&A 1109 13 Article, "A high-quality ribbon receiver" (with Frank Massa) ( Proceedings of The Institute of Radio Engineers), 1933 May
M&A 1109 14 Article, "A history of high quality studio microphones," 1976
M&A 1109 15 Article, "A horn consisting of manifold exponential sections" ( Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers), 1938 May
M&A 1109 16 Article, "A new cone loud speaker for high fidelity sound reproduction" ( Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers), 1934 January
M&A 1109 17 Article, "A new line of hi-fi speakers" (with John Preston) ( Radio & Television News), 1954 February
M&A 1109 18 Article, "A new monitoring telephone receiver" ( Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers), 1936 November
M&A 1109 19 Article, "A print-out system for the automatic recording of the spectral analysis of spoken syllables" (with Herbert Belar) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1962 February
M&A 1109 20 Article, "A system for recording and reproducing television signals," 1954
M&A 1109 21 Article, "Acoustic laboratory in the new RCA Laboratories" ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1943 October
M&A 1109 22 Article, "Acoustical noise" ( Encyclopedia of Physics), 1972-1973
M&A 1109 23 Article, "Acoustics of sound reproduction in the home" (with Herbert Belar) ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1960 January
M&A 1109 24 Article, "Advances in sound reproduction," 1965
M&A 1109 25 Article, "Aid to music composition employing a random probability system" (with Herbert Belar) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1961 September
M&A 1109 26 Article, "Analysis of the effects of nonlinear elements upon the performance of a back-enclosed, direct radiator loudspeaker mechanism" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1962 April
M&A 1109 27 Article, "Cabinets for high-quality direct radiator loudspeakers" ( Radio & Television News), 1951 May
M&A 1109 28 Article, "Calibration of microphones by the principles of similarity and reciprocity," 1941, 1969
M&A 1109 29 Article, collected papers, Acoustical measurements, 1930-1958
M&A 1109 30 Article, collected papers, Atomics and television recording, 1926-1956
M&A 1109 31 Article, collected papers, General acoustics, 1964-1972
M&A 1109 32 Article, collected papers, Loudspeakers, 1931-1964
M&A 1109 33 Article, collected papers, Microphones, 1930-1958
M&A 1109 34 Article, collected papers, Processing of sound, 1955-1962
M&A 1109 35 Article, "Combination horn and direct radiator loud-speaker" (with Reginald A. Hackley) ( Proceedings of The Institute of Radio Engineers), 1936 December
M&A 1109 36 Article, Comments on "An analysis of design condition for a phase-inverter speaker system with a drone cone," 1974
M&A 1109 37 Article, "Direct radiator loudspeaker enclosures," 1951, 1969
M&A 1109 38 Article, "Directional microphones" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1967 October
M&A 1109 39 Article, "Drone-cone, phase-inverter loudspeaker" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1973
M&A 1109 40 Article, "Electronic music synthesis" (with Herbert Belar and J. Timmens) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1960 March
M&A 1109 41 Article, "Electronic music synthesis for recordings" ( IEEE Spectrum), 1971 April
M&A 1109 42 Article, "Electronic music synthesizer" (with Herbert Belar) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1955 May
M&A 1109 43 Article, "Extending the range of acoustic reproducers" ( Proceedings of the Radio Club of America), 1941 January
M&A 1109 44 Article, "Field-type acoustic wattmeter" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1974 June
M&A 1109 45 Article, "Field-type artificial voice" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1972 July/August
M&A 1109 46 Article, "Frequency range preference for speech and music" ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1947
M&A 1109 47 Article, "Gradient loudspeakers" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1973 March
M&A 1109 48 Article, "High-quality monitor loud-speakers" ( db), 1967 December; Selected items digitized [ID: HQ Loudspeakers].
M&A 1109 49 Article, "Home entertainment: audio 1988" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1969 August
M&A 1109 50 Article, "Horn loud speakers, part I" and "Horn loud speakers, part II" ( RCA Review), 1937
M&A 1109 51 Article, "Loudness controller and meter," 1969
M&A 1109 52 Article, "Loudspeakers" ( Proceedings of the IRE), 1962 May
M&A 1109 53 Article, McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology entries, 1971
M&A 1109 54 Article, "Mechano-electronic transducers" ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1947 March
M&A 1109 55 Article, "Microphone thermal agitation noise" ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1972 February
M&A 1109 56 Article, "Modulated air flow direct radiator loudspeaker," undated
M&A 1109 57 Article, "Passive and active acoustics in architectural enclosures," 1965
M&A 1109 58 Article, "Performance of a code operated speech synthesizer," 1964
M&A 1109 59 Article, "Phonetic typewriter" (with Herbert Belar), 1956, 1957
M&A 1109 60 Article, "Phonetic typewriter III" (with Herbert Belar) ( Journal of the Acoustical Society of America), 1961 November
M&A 1109 61 Article, "Processing of sound" ( Proceedings of the IRE), 1962 May
M&A 1109 62 Article, "RCA WE130 sound level meter instruction manual," 1972
M&A 1109 63 Article, "Recent developments in direct-radiator high-fidelity loudspeakers" (with John Preston and Everett G. May) ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1954 October
M&A 1109 64 Article, "Recent developments in theater loud speakers of the directional baffle type" ( Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers), 1932
M&A 1109 65 Article, "Research towards a high efficiency voice communication system" (with Herbert Belar and Edward S. Rogers) ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1966 July
M&A 1109 66 Article, "Ribbon velocity microphones" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1970 June; Selected items digitized [ID: H Olson Microphones].
M&A 1109 67 Article, "Selecting a loudspeaker," undated
M&A 1109 68 Article, "Sensitivity, directivity and linearity of direct radiator loudspeakers" ( Audio Engineering), 1950 October
M&A 1109 69 Article, "Sound recording and reproducing" ( Encyclopaedia Britannica), 1974
M&A 1109 70 Article, "Speech processing systems" ( IEEE Spectrum), 1964 February
M&A 1109 71 Article, "Stereophonic sound reproduction" ( Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Acoustics), 1959
M&A 1109 72 Article, "Syllable analyzer, coder and synthesizer for the transmission of speech" (with Herbert Belar) ( IRE Transactions on Audio), 1962 January-February
M&A 1109 73 Article, "Synthetic reverberator" (with John C. Bleazey) ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1960 January
M&A 1109 74 Article, "The calibration of microphones" (with Stanford Goldman) ( Electronics), 1931 September
M&A 1109 75 Article, "The measurement of hearing acuity," undated
M&A 1109 76 Article, "The measurement of loudness" ( Audio), 1971-1972
M&A 1109 77 Article, "The objective and subjective aspects of sound reproduction," 1964
M&A 1109 78 Article, "The powerful voice of Caruso," 1973
M&A 1109 79 Article, "The psychology of sound reproduction" ( Audio), 1972
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M&A 1110 1 Article, "The RCA Victor Dynagroove system" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society) (includes original figures), 1964 April
M&A 1110 2 Article, "Time compensation for speed of talking in speech recognition machines" (with Herbert Belar) ( IRE Transactions on Audio), 1960 May-June
M&A 1110 3 Article, "Trends in sound reproduction research," 1968
M&A 1110 4 Article, "Uni-directional ribbon microphone" (RP-16), 1931
M&A 1110 5 Article, "Unitized stereophonic loudspeaker with acoustically augmented separation of the sound sources" ( Journal of the Audio Engineering Society), 1964 January
M&A 1110 6 Article, "Wide range loudspeaker developments" (with John Preston) ( RCA Review), 1946 June
M&A 1110 7 Artificial voice figures (includes photos), undated
M&A 1110 8-11 Book, Acoustical Engineering, figures, 1957
M&A 1110 12 Book, Acoustical Engineering, galley proofs, pp. 1-112, circa 1957
M&A 1110 13 Book, Acoustical Engineering, galley proofs, pp. 113-224 (includes dustjacket), circa 1957
M&A 1110 14 Book, general (untitled draft, photo of "Musical Engineering" dustjacket), undated
M&A 1110 15 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, drafts, circa 1971
M&A 1110 16 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, figures, chapters 1-3, 1972
M&A 1110 17 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, figures, chapters 4-6, 1972
M&A 1110 18 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, figures, chapters 7-9, 1972
M&A 1110 19 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, figures, chapters 10-12, 1972
M&A 1110 20 Book, Modern Sound Reproduction, figures, chapters 13-17, 1972
M&A 1110 21-23 Diagrams, general, undated
M&A 1110 24 Electro-acoustic lectern (aka teleprompter, designed for President Johnson) (includes photos), 1966
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AVD56 Electronic Synthesizer (Film transfer), undated [RCA Labs. Early 50s.] ; 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:03:00 (2 copies).
AVD56 Electronic Synthesizer (Film transfer), circa 1950 [RCA Labs. Early 50s. This copy is part of a collection of 3 transferred David Sarnoff films (Other films include "To A New World" & "The Story of Television").] ; 1 videocassette (Betacam) : sd., b&w. TRT 00:03:00.
AVD56 Electronic Synthesizer (Film transfer), circa 1950 [] ; 1 video disc (DVD).
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M&A 1110 25 Engineer's Note Book no. 1136, 1932 February 8 - 1932 June 3
M&A 1110 26 Engineer's Note Book no. 1275, 1932 May 25 - 1932 October 12
M&A 1110 27 Engineer's Note Book no. 1463, 1932 October 17 - 1933 July 5
M&A 1110 28 Engineer's Note Book no. 1840, 1933 August 31 - 1934 August 31
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M&A 1111 1 Engineer's Note Book no. 2158, 1934 August 9 - 1936 November 26
M&A 1111 2 Engineer's Note Book no. 2846, 1937 April 9 - 1940 June 20
M&A 1111 3 Engineer's Note Book no. G-105, 1940 March 1 - 1940 May 14
M&A 1111 4 Engineer's Note Book no. G-639, 1942 September 14 - 1943 June 9
M&A 1111 5 Log book, visitors to secret, confidential or restricted contracts, 1942
M&A 1111 6 Loudspeakers, file index, undated
M&A 1111 7 Loudspeakers, 1.49: 12" Duo Cone Loudspeaker, 1956
M&A 1111 8 Loudspeakers, 1.50: Triple Cone, 1955
M&A 1111 9 Loudspeakers, 1.51: LC1A, 1952-1956
M&A 1111 10 Loudspeakers, 1.52: LC1A with Horns on HF, 1954
M&A 1111 11 Loudspeakers, 1.53: LC1A with Increased Sensitivity, 1953
M&A 1111 12 Loudspeakers, 1.54: Remodeled 515S1, 1947-1950
M&A 1111 13 Loudspeakers, 1.55: 515S2 Original Production Model, 1950
M&A 1111 14 Loudspeakers, 1.56: New LC1A Investigation, 1954
M&A 1111 15 Loudspeakers, 1.57: LC1A Cu. Ft. Cabinet, 1955-1958
M&A 1111 16 Loudspeakers, 1.58: Actec 605-A, Goodman, LC1A, 1960
M&A 1111 17 Loudspeakers, 1.59: LC1B, 1960
M&A 1111 18 Loudspeakers, 1.60: LC1B and Cabinet Drawings, undated
M&A 1111 19 Loudspeakers, 1.61: LC1A, 1961
M&A 1111 20 Loudspeakers, 1.62: LC1A Drone Cone & LF Network, JP, 1960
M&A 1111 21 Loudspeakers, 1.63: McCoy LC1A, JP, undated
M&A 1111 22 Loudspeakers, 1.64: LC1A Fabric Suspension Walnut Enclosure, JP, 1960
M&A 1111 23 Loudspeakers, 1.65: 20 Cu. Ft. Enclosure LC1A - For 24th, JP, 1960
M&A 1111 24 Loudspeakers, 1.66: LC1A in a Mills Enclosure 25x24x17, 5.3 Cu. Ft., JP, 1961
M&A 1111 25 Loudspeakers, 1.67: LC1B II, JP, 1960
M&A 1111 26 Loudspeakers, 1.68: Effects of Drone Cone LF Filter LC1B, LC1B Walnut Cabinet, JP, 1960
M&A 1111 27 Loudspeakers, 1.69: LC2A, 1960-1961
M&A 1111 28 Loudspeakers, 1.70: Camden LC2A, JP, 1961
M&A 1111 29 Loudspeakers, 1.71: LC2A Modified Structure, JP, 1961
M&A 1111 30 Loudspeakers, 2.07: Low Price Theater Speaker (includes photos), 1947
M&A 1111 31 Loudspeakers, 2.11: Single Directional Speaker - Cabinets - SL8 Rolled Edge - E614, undated
M&A 1111 32 Loudspeakers, 2.12: 450351 Speakers in 33x12x7 1/2 EGM, 1962
M&A 1111 33 Loudspeakers, 2.13-2.14: 50351 Speakers in Combination of Boxes and Baffles, EGM, 1962
M&A 1111 34 Loudspeakers, 3.36: 2 1/8 Inch Diameter Speaker, 1957
M&A 1111 35 Loudspeakers, 3.37: 1 11/16 Inch Diameter Speaker, 1956
M&A 1111 36 Loudspeakers, 3.38: Small Elliptical Speaker, 1953-1954
M&A 1111 37 Loudspeakers, 3.39: Shallow Inverted Speaker 2 1/2 and 2 3/4, 1953-1954
M&A 1111 38 Loudspeakers, 3.40: Memoplay Speaker, 1953
M&A 1111 39 Loudspeakers, 3.41: 2x3 Elliptical Back to Back, 1953
M&A 1111 40 Loudspeakers, 3.43: Japanese - 1 3/16" D. and RCA 2 1/8" Speakers - Arcon, 1958
M&A 1111 41 Loudspeakers, 3.44: Rcal 1 5/8" Diam. Subminiature, 1958
M&A 1111 42 Loudspeakers, 3.45: Miniature Loudspeaker, 1958
M&A 1111 43 Loudspeakers, 3.46: Miniature Loudspeaker - 1 1/2" Diam. Ring Magnet, 1958
M&A 1111 44 Loudspeakers, 3.47: Miniature Loudspeaker - Ferrite Magnet, 1959-1960
M&A 1111 45 Loudspeakers, 4.8: Miscellaneous types, High Frequency Speakers, 1954
M&A 1111 46 Loudspeakers, 4.9: High Frequency Tweeter for Sound Source, 1958
M&A 1111 47 Loudspeakers, 5.15: A Wide-Angle Extended Range 12" Speaker #1, 1951-1952
M&A 1111 48 Loudspeakers, 5.16: A Wide Angle Extended Range 12" Speaker #2, 1952
M&A 1111 49 Loudspeakers, 5.17: A Wide Angle Extended Range 12" Speaker #3, 1952
M&A 1111 50 Loudspeakers, 5.18: A Wide Angle Extended Range 12" Speaker #4, 1952-1953
M&A 1111 51 Loudspeakers, 5.19: 12" Curvilinear Cone #HP3167, 1954
M&A 1111 52 Loudspeakers, 5.20: Low Resonant 5" Speaker, 1953
M&A 1111 53 Loudspeakers, 5.21: Low Resonant 5x7 and Tape Recorder Box, 1954-1958
M&A 1111 54 Loudspeakers, 5.22: A Modified RL Type 12" Speaker, 1951-1952
M&A 1111 55 Loudspeakers, 5.23: Eight Inch Extended Range Speaker, 1952-1956
M&A 1111 56 Loudspeakers, 5.24: RCA SL8 Comparison of 3 Systems, 1953-1954
M&A 1111 57 Loudspeakers, 5.25: RCA SL8 Speaker, 1953-1958
M&A 1111 58 Loudspeakers, 5.26: RCA SL12 & RL 111D-1 Speakers, 1953-1954
M&A 1111 59 Loudspeakers, 5.27: RCA SL12 & 502S1 Speakers, 1955
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M&A 1112 1 Loudspeakers, 5.28: Compact Hi Fi Loudspeakers - original data, 1958
M&A 1112 2 Loudspeakers, 5.29: Compact Hi Fi Speakers, rough draft (includes photo), 1958
M&A 1112 3 Loudspeakers, 5.30: High Frequency Attenuator for SL-10, 1961
M&A 1112 4 Loudspeakers, 5.31: 503S1, SL-10, PCVR 184, JP, 1961
M&A 1112 5 Loudspeakers, 5.32: 503S1 2 Cu. Ft. Box, JP, 1961
M&A 1112 6 Loudspeakers, 5.34: Shallow Speaker, JP, 1961
M&A 1112 7 Loudspeakers, 5.34A: Shallow Speaker - Utah, 1964
M&A 1112 8 Loudspeakers, 5.35: Modified 220S1 in Baffle, EGM, 1961
M&A 1112 9 Loudspeakers, 6.6: RCA Folded Edge Loudspeaker in Horn, 1958
M&A 1112 10 Loudspeakers, 6.7: Folded Edge Cabinet, 1952
M&A 1112 11 Loudspeakers, 6.8: Folded Edge Extension, 1956
M&A 1112 12 Loudspeakers, 7.09: Actec Lansing Horn Speaker, 1954
M&A 1112 13 Loudspeakers, 7.10: Horn Speaker for Hi Fi & Electrostatic #1, 1954
M&A 1112 14 Loudspeakers, 7.11: Horn Speaker for Hi Fi & Electrostatic #2, 1954
M&A 1112 15 Loudspeakers, 7.12: Wide Range High Driver UNH, 1964
M&A 1112 16 Loudspeakers, 8.48: H.F. Tweeter, 1954
M&A 1112 17 Loudspeakers, 8.49: Lorenz Tweeter, 1954
M&A 1112 18 Loudspeakers, 8.50: Drone Cone, 1954
M&A 1112 19 Loudspeakers, 8.51: Owens Cabinet, 1956
M&A 1112 20 Loudspeakers, 8.52: Work for Owenson Corner Horn, TV Receivers, Camden SC12, 1956
M&A 1112 21 Loudspeakers, 8.53: Weathers Enclosure, 1955
M&A 1112 22 Loudspeakers, 8.54: Compound Direct Radiator Speaker #1, 1952
M&A 1112 23 Loudspeakers, 8.55: Compound Direct Radiator Speaker #2, 1952-1953
M&A 1112 24 Loudspeakers, 8.56: Compound Direct Radiator Speaker #3, 1955-1956
M&A 1112 25 Loudspeakers, 8.57: Compound Direct Radiator Speaker #4, 1956
M&A 1112 26 Loudspeakers, 8.58: Improved Loudspeaker Systems for Television Receivers, 1954
M&A 1112 27 Loudspeakers, 8.59: Automobile Speaker, 1951
M&A 1112 28 Loudspeakers, 8.60: Auto Speaker with Delay, 1954
M&A 1112 28A Loudspeakers, 8.61: "D" Voice Coil Speaker Report (includes photos), undated
M&A 1112 29 Loudspeakers, 8.62: Ferrite-Magnet Speaker, 1954
M&A 1112 30 Loudspeakers, 8.63: Speaker - Three Way, 1952
M&A 1112 31 Loudspeakers, 8.64: Speakers Demonstrated to LaPatka and Cunningham, 1952
M&A 1112 32 Loudspeakers, 8.65: 3 1/2" "D" Tweeter by Camden, and Horn for it, 1954
M&A 1112 33 Loudspeakers, 8.66: RCA 3" Speaker, 1953
M&A 1112 34 Loudspeakers, 8.67: Push-Pull 100 Ohm V.C. Speaker, 1951
M&A 1112 35 Loudspeakers, 8.68: Speaker Listening Test in Center and Corner of Room, 1953
M&A 1112 36 Loudspeakers, 8.69: Columbia 360 K Phonograph with C Speaker, 1954
M&A 1112 37 Loudspeakers, 8.70: Delco Speaker, 1949-1953
M&A 1112 38 Loudspeakers, 8.71: Foreign Speakers, 1956
M&A 1112 39 Loudspeakers, 8.72: Phillips 12" Speaker, 1955
M&A 1112 40 Loudspeakers, 8.73: Stromberg-Carlson 15" Speaker, 1955
M&A 1112 41 Loudspeakers, 8.74: Tests for Mr. Onley on GE 1249D & University Tweeter, 1953
M&A 1112 42 Loudspeakers, 8.75: Zenith Speaker, 1947
M&A 1112 43 Loudspeakers, 8.76: Paper Loudspeakers Evaluation Meeting, undated
M&A 1112 44 Loudspeakers, 8.77: Stereo-Speakers MK1, 1957
M&A 1112 45 Loudspeakers, 8.78: AR-2 and LC1A in 1.8 Cu. Ft. Box, 1959
M&A 1112 46 Loudspeakers, 8.79: Dir(?) Patterns of Loudspeakers & Comparison with Equivalent Pistons, 1958
M&A 1112 47 Loudspeakers, 8.80: RCA 1" Standard Sound Source - SAS, undated
M&A 1112 48 Loudspeakers, 8.81: Experimental Preston Ring Tweeter - SAS, undated
M&A 1112 49 Loudspeakers, 8.82: RCA 2x3 #2 214S1 - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 50 Loudspeakers, 8.83: 4" #404 S2 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 51 Loudspeakers, 8.84: Preston 4" Inverted Cone Speaker, Models #1,2,3 - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 52 Loudspeakers, 8.85: Preston 4" Inverted Cone Speaker Models # 4,5 - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 53 Loudspeakers, 8.86: RCA 4x6 #446S2 Speaker, 1958
M&A 1112 54 Loudspeakers, 8.87: 5" #405S2 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 55 Loudspeakers, 8.88: RCA 5x7 #257S1 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 56 Loudspeakers, 8.89: RCA 5x7 #257 S1M-SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 57 Loudspeakers, 8.90: RCA 2 - 5x7 #257 S1 In Directional Battlefield - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 58 Loudspeakers, 8.91: Battlefield RCA 6x9 #238 S1 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 59 Loudspeakers, 8.92: Battlefield RCA 6x9 #218 S1 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 60 Loudspeakers, 8.93: Battlefield RCA 8" #208 S2 Speaker - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 61 Loudspeakers, 8.94: Battlefield 12" SL12 - SAS, 1958
M&A 1112 62 Loudspeakers, 8.95: Battlefield RCAL 1-8 Cu. Ft. Enclosure, undated
M&A 1112 63 Loudspeakers, 8.96: RL-111-5 Reflex Cabinets - Hansen, 1950
M&A 1112 64 Loudspeakers, 8.97: LC1A Supercharged Systems - Hansen, 1950
M&A 1112 65 Loudspeakers, 8.98: Drawings - Hansen, 1950
M&A 1112 66 Loudspeakers, 8.99: RL-111-5 Supercharged Systems - Hansen, 1950
M&A 1112 67 Loudspeakers, 8.100: Standard Sound Source (2 Ft.) - Hansen, 1951
M&A 1112 68 Loudspeakers, 8.101: RL-111-5 2 and 3 Degrees of Freedom Resonators - Hansen, 1950
M&A 1112 69 Loudspeakers, 8.102: KLH Speaker, 1959
M&A 1112 70 Loudspeakers, 8.103: University Tweeter for Ericson, 1960
M&A 1112 71 Loudspeakers, 8.104: 6-Unit Omnispatial Type 238S1 Speaker and Type 961616-4 Tweeter, 1959
M&A 1112 72 Loudspeakers, 8.105: 4-Unit Omnispatial SL-12 Speakers, 1959
M&A 1112 73 Loudspeakers, 8.106: Uni-Spatial Walnut 503S1 Speakers, 1959
M&A 1112 74 Loudspeakers, 8.107: AR2A and AR3 Speakers, 1960
M&A 1112 75 Loudspeakers, 8.108: Distortion, 1960
M&A 1112 76 Loudspeakers, 8.109: Large Rubber Suspension Voice Coil, 1960
M&A 1112 77 Loudspeakers, 8.110: Reverberation Speaker - JP, 1961
M&A 1112 78 Loudspeakers, 8.111: Speaker Feedback Analysis - EGM, 1961
M&A 1112 79 Loudspeakers, 8.112: Position Feedback Speaker Analysis - EGM, 1961
M&A 1112 80 Loudspeakers, 8.113: Capacity Feedback Speakers - EGM, 1961-1962
M&A 1112 81 Loudspeakers, 8.114: Low Frequency Loudspeaker Calculations, 1962
M&A 1112 82 Loudspeakers, 8.115: C at Apex Feedback Speaker - EGM, 1962
M&A 1112 83 Loudspeakers, 8.116: Velocity Feedback Speaker - EGM, 1962
M&A 1112 84 Loudspeakers, 8.117: Feedback Speakers - EGM, 1962
M&A 1112 85 Loudspeakers, 8.118: Velocity Feedback Speakers - EGM, 1962
M&A 1112 86 Loudspeakers, 8.119: Velocity Feedback Speaker FB Coil at Bottom - EGM, 1962
M&A 1112 87 Loudspeakers, 8.120: Feedback Speakers - EGM, 1962
Box Folder
M&A 1113 1 Loudspeakers, automobile, 1932
M&A 1113 2 Loudspeakers, baffles (includes photos), 1930-1932, 1962
M&A 1113 3-8 Loudspeakers, compound horn, 1933-1934
M&A 1113 9 Loudspeakers, compound horn, permanent magnet speaker, 1939
M&A 1113 10 Loudspeakers, cone speaker tests, 1930-1933
M&A 1113 11 Loudspeakers, cone speaker tests, 1932
M&A 1113 12-13 Loudspeakers, diagrams, 1939-1969
M&A 1113 14 Loudspeakers, experimental horn theory, 1937
M&A 1113 15 Loudspeakers, frequency response curves, 1930-1961, undated
M&A 1113 16 Loudspeakers, frequency response curves, 1934-1935
M&A 1113 17 Loudspeakers, general, 1930-1933
M&A 1113 18 Loudspeakers, personal audiometer, 1972-1974
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AVD29 14-15 Loudspeakers, photographs, circa 1930-1971; 65 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 3 x 5 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1113 19 Loudspeakers, radio compound horn, folders 11-17, 1934-1935
M&A 1113 20 Loudspeakers, radio compound horn, folders 18-24, 1934-1935
M&A 1113 21 Loudspeakers, radio compound horn, general, 1935
M&A 1113 22 Loudspeakers, small set with separate speakers, 1939
M&A 1113 23 Loudspeakers, stereophonic (includes photos), 1959-1961
M&A 1113 24 Loudspeakers, supermarket checkstands, 1971
M&A 1113 25-26 Magnetic video tape recording, development (includes photos), 1956-1957
M&A 1113 27 Magnetic video tape recording, Hear-See, diagrams (includes photos), undated
M&A 1113 28 Magnetic video tape recording, Hear-See, notes, 1956-1965
M&A 1113 29 Magnetic video tape recording, home, 1956-1960
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AVD29 16 Magnetic video tape recording, photographs, circa 1954-1965; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1113 30 Magnetic video tape recording, reproduction, 1953
M&A 1113 31 Magnetic video tape recording, television signals, 1952-1954
Box Folder
M&A 1114 1 Microphones, condenser and dynamic, circa 1933
M&A 1114 2 Microphones, general (includes photos), 1932-1967
M&A 1114 3 Microphones, line (includes photos), undated
M&A 1114 4 Microphones, noise reduction (includes photos), 1940-1944
M&A 1114 5 Microphones, phase-shifting, 1941
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AVD29 13 Microphones, photographs, circa 1929-1967; 60 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1114 6-7 Microphones, ribbon, notes, 1929-1931
M&A 1114 8 Microphones, ribbon, reports, 1930-1932
M&A 1114 9 Microphones, ribbon, uni-directional, 1931-1932
M&A 1114 10 Microphones, ribbon, velocity, 1933, undated
M&A 1114 11 Microphones, uni-directional (includes photos), 1931-1937, undated
M&A 1114 12 Music synthesizer, correspondence and news clippings, 1954 - 1955 April
M&A 1114 13 Music synthesizer, correspondence and news clippings, 1955 May - December
M&A 1114 14 Music synthesizer, correspondence and news clippings, 1956 -1957 May
M&A 1114 15 Music synthesizer, correspondence and news clippings, 1957 June - 1972
M&A 1114 16 Music synthesizer, donation to the Smithsonian, 1972-1973
M&A 1114 17 Music synthesizer, reports, 1950-1969; Selected items digitized [ID: UniversalElectronicMusicInstrument1969-09].
M&A 1114 18 Music synthesizer, reports, undated
Box
M&A 1282 Music synthesizer, schematics (oversized), 1951-1957
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M&A 1114 19 Patents, 1932-1944
M&A 1114 20 Patents, 1945-1953
M&A 1114 21 Patents, 1948-1961
M&A 1114 22 Patents, disclosures, 1950-1954
M&A 1114 23-24 Patents, disclosures, 1955
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M&A 1115 1 Patents, disclosures, 1956-1959
M&A 1115 2 Patents, disclosures, 1960-1964
M&A 1115 3 Patents, disclosures book no. 70, 1936-1938
M&A 1115 4 Patents, disclosures book no. 262, 1938-1941
M&A 1115 5 Patents, disclosures book no. 289, 1932
M&A 1115 6 Patents, disclosures book no. 409, 1941-1942
M&A 1115 7 Patents, letters, 1934-1937
M&A 1115 8 Patents, letters, 1938-1942
M&A 1115 9 Patents, letters, 1943-1948
M&A 1115 10 Patents, letters, 1949-1950
M&A 1115 11 Patents, letters, 1951-1953
M&A 1115 12 Patents, letters, 1954-1956
M&A 1115 13 Patents, letters, 1957-1967
M&A 1115 14 Patents, letters, 1963-1968
M&A 1115 15 Personal radio receiver (includes photos), circa 1940, undated
M&A 1115 16 Phonetic typewriter (includes photos), 1954-1962
M&A 1115 17 Phonograph, electronic pick-up, 1944-1947
M&A 1115 18 Phonograph, general (includes photos), undated
M&A 1115 19 Phonograph, lid seal, 1940
M&A 1115 20 Phonograph, Super 45, 1950
M&A 1115 21 Publications, lists and approvals, 1958-1973
M&A 1115 22-23 Related literature, 1918-1957
M&A 1115 24 Report, "Acoustical research and development in RCA Laboratories during the past decade," 1957 August 5
M&A 1115 25 Report, Electronic transducers, 1945
M&A 1115 26 Report, Infrasonic communication, 1962-1963
Box Folder
M&A 1116 1 Report, Magnetostriction driving systems (reduction of submarine noise), 1943
M&A 1116 2 Research evaluation meetings, 1957-1961, undated
M&A 1116 3 Sound, graphs (includes photos), circa 1933-1936
M&A 1116 4 Sound, hearing, circa 1933
M&A 1116 5 Sound, measuring (includes photos), 1930-1968
M&A 1116 6 Stereophonic sound, diagrams (includes photographs), undated
M&A 1116 7 Stereophonic sound, mono to stereo, 1959
M&A 1116 8 Stereophonic sound, reports and notes, 1957-1958
M&A 1116 9 Stereophonic sound, reports and notes, 1958-1959
M&A 1116 10 Stereophonic sound, reproducer, 1962
Film
Can 7 Synthesizer Demonstration, circa 1952 [Film begins with exterior DS Research Labs in Princeton. Demonstration of synthesizer and how it works. Introduces Mr. Herbert Pelar, Engineer and Dr. Harry F. Olsen, director of RCA's acoustical research center. [This film has been digitized (RCA Electronic Synthesizer).]] ; 1 reel (150 ft.) : sd. b&w ; 16mm.
B. Research, word lists, undated
41.0 sound reels
Scope and Content
Included in this subseries are over 40 audio recordings of “Word Lists”. These are comprised of speakers relaying sets of words, often several times for each word, and sometimes including a syllable before the word. Presumably these were used in Olson’s work with the phonetic typewriter.
Box
AVD60 1A-6A, undated [Collection of reels where announcer asks to write a list of words in particular spaces.] ; 6 sound tape reels.
AVD60 Connecting Hallway 1 & 2, 1967 April 10 [2nd Floor Hallway, Tape 4A Source. Use CH. #1. Ch. #2, excess peak clipping on female voice. Reel 2-2nd Floor Hallway, Tape 1A. Error 23-List #7 with 1 or 2 on tape.] ; 2 sound tape reels.
AVD60 N.E. Foster, undated [Articulation test record. Recording of words in list form. Related Materials: N Foster lab notebook.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Pause detector Tape, 1963 April 24 [J.B. Halter.] ; 1 sound tape reel.
AVD60 T312, undated [Recording of words in list form.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Test Tape, 1967 March 31 [Begins with electronic pulse sounds of varying length and tones, then recording of words in list form commences.] ; 1 sound tape reel ; 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Voiced UnVoiced Test_Word Lists, 1967 Mach 9 [GMS, WHJ, EGM, ESR. Reel begins with speaker giving "a" sound and proceeds with words using sound- "day", "they", "gave" then "i", "e", "fee", "p", etc.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Word List 1, 1967 February 27 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Word List 1, 1967 February 28 [WHJ.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Word List 1, 1967 February 28 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD60 Word List 1, 1967 March 6 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
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AVD61 Word List 1/Word List 2, 1967 April 13 [PWR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 2, 1967 March 7 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 3, 1967 March 3 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 3, 1967 March 3 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 3/Word List 4, 1967 April 13 [WLB/JRW.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 4, 1967 March 5 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 4, 1967 March 6 [WHJ.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 4, 1967 March 6 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 4, 1967 March 8 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5, 1967 March 6 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5, 1967 March 7 [WHS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5, 1967 March 8 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5, 1967 March 8 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5/Word List 6, 1967 April 14 [JTF/DFM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD61 Word List 5/Word List 6, 1967 April 14 [GWL/CJH.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
Box
AVD62 Word List 6, 1967 March 8 [WHJ.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 6, 1967 March 8 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 6, 1967 March 8 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 6, 1967 March 10 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 7, 1967 March 9 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 7, 1967 March 9 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 7, 1967 March 9 [WHJ] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 7, 1967 March 13 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 7/Word List 8, 1967 April 14 [KBB/TAS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 8, 1967 March 10 [EGM.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 8, 1967 March 10 [WHJ.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 8, 1967 March 13 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 8, 1967 March 13 [ESR.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 8, 1967 March 13 [GMS.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
AVD62 Word List 9/Word List 10, 1967 April 14 [DSM/RSF.] ; 1 sound tape reel : 7.5 ips.
C. General, 1928-1973
Scope and Content
Subseries C consists of records related to Olson's memberships in professional organizations and the awards he won, as well as his correspondence, primarily with people interested in his inventions.
Box Folder
M&A 1116 11 Awards, general (includes photos), 1956-1967, undated
M&A 1116 12 Awards, John Erickson Medal, 1964
M&A 1116 13 Awards, Lamme Medal, 1970
M&A 1116 14 Awards, nomination, University of Iowa, 1972
M&A 1116 15 Biographical sketches, 1962-1982, undated
M&A 1116 16 Correspondence, 1939-1959
M&A 1116 17 Correspondence, 1960-1969
M&A 1116 18 Correspondence, 1970-1975
M&A 1116 19 Correspondence, acoustic stethoscope, 1943-1963
M&A 1116 20 Correspondence, book, Applied Acoustics (letters, galley proofs, book reviews), 1939-1974
M&A 1116 21 Correspondence, book, Dynamical Analogies and others (letters, galley proofs, book reviews), 1943-1972, undated
M&A 1116 22 Correspondence, book, Modern Sound Reproduction (letters, galley proofs, book reviews), 1972-1973
M&A 1116 23-24 Correspondence, electronic sound absorber, 1955-1957
M&A 1116 25 Correspondence, functional sound absorber, 1950-1965
M&A 1116 26 Correspondence, personal acoustic-mechano disk recorder (proposal by inventor for RCA to develop their technology), 1963
M&A 1116 27 Correspondence, Quentana musical instrument (proposal by Pavia Farny Co. for RCA to develop their technology), 1970
M&A 1116 28 Installation, speakers at Sarnoff residence, 1963
M&A 1116 29 Lectures, Columbus, 1941
M&A 1116 30 Lectures, Loudness Meter, 1968
M&A 1116 31 Lectures, Speech Communication Seminar, Stockholm, 1962
M&A 1116 32 Personal finances (life insurance, lists of stocks and other accounts), 1929-1974
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AVD29 12 Portraits, circa 1920-1969; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 5 photographic prints : 4 x 6 in and smaller.
Box Folder
AVD167 9 Portraits, oversize, circa 1950; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. 1 drawing : pencil ; 12 x 14 in.
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M&A 1116 33 Product development, RCA Golden Fidelity microphones, 1962
M&A 1116 34 Product marketing, acousto-electronic auditorium, speakers, microphones (includes photos), 1959, undated
M&A 1116 35 Professional organizations, Acoustical Society of America (includes photo), 1952-1953, 1963
M&A 1116 36 Professional organizations, Audio Engineering Society (annual meetings, papers drafts, correspondence), 1962
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M&A 1117 1 Professional organizations, Audio Engineering Society (annual meetings, papers drafts, correspondence), 1963
M&A 1117 2 Professional organizations, Institute of Radio Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, circa 1950, 1972-1973
M&A 1117 3-4 Professional organizations, RCA Audio Association (correspondence, article drafts, editorial remarks), 1969
II. Herbert Belar papers, 1943-1967
(AVD portion only) 71 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Historical Note
Herbert Belar was born in Yugoslavia in 1901 and immigrated to the United States in 1919. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Drexel University in 1928, and was promptly hired by RCA Victor Photophone in Camden, New Jersey. Belar spent the first year of his employment completing the G.E. Advanced Course in Engineering in Schenectady, New York, before returning to Camden. He was transferred to RCA Laboratories in Princeton in 1948, where he worked in acoustics under Harry F. Olson for almost twenty years.
While at RCA Laboratories, Belar collaborated with Olson to develop the first musical synthesizers: the RCA Mark I and Mark II. Together they also devised a music composing machine and a phonetic, or voice activated, typewriter. Belar authored one book and co-authored, with Olson, three books and eleven journal articles. He was also issued 29 patents and was one of the scientists appointed a Fellow of the Technical Staff when the title was created in 1959. Belar retired from RCA in 1966 and died in Florida in 1997.
Scope and Content
The Herbert Belar papers are composed of schematics, notes, and compositions from Belar’s work on acoustical electronics, including a music composing machine, a phonetic typewriter, and the music synthesizer, at RCA Laboratories, from 1943 to 1967. They also include schematics and reports on several projects Belar did for the military during World War II as part of a secret RCA working group called “MAD Lab.” Of special note is a 1955 letter from Robert Moog, then a student at Queens College, requesting information on RCA’s electronic music synthesizer.
Thirty-seven of Belar's lab notebooks (1948-1966) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
Folders arranged alphabetically by subject.
Provenance
Donated to the David Sarnoff Library by the Sarnoff Corporation in 2007.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, 2014.
Box Folder
AVD16 4 Equipment, circuit variable capacitor, unknown; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1118 5 MAD Lab, operation, 1943
M&A 1118 6 MAD Lab, project, depth charge guidance system (XBDC mechanism), 1943
M&A 1118 7 MAD Lab, project, radio frequency receiver, 1943
M&A 1118 8 MAD Lab, project, shutter for iconoscope camera, 1943
M&A 1118 9 MAD Lab, report, Calculation of deacceleration of an object falling into water, circa 1943
M&A 1118 10 MAD Lab, report, Frequency allocations, 1947
M&A 1118 11 MAD Lab, report, Prevention of fog and frost on optical systems, 1943
M&A 1118 12 Mark V, file index and model shop planning, 1944-1948
Box
M&A 1158 Music composing machine, blueprints (Mark I, "Victor" - aka Mark II), 1950-1960
Box Folder
M&A 1118 13 Music composing machine, design and construction (includes photos), 1951
M&A 1118 14 Music composing machine, general, 1952-1960
M&A 1118 15 Music composing machine, presentations (Acoustical Society of America, National Academy of Sciences), 1961
M&A 1118 16 Music composing machine, primary investigation (schematics and notes), 1950
M&A 1118 17 Music composing machine, schematics, 1951
M&A 1118 18 Phonetic typewriter, articles, 1956-1957
M&A 1118 19 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 55001-55080, 1955-1956
M&A 1118 20 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 56001-56142, 1955-1956
M&A 1118 21 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 58001-58050, 1958
M&A 1118 22 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 58051-58130, 1958
M&A 1118 23 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 59001-59103, 1959
M&A 1118 24 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 59104-59203, 1959
M&A 1118 25 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 60001-60100, 1960
M&A 1118 26 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 61001-61050, 1961
M&A 1118 27 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 61051-61109, 1961
M&A 1118 28 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 62001-62050, 1962
M&A 1118 29 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 62051-62100, 1962
M&A 1118 30 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 62101-62155, 1962
M&A 1118 31 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 63001-63069, 1963
M&A 1118 32 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 63070-63149, 1963
M&A 1118 33 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 64001-64050, 1964
M&A 1118 34 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 64051-64076, 1964
M&A 1118 35 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 65001-65050, 1965
M&A 1118 36 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, HB 65051-65102, 66001-66005, 1965
M&A 1118 37 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, masters, undated
M&A 1118 38 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, oversized, 1951-1954
M&A 1118 39 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, unnumbered, 1961
M&A 1118 40 Phonetic typewriter, schematics, unnumbered, 1963
M&A 1118 41 Phonetic typewriter, testing, 1960
M&A 1118 42 Phonetic typewriter, testing, speech element analyzer, 1966
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AVD16 5 Photographs, circa 1943-1967 [These photographs depict equipment and parts that were used to construct electronic music synthesizers and circuit variable capacitors from the 1940's to the 1960's.] ; 46 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1118 43 Reports on prospects of music synthesizers and composing machines (preliminary and final), 1950; Selected items digitized [ID: PrelimInvestigationOlson-Belar05-50].
M&A 1118 44 Synthesizer, 12-tone oscillators, 1955
M&A 1118 45 Synthesizer, amplifier, 9W105 audio, circa 1949
M&A 1118 46 Synthesizer, amplifier, booster, 1951
M&A 1118 47 Synthesizer, amplifier, combining, 1951
M&A 1118 48 Synthesizer, amplifier, triode power, 1949-1952
M&A 1118 49 Synthesizer, amplifier, volume control, 1951
M&A 1118 50 Synthesizer, correspondence and reports (includes Robert Moog letter), 1952-1960
M&A 1118 51 Synthesizer, design, 1950-1955
M&A 1118 52 Synthesizer, engineer's orders, 1950-1951
M&A 1118 53 Synthesizer, envelope modulator, 1967
M&A 1118 54 Synthesizer, envelope shaper and control adapter, 1950-1957
M&A 1118 55 Synthesizer, filters, 1950-1951
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M&A 1119 1 Synthesizer, frequency generator, 1950-1956
M&A 1119 2 Synthesizer, frequency glider, 1950-1952
Box
AVDLP1 Synthesizer, "Home Sweet Home" recording (Synthesized music), undated [Played using RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer. Jim Timmens, H, Belar. Copy of "Synthesized Music", see 2464.78.] ; 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm.
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M&A 1119 3 Synthesizer, Mark II, 1955-1958
M&A 1119 4 Synthesizer, Mark II, presentation, 1959
M&A 1119 5 Synthesizer, master control panel, 1957
M&A 1119 6 Synthesizer, notebook, 1955
M&A 1119 7 Synthesizer, octaver, 1950-1953
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AVD16 3 Synthesizer, photographs, 1955; 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1119 8 Synthesizer, power supply, 1950-1951
Box
AVD60 "Home Sweet Home," undated [Recording of synthesizer playing "Home Sweet Home".] ; 1 sound disc : digital (CD-R).
Box Folder
M&A 1119 9 Synthesizer, relay panel, 1950
M&A 1119 10 Synthesizer, relay panel, tube, 1951
M&A 1119 11 Synthesizer, schematics, HB 57001-57066, 1957-1958
M&A 1119 12-13 Synthesizer, schematics, oversized, 1950-1952
M&A 1119 14 Synthesizer, tape analyzer, 1953-1955
M&A 1119 15 Synthesizer, tape index, 1950-1966
M&A 1119 16 Synthesizer, testing, I, composition, "Blue Skies," 1951-1952
M&A 1119 17 Synthesizer, testing, I, composition, "Home Sweet Home," 1951
M&A 1119 18 Synthesizer, testing, I, composition, "Nola," 1952
M&A 1119 19 Synthesizer, testing, I, composition, "The Last of Summer," 1951
M&A 1119 20 Synthesizer, testing, II, composition, "Holy Night," 1952
M&A 1119 21 Synthesizer, testing, II, composition, Stephen Foster, 1952
M&A 1119 22 Synthesizer, testing, II, composition, Stephen Foster, scores, 1952
M&A 1119 23-24 Synthesizer, testing, III, composition, piano, 1952-1953
M&A 1119 25-26 Synthesizer, testing, IV, schematics, 1953
M&A 1119 27-28 Synthesizer, testing, V, schematics, 1953-1955
M&A 1119 29 Synthesizer, testing, VI, reports and correspondence, 1955-1956
M&A 1119 30 Synthesizer, testing, VII, composition, "Dancing Tambourine," 1956
M&A 1119 31 Synthesizer, testing, VII, composition, "Juanita," 1956
M&A 1119 32 Synthesizer, testing, VII, composition, "Palestrina," 1956
M&A 1119 33 Synthesizer, testing, VII, notes (includes photo), 1956
M&A 1119 34 Synthesizer, testing, VIII, composition, "Easter Parade," 1957
M&A 1119 35 Synthesizer, testing, VIII, composition, "Jangle Waltz," 1957
M&A 1119 36 Synthesizer, testing, VIII, composition, scales, 1957
M&A 1119 37 Synthesizer, testing, VIII, demonstration (includes photo), 1957
M&A 1119 38 Synthesizer, testing, VIII, index to tapes, 1957
M&A 1119 39 Synthesizer, testing, IX, composition, "Jatobe," 1957-1958
M&A 1119 40 Synthesizer, testing, IX, composition, "Kaleidoscope," 1958
M&A 1119 41 Synthesizer, testing, IX, composition, "Lunar fife and drum corps," 1958
M&A 1119 42 Synthesizer, testing, IX, composition, "Univoc," 1958
M&A 1119 43 Synthesizer, testing, IX, correspondence, 1958
M&A 1119 44 Synthesizer, testing, IX, notes and master tape, 1958
M&A 1119 45 Synthesizer, testing, IX, stereo, 1958
M&A 1119 46 Synthesizer, testing, X, composition, "New World Symphony," 1959
M&A 1119 47 Synthesizer, testing, X, correspondence and press clippings, 1958-1962
M&A 1119 48 Synthesizer, testing, X, notes, 1959
M&A 1119 49 Synthesizer, testing, XI, notes, 1958
M&A 1119 50 Synthesizer, vibrato, 1950
III. Nils E. Lindenblad papers, 1954-1963
Historical Note
Nils E. Lindenblad (1895-1978)
By the end of 1920, RCA’s field research program in long-distance communications was strengthened by the addition of specialists such as Clarence W. Hansell, whose service to RCA in the succeeding years included outstanding contributions to radio transmission techniques, and Nils E. Lindenblad, whose subsequent work at RCA produced major advances in antenna design and, in later years, led to pioneering development of electronic cooling techniques.
From 1927 through 1930, Lindenblad and Philip S. Carter achieved major advances in the design of new antennas for the effective transmission of short-wave signals with the development of directive antennas which provided a combination of low cost and high efficiency. The first of these, Lindenblad’s Model A, was put into commercial service in 1927 which was directed to Germany but proved useful for communication to other points in Europe. Used in combination with Hansell’s Model A transmitter, it helped to establish a record for handling long-distance traffic by operating at speeds up to the limit of the best available terminal office equipment.
In 1939 Lindenblad's UWB antenna graced the top of the Empire State Building during the early days of RCA's development of television transmission. Over the years a number of U.S. patents were issued to Lindenblad for advances in the design of television and sound antennas.
Lindenblad designed and completed the world’s first electronic refrigerator in 1953, complete with cold storage chamber and ice-making compartments, entirely without moving parts. The next step was development of a larger refrigerator and a room air conditioning system, taking advantage of the continuing improvement in materials for the cooling junctions. Research work to develop electronic air conditioning was assigned to Lindenblad, principally because of his demonstrated inventiveness and persistence in a variety of his earlier research projects.
By October 1, 1956, the results were displayed at General Sarnoff’s 50th anniversary celebration—the world’s first electronically air-conditioned room, and a larger and more efficient electronic refrigerator both entirely free of moving parts or circulating fluids.
Scope and Content
The Lindenblad papers contain photographs, reports, notes, drawings, and reference material primarily on thermoelectric materials and thermoelectricity.
Nine of Lindenblad's lab notebooks (1950-1961) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
Files are in original order.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rainer Naus, 2015.
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M&A 14 23-24 Reports, notes, and reference material, 1954-1963
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AVD13 11 Technology photographs, circa 1955-1956, undated [Technologies represented include semiconductors, energy (solar, thermoelectric generators), air conditioning, refrigeration.] ; 69 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 8 polaroids : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.
IV. Roland A. Lynn papers, 1955-1959
Historical Note
Roland A. Lynn earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1927. In 1931, he transferred from General Electric to the Engineering Department of the National Broadcasting Company. At RCA Laboratories, he contributed to the development of the Mark II synthesizer (also known as the Victor synthesizer) with Herbert Belar and Harry F. Olson. Lynn’s work focused on instrumentation and recording technologies.
Scope and Content
The Roland A. Lynn papers are composed of schematics and electronic instrumental scores related to Lynn’s contributions in developing the Mark II musical synthesizer at RCA Laboratories from 1955 to 1959.
Sixteen of Lynn's lab notebooks (1951-1958) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
Folders arranged alphabetically by subject.
Provenance
Donated to the David Sarnoff Library by the Sarnoff Corporation in 2007.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, 2014.
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M&A 1120 1 Compositions, "By George," 1957
M&A 1120 2 Compositions, "Dodging a divorce," 1957
M&A 1120 3 Compositions, general, 1956-1957
M&A 1120 4 Compositions, index, lacquer disk, 1956-1959
M&A 1120 5 Compositions, index, paper roll, 1957-1959
M&A 1120 6 Compositions, "Jangle Waltz," 1957
M&A 1120 7 Compositions, "Juanita," 1956
M&A 1120 8 Compositions, "Maltby" blues, 1957
M&A 1120 9 Compositions, "Merry gents," 1957
M&A 1120 10 Compositions, notes, 1956-1957
M&A 1120 11 Compositions, "Obelin", bow sounds, 1957
M&A 1120 12 Compositions, "Obelin", chromatic glide, 1957
M&A 1120 13 Compositions, "Obelin", rhythmical, 1957
M&A 1120 14 Compositions, "Pavanne," 1957
M&A 1120 15 Compositions, "Peanut vendor," 1957
M&A 1120 16 Compositions, "Perfidia," 1957
M&A 1120 17 Compositions, "Prelude in lo fi," 1957
M&A 1120 18 Compositions, "Rainbow," 1957
M&A 1120 19 Compositions, "Silent Night," 1957
M&A 1120 20 Compositions, "Stardust," 1957
M&A 1120 21 Compositions, "Synthesizer geiger counter," 1957
M&A 1120 22 Compositions, "Three o'clock in the morning," 1957
M&A 1120 23 Compositions, tones, 1957
M&A 1120 24 Compositions, "Two Finger Theme", introduction, 1957
M&A 1120 25 Compositions, "Two Finger Theme", section 1, 1957
M&A 1120 26 Compositions, "Two Finger Theme", section 2, 1957
M&A 1120 27 Compositions, "Two Finger Theme", section 3, 1957
M&A 1120 28 Compositions, "Whistle while you work," 1957
M&A 1120 29 Synthesizer, 12-tone oscillator, 1956
M&A 1120 30 Synthesizer, 4x multiplier, 1955-1956
M&A 1120 31 Synthesizer, amplifier, 7-head pick-up mixing, 1956
M&A 1120 32 Synthesizer, amplifier, final mixing, 1956
M&A 1120 33 Synthesizer, amplifier, monitoring, 1956
M&A 1120 34 Synthesizer, amplifier, volume control, 1956
M&A 1120 35 Synthesizer, booster amplifier, 1955-1956
M&A 1120 36-37 Synthesizer, collected drawings, 1955-1957
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M&A 1162 3 Synthesizer, collected drawings (oversized), 1956-1957
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M&A 1120 38 Synthesizer, compensator, 1956
M&A 1120 39 Synthesizer, cutter carriage, 1956
M&A 1120 40 Synthesizer, cutter lathe, 1956
M&A 1120 41 Synthesizer, cutter motor, 1957
M&A 1120 42 Synthesizer, envelope control unit, 1956
M&A 1120 43 Synthesizer, hi fi recording head (IB-24760), 1956
M&A 1120 44 Synthesizer, microphone, 1956
M&A 1120 45 Synthesizer, noise generator, 1956
M&A 1120 46 Synthesizer, octaver, 1955
M&A 1120 47 Synthesizer, perforator, 1955
M&A 1120 48 Synthesizer, relay tree, 1955
M&A 1120 49 Synthesizer, reproducer, 1956
M&A 1120 50 Synthesizer, resonator, 1956
M&A 1120 51 Synthesizer, sound effects filter, 1956
M&A 1120 52 Synthesizer, tape recorder, 1957
M&A 1120 53 Synthesizer, timbre patching unit, 1956
M&A 1120 54 Synthesizer, tremolo, 1956
M&A 1120 55 Synthesizer, tube relay tree, 1955
M&A 1120 56 Synthesizer, tube tree, 1956
M&A 1120 57 Synthesizer, twelve-position mixer, 1956
V. Adolph R. Morgan papers, 1951-1971
Historical Note
The papers of A.R. Morgan focus on three areas of electronics. They are the electronics of permanently polarized electrostatic microphones, SONAR pulse projection, and noise cancellation of submarine pumps.
The permanently polarized electrostatic microphone (electret) was the most current in 1962 after a long evolution of microphones which began with the carbon microphone invented by D.E. Hughes in England and by Thomas Edison and Emile Berliner in the United States. Edison was awarded a patent in 1877 amidst a bitter controversy regarding who was the first to transmit speech via the carbon microphone. Controversy was further extended when witnesses declared that Hughes had transmitted speech through a carbon microphone years earlier in England. Hughes is credited with the invention. Following 85 years of improvements to the microphone, Morgan experimented with a microphone which could be used without a source of wired electricity, operating with a permanently charged capacitance device offering more flexibility without being wired to just one location during use.
Morgan also worked on the development of a projector to provide improved SONAR (SOund NAvigation and Ranging). The pulse SONAR projector transmitted a pulse of electrical signals through water which bounce off of a target and returns in the form of sound signals, measuring the length and width of the pulse, translated into time and size of the target. Morgan's work with a superpower pulse projector lead to his patent for an underwater object locator in 1960.
Morgan's experiments with signals through water lead him to experiment with the cancellation of noise created by a pump in a submerged submarine. His work with noise control contributed to the electronics of stealth movement and underwater communications of submarines, especially during military engagements.
Scope and Content
The papers of Adolph R. Morgan include evidence of his work with underwater communications, microphones, and noise cancellation of underwater sounds.
One of Morgan's lab notebooks (1954-1960) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
The papers of A.R. Morgan are arranged chronologically.
Provenance
Donated to the David Sarnoff Library by the Sarnoff Corporation in 2007.
Processing Notes
Processed by David Burdash, 2014.
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M&A 1117 5 Meeting report and internal correspondence about recording process, 1951 August 8 - October 29
M&A 1117 6 Graph data sheets and invention disclosure regarding video recording, 1953 April 7 - 1954 July 2
M&A 1117 7 Research on frequency range and evaluation of a disc record, 1960 April 20
M&A 1117 8 Drawings and lab notes on the shaft, collar and segment of video camera and discussion of electromagnetic pulses, 1960 August 2 - December 8
M&A 1117 9 Graphs and photos on high fidelity audio compression, 1960 October 25
M&A 1117 10 Audio compression circuitry for phonograph, 1961 January 23 - March 26
M&A 1117 11 SONAR operation at low frequencies, 1961 May - June
M&A 1117 12 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise final report (contract NObsr-78798), 1961 June 30
M&A 1117 13 Aerial sonic submarine detection, 1961 August 30 - November 3
M&A 1117 14 Feedback on loudspeaker with pressure microphone, 1961 September 5 - September 26
M&A 1117 15 Superpower pulse SONAR projector, 1961 September 7
M&A 1117 16 DFBLS-102 loudspeaker frequency response - diagrams and calculations, 1961 November 2 - December 21
M&A 1117 17 Defense Electronic Products anti-submarine warfare conference, 1962 January 16
M&A 1117 18 Submarine noise cancelling system (mostly drawings), 1962 February 12 - November 23
M&A 1117 19 Follow up drawings for submarine select noise cancelling drawings, 1963 March 4
M&A 1117 20 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise phase I final report (contract NObs-86895), 1963 May 9
M&A 1117 21 Continued follow up on drawings for submarine pump noise cancellation, 1963 September-October
M&A 1117 22 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise monthly progress reports (contract NObs-86895), 1964 October 30 - 1965 January 4
M&A 1117 23 Infrasonic communications, 1963 December 18 - 1964 March 6
M&A 1117 24 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise phase II final report (Contract NObs-86895), 1964 March 1
M&A 1117 25 Purchase orders for submarine noise cancellation project, 1964 March 3 - October 26
M&A 1117 26 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise reports (Contract NObs-86895), 1964 May-August
M&A 1117 27 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise tentative conclusions and recommendations for future work (Contract NObs-86895), 1964 December
M&A 1117 28-29 Permanently polarized electrostatic microphone, 1964-1966
M&A 1117 30 Reduction of radiated submarine pump noise phase III final report (Contract NObs-86895), 1965 February
M&A 1117 31 Permanently polarized electrostatic microphone with transistor amplifier final report, 1965 May
M&A 1117 32 Universal probe type dynamic microphone system, 1965-1966
M&A 1117 33 Effect of surface waves on the attenuation of a sound wave passing through an air/water interface, 1966 February 3
M&A 1117 34 Cross fired electrostatic microphone, 1966 February 10
M&A 1117 35 Modified type "L" microphone with copper voice coil, 1966 July - November
M&A 1117 36 Non magnetic microphone, 1966 October
M&A 1117 37 Wall baffle tests on BK-12A and type L microphones, 1966 November 30
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M&A 1118 1 Type BK-12A microphone modification, 1966
M&A 1118 2 A universal probe type dynamic microphone system, 1967 August
M&A 1118 3 Pressure pickup, stylus groove for video disc, 1971 January 14 - February 25
M&A 1118 4 Unidentified photo and diagram, undated
3. Administration records, 1899-2008
Historical Note
Administrative duties at the David Sarnoff Research Center were conducted by a number of different departments and divisions with a variety of names during its history. Key responsibilities included finance, marketing, personnel, facilities, public relations, and research support.
Scope and Content
The Administration records document research support services at the David Sarnoff Research Center with a wide range of materials. The most significant portions include the extensive vertical files of the Public Affairs Department (Series X), photographs from the Photo Studio (Series IX), organizational lists and charts (Series VIII), and records relating to the Tokyo Laboratory (Series XI).
Arrangement
The Administration records are arranged into thirteen series:
I. 25th anniversary records
II. James R. Benvenuto files on New Product Development
III. Colloquium Committee records
IV. Contract records
V. Holiday Card Fund records
VI. Jerome Kurshan papers
VII. William R. Malpas papers
VIII. Organization lists and charts
IX. Photo Studio
X. Public Affairs Department records
XI. RCA Research Laboratories, Inc. records
XII. Research Library records
XIII. Telephone directories
I. 25th anniversary records, 1966-1977
Historical Note
In September of 1967 RCA celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of RCA Laboratories. To observe this occasion, RCA hosted leaders in education, government, industry, and science from around the world in Princeton, New Jersey. The celebration, planned and executed by a committee of RCA staff, included dinners, banquets, symposia, and open house tours of RCA laboratories with over 100 exhibits for visitors.
The planning for the anniversary celebration began in March of 1966 when a committee of four RCA staff met to discuss the itineraries and possible guests for the commemoration. The keynote speaker for the event was RCA Chairman David Sarnoff who spoke not only of the many of accomplishments of RCA Laboratories but also what developments were to come in the future.
Scope and Content
The 25th anniversary records consist of correspondence, plans, invoices, estimates, programs, press releases, and invitations related to the anniversary celebration from September 27, 1967 to October 1, 1967 in Princeton, New Jersey. Much of the correspondence with speakers and guests within these records are written by or directed to Dr. James Hillier.
Recordings of some of the events can be found in Record group 25.
Arrangement
Folders arranged alphabetically by subject.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2015.
Box Folder
M&A 1066 1 Brochure draft, 1967
M&A 1066 2 Commemorative book, 1967
M&A 1066 3 Ephemera and programs, 1967
M&A 1066 4 Event planning correspondence and drafts, 1967
M&A 1066 5 Finances, 1967
M&A 1066 6 General correspondence (itemized list in folder), 1967 February 15 - November 28
M&A 1066 7 General correspondence, 1967
M&A 1066 8 Guest information, 1967
M&A 1066 9 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 June 2 - 27
M&A 1066 10 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 June 27 - July 5
M&A 1066 11 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 July 3 - 12
M&A 1066 12 Guest invitations and replies, 1967 July 12 - 20
M&A 1066 13 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 July 20 - August 9
M&A 1066 14 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 August 9 - September 11
M&A 1066 15 Guest invitations and replies (itemized list in folder), 1967 September 11 - November 28
M&A 1066 16 Ladies program correspondence (Mrs. James Hillier), 1967
M&A 1066 17 Original records housing, 1976-1977
M&A 1066 18 Plans and procedures, 1966-1967
M&A 1066 19 Present employees replies summary, 1967
M&A 1066 20 Program introductions, 1967
M&A 1066 21 RCA Corporation organization manuals, 1967
M&A 1066 22 Speaker correspondence, 1967
M&A 1066 23 Speaker invitations and replies, 1967
M&A 1066 24 Thank you letters, 1967
II. James R. Benvenuto files on New Product Development, 1951-1968
Historical Note
James R. Benvenuto was born on February 10, 1926 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1951. Benvenuto was then hired as an accountant at RCA Laboratories, eventually becoming the Manager of Accounting in 1979. After twenty-five years, Benvenuto retired from RCA Laboratories. He died in 2013.
Scope and Content
The James R. Benvenuto files on New Product Development include invoices, correspondence, and reports related to New Product Development at RCA Laboratories. The papers also include project authorizations, summaries of New Product Development costs, and expense reports.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2015.
Box Folder
M&A 1145 1 New Product Development cumulative net cost reports, 1956-1967
M&A 1145 2 New Product Development expense reports, 1958 December – 1967 December
M&A 1145 3-4 New Product Development invoices and correspondence, 1966 January 16 – 1968 January 16
M&A 1145 5 New Product Development procedures, undated
M&A 1145 6 New Product Development spreadsheets and charts, 1951 December – 1967 December
M&A 1145 7 "New Product Development Payback Study" by E.M. Leyton, (1963 January 10)
M&A 1145 8 Project authorizations, 1965 December 16 – 1967 October 18
M&A 1145 9 Summary of New Product Development costs by payback status, 1963-1964
III. Colloquium Committee records, 1966-1981
Historical Note
The RCA Colloquium was a lecture series held by RCA Laboratories at Princeton, New Jersey. The colloquium committee was composed of RCA managers who brought in scientists and other experts in their fields to speak to RCA employees on a broad array of topics. Lectures ranged from the Apollo 13 disaster to the integration of women and minorities into the workplace. Notable lecturers included astronomer Carl Sagan and reporter Jessica Savich.
Scope and Content
The Colloquium Committee records consist of correspondence with speakers, meeting minutes, and announcements for RCA’s colloquium lecture series.
Recordings of some of the lectures can be found in Record group 25.
Arrangement
Folders arranged chronologically.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, July 2014.
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M&A 879 25 Colloquium Committee, 1966
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M&A 880 1 Colloquium Committee, 1976-1977
M&A 880 2-3 Colloquium Committee, 1977-1978
M&A 880 4 Colloquium Committee, 1978-1979
M&A 880 5-6 Colloquium Committee, 1979-1980
M&A 880 7-8 Colloquium Committee, 1980-1981
IV. Contract records, 1976-1983
Scope and Content
The Contract records are composed of RCA Laboratories contract proposals, reports, invoices, and correspondence. The records also contain experiment photographs and schematics for the Megasonic cleaning and drying system.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2016.
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M&A 1215 6 “Calibration Device for RCA Laser Defect Scanner” by Michael F. Leahy, 1980 May
M&A 1215 7-8 Contract number IS-1000 S.O. 12933: 4 GHz TWTA Replacement Amplifier contract for International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, correspondence, invoices, and reports
M&A 1215 9-10 Contract number NAS9-15755 S.O. 15594: Analysis of S-Band Solid State Transmitters contract for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, correspondence, invoices, and reports
M&A 1215 11 Contract number N00014-81-c-2512: CDH-LOC Lasers contract for Naval Research Laboratory, correspondence, invoices, and reports, 1979 April 1-1982 February 18
M&A 1215 12 Contract number 507407 S.O. 12892: 12 GHz Hi Efficiency FET Amplifier contract for Bell Telephone Laboratories, correspondence, invoices, and reports, 1978 May 4-1983 January 26
M&A 1215 13 File storage record, 1983 April 5
M&A 1215 14 “Megasonic Cleaning and Drying System Installation and Operating Instructions” by A. Mayer, 1980 March
M&A 1215 15 Megasonic concept and installation drawings, 1978 July 5-1979 March 13, undated
M&A 1215 16-17 Megasonic experiment photographs, 1980 March 12, undated
M&A 1215 18 “Program Plan for Development of Megasonic Cleaning for Silicon Wafers” by A. Mayer, undated
V. Holiday Card Fund records, 1963-1984
Historical Note
The Holiday Card Fund at RCA Laboratories began in 1962 as a means by which employees could give to charity through the workplace. In lieu of giving Christmas cards to all of their co-workers, employees were encouraged to post a singular card on a central bulletin board, then donate the money they would have spend on cards to the Fund. These funds sponsored two children on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, as well as a number of New Jersey-area non-profit organizations that aided children.
Scope and Content
The Holiday Card Fund records are composed of committee meeting minutes, announcements for the Fund, receipts and correspondence related to the dispersal of funds, publicity within and outside of the company, thank you letters from the aid organizations, and progress reports, photos, and personal correspondence from the Navajo children sponsored by the Fund.
Arrangement
Folders arranged alphabetically by subject.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, August 2014.
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M&A 882 16 Committee meetings (minutes, reports, and announcements), 1963-1967
M&A 882 17 Committee meetings (minutes, reports, and announcements), 1968-1971
M&A 882 18 Committee meetings (minutes, reports, and announcements), 1972-1976
M&A 882 19 Committee meetings (minutes, reports, and announcements), 1977-1979, 1982-1984, undated
M&A 882 20 Dispersal of funds (receipts, correspondence, and vouchers), 1970-1972
M&A 882 21 Dispersal of funds (receipts, correspondence, and vouchers), 1976-1982
M&A 882 22 Publicity (in RCA newsletters, news clippings), 1962-1977
M&A 882 23 Thank you letters (correspondence from organizations, personal information about and letters from Native American children) (includes photos), 1971-1978, undated
M&A 882 24 Thank you letters (correspondence from organizations, personal information about and letters from Native American children) (includes photos), 1982-1984
VI. Jerome Kurshan papers, 1949-2003
(AVD portion only) 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 in.
Historical Note
Jerome Kurshan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1919. Kurshan graduated from Columbia College with a degree in mathematics and physics. He then received his PhD in physics from Cornell University in 1943 before becoming a member of RCA Laboratories’ technical staff. In 1955 Kurshan became Manager of Recruiting and Training before taking the position of Manager of the newly established Research Services Laboratory. When the laboratory was dissolved in 1966, Kurshan returned to an administrative role as Manager of Marketing, a position he held until 1973 when he became the Manager of Administrative Services (later Administrative Projects). Kurshan retired in 1987 after 44 years of working for RCA. Kurshan has 16 U.S. patents in his name and received a Citation for WWII Wartime Contributions by the Office of Scientific Research and Development. He died in 2014.
Scope and Content
The Jerome Kurshan papers are composed mostly of correspondence and ephemera from the David Sarnoff Research Center.
Ninety-nine of Kurshan's lab notebooks (1943-1954) can be found in Record group 26.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Access Restrictions
Records subject to 25-year time seal.
Provenance
Gift of Jerome Kurshan to the David Sarnoff Library in 2003. Additional materials were donated to the Hagley Museum and Library by his daughter Rachel Kurshan in 2015.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2015.
Box Folder
AVD166 1 Crying Nipper drawing, 1971 December 14 [Original artwork, signed by "Wallmueler".] ; 1 ink and charcoal drawing : b&w ; 12 x 16 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1142 18 Data Processing Center at RCA Laboratories related publications, 1963 May - October
M&A 1142 19 David Sarnoff Research Center recruitment materials, 1959
M&A 1142 20 Edward Herold related publications and correspondence, 1993 June 29 – July 7
M&A 1142 21 Electron Theory of Solids by Lloyd P. Smith, 1949
M&A 1142 22 Executive Controls Program at the College of Business Administration Syracuse University ephemera, 1969 August 3 – 1970
M&A 1142 23 "History of Carnassa Park 1944-2003" compiled by Jerome Kurshan, 2003 December; Selected items digitized [ID: CarnassaParkAssessments, CarnassaParkHistory].
M&A 1142 24 Image Quality: A Comparison of Photographic and Television Systems by Otto H. Schade, Sr correspondence and promotional materials, 1975
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AVD22 21 Industrial Reactor Laboratories, Inc., 1958; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 6 in.
Box Folder
M&A 1142 25 Micro-manipulator image, undated
M&A 1142 26 Multidivisional Computer Aided Design (CAD) Equipment Special Capital Request, 1985 May
M&A 1142 27 Patents, 1951 May 9 - 1962 February 27
M&A 1142 28 “Research Services Laboratory: A Guide to Available Services”, 1960 June – 1965 October
M&A 1142 29 Two Independence Way informational booklet, 1981 November
M&A 1142 30 "United State Patents of Jerome Kurshan," undated
VII. William R. Malpas papers, 1938-1998
Historical Note
William R. Malpas works for SRI as a Manager of Program Security Operations at the David Sarnoff Research Center.
Scope and Content
The William R. Malpas papers include pamphlets, newspaper clippings, maps, and ephemera related to RCA and SRI. The papers also include National Technology Alliance and VIEWS Aerial Video Mosaicking System information books.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Access Restrictions
Records subject to 25-year time seal.
Provenance
William R. Malpas donated some of his papers to the David Sarnoff Library prior to 2009. He donated additional materials to The College of New Jersey in December of 2012. In 2014, this addition was transferred to the Hagley Museum and Library from The College of New Jersey.
Processing Notes
Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2015.
Box Folder
M&A 14 27 Ephemera, 1995
M&A 14 28 National Media Laboratory ephemera, 1995
M&A 14 29 “National Technology Alliance: The First Decade 1987-1997” presentation book, 1997
M&A 14 30 Newspaper articles and clippings related to RCA, 1938 November 15 - 1990 March 13
M&A 14 31 RCA Camden aerial photograph, undated
M&A 14 32 RCA representatives and sales territory maps, 1957-1981 August
M&A 14 33 Sarnoff Collection online database correspondence, undated
M&A 14 34 VIEWS Aerial Video Mosaicking System installation and operation guides, 1997 July – 1998 October
VIII. Organization lists and charts, 1942-1988
Scope and Content
This series consist of organizational lists and charts for the David Sarnoff Research Center. Invaluable for understanding the structure of the DSRC, the lists are sometimes difficult to interpret until they are converted to charts in 1983. An alphabetical index was added to the end of the lists in 1959 and job titles were included starting in 1962.
Arrangement
Files are arranged chronologically, with top level overviews at the end.
Access Restrictions
Records subject to 25-year time seal.
Box Folder
M&A 1067 6 Organization lists, 1942-1944
M&A 1067 7 Organization lists, 1945-1946
M&A 1067 8 Organization lists, 1947
M&A 1067 9 Organization lists, 1948
M&A 1067 10 Organization lists, 1949
M&A 1067 11 Organization lists, 1950
M&A 1067 12 Organization lists, 1951; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1951-01-31].
M&A 1067 13 Organization lists, 1952; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1952-02-01, DSRC_OrgChart1952-12-15].
M&A 1067 14 Organization lists, 1953; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1953-03-31].
M&A 1067 15 Organization lists, 1954; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1954-01-04].
M&A 1067 16 Organization lists, 1955-1956; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1955-01-01, DSRC_OrgChart1956-01-01].
M&A 1067 17 Organization lists, 1957-1959; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1957-01-25, DSRC_OrgChart1957-08-19, DSRC_OrgChart1958-01-01, DSRC_OrgChart1958-05-05, DSRC_OrgChart1959-01-01].
M&A 1067 18 Organization lists, 1960-1962
M&A 1067 19 Organization lists, 1963-1964
M&A 1067 20 Organization lists, 1965-1967; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1966-03-31, DSRC_OrgChart1966-07-16, DSRC_OrgChart1966-11-01, DSRC_OrgChart1966-12-31, DSRC_OrgChart1967-02-01, DSRC_OrgChart1967-04-01, DSRC_OrgChart1967-10-30].
Box Folder
M&A 1068 1 Organization lists, 1968-1969; Selected items digitized [ID: DSRC_OrgChart1968-01-01, DSRC_OrgChart1968-04-01, DSRC_OrgChart1968-07-01, DSRC_OrgChart1968-08-16, DSRC_OrgChart1968-11-01].
M&A 1068 2 Organization lists, 1970-1973
M&A 1068 3 Organization lists, 1974-1976
M&A 1068 4 Organization lists and charts, 1977-1983
M&A 1068 5 Organization charts, 1984-1985
M&A 1068 6 Organization charts, 1986-1988
M&A 1068 7 Organization charts (top level only), 1943-1996
IX. Photo Studio, circa 1906-1997
A. Employee photographs, circa 1975-1985
Box Folder
AVD65 1 A, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 80 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 40 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
Box
AVD75 A-F, negatives, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Box Folder
AVD65 2 B, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 120 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 140 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 3 C, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 100 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 120 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 4 D, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 70 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 90 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 5 E, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 20 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 6 F, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 50 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 70 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
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AVD76 F-H, negatives, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD65 7 G, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 50 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 90 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 8 H, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 75 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 125 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 9 I, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 8 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
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AVD77 I-Ma, negatives, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD65 10 J, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 20 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 11 K, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 100 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 12 L, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 65 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 13 M, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 90 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 140 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
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AVD78 Ma-Q, negatives, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD65 14 N, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 35 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 15 O, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 35 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 16 P, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 50 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 110 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 17 Q, circa 1975-1985; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. 2 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 18 R, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 50 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 80 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
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AVD79 R-S, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD65 19 S, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 100 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 120 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 20 T, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 30 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 50 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
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AVD80 T-Z, negatives, circa 1975-1985; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD65 21 U, circa 1975-1985; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. 2 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 22 Unidentified, 1958-1959 [Unknown staff members from RCA Radio Research Labs, Long Island.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 3.5 x 4 in.
AVD65 23 V, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 20 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 24 W, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 40 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 60 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 25 Y, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 10 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
AVD65 26 Z, circa 1975-1985; Approx. 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller. Approx. 10 photographic prints : color ; 1.5 x 1 inch or smaller.
B. Photographer indexes, 1942-1990
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AVD81 Photographer indexes, 1942-1950
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AVD82 Photographer indexes, 1950-1960 [Includes Captions index, 1970-1975.]
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AVD83 Photographer indexes, 1960-1972
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AVD84 Photographer indexes, 1973-1990
C. Radiations, 1944-1996
approximately 2100 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in. 241 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120. 69 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
Scope and Content
Radiations was an internal RCA staff newsletter that highlighted things going on at RCA not directly related to the laboratory. A large portion of the images are devoted to recreational activities and clubs such as bowling, sailing, golf, table tennis, and softball. Other images commemorate service awards and retirement parties as well as RCA family picnics and craft shows.
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AVD73 35 Roger Olden's hobby and Cook, Dow, Stribefin and no good flowers, 1956 March; 13 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 36 Ourdrnnew and Rido playing marbles, 1956 April-May; 8 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 37 Golf at Frusgare Faimus and Picnic, 1956, June 11-12; 16 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120. 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 38 25 Year dinner and turkeys, 1956 November ; 15 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 39 Plating room for A. Grassberg, 1957 April 10; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 40 Spring scenes, 1957 April 22; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 41 Oihme's car, 1957 May; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 42 W. Beam working on house, E. Herold, 1957 May 22; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 43 High School Graduates (RCA, family members), 1957 June 18; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 44 Knocking down VanDykes home for YMCA, 1957 July 16; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 45 RCA labs open house, 1957 October ; 9 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 46 25 year, 1957 November 1; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 47 Picnic, 1958 June 20; 11 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 48 Picnic, 1959 June 26; 11 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 49 Picnic, 1960 June 24; 6 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120. 10 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 50 Retirement luncheon for Mr. Black, patent department at Princeton Inn, 1960 August 30; 7 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 51 Harry Osgood retirement dinner, 1961 December 20; 11 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 52 RCA picnic, 1961; 5 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 53 Crystals A.L. Goodman and Joe Hanack and miniature photo cells, 1961; 12 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 54 Under-secretary of commerce Martin visits racetrack, Robert Sarnoff at MIT, 1962; 8 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm. 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 55 Golf, 1963 April 6; 11 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 56 Snow scenes and Dr. Wolf in office, 1962 February 10; 15 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 57 Fire school Berkeyheiser, 1964 May 21; 8 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
AVD73 58 Vaccum tubes and integrated circuits, 1965; 6 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 58 Norman W. Newell retirement dinner, 1969 April 24; 14 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 59 A.N. Curtiss retirement dinner, 1971 March 26; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm. 38 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 60 Communicate material (Mr. Conrad Riwchster Hiliei Rumian Urstnu, 1973 June; 8 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm. 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 61 Golf, dog, undated ; 8 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 62 Dave Riply, 1984 March; 6 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
AVD73 63 Don Marks climbing chimney, 1986 April 25; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120.
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AVD85 Radiations, 1944-1956, 1944-1956; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD86 Radiations, 1957-1964, 1957-1964; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD87 Radiations, 1964-1970, 1964-1970; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD88 Radiations, 1970-1975, 1970-1975; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD89 Radiations, 1975-1982, 1975-1982; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD90 Radiations, 1982-1996, 1982-1996; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
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AVD91 Radiations, 1996-undated, 1996-undated ; approximately 300 photographic negatives : 3 x 5 in.
D. RCA Archives, circa 1906-1997
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AVD74 25 Year Open House, 1967; Approx 250 photographic negatives : b&w ; 120. Approx. 100 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35mm.
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AVD158 Lab, history, circa 1965-1970 [Includes Dr. Harold, H. Beverage, James Hillier, Al Fisher, equipment, building interiors, Albert Rose's lab, television test patterns, and electronic highway test track.] ; 164 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 Lasers, circa 1965-1970; 25 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 Electron microscope, circa 1965-1970; 11 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 Military color tv, circa 1965-1970; 15 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 Selecta Vision, circa 1965-1970; 60 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 Early radio and television broadcasting, circa 1965-1970; 58 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD158 David Sarnoff, circa 1906-1950s; 33 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD158-159 Building photographs, circa 1944-1968; approximately 273 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD160-161 David Sarnoff Research Center, 1967, 1986-1997 [Includes employee portraits, SMTS Awards, 25 year luncheon, Japan visitors, Princeton Engine, wafter probe and load pull, building interiors, MOS images, Avantek test fixture, package circuits, vericolor sheet film, 25 year anniversary, and display boards.] ; approximately 250 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD161-162 RCA Engineer, 1986-1995 [Includes equipment, employees, automatic checkout counter, CCD Chip, crystal holography, gun-effect devices, making of a hologram, first holotape images, first erasable hologram, building interiors, ion implementation facility, laser table, magnetic domains, ruby laser, solar array, solar cells, solar pump, and views of grounds.] ; approximately 175 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD162-163 Lobby display, circa 1980s; approximately 150 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD162 Lab, undated; approximately 150 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, electronics, undated; 3 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, equipment, undated; 15 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, general research, undated; 3 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, model shop, undated; 8 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, receivers, undated; 6 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, styling standardizing, undated; 5 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, tubes, undated; 2 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD162 Lab, transmitters, undated; 14 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD163 RCA Labs, Long Island, RP Series, undated; approximately 150 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD163-164 PB Series, undated; approximately 200 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD164 Staff portraits, undated; approximately 200 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD164-165 Television Service Shop, Varick Street -A, B, and C, undated; approximately 125 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD165 Working in research, undated; approximately 250 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD165 X-series, television technology, undated; approximately 50 negatives : b&w and color ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD168 1 Television production at RCA Lancaster, circa 1955-1965; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 2 Satellite and solar power, circa 1961-1981; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 3 Electron microscope, circa 1947-1975; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
AVD168 4 Television and radio publicity, circa 1951-1974; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
AVD168 5 Television and video technology at RCA Princeton, circa 1950-1980; 32 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
AVD168 6 Television microscope, circa 1954; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 7 RCA Meadow Lands, TAC TEC two-way radio, circa 1973-1975; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 8 Selecta Vision, circa 1977-1986; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 9 RCA Princeton staff, circa 1970s; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
AVD168 10 Downtown Princeton, New Jersey, circa 1970s; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
AVD168 11 Snowy landscape, circa 1982; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
AVD168 12 David Sarnoff Research Center, undated [Aerials and building exteriors.] ; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in. or smaller. 2 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in. 12 photographic prints : color ; 3 x 3 in.
AVD168 13 Nuclear reactor construction, undated; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
AVD168 14 Auto test track, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
AVD168 15 Man with sculptures made from electronic components, circa 1970s; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 in.
AVD168 16 People escaping the rain, circa 1970s; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 12 in.
E. RCA Labs "G" series negatives, circa 1942-1965
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AVD92 RCA # G4001 - G4270, circa 1942-1944; Approximately 270 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD93 RCA # G4271 - G4530, circa 1942-1944; Approximately 260 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD94 RCA # G4531 - G4820, circa 1942-1946; Approximately 290 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD95 RCA # G4821 - G5070, circa 1944-1946; Approximately 250 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD96 RCA # G5071 - G5300, circa 1944-1946; Approximately 230 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD97 RCA # G5301 - G5530, circa 1944-1947; Approximately 230 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD98 RCA # G5531 - G5760, circa 1946-1947; Approximately 230 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD99 RCA # G5761 - G5980, circa 1946-1947; Approximately 220 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD100 RCA # G5981 - G6230, circa 1946-1949; Approximately 250 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD101 RCA # G6231 - G6490, circa 1948-1949; Approximately 260 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD102 RCA # G6491 - G6750, circa 1948-1949; Approximately 260 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD103 RCA # G6751 - G7050, circa 1948-1950; Approximately 300 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD104 RCA # G7051 - G7380, circa 1949-1950; Approximately 330 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD105 RCA # G7381 - G7650, circa 1949-1951; Approximately 280 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD106 RCA # G7651 - G7950, circa 1950-1951; Approximately 290 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD107 RCA # G7951 - G8260, circa 1950-1953; Approximately 290 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD108 RCA # G8261 - G8580, circa 1951-1953; Approximately 300 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD109 RCA # G8581 - G8850, circa 1951-1953; Approximately 270 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD110 RCA # G8851 - G9090, circa 1951-1953; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD111 RCA # G9091 - G9300, circa 1954-1955; Approximately 210 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD112 RCA # G9301 - G9540, circa 1954-1955; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD113 RCA # G9541 - G9800, circa 1956-1957; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD114 RCA # G9801 - G10050, circa 1956-1957; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD115 RCA # G10051 - G10280, circa 1956-1959; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD116 RCA # G10281 - G10490, circa 1958-1959; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD117 RCA # G10491 - G10710, circa 1958-1959; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD118 RCA # G10711 - G10970, circa 1958-1961; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD119 RCA # G10971 - G11210, circa 1960-1961; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD120 RCA # G11211 - G11500, circa 1960-1961; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD121 RCA # G11501 - G11790, circa 1960-1963; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD122 RCA # G11791 - G12060, circa 1962-1963; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD123 RCA # G12061 - G12340, circa 1962-1965; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD124 RCA # G12341 - G12620, circa 1964-1965; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD125 RCA # G12621 - G12900, circa 1964-1965; Approximately 240 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
F. RCA Labs negatives
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AVD126 RCA # 1001 - 1530; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD127 RCA # 1531 - 1880; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD128 RCA # 1881 - 2250; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD129 RCA # 2251 - 2600; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD130 RCA # 2601 - 2950; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD131 RCA # 2951 - 3309; Approximately 300 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD132 RCA # 3310 - 3639; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD133 RCA # 3640 - 3945; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD134 RCA # 3946 - 4228; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD135 RCA # 4229 - 4520; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD136 RCA # 4521 - 4722; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD137 RCA # 4723 - 4900; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD138 RCA # 4901 - 5066; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD139 RCA # 5067 - 5278; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD140 RCA # 5279 - 5479; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD141 RCA # 5480 - 5672; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD142 RCA # 5673 - 5859; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD143 RCA # 5860 - 6070; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD144 RCA # 6071 - 6279; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD145 RCA # 6280 - 6473; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD146 RCA # 6474 - 6666; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD147 RCA # 6667 - 6869; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD148 RCA # 6870 - 7027; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD149 RCA # 7028 - 7186; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD150 RCA # 7187 - 7377; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD151 RCA # 7378 - 7576; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD152 RCA # 7577 - 7728; Approximately 400 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
G. Slides, 35mm, circa 1940-1996
Scope and Content
These 35mm slides document a wide variety of activities and subjects, but are primarily of laboratory research. Topics include lasers, computers, electronic vision, car radar, bubble memory, television cameras, thermoelectrics, electromechanical printers, photo conductivity, spectrographic analysis, microwaves, and optical recording. Also shown are RCA Zurich, RCA Geneva, and Walt Disney's "World of Tomorrow"
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AVD153 1-5 DSRC slides, 1956-1979, 1985-1986, 1990-1996; Approx. 800 transparencies (slides) : color ; 35mm.
AVD1536 RCA television test images, circa 1940-1966; 10 transparencies (slides) : color ; 35mm. 2 transparencies (slides) : b&w ; 35mm.
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AVD154-156 Stock photography, circa 1950-1970 [These slides represent a variety of images of everyday subjects that are typical of stock photographs. A detailed list is included in the box, but some examples are: "Sand and palm trees", "Fireman", "Girl at Desk", etc.] ; Approx. 475 transparencies (slides) : b&w and color ; 35mm.
H. Technical photographs, 1970s
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AVD66 1 Andrevski, Z., flat panel TV (feed back multiplier), circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 2 Andrevski, Z., electron beam gun, circa 1976; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 3 Carroll, Charles B., video disc master evaluator, circa 1976; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 4 Carroll, Charles B., laser defect detector, circa 1976-1977; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 5 Carroll, Charles B., video disc compact reader, circa 1977; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 6 Carroll, Charles B., laser defect detector vacuum turntable for coil stampers, circa 1977; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 7 Chambers, R., magnetic adjustment mechanism, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 8 Chambers, R., rack switch carriage autocoater reliability system, circa 1977; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 9 Chambers, R., reflection polarscope, circa 1977-1978; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 10 Demers, R., loading chamber and transfer mechanism for surface analyzer (video disc), circa 1977-1978; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 11 Demers, R., field emission cathode electron gun for videodisc EBR-1, circa 1976; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 12 Demers, R., electron beam recorder column , video disc, circa 1976-1977; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 13 Demers, R., video disc electron beam system, circa 1976-1977; 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 14 Demers, R., video disc adjustable final aperture assembly, circa 1977; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 15 Demers, R., optically controlled developer, circa 1977; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 16 DeStephanis, R., VideoVoice system, circa 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 17 DeStephanis, R., silicon crystal grower, circa 1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 18 DeStephanis, R., variable stroke lapping machine, circa 1978-1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 19 DeStephanis, R., crystal growth system, circa 1978-1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 20 DeStephanis, R., breakable vacuum chamber for high voltage crystal discharge studies, circa 1978-1979; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 21 Fairbanks, D.W., mask aligner, circa 1969; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 22 Fairbanks, D.W., seam welder for integrated circuit packages, circa 1970; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 23 Fairbanks, D.W., photoresist coater and cleaning machine, circa 1973; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 24 Fairbanks, D.W., video disc in-lid player, circa 1974; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 25 Fairbanks, D.W., video disc in-lid player, 2nd version, circa 1975; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 26 Fairbanks, D.W., secondary electron emission analysis system (SEES), circa 1975; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 27 Fairbanks, D.W., shadow mask defect detector, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 28 Fairbanks, D.W., solar electric power generator lens shells 1/16" lucite, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 29 Fairbanks, D.W., video disc record cartridge, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 30 Fairbanks, D.W., differential laser scanner mask inspection system, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 31 Fairbanks, D.W., mask transmission reader, circa 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 32 Fairbanks, D.W., matrix line width reader, circa 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 32 Fairbanks, D.W., camera manipulator, circa 1978; 7 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 34 Kowalik, John, ferrule cramping tool, circa 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 35 Kowalik, John, aluminium dynode forming die, circa 1978; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 36 Kowalik, John, metal shear, circa 1978; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD66 37 Schell, Roger, low profile X.Y.O. translation table, circa 1977; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 38 Schell, Roger, loading system for loading sputtering chamber for cement development for PT guns, circa 1977; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 39 Schell, Roger, vacuum interlock system, circa 1978; 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 40 Video Disc, circa 1970s; 43 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 41 Video Disc surface, circa 1970s; 3 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD66 42 Witchey, A. L., stylus lapper, circa 1976; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
X. Public Affairs Department records, 1899-2008
Historical Note
The Public Affairs Department was primarily responsible for publicizing the accomplishments of the David Sarnoff Research Center and keeping management informed about relevant press coverage. This became especially critical following the Center’s separation from RCA in 1987. It was also responsible for internal communications through its publishing of the magazine Radiations and the weekly newsletter.
Scope and Content
The Public Affairs Department records provide extensive documentation of the activities of the DSRC through clippings, press releases, photographs, and background material. The bulk of the records consist of the department’s vertical files, which provide substantial biographical, historical, and technical information.
Arrangement
This series is arranged in nine subseries:
A. Vertical files - awards and honors
B. Vertical files - biographies
C. Vertical files - corporate history
D. Vertical files - laboratory history
E. Vertical files - technology, general
F. Vertical files - technology, television
G. Vertical files - technology, video
H. Press releases
I. General files
Provenance
The vertical files of the Public Affairs Department were transferred to the David Sarnoff Library in 1997. The library continued to add to the files, especially the biographical section, until the Public Affairs Department records were donated to the Hagley Museum and Library in 2009, along with the rest of the archival collections of the David Sarnoff Library.
Processing Notes
Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, 2014.
A. Vertical files - awards and honors, 1947-2001
Scope and Content
This subseries contains files related to awards won by individuals and groups within the DSRC. Awards include those from RCA, DSRC, electrical and computer engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Society of Women Engineers, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy). Nomination forms for various awards provide substantial biographical information that complements material in the biographies subseries.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically.
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M&A 1 1 David Sarnoff Awards, Outstanding Technical Achievement: indexes and overviews, 1958-1991
M&A 1 2 David Sarnoff Awards, Outstanding Technical Achievement: recipients, 1961-1996
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AVD1 1 David Sarnoff Awards, Outstanding Technical Achievement: photographs, 1969-1985; 47 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 3 Eta Kappa Nu: nominations, 1966-1986
M&A 1 4 Eta Kappa Nu: recipients and nominees [includes nominations of Russell R. Barton, Dan Botez, Lauren A. Christopher, George H. Heilmeier, John G. N. Henderson, Steven R. Hofstein, Robert S. Hopkins, Michael Keith, Morton H. Lewin, Reuben S. Mezrich, and Glenn A. Reitmeier], 1966-1986
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AVD1 2 Eta Kappa Nu: photographs, 1978, 1988; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 5 IEEE: nominations and awards recipients, 1975-2001
IEEE: nominations and awards recipients, 1997-1998; 2 MCW files [ID: IEEE AWARDS, IEEE FELLOWS].
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AVD1 3 IEEE: award recipients: photographs, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 3.5 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 6 IEEE: Zworykin Award recipients: Jon K. Clemens and Eugene O. Keizer, 1981-1983
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AVD1 4 IEEE: Zworykin Award recipients: Clemens and Keizer: photographs, 1983; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 7 Inventor Recognition Dinners, 1983-1985
M&A 1 8 Inventors Hall of Fame (National, NJ), 1980, 1991
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AVD1 5 Inventors Hall of Fame (National, NJ): photographs, 1980, 1991; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 32 slides : color ; 35 mm.
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M&A 1 9 National Academy of Engineering, 1965-1988
M&A 1 10 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy), 1978-1990
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy), 1990; 2 MCW files [ID: EMMY nomination, EMMY pats 1].
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M&A 1 11 National Medal of Science nominations, 1987
M&A 1 12 Nominations and awards, general, 1951-1988, undated
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AVD72 1 Nominations and awards, general: negatives, 1951-1964; 9 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD1 6 Nominations and awards, general: photographs, 1947-1962; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD1 7 Patent Incentive Awards: photographs, circa 1973; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 13 Professional memberships and related awards, 1968-1992
Professional memberships and related awards, 1995; 1 MCW file [ID: Prof. Societies].
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M&A 1 14 RCA Fellow, Technical Staff, 1959-1991
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AVD1 8 RCA Fellow, Technical Staff: photographs, 1976-1980; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 15 RCA Laboratories Achievement Awards, 1947-1987
M&A 1 16 Scholarships awarded, 1970-1986
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AVD1 9 Scholarships awarded: photographs, 1983; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 17 Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers (SPSE): Kosar Award recipients Charles J. Young and Harold G. Greig, 1981-1982
M&A 1 18 Society of Women Engineers, Aline Akselrad and Dorothy M. Hoffman (includes photos), 1973-1975
B. Vertical files - biographies, 1928-2008
(AVD portion only) Approx. 1,000 photographs, 90 polaroids, 50 negatives, 6 reproductions, and 2 contact sheets.
Scope and Content
This subseries contains biographical information on DSRC employees, as well as upper level personnel from other RCA divisions. Files include employee questionnaires, biographical sketches, photographs, obituaries, and press releases.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically.
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AVD1 10 Abeles, Benjamin: photographs, 1961; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 document.
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M&A 1 19 Abramovich, Abe, 1976
M&A 1 19 Adams, George F., 1993
M&A 1 19 Ader, Joseph R., 1979
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AVD1 11 Akselrad, Aline: photographs, circa 1979-1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 19 Alexander, John, Sr., 1991
M&A 1 19 Alexanderson, Ernst F. W., 1975
M&A 1 19 Allen, Corrine C., 1994
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AVD1 12 Allen, Corrine C.: photographs, 1994; 1 polaroid : color ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 19 Anderson, Charles H., 1978
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AVD1 13 Anderson, Charles H.: photographs, 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 14 Andrews, Edward T., circa 1962-1967; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 15 Angle, Rodney: photographs, 1977-1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 19 Anton, Arthur M., 1977-1978
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AVD1 16 Anton, Arthur M.: photographs, 1978; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 19 Arlett, Gustav, 1991
M&A 1 19 Astle, Brian, 1982
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AVD1 17 Astle, Brian: photographs, 1982; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD1 18 Aurich, Christina: photographs, circa 1977-1979; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Avery, Les, 1997; 1 MCW file [ID: Patent award-Avery].
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M&A 1 20 Avins, Jack, 1975-1980
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AVD1 19 Avins, Jack: photographs, circa 1975-1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Babarsky, Edward, 1993
M&A 1 21 Bachman, William J., 1981
M&A 1 21 Baglivi, Victoria, 1998
M&A 1 21 Ballard, Randall, undated; Selected items digitized [ID: BallardRandall-obit].
M&A 1 21 Baltzer, Philip K., 1977-2004
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AVD1 20 Baltzer, Philip K.: photographs, circa 1977; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 21 Banko, Barbara J., 1980
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AVD1 21 Banko, Barbara J.: photographs, 1980; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 22 Barco, Allen A.: photographs, 1966; 1 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Bartolini, Robert A., 1980-1983
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AVD1 23 Bartolini, Robert A.: photographs, 1980-1982; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4.5 x 6.5 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 21 Bauer, John A., 1999
M&A 1 21 Belar, Herbert, 1997
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AVD1 24 Belohoubek, Erwin F.: photographs, circa 1979-1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.75 x 6.75 in.
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M&A 1 21 Benjamin, Lawrence P., 1977
M&A 1 21 Bennett, Martin F., 1980
M&A 1 21 Benyon, Carl W., Sr., 1980?
M&A 1 21 Bernabei, Cesare, 1979
M&A 1 21 Berry, Alvin O., 2000
M&A 1 22 Beverage, Harold H., 1953-1977
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AVD1 25 Beverage, Harold H.: photographs, circa 1955-1977; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Bianculli, Anthony J., 1984, undated
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AVD1 26 Bianculli, Anthony J.: photographs, 1984; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Biewener, John F., 1970-1972
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AVD1 27 Biewener, John F.: photographs, circa 1970-1972; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Bilby, Kenneth W., 1962
M&A 1 21 Bingham, J. Peter, 1975
M&A 1 21 Birkle, Louis, 1994
M&A 1 21 Bleazey, John C., 1994
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AVD1 28 Boccanfuso, Vincent J., Jr.: photographs, 1980; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 21 Bond, Donald S., 2004
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AVD1 29 Borkan, Harold: photographs, 1965-1975; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1187 10 Bortfeld, David, 1983 August
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AVD1 30 Bortfeld, David: photographs, circa 1979-1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.75 x 6.75 in.
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M&A 1 21 Bowker, John D., 1976-1980
M&A 1 23 Bradshaw, Thornton F., 1981-1985
M&A 1 21 Brahms, William A., 1982
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AVD1 31 Brahms, William A.: photographs, 1982; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Brandinger, Jay J., 1973-1975
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AVD1 32 Brandinger, Jay J.: photographs, circa 1973-1986; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 photographic print : color ; 2 x 2 in.
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M&A 1 21 Briggs, Joseph A., 1981
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AVD1 33 Briggs, Joseph A.: photographs, circa 1965; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Brindley, Leah C., 1997
M&A 1 24 Brown, George H., Sr. and Jr., 1967-1987; Selected items digitized [ID: BrownGeorgeBio_c1965, BrownGeorgeCV_c1968, BrownGeorgeExecBio1972-04, BrownGeorgePatents1965-06, BrownGeorgePublications_c1962].
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AVD1 34 Brown, George H., Sr. and Jr.: photographs, 1967-1987; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller
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AVD72 2A Brown, George H., Sr., negatives, undated; 4 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Brown, Paul, Jr., 1973-1980
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AVD1 35 Brown, Paul, Jr.: photographs, 1973-1980; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Brown, Rhoda M., 1979-1987, undated
M&A 1 21 Brutzkus, Shneor, 1978
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AVD1 36 Brutzkus, Shneor: photographs, 1978; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 37 Buiocchi, Charles J.: photographs, circa 1975-1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
AVD1 38 Burke, Betty D.: photographs, circa 1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 39 Burke, William J.: photographs, 1977-1985; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 21 Burrill, Charles M., 1997
M&A 1 21 Burris, Frank E., 1978
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AVD1 40 Burris, Frank E.: photographs, 1978; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 21 Burt, Peter J., 1984
Burt, Peter J., 1993, 1997; 1 MCW file [ID: NJIT-Burt]; 1 DOC file [ID: Patent award - Burt].
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AVD1 41 Burt, Peter J.: photographs, 1984; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Campbell, D. Bruce, 2000
M&A 1 25 Campbell, Francis J., 1983-1984
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AVD1 42 Campbell, Francis J.: photographs, 1984; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 25 Carlson, Curtis R., 1982, undated
Carlson, Curtis R., 1995; 1 MCW file [ID: Carlson EVP].
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AVD1 43 Carlson, Curtis R.: photographs, circa 1977-1982; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 25 Carlson, David E., 1977-1982
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AVD1 44 Carlson, David E.: photographs, 1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Carnes, James E., 1991-1997; 3 MCW files [ID: Carnes bio, JEC bio, patents].
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M&A 1187 11 Carnes, James E., 1994 October 26-December12
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AVD1 45 Carroll, Charles B.: photographs, circa 1977-1980; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD1 46 Carroll, Jesse C.: photographs, 1971; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 4.25 x 3.25 in.
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M&A 1 25 Carson, Roger, 1994
M&A 1 21 Catanese, Carmen A., 1981-1983
Catanese, Carmen A., 1995; 1 MCW file [ID: Catanese bio].
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AVD1 47 Catanese, Carmen A.: photographs, 1979; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cecelski, Edward, 1991
M&A 1 25 Chace, Dean W., 1978
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AVD1 48 Chace, Dean W.: photographs, circa 1975-1982; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 26 Chang, Kern K. N., 1960-1986
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AVD1 49 Chang, Kern K. N.: photographs, circa 1965-1973; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Chase, Russell B., 1980-1989
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AVD1 50 Chase, Russell B.: photographs, circa 1985; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Chen, Chen-Chien, 1979
M&A 1 25 Chen, I-Jen, 1979
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AVD1 50-B Cherukuri, Satyam: photographs, circa 2005; 2 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 25 Christopher, Lauren, undated
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AVD1 51 Christopher, Lauren: photographs, circa 1976-1981; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Chu, Wendy, 1980
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AVD1 52 Chu, Wendy: photographs, circa 1965-1980; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 25 Cipriani, Joseph P., 2007
M&A 1 27 Clark, John F., 1976-1983
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AVD1 53 Clark, John F.: photographs, 1976; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 54 Clarke, Fred: photographs, circa 1977-1982; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 28 Clemens, Jon K., 1979-1986
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AVD1 55 Clemens, Jon K.: photographs, 1982; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Clingham, James H., 1994; 1 MCW file [ID: JHC bio 8-94].
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AVD1 56 Clingham, James H.: photographs, circa 1976-1979; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 25 Cloak, Fern I., 2000
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AVD1 57 Cloak, Fern I.: photographs, circa 1958; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Clover, Richmond B., 1981
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AVD1 58 Clover, Richmond B.: photographs, 1971; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cohen, Samuel, 1979
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AVD1 59 Cohen, Samuel: photographs, 1979; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cokinos, Louis, 1980
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AVD1 60 Cokinos, Louis: photographs, 1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Comerford, Wilson B., 1999
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AVD1 61 Conlon, Edward J.: photographs, circa 1979-1981; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
AVD1 62 Conlon, Pat: photographs; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 polaroids : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Conover, Carlton H., 1993
M&A 1 29 Conrad, Anthony L., 1976-1977
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AVD1 63 Conrad, Anthony L.: photographs, circa 1976-1977; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Conway, Willard R., 1996
Cook, Paul M., 1997; 1 MCW file [ID: Cook bio].
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M&A 1 25 Cook, Robert B., 1991
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AVD1 64 Cooke, Harry L.: photographs, circa 1975; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cope, A. Danforth, 1999
M&A 1 25 Corby, Nelson R., Jr., undated
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AVD1 65 Corby, Nelson R., Jr.: photographs, circa 1977-1981; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD1 66 Cosentino, Lou: photographs, 1980; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 25 Coutts, Maurice, 1997
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AVD1 67 Cowhig, William: photographs, circa 1977-1982; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cox, Miriam T., 1992
M&A 1 25 Crane, Roger L., 1973-1983
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AVD1 68 Crane, Roger L.: photographs, circa 1973-1983; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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AVD72 2B Creager, Frederick L.: negatives, circa 1977-1981; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Credelle, Thomas L., 1980-1985, undated
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AVD1 69 Credelle, Thomas L.: photographs, circa 1980-1985; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cugine, Steven P., circa 1987
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AVD1 70 Cugine, Steven P.: photographs, circa 1984-1987; 2 polaroids : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cullen, Glenn W., 1982
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AVD1 71 Cullen, Glenn W.: photographs, circa 1978-1983; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD1 72 Cuomo: photographs, circa 1981-1982; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Cuomo, Frank, Jr., 1982, 2008
M&A 1 25 Cuomo, Vincenzo, 1981
M&A 1 25 Curtiss, Arthur N., 1961-2000
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AVD1 73 Curtiss, Arthur N.: photographs, circa 1967-1977; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 25 Curto, Charles A., 1995
M&A 1 30 Datta, Pabitra, 1981-1997, undated
M&A 1 30 Decker, William E., circa 1987
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AVD2 1 Decker, William E.: photographs, circa 1987; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 30 Delneso, Frank J., 1996
M&A 1 30 Demers, Robert R., 1983
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AVD2 2 Demers, Robert R.: photographs, circa 1981-1984; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 30 Denlinger, Edgar J., 1984
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AVD2 3 Denlinger, Edgar J.: photographs, 1984; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD2 4 Dennis, Donna: photographs, circa 1978-1982; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 30 Dickey, Edward T., 1961
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AVD2 5 Dickey, Edward T.: photographs, 1955; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 30 DiGregorio, Andrea L., circa 1987
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AVD2 6 DiGregorio, Andrea L.: photographs, 1984; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. and smaller.
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M&A 1 30 Dingwall, Andrew G. F., 1977, 1985
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AVD2 7 Dingwall, Andrew G. F.: photographs, 1977-1985; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 30 Dinter, Konrad M., 1979
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AVD2 8 Dinter, Konrad M.: photographs, 1978; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 30 Dischert, Robert A., 1991
M&A 1 31 Dixon, Frederick L., 1974-1989
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AVD2 9 Dixon, Frederick L.: photographs, 1974-1989; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 30 Dohrn, Hans C., 1999
M&A 1 30 Dollar, Dermot, 2000
M&A 1 30 Donahue, D. Joseph, 1970-1981
M&A 1 30 Donahue, Jerry J., circa 1987
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AVD2 10 Donald, John S.: photographs, 1964; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD2 11 Doorflein, Jan: photographs, circa 1975-1979; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
AVD2 12 Dotta, Wayne: photographs, circa 1985; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 30 Doyle, Joseph W., 1995
M&A 1 30 Dreeben, Arthur B., 2008
M&A 1 30 Dreher, Robert G., 1979-1980
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AVD2 13 Dreher, Robert G.: photographs, circa 1979-1980; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 30 Drews, Judi W., circa 1987
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AVD2 14 Drews, Judi W.: photographs, circa 1983-1987; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 2 polaroids : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 30 Droese, Michael L., undated
M&A 1 30 Druseikis, Frederick C., 1979
M&A 1 30 Drzewiecki, Frank J., 1980
Du Bain, Myron, 1997; 1 MCW file [ID: Du Bain].
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M&A 1 30 Dudbridge, Helen, 1999
M&A 1 30 Dukes, Eva, 1977
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AVD2 15 Dukes, Eva: photographs, 1977; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 30 Dukes, Robert F., 1995
M&A 1 30 Duncan, Josephine A., 1980
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AVD2 16 Duncan, Josephine A.: photographs, circa 1980-1989; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD2 17 Dunlap: photographs, circa 1977-1981; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 30 Dye, G. Kenneth, 1992
M&A 1 32 Edelman, Franz, 1977-1982
M&A 1 32 Elabd, Hanmam A. M., 1980
M&A 1 33 Engstrom, Elmer W., 1950-1995; Selected items digitized [ID: EngstromElmerExecBio1970-09, EngstromElmerTownTopics1969-05-08].
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AVD72 3 Engstrom, Elmer W.: negatives, circa 1970-1978; 6 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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AVD2 18 Engstrom, Elmer W.: photographs, 1942-1971; 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 5 photographic reproductions on card stock : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 polaroids : b&w ; 3.25 x 4.25 in.
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M&A 1 32 Enstrom, Ronald E., 1976, undated
M&A 1 32 Epstein, Jess, 1968
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AVD2 19 Epstein, Jess: photographs, 1968; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 32 Ettenberg, Michael, 1985-1987, undated
Ettenberg, Michael, 1993; 1 MCW file [ID: ettenberg].
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AVD2 20 Ettenberg, Michael: photographs, circa 1980-1987; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD2 21 Ewing, Douglas: photographs, 1955-1959; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 34 Fang, Ta-Fang, 1980
M&A 1 34 Faraone, Lorenzo, 1980
M&A 1 34 Farber, Arnold S., 1971
M&A 1 34 Farletta, Bernard R., 2000
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AVD2 23 Farrar: photographs, circa 1976-1981; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 34 Firester, Arthur H., 1984
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AVD2 24 Firester, Arthur H.: photographs, 1984; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
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M&A 1 34 Fitzpatrick, Mary S., 1996
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AVD2 25 Fitzpatrick, Mary S.: photographs, 1983; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 1 34 Flauss, Adell, 1998
M&A 1 34 Fling, Jim Lloyd, Sr., 1991
M&A 1 34 Flory, Robert E., undated
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AVD2 26 Flory, Robert E.: photographs, 1976; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 34 Folsom, Frank M., 1970
M&A 1 34 Forrest, Eddie, 1997
M&A 1 34 Foster, Charles C., 1996
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AVD2 27 Foster, Mary: photographs, circa 1980-1985; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 34 Fox, Edward C., 1999
M&A 1 34 Fox, Leonard P., undated
M&A 1 34 Frantz, Verne L., 1993
M&A 1 34 Fredendall, Gordon L., 1971, undated
M&A 1 34 Frederick, Robert R., 1982, 1985
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AVD2 28 Frederick, Robert R.: photographs, 1982; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 34 Friedman, William D., 1998
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AVD2 29 Fuchs, George H.: photographs, 1970; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD2 30 Fuhrer, Jack: photographs, circa 1980-1985; 1 photographic print : color ; 2 x 2 in.
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M&A 1 34 Futterweit, Adolf, 1995
M&A 1 35 Gale, Paula Jane, 1980
M&A 1 35 Gallagher, John P., 1999
M&A 1 35 Gallina, Frances, 2001
M&A 1 35 Gandhi, Mahendra A., 1980
M&A 1 35 Garber, H. Newton, 1982
M&A 1 35 Gardam, David J., 1989
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AVD2 31 Gardam, David J.: photographs, 1989; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 35 Gershman, Arthur P., 1980
M&A 1 35 Gibson, J. James, 1969-1979, undated
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AVD2 32 Gibson, J. James: photographs, 1979; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 35 Gittleman, Jonathan I., 1976
M&A 1 35 Goldberg, Frederic M., 1979
M&A 1 35 Goldsmith, Alfred N., 1962-1974
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AVD2 33 Goldsmith, Norman: photographs, circa 1976-1980; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 35 Good, Lowell H., 1964-1980
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AVD2 34 Good, Lowell H.: photographs, circa 1980; 2 polaroids : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 35 Goodman, Alvin M., 1978
M&A 1 35 Goodman, James A., 1981
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AVD2 35 Goodman, James A.: photographs, 1981; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 35 Goodman, Lawrence A., 1984
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AVD2 36 Goodman, Lawrence A.: photographs, 1984; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 1 35 Gordon, Nathan L., 1969-1976, undated
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AVD2 37 Gordon, Nathan L.: photographs, circa 1969-1979; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
AVD2 38 Gorog, Istvan: photographs, circa 1979-1984; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
AVD2 39 Goydish, Bernie: photographs, circa 1977-1987; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
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M&A 2 1 Greig, Harold G., 1958-1982
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AVD2 40 Greig, Harold G.: photographs, 1955-1998; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 2 2 Griffiths, Edgar H., 1976-1981
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AVD2 41 Griffiths, Edgar H.: photographs, 1977; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 35 Groshans, Russell G., 1969
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AVD2 42 Groshans, Russell G.: photographs, 1969; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 1 35 Gross, Josef, 1993
M&A 1 35 Gross, Kenneth J., 1993
M&A 1 35 Grover, Harry G., 1977
M&A 1 35 Guttmann, Irvin, 1978
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AVD2 43 Guttmann, Irvin: photographs, 1977; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Hallacher, Lester L., 1979
M&A 2 3 Hammer, Jacob M., 1978, 1985, undated
M&A 2 3 Hanak, Joseph J., 1964-1975, undated
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AVD2 44 Hansell, Clarence W.: photographs, 1960; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Harbeke, Gunther, 1989
M&A 2 3 Harwood, Leopold A., 1979
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AVD2 45 Harwood, Leopold A.: photographs, circa 1979-1985; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 2 3 Haseltine, Margaret L., 2000
M&A 2 3 Hashfield, Paul, 1983
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AVD2 46 Hashfield, Paul: photographs, 1983; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 2 3 Hauck, William J., 1998
M&A 2 3 Hays, Robert A., 1978
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AVD2 47 Hays, Robert A.: photographs, 1978; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 4 Heilmeier, George H., 1968-2005
Heilmeier, George H., 1993; 1 MCW file [ID: Wms-Heilmeier].
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AVD72 4 Heilmeier, George H.: negatives, 1969; 1 negative : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD2 48 Heilmeier, George H.: photographs, 1969-1973; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Henderson, John G. N., 1981
M&A 2 3 Henderson, Ronald J., 1994
M&A 2 3 Hennessy, George C., 1973-1983
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AVD2 49 Hennessy, George C.: photographs, 1980-1983; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 2 3 Herman, Joshua R., 1996
M&A 2 3 Herold, Edward W., 1963-1993; Selected items digitized [ID: HeroldEdward-CV_1962].
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AVD2 50 Herold, Edward W.: photographs, circa 1958-1965; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Hershenov, Bernard, 1972-1986
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AVD2 51 Hershenov, Bernard: photographs, 1979; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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M&A 2 5 Herzog, Gerald B., 1967-1984
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AVD2 52 Herzog, Gerald B.: photographs, circa 1967-1974; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Hess, Ronald L., 1977, undated
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AVD2 53 Hess, Ronald L.: photographs, circa 1977; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 3 Heyman, Philip M., 1983-1984
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AVD2 54 Heyman, Philip M.: photographs, 1985; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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AVD72 5 Hillier, James: negatives, 1964; 4 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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AVD2 55 Hillier, James: photographs, 1958-1980; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 6 Hillier, James: press, 1960-1979
M&A 2 7 Hillier, James: press, 1980-2007
M&A 2 8 Hillier, James: publications, 1963-1975
M&A 2 3 Hingorani, Rajesh P., 1980
M&A 2 3 Hinsdale, Edwin M., 1970, undated
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AVD2 56 Hinsdale, Edwin M.: photographs, circa 1970; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 2 3 Hirsch, Charles J., 1973
M&A 2 3 Hittinger, William C., 1976-1985, undated
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AVD2 57 Hittinger, William C.: photographs, circa 1976; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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M&A 2 9 Hoffman, Dorothy M., 1972-1996
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AVD2 58 Hoffman, Dorothy M.: photographs, circa 1973-1996; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
AVD2 59 Holland, Eleanor: photographs, circa 1979-1985; 1 polaroid : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
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M&A 2 3 Holmes, David D., 1976-2006, undated; Selected items digitized [ID: HolmesDavid-Bio_c1977, HolmesDavid-Promotion1977-06, HolmesDavid-Publications].