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Vladimir K. Zworykin papers

Accession 2464

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Vladimir K. Zworykin papers
Dates: 1929-1976, bulk 1954-1971
Accession Number: 2464
Creator: Zworykin, V.K. (Vladimir Kosma), 1889-1982.
Extent: 19 cubic feet (16 boxes)
Language of Material: English
Language of Material: English, French, Italian, Russian, and German
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Vladimir Zworykin was a longtime researcher at the Radio Corporation of America (1929-1954) best known as a pioneer in the development of television. The papers cover both his RCA career and post-retirement activities.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Donation of the Sarnoff Corporation, 2007

Processing Notes

Several of Zworykin's secretaries organized the records into the series presented here, and this organization has largely been maintained with the exception of a small amount of refiling in the existing series. In particular, several drafts found for many of Zworykin’s publications and lectures were consolidated in a single folder for each publication or lecture. In addition, the Series IV. Medical Electronics was divided into two subseries—one relating specifically to the International Institute of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, and the other, to all other topics.

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Biographical Note

Vladimir Kosma Zworykin was born on July 30, 1889 to a prosperous merchant family in Mourom, Russia, a provincial town about 200 kilometers east of Moscow. He earned an engineering degree in 1912 from the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology. There he studied with Boris Rosing, one of the earliest television researchers, and one of the first to believe that an all-electronic television system using cathode-ray tubes might be possible. Zworykin then undertook postgraduate work in France at the College de Paris under Paul Langevin, where he studied x-rays. When World War I broke out in 1914, Zworykin returned to Russia where he served as a radio engineer in the Army Signal Corps until the Russian Revolution.

Zworykin fled the revolution and came to America in 1919. He secured a position as a research engineer with the Westinghouse Corporation research laboratory in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1920. While working at Westinghouse he earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1926 with a dissertation on photoelectric cells, a subject he was also studying at work. In 1929, Zworykin, along with most other members of his laboratory, transferred from Westinghouse to RCA, where he became director of the electronics research laboratory, first in Camden, NJ, and after 1942 at the new RCA Laboratories in Princeton, NJ. In 1942, he became associate director of the RCA Laboratories, and in 1947 vice president and technical consultant to the Laboratories, all the while continuing to direct his laboratory. Upon retiring in 1954, he became the first and only person to be named an honorary Vice President of the RCA Corporation, and maintained his office at RCA Laboratories. After retirement he also served as director of the Medical Electronics Institute of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1954-1961); founder-president of the International Federation for Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering (1961-1968); and chairman of the board of the International Institute for Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering (1959-1968). He remained active into his nineties, coming in to his office almost every day, except during winters when he served as a visiting professor at the University of Miami.

While much of Zworykin’s time at Westinghouse was devoted to improving facsimile transmission systems and increasing the sensitivity of photocells, he devoted as much effort as possible to his passion, an all-electronic system for television. There were many researchers around the world working on television, but most of them focused on electromechanical systems, typically using spinning Nipkow discs. Zworykin and a few others were convinced that a commercial system could only come from an all-electronic system using cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) that might capture, store, and display all the available light from the subject being scanned. By 1923, Zworykin had invented the first version of his electronic camera tube, the iconoscope, and filed the first of many television patents. His first version of a picture tube followed in 1924. That year he also demonstrated an all-electronic television system internally. In 1928, vice president David Sarnoff of RCA, which was partially owned then by Westinghouse, was far more interested in television and assumed funding of Zworykin’s research. Zworykin improved the iconoscope and the other components needed for a system. In 1929, he devised his improved cathode-ray picture tube, which he called the Kinescope. It remained the basis of design for CRT monitors into the 21st century. By the end of the year, RCA had arranged for the transfer of all television research from Westinghouse, and Zworykin, along with most of the other members of the laboratory he directed, moved to RCA in Camden, where he began work in April 1930.

There, he and his team worked to improve the electronic television system toward RCA’s goal of commercial use. They improved and redesigned the components, increased the resolution (number of scanning lines and the scanning rate), demonstrated a complete system internally in 1932, and began test broadcasts in 1933. RCA publicly demonstrated the system in 1936, and began scheduled broadcasting in 1939 in conjunction with the opening of the New York World’s Fair. There were other people and companies around the world working on television, and Zworykin visited many of them, making nearly annual trips to Europe through the thirties for this purpose. He also began work on color television, filing for his first patent in this area in 1929.

As television moved from research to development to commercialization, Zworykin began devoting much of his, and his group’s attention to related topics. They undertook fundamental studies of electron optics, which led to the development of the electron multiplier tube, and became interested in the possibilities of applying television technologies to microscopy. This led to work on the development of an operating commercial version of the electron microscope, which was completed in 1940 after Dr. James Hillier joined his group.

During World War II, Zworykin and his group worked on television-guided, radio-controlled missile systems, and on infrared image tubes, used for night vision systems commonly known as the “sniperscope” and the “snooperscope.” Much of this effort had its roots in work begun in Zworykin’s lab in the 1930s.

Immediately following World War II, Zworykin applied electronics to additional areas. He worked with John von Neumann of the Institute for Advanced Studies and others to develop computer applications for weather forecasting. He and his group also developed devices for applications including guiding blind persons and charting the course of hurricanes, while continuing development work on television.

In the early 1950s, Zworykin became interested in the use of electronics for automobile guidance, and developed a grand scheme for the automatic control of automobiles by systems built into highways. Working with engineers from General Motors, he developed a small-scale prototype at the RCA Laboratories. While automatic highways proved impractical, the work did lead to the invention of the system of sensors embedded in road surfaces used to control traffic signals, a technology in widespread use today. Zworykin continued working on electronic highways through the end of the decade.

Zworykin devoted the largest part of his post-retirement career to the application of electronics to medicine. He was one of the founders of the discipline of medical electronics, today more commonly known as biomedical engineering. He worked on this both at the RCA Laboratories and in a part-time position from 1954 to 1961 as director of the medical electronics center at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York. At Rockefeller, Zworykin hosted multiple conferences to bring engineers and physicians together to discuss mutual problems. Among the innovations Zworykin and his coworkers produced in this period were the radio pill (1957), a miniature radio transmitter that could be swallowed and remotely followed through the digestive system; the ultraviolet color-translating television microscope (1957); and pioneering work in application of computers to medical record keeping. Zworykin was perhaps even more prominent in this field as an institution builder. He served (1961-1968) as founding president of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, which is primarily a coordinating organization of national societies and the sponsor of international conferences. At the same time Zworykin was founding chairman of the board (1959-1968) of the Paris-based International Institute for Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, a research institute and research clearinghouse, which struggled financially throughout the 1960s.

Zworykin began to slow down in the early 1970s, as might be expected of a man in his eighties. Still, he combined winters in Florida with service as a visiting professor at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Evolution at the University of Miami, and developed in interest in the applications of electronics to acupuncture.

Zworykin wrote or co-authored over 100 technical papers, earned over 120 patents as inventor or co-inventor, and co-authored five books, including Photocells and their Applications (1930) with E. D. Wilson; Television: The Electronics of Image Transmission (1940, 2nd ed. 1954) with G. A. Morton; and Television in Science and Industry (1957) with E. G. Ramberg and L. E. Flory. Zworykin received, by one count, 29 major awards, ranging from the Morris Liebmann Memorial Prize of the Institute of Radio Engineers in 1934 for his work on television, through election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1943, to the National Medal of Science, the U.S.’s highest scientific honor, presented to him at the White House in 1966.

Zworykin died in Princeton, New Jersey on July 29, 1982, one day before his ninety-third birthday.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes Dr. Vladimir Zworykin's records he created shortly after joining the research division of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1929 through his formal retirement in 1954 as a vice president of RCA Laboratories (renamed the David Sarnoff Research Center in 1951), and from there through his active post-retirement career. While Zworykin is best known for his work from the 1920s and 1930s on television, the larger part of the collection consists of material from after 1954, and thus is richest in documenting Zworykin’s work in medical electronics and the work of the International Institute for Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering (IIMEBE), of which Zworykin was the founding chairman. There is also substantial material documenting Zworykin’s interest in using electronics to improve automobile traffic flow.

Also included are publications and lectures spanning Zworykin’s career; reports and itineraries of trips from the 1930s through the 1970s; correspondence and letterbooks; research and development reports; patents; copies of the outgoing correspondence of John F. Davis, the director of the IIMEBE; photographs and book figures; personal records; and various other written and printed material.

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Bibliography

Rajchman, Jan. "Vladimir Kosma Zworykin," Biographical Memoirs V.88. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006

Abramson, Albert. Zworykin, Pioneer of Television (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1995)

Vladimir Zworykin: An Interview Conducted by Mark Heyer, IEEE History Center, July 4, 1975. Interview # 021 for the IEEE History Center, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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Access Points

Biomedical engineering.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Patents.
Radio Corporation of America.
Television.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Lectures, Papers, and Publications, 1929-1971
Scope and Content
Copies of many of Zworykin’s published papers and delivered talks and lectures, and documents (such as correspondence with publishers) related to publications. In many cases, there are multiple drafts of a given item.
Box Folder
1 1 Facsimile Picture Transmission, 1929
Box Folder
1 2 Photocell Theory and Practice, 1931 July
Box Folder
1 3 Description of an Experimental Television System and the Kinescope, 1933
Box Folder
1 4 L'Onde Electrique-Systeme de Television par tubes a rayons cathodiques, 1933
Box Folder
1 5 Electric Microscope, 1934 September
Box Folder
1 6 The Secondary Emission Multiplier-A New Electronic Device, 1936 March
Box Folder
1 7 L'Optique Electronique et ses applications, 1936
Box Folder
1 8 Electron Optical Systems and Their Applications, 1936 July
Box Folder
1 9 Iconoscopes and Kinescopes in Television, 1936 July
Box Folder
1 10 Elektronenoptische Systeme und ihre Anwendung, 1936
Box Folder
1 11 Theory and Performance of the Iconoscope, 1937 August
Box Folder
1 12 Development of the Projection Kinescope, 1937 August
Box Folder
1 13 Situazione Attuale e Nuovi Orientamenti Della Televisione Negli Stati Uniti'America, 1937
Box Folder
1 14 An Automatic Recording Spectroradiometer for Cathodoluminescent Materials, 1939 February
Box Folder
1 15 The Electrostatic Electron Multiplier, 1939 September
Box Folder
1 16 The Image Iconoscope, 1939 September
Box Folder
1 17 Silver-Magnesium Alloy as a Secondary Electron Emitting Material, 1941 May
Box Folder
1 18 Surface Studies with the Electron Microscope, 1941 September
Box Folder
1 19 Recent Television Developments, 1942
Box Folder
1 20 Electron Microscopy in Chemistry, 1943 January
Box Folder
1 21 Electron Microscopy in Chemistry, 1943 April
Box Folder
1 22 Applications of the Electron Microscope in Metallurgy, 1943
Box Folder
1 23 Using Electrons for Microanalysis, 1944 April
Box Folder
1 24 Electron Microscopy, 1945 December
Box Folder
1 25 Reading Aid for the Blind, 1946 August
Box Folder
1 26 Flying Torpedo with an Electric Eye, 1946 September
Box Folder
1 27 An Electronic Reading Aid for the Blind, 1947
Box Folder
1 28 Television, 1947 August
Box Folder
1 29 Applications de la Microscope Electronique et de la Diffraction Electronique a la Metallurgie, 1947
Box Folder
1 30 Recent Progress in Television, 1948
Box Folder
1 31 Research on Reading Aids for the Blind, 1949 May
Box Folder
1 32 Letter Reading Machine, 1949 June
Box Folder
1 33 Sensory Devices: Reading Aids for the Blind, 1950
Box Folder
1 34 Microscopy-Electron, 1950
Box Folder
1 35 Motion Pictures and Television, 1950 October
Box Folder
1 36 Motion Pictures and Television, 1950 December
Box Folder
1 37 Industrial Television and the Vidicon, 1950
Box Folder
1 38 TV Camera Tubes, 1950 September
Box Folder
1 39 Some Prospects in the Field of Electronics, 1951
Box Folder
1 40 1951 IRE Medal of Honor-Speech Acceptance, 1951 July
Box Folder
1 41 Television in Medicine and Biology, 1951
Box Folder
1 42 Standards Conversion of Television Signals, 1952
Box Folder
1 43 The RCA Electron Microscope, 1948 June
Box Folder
1 44 Ultraviolet Television Microscopy, 1952 September
Box Folder
1 45 Photoelectric Cells, 1953
Box Folder
1 46 The Evolution of Television in U.S.A., 1954
Box Folder
1 47 Television & How It Works, 1955 March
Box Folder
1 48 Color Television Today, 1955 April
Box Folder
1 49 Television Throughout the World Today, 1955 May
Box Folder
1 50 Where is Medical Electronics Going? (Annual Meeting), 1956 March
Box Folder
1 51 Present State of TV in the World (in Japanese), 1955 March
Box Folder
1 52 Opening of Job and Career Job Show, 1956 March
Box Folder
1 53 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1956
Box Folder
1 54 Electronic Techniques in Medical Practice, 1956
Box Folder
1 55 Electronic Speaking Device, 1956
Box Folder
1 56 Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Physics, 1957
Box Folder
1 57 "Radio Pill" Developed For Medical Research Work, 1957 April
Box Folder
1 58 The Television Color Translating Microscope / Color TV in the Bio-Lab, 1957
Box Folder
1 59 The Ultraviolet Television Color Translating Microscope, ca. 1956
Box Folder
1 60 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1957 June
Box Folder
1 61 Television Techniques in Biology and Medicine, 1957
Box Folder
1 62 The Ultraviolet Color Translating Microscope: A New Tool for Studying the Anatomy of Living Systems, 1957 November
Box Folder
1 63 Saturday Review-Merchant of Vision (empty folder-contents moved to B5 F6 on 5/7/07), 1957 June
Box Folder
1 64 Pressure-Sensitive Telemetering Capsule for Study of Gastrointestinal Motility, 1957
Box Folder
1 65 Applications of Medical Data Processing, 1957 September
Box Folder
1 66 Ultraviolet Television Color-Translating Microscope, 1957 October
Box Folder
1 67 Color Tear Sheets of "UVCTM" article in Broadcast News, 1957
Box Folder
1 68 Magic Eyes for Medicine, 1958 May
Box Folder
1 69 Electronic Control of Motor Vehicles on the Highway, 1958
Box Folder
1 70 New York Herald Tribune Engineering Supplement, 1958 October
Box Folder
1 71 Simplified Recording Techniques For Hospital Use, 1958
Box Folder
1 72 Electronic Control of Motor Vehicles on the Highway, 1958
Box Folder
1 73 Differential Measurement of Ocean Temperatures As Aid to Navigation, 1958
Box Folder
1 74 Electronic Techniques in Medicine 8th Edsel Ford Lecture, 1959
Box Folder
1 75 Recent Advances in Medical Electronics, 1959 March
Box Folder
1 76 Human Aspect of Engineering Progress, 1959 June
Box Folder
1 77 Medical Electronics Center-Interdisciplinary Coordination, 1959 November
Box Folder
1 78 Recent Developments in Medical Electronics, 1959
Box Folder
1 79 Microscopy: Ultraviolet Color-Translating, 1960
Box Folder
1 80 Television Looks Ahead, 1960
Box Folder
1 81 The Television Color Translating Microscope, 1957
Box Folder
1 82 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1957
Box Folder
1 83 Physical Problems of Color Television: A General Survey with Special Reference to American Experience, 1957
Box Folder
1 84 Reading Aids for the Blind-10th Annual Conference on Electrical Techniques in Medicine and Biology, 1957
Box Folder
1 85 An electronic system to control motor vehicles on the highway, 1958
Box Folder
1 86 The Ultra-Violet Colour-Translating Television Microscope and its Applications, 1960
Box Folder
1 87 A Rapid Access Multi-Memory Unit for Medical Data Processing, 1960
Box Folder
1 88 Medical Electronics And Its Implications, 1960 July
Box Folder
1 89 Graduation Address to RCA Institutes, NYC, 1956
Box Folder
1 90 Electronics and Health Care, 1962
Box Folder
1 91 Living Matter, 1960 July
Box Folder
1 92 Telemetering of Intraenteric Pressure in Man by an Externally Energized Wireless Capsule, 1960
Box Folder
1 93 Television in the 1960s, 1960
Box Folder
1 94 Adventures in Medical Electronics (Chicago I. R. E.), 1959
Box Folder
1 95 Recent Developments in Medical Electronics, 1959
Box Folder
1 96 Telemetering of Physiologic Information from the Gastro-intestinal Tract by an Externally Energized Capsule, 1960
Box Folder
1 97 The Measurement of Internal Physiological Phenomena Using Passive-Type Telemetering Capsules, 1961
Box Folder
1 98 Correlation of Data In The Differential Diagnosis of Hematologic Diseases With A Digital Computer (Digital Computer as Aid to Differential Diagnosis), 1959, 1961
Box Folder
1 99 The Medical Electronics Center And Its Functions, 1958
Box Folder
1 100 Medical Electronics-Promise and Challenge, 1961
Box Folder
2 1 The Early Days: Some Recollections, 1962
Box Folder
2 2 Miscellaneous, 1951-1973
Box Folder
2 3 The Dawn of a New Age, 1961
Box Folder
2 4 Technical Paper Approvals, 1956-1959
Box Folder
2 5 Choice of a Career, 1956
Box Folder
2 6 Symposium on Recent Developments in Research Methods, 1957
Box Folder
2 7 Present Trends in Television, 1950
Box Folder
2 8 The Outlook for Invention, 1951
Box Folder
2 9 Adventures in Medical Electronics, 1959
Box Folder
2 10 Medical Electronics Center-Interdisciplinary Coordination, 1959
Box Folder
2 11 Present Status of Electronic Motor Vehicle Control Research, 1959
Box Folder
2 12 Problems and Achievements in Medical Electronics, 1960
Box Folder
2 13 Remarks Regarding the Conference on Instrumentation and Mechanization in Science Research, 1961
Box Folder
2 14 Medical Electronics, 1961
Box Folder
2 15 Television Beyond Entertainment, 1962
Box Folder
2 16 New Frontiers in Medical Electronics: Electronic Aids for Medical Diagnosis, 1964
Box Folder
2 17 Remarks Before the President's Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke, Washington DC, 1964
Box Folder
2 18 Inducement and Reward of Invention, 1964
Box Folder
2 19 Systematic Engineering Approach to Medical Problems, 1965
Box Folder
2 20 Social Effects of Engineering, 1969
Box Folder
2 21 Television Today and Yesterday, 1970
Box Folder
2 22 Proposed Talk on Electronic Traffic Control, 1959
Box Folder
2 23 Academy of Medicine and Science, Brooklyn talk, 1960
Box Folder
2 24 NYU Seminar for Science Writers, 1960
Box Folder
2 25 The Role of the National Academy of Engineering in Engineering and Medicine, 1966
Box Folder
2 26 Address-Fourth International Federation on Medical Electronics, 1961
Box Folder
2 27 Accelerating Medical Progress through Medical Engineering, 1965
Box Folder
2 28 Medicine and Biology Challenge to the Engineering Profession, 1965
Box Folder
2 29 Lifting the Quarantine-Advances Three Professions, 1965
Box Folder
2 30 The Functions of an American Medical Engineering Institute, 1965
Box Folder
2 31 A Way of Speeding Up the Application of New Techniques to Medical Practice, 1965
Box Folder
2 32 Medical Engineering: A Promising Field for International Cooperation, 1966
Box Folder
2 33 Systematic Engineering Approach to Medical Problems, 1966
Box Folder
2 34 Prospectus for a National Institute for Medical Engineering, 1966
Box Folder
2 35 A Permanent Working Group in Medical Engineering, 1966
Box Folder
2 36 Correspondence re: Photocells and Their Applications (1930, second edition 1932), 1946-1949
Box Folder
2 37 Correspondence re: Television (1940, second edition 1954), 1942-1970
Box Folder
2 38 Correspondence re: Electron Optics and the Electron Microscope, 1939-1952, 1966
Box Folder
2 39 Correspondence re: Photoelectricity and its Application, 1948-1966
Box Folder
2 40 Permissions and Requests, 1961-1966
Box Folder
2 41 Television Pick-up Tubes, ca. 1950
Box Folder
2 42 Television (Enclyclopaedia Britannica), 1947
Box Folder
2 43 A Scientist Looks at Television in Relation to Social Aspects, 1951
Box Folder
2 44 Photoelectric Cells (Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology), 1952
Box Folder
2 45 McGraw-Hill Book Co, Misc. Correspondence, 1955-1965
Box Folder
2 46 Contributions of Television and Electron Optics to the Spreading of Knowledge among Men, 1955
Box Folder
2 47 Encyclopedia Americana article on Television, 1956
Box Folder
2 48 Television Techniques in Biology and Medicine, 1956
Box Folder
2 49 Electronic Techniques in Medical Practice, 1956
Box Folder
2 50 Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia, 1957
Box Folder
2 51 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, 1957-1965
Box Folder
2 52 Use of Television in Biology Teaching, 1958
Box Folder
2 53 Book Review of Korol, Soviet Education for Science and Technology, 1958
Box Folder
2 54 Statement for Newsweek, 1959
Box Folder
2 55 Third International Conference on Medical Electronics, 1960
Box Folder
2 56 Electronique et medecine, 1960
Box Folder
2 57 Will Electronics Eliminate the Physician?, 1961
Box Folder
2 58 Program for the Future Work of the Foundation for Medical Therapy, 1961
Box Folder
2 59 Correspondence with General Audience Publications, 1949-1961
Box Folder
2 60 Television in Medicine and Biology, 1961
Box Folder
3 1 My Most Exciting Moment, 1961
Box Folder
3 2 Sensory Aids: Implants and Endosondes, 1961
Box Folder
3 3 New Research Developments in Television That Will Contribute to Medical Education, 1962
Box Folder
3 4 The Present Status of Color Television, 1962
Box Folder
3 5 Medical Electronics, 1962
Box Folder
3 6 Electronics in Medicine and in Biology, 1962
Box Folder
3 7 Biological Engineering, 1963
Box Folder
3 8 Telemetering Internal Biological Potentials with Passive Type Capsules, 1963
Box Folder
3 9 Opening Remarks - Tenth International Scientific Congress on Electronics, 1963
Box Folder
3 10 New Advances in Passive Telemetering Implants, 1963
Box Folder
3 11 Contribution of Electronics in Medicine, 1963
Box Folder
3 12 Gift Subscriptions for Soviet Colleagues, 1964
Box Folder
3 13 Progress in Color Television, 1964
Box Folder
3 14 Tenth International Congress of Radiology (Paper not Presented), 1964
Box Folder
3 15 The World Book Encyclopedia, 1957, 1961
Box Folder
3 16 Television (Harper Encyclopedia of Science), Also Cathode Ray Tube, 1957
Box Folder
3 17 Data Processing Systems in Medicine - the Dialogue Between The Physician and Patient, ca. 1967
Box Folder
3 18 A System for High-Speed Urban and Suburban Mass Transportation, 1968
Box Folder
3 19 Barometer of Public Opinion, 1968-1969
Box Folder
3 20 Telecard, 1969-1970
Box Folder
3 21 Telesette, ca. 1971
Box Folder
3 22 Electrical Acupuncture, 1974
Box Folder
3 23 Correspondence re: Television in Science and Industry, 1958
Box Folder
3 24 The Future of Data Processing and World Health, 1961
Box Folder
3 25 Application of Television for Medical Purposes, 1961
Box Folder
3 26 Electronic Communications - The Continuing Revolution, 1962
Box Folder
3 27 A Mechanized Matching Procedure For Computer Aided Differential Diagnosis, 1962
Box Folder
3 28 Ultraviolet Color-Translating Television Microscopy, 1962
Box Folder
3 29 Opening Remarks for the Session on Medical Electronics at the Tenth International Scientific Congress Electronics, 1963
Box Folder
3 30 Television - The Broad View, Aug-63
Box Folder
3 31 Improved Cooperation Between Medicine and Technology, ca. 1964
Box Folder
3 32 Communications and Government in the World in 1984, 1964
Box Folder
3 33 Colour Television and Dichroic Mirrors, 1964 April
Box Folder
3 34 Medical Electronics and Medical Engineering in the U.S.A., 1964
Box Folder
3 35 Automation of Office Typing, Proofreading, and Storing, 1964
Box Folder
3 36 Unnamed speech, 1965
Box Folder
3 37 Needle Light Probe, 1965
Box Folder
3 38 The Multiplier Phototube and the Image Orthicon: Uses in Biology and Medicine, 1965
Box Folder
3 39 Medical Instrumentation, 1965
Box Folder
3 40 Living Archives of Inventors, 1970
Box Folder
3 41 Automatic Driving of Automobiles, 1953
Box Folder
3 42 Some Practical Aspects of Electron Microscopy, 1946
Box Folder
3 43 Simplified Temperature Recording in Hospitals, ca. 1956
II. Trips and Foreign Correspondence, 1929-1974
Scope and Content
Consists of files, organized by country, of Zworykin’s overseas correspondence before World War II. Also included are substantial reports to RCA of Zworykin’s 1930s and 1940s visits to European laboratories and companies working on television. Materials also document Zworykin's other trips overseas, in the 1950s through the 1970s, which typically involved giving papers and attending conferences, and were often combined with vacation time.
Box Folder
4 1 List of Trips, 1938-1969
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4 2 England, 1929-1937
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4 3 France, 1928-1939
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4 4 Germany, 1929-1939
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4 5 Russia/U.S.S.R., 1931-1937
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4 6 Holland, 1934-1936
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4 7 Italy, 1934-1937
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4 8 Misc., 1934-1937
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4 9 Japan, 1934-1938
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4 10 Hungary, 1936
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4 11 Belgium, 1936-1940
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4 12 Japan (Misc.), 1953
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4 13 Visit to European Laboratories, 1933
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4 14 Visit to European Countries, 1934
Box Folder
4 15 European Laboratories, 1935
Box Folder
4 16 Visit to European Countries, 1936
Box Folder
4 17 Commercial Prospects of the Television Field in Europe, 1936
Box Folder
4 18 Research Laboratories in Europe, 1937
Box Folder
4 19 Trip to European Contries, 1937
Box Folder
4 20 Europe Report, 1937 September-November
Box Folder
4 21 Europe Report, 1947 August-October
Box Folder
4 22 European Conferences, 1948
Box Folder
4 23 South America Trip, 1950
Box Folder
4 24 Round the World Trip, 1951
Box Folder
4 25 Present Trends in Television, 1951
Box Folder
4 26 Italy-Misc., 1953-1955
Box Folder
4 27 Japan, 1955, 1957
Box Folder
4 28 Genoa/Paris, 1962
Box Folder
4 29 5th International Conference on Medical Electronics, 1963
Box Folder
4 30 Russia/U.S.S.R. and Europe, 1964
Box Folder
4 31 White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965
Box Folder
4 32 Council on Medical Television, 1965
Box Folder
4 33 London and Paris, 1965
Box Folder
4 34 Tokyo and Around the World, 1965
Box Folder
4 35 8th Conference on Science and Technology in Israel and the Middle East, 1965 October
Box Folder
4 36 Letter from Paul Vangevin re: Visiting L'Institute du Radium, 1928
Box Folder
4 37 Jamaica Vacation, 1954-1955
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5 1 Europe, 1957
Box Folder
5 2 Europe, 1958
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5 3 Europe, 1959
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5 4 Europe, 1960
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5 5 Europe, 1961
Box Folder
5 6 Moscow International Cancer Conference, 1962
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5 7 Europe Trip #1, 1962
Box Folder
5 8 United Aircraft Corp., 1965 June
Box Folder
5 9 Popov Society Meeting, 1969
Box Folder
5 10 Milan Trip Spring 1969-CANCELLED, 1969
Box Folder
5 11 Invitation to Czechoslovakia, 1969
Box Folder
5 12 Bulgaria, Russia (U.S.S.R.) and Japan, 1972
Box Folder
5 13 Around the World, 1971
Box Folder
5 14 Trip to East Germany and U.S.S.R., 1973
Box Folder
5 15 IEEE, NCSE 74, 1974
III. Electronic Highways, 1953-1969
Scope and Content
Material relating to Zworykin’s interest in using electronics to improve automobile traffic flow on highways and other roads.
Box Folder
5 16 Correspondence from C .W. Michaels to C. O. Caulton, 1961
Box Folder
5 17 Patent Disclosures, 1953
Box Folder
5 18 Sketches, Drawings and Photographs on Automatic Driving, 1953
Box Folder
5 19 Collier's Magazine Article, 1953
Box Folder
5 20 Automatic Driving of Automobiles-Public Correspondence, 1953
Box Folder
5 21 Automatic Driving, 1953-1961
Box Folder
5 22 Nebraska Highway Department Pioneers in Electronic Traffic Control, 1957
Box Folder
5 23 Highway Research Board: Correspondence, Meetings, 1957-1962
Box Folder
5 24 Nebraska Highway Department, 1957-1960
Box Folder
5 25 Automatic Driving (Correspondence), 1956-1961
Box Folder
5 26 Ford Motor Company, 1958
Box Folder
5 27 Detroit Meetings, 1958-1961
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5 28 Electronic Vehicle Control Tests, 1958
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5 29 Safety, Research and Education Project, 1958-1968
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5 30 Arden House Conference, 1958-1959
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5 31 Electrical Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Robert Herman, General Motors Corporation, 1959-1964
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5 32 Trace Reports: General Railway Signal Co., 1959
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5 33 Agreement with General Motors on Vehicle Testing, 1959-1961
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5 34 Instructions for Use of Vechicle Detector, ca. 1960
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5 35 RCA Electronic Highway System, 1961
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5 36 Some Steps Toward a System of Electronic Vehicle Control, ca. 1960
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5 37 RCA Vehicle Detector (Ve-Det), ca. 1960
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5 38 Vehicle Demonstration, Princeton NJ, 1960
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5 39 International Traffic Group Rides Into Future on Electronic Highway at RCA Laboratories, 1961
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5 40 Comments on an Electronic Highway; Some Specific Techniques and Suggestions for a Test Roadway, 1962
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5 41 Ohio State University Transportaion Research Center, 1966
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5 42 Highway Research Board Meetings, 1967-1969
IV. Medical Electronics, 1955-1967
Scope and Content
Includes material on Zworykin’s research and inventions in this field; his part-time position as director of the Medical Electronics Research Institute at the Rockefeller institute; his participation in the International Federation of Medical Electronics; RCA efforts in medical electronics; records of international conferences; and related topics.
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7 1 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-A, 1958-1967
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7 2 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-B, 1963-1967
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7 3 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-C-E, 1960-1966
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7 4 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-F-H, 1958-1967
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7 5 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-I-K, 1960-1967
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7 6 Alphabetical Corespondence Files-L-M, 1962-1966
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7 7 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-N-Q, 1960-1968
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7 8 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-R, 1960-1968
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7 9 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-S, 1961-1968
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7 10 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-T-Z, 1960-1969
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7 11 Medical Electronics Fact Book, ca. 1955
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7 12 Certificate of Incorporation of The Medical Electronic and Instrumentation Research Institute, ca. 1955
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7 13 National Institutes of Health-Grants, Conferences, Correspondence, 1957-1969
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7 14 Application for NIH Research Grant-"Medical Electronics Research Institute" at the Rockefeller Institute, 1958-1959
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7 15 Correspondence on Zworykin's Proposal for Medical Electronics Research Institute or Center, 1958-1966
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7 16 Hubert H. Humphrey Correspondence, 1958-1967
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7 17 IFME/IFMBE Membership Committee, 1959-1961
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7 18 IFME/IFMBE Constitution & Seal, 1959-1961
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7 19 IFME/IFMBE Journal (Pergamon Press), 1959-1968
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7 20 IFME/IFMBE Affiliated Organizations, 1959-1970
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7 21 IFME/IFMBE Correspondence, 1959-1969
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7 22 IFME/IFMBE Newsletters and Associated Correspondence, 1960-1966
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7 23 IFME-Balloting for U.S. National Delegate, 1960-1961
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7 24 IFME-Booklet and Associated Correspondence, 1960-1964
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7 25 Federation for Medical Technology, 1960-1967
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7 26 RCA Life Sciences Exhibit, 1961
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7 27 IFME/IFMBE-Membership and Lists, 1963-1966
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7 28 IFME-Meetings, 1963
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7 29 IFMBE Administrative Council-Executive Bureau, 1965-1968
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7 30 Robert L. Bowman-National Health Institutes, 1965-1966
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7 31 General Plans for an American Institute of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1966
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7 32 Study: Medical Engineering Development and the Role of the Federal Government, 1967
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7 33 IFMBE Reports, 1967-1969
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7 34 EMPTY FOLDER-Dr. Gilbert B. Devey name and contact information
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8 1 Call System for Hospitals, 1952
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8 2 Conference on the Use of Television Scanning Techniques in Medicine, 1955
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8 3 Conference on Instrumentation in Electroencephalography, Rockefeller Institute Medical Electronics Center, 1955
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8 4 Conference on the Measurement of Very Small Protein Concentrations, Rockefeller Institute Medical Electronics Center, 1956
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8 5 IFMBE Conference, 1969
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8 6 Conference on Methodology and Problems in Artificial Internal Organs, 1958
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8 7 1st International Conference on Medical Electronics-Paris: Correspondence, Meetings and Proposed Charter, 1958
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8 8 Bibliography on Medical Electronics and Associated Correspondence, 1958-1962
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8 9 2nd International Conference on Medical Electronics, Paris, 1959
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8 10 Bionics: Electronics For The Blind, 1959-1961
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8 11 The Need for Electronics in Medicine, ca. 1959
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8 12 3rd International Conference on Medical Electronics, London, 1960
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8 13 Meeting at MIT with Israel Medical Electronics Group, 1960
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8 14 Correspondence with Dr. David. A. Davis, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina, 1960
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8 15 The Color Electrocardioscope: A Proposed Universal Instrument for Electrocardiography, ca. 1960
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8 16 Visit of Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia to RCA Laboratories, 1960
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8 17 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics, New York, 1961
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8 18 Data Processing for Medical Electronics-Advisory Group, 1961-1966
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8 19 Reprints, Articles, Etc. with Correspondence, 1961-1967
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8 20 Journal-Medical Eletronics & Biological Engineering. Correspondence and Offprints, 1961-1964
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8 21 Tateisi Electronics Co. (Japan)-Stress Meter, 1962-1963
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8 22 Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, 1963
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8 23 Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1954-1965
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8 24 Digest of the 6th International Conference on Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1965
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8 25 Miscellaneous Papers, Talks, etc. on Medical Electronics, 1966-1968
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8 26 Conference on Electronic Instrumentation in Surgery, Medical Electronics Center of Rockefeller Institute, 1966
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8 27 Elsinore Conference on Data Processing in Hospitals, 1966
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8 28 Miscellaneous, 1959-1967
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8 29 7th International Conference on Medical Electronics, Stockholm, 1967
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8 30 RCA Health Early Warning System (NY Public Health System), 1968
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8 31 10th International Congress of Internal Medicine, Warsaw, 1968 September 10-14
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9 1 Color Perception Restorer (Sanvista)-Sharp Electronics Corp., 1966
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9 2 Application of Control by Nerve and Muscle Output Signals
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9 3 Color Electrocardioscope
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9 4 Electronarcosis, 1958-1967
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9 5 Radio Pill as a Medical Research Device, 1956-1963
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9 6 Computer for Medical Purposes, 1956
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9 7 Commission to Study Subliminal Projection, 1957-1959
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9 8 Computer Diagnosis Meeting, 1957
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9 9 Dental Hearing Aid, 1958
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9 10 Ultrascope, 1959
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9 11 Operating Manual for the UCTM (Ultraviolet Color-Translating Television Microscope), 1959
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9 12 EKG Minimodule, 1960
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9 13 Medical Radio System (NBC), 1960
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9 14 Surgical Stapler, 1961-1962
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9 15 pH Detector, 1961-1962
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9 16 Ultraviolet Color Translating Microscope with Laser Probe, 1965-1966
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9 17 4th International Television Symposium in Montreux, 1964-1965
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9 18 Needed: a Medical Technology Institute, 1965
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9 19 Ultraviolet Color Translating Microscope with Laser Probe (UCTVM), 1964-1965
V. Medical Electronics (IIMEBE), 1962-1973
Scope and Content
Zworykin was the founding chairman of the international institute, headquartered in Paris, France. This series includes correspondence, reports of meetings and project, financial information, and a large quantity of outgoing correspondence from Dr. John F. Davis, director of the institute. Davis copied Zworykin on all his outgoing correspondence in lieu of providing periodic reports.
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9 20 Program and Organization of the IIMEBE, 1966
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9 21 IIMEBE Montreal Expo, "Medical Engineering is an International Affair", 1967 July 27-29
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9 22 International Institute-Correspondence (Vol. I), 1963
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9 23 International Institute-Correspondence (Vol. II), 1964
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9 24 International Institute-Correspondence-Finances, Budgets, Accounts, 1962-1965
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9 25 Tozier-Brown Correspondence, 1963-1964
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9 26 International Institute for Medical Electronics & Biological Engineering-Fund Raising Trip to California, 1963 November-December, 1964
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9 27 International Outgoing Correspondence re: Fund Raising, 1963-1964
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9 28 Institute Solicitation of Funds-Materials and Budgets, 1963
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9 29 International Institute Luncheons, 1963
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9 30 International Institute for Medical Electronics & Biological Engineering-Constituent Assembly, 1964 July 6
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9 31 Institute Outgoing Correspondence, 1964-1965
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9 32 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Pre-conference Committee Meeting, New York, 1960-1961
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9 33 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Announcements, New York, 1961
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9 34 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Correspondence, New York, 1960-1962
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10 1 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1962 July-1963 March
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10 2 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 April-June
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10 3 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 July-September
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10 4 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 October-December
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10 5 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 January-March
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10 6 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 April-June
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10 7 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 July-September
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10 8 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 October-December
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10 9 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1965 January-May
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10 10 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1965 July-December
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10 11 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1966 January-June
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10 12 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1966 July-December
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10 13 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1967 January-June
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10 14 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1967 July-December
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10 15 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1968
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10 16 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1969
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10 17 John F. Davis-Resume and Hiring at IIMEBE, 1962, 1966
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10 18 John F. Davis-Machine Bull Co., ca. 1963
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10 19 John F. Davis-"Medical Engineering", 1964
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10 20 Lists of Names and Addresses for Fund Raising, 1961-1965
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10 21 Director's Visits (John F. Davis), 1962-1966
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10 22 Solicitation Letters, 1962-1963
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10 23 Brochures, 1962-1963
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10 24 Institute Information and Literature, 1963-1965
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10 25 Who's Who in Medical Engineering Project, 1965-1967
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10 26 Institute's Ten-Point Programme, 1965
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10 27 Project Proposals, 1965
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10 28 Projects- Hospital, 1965
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10 29 Noah Hardy, Assistant Director, 1967
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10 30 Committee List for Fund Raising, ca. 1967
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10 31 Task Mission-America, 1968
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10 32 Dr. Antoine Remond, 1968-1971
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10 33 Statutes and Bylaws; Meeting Minutes; Proposal to Change Name to IIBME, 1972-1973
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10 34 Background Material for Forming Institute, 1958-1963
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10 35 Meeting Minutes, Etc., 1961-1967
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11 1 Board of Governors and Founding Members, 1962-1969
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11 2 Finances, 1962-1965
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11 3 Finances-Solicitation Letters, 1965
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11 4 Finances, 1966-1967
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11 5 Finances, 1968-1969
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11 6 External Correspondence, 1960-1965
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11 7 Various Topics, 1961-1968
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11 8 Federation for Medical Technology-Purposes and Policies, 1961-1965
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11 9 Foundation for Medical Technology-Committee Meetings and Reports, 1961-1966
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11 10 Foundation for Medical Technology-Correspondence, 1961-1970
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11 11 Statutes and Bylaws, 1963-1964
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11 12 Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, 1963-1968
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11 13 Reports, 1965-1967
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11 14 The Interchange (Newsletter), 1965-1968
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11 15 Contributors and Material re: Contributions, 1965-1967
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11 16 Proposal for U.S. Office of Institute, 1967-1969
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11 17 Charts, Program and Organization, 1967
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11 18 Ford Foundation, 1967-1968
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11 19 Advisory Board, 1967-1968
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11 20 Proposal for Handbook of Bio-medical Instrumentation, 1968
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11 21 Reorganization, 1968-1969
VI. Patents, 1924-1969
Scope and Content
Letter patents (for patents assigned to RCA), printed patents (including earlier patents assigned to Westinghouse), patent applications and RCA Patent disclosure sheets, which are internal documents drawn up when a researcher has an idea that he or she thinks is patentable. There are a few folders relating to patent applications of Zworykin’s stepson Igor Polevitzky.
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13 1 Notices of Issuance of Secrecy Order, 1950-1959
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13 2 Power Conversion System Application, 1957
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13 3 RCA Patent Disclosure Datasheet Magneto-Atomic Turbine, 1970
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13 4 Cross Licence Agreement between RCA and Ampex Corporation, 1957
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13 5 RCA Payment Records in Connection with Patent Applications, 1956-1958
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13 6 Miscellaneous Drawings, 1952
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13 7 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1935-1937
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13 8 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1938
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13 9 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1939
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13 10 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1940-1941
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13 11 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1942-1945
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13 12 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1946-1950
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13 13 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1951-1957
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13 14 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1958-1965
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13 15 Patents, Printed, Vol. 1, 1924-1934
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13 16 Patents, Printed, Vol. 2, 1935-1947
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13 17 Patents, Printed, Vol. 3, 1941-1965
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13 18 Mosaic Telesetter, 1961
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13 19 Analog Computer for Data Processing for Medical Diagnosis, 1961
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13 20 Visual Voltage Indicator, 1960-1969
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13 21 A Rapid-Access Multi-Memory Unit, 1960-1962
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13 22 Patent Disclosures-Miscellaneous, 1948-1958
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13 23 Patent Department Correspondence, 1953-1961
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13 24 Radio Electronics Patient Service, 1956-1957
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13 25 Tricolor Pickup System, 1954
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13 26 Light-Amplifying Picture Projection System, 1956-1958
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13 27 Spherical Aberration of Tube Lenses, 1956
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13 28 Re: Patent Disclosure on Automatic Driving of Automobiles, 1953
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13 29 Photographs Not In Other Folders
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14 1 Reproduction of Color Patterns in Rugs, 1962-1963
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14 2 Mosaic Tile Setter, 1961
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14 3 Voltage Sensing Apparatus, 1961
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14 4 Apparatus for Meteorological Exploration, 1948-1962
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14 5 Power Conversion Systems, 1957-1959
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14 6 Vehicle Guidance System, 1954
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14 7 Color Television, 1954
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14 8 Magnetic Recording and Reproducing Means, 1954
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14 9 Color Kinescopes and Methods of Making the Same, 1953
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14 10 Color Television Image Reproduction, 1951
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14 11 Color Television Image Reproducing Systems, 1950
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14 12 Improvement in Electronic Audience Reaction Measuring System, 1951
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14 13 Improvement in Electronic Simulator, 1951
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14 14 Reading Machine for the Blind, 1943
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14 15 Television Systems, 1944
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14 16 Light-Amplifying Picture Projection System, 1957
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14 17 Secret Television Systems, 1950-1956
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14 18 Color TV Pickup Tubes, 1951
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14 19 Cathode Ray Storage Tube Apparatus and Methods of Operation, 1946
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14 20 Kinescope for Color Television Reception, 1947
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14 21 Microscopy System, 1951
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14 22 Pulse Position Discriminator, 1951
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14 23 Magnetic Record Reproducing Apparatus, 1954
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14 24 Stop Light Which Signals Rate of Deceleration, 1956
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14 25 Power Transmission Mechanism, 1940-1942
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14 26 Report on Transistor Patent Situation, 1951
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14 27 Television Receiver Tube, 1930-1931
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14 28 RCV Dockets Index of VKZ Patent Disclosures, 1930-1939
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14 29 RCV Dockets Patent Disclosures and Cover Sheets, 1940-1943
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14 30 Electric Discharge Devices, 1938
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14 31 Secondary-Electric Emitters, 1938
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14 32 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1938
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14 33 Electron Multipliers, 1938
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14 34 Secondary Electron Emissive Electrode, 1938
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14 35 Electron Multipliers, 1938
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14 36 Aeroplane Drift Indicator, 1930-1933
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14 37 Radio Course Indicator, 1937
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14 38 Electrical Devices, 1936
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14 39 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
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14 40 Ultra High Frequency Radio Systems, 1937
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14 41 Heat Detector, 1936
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14 42 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
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14 43 Electric Discharge Devices, 1935
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14 44 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1935
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14 45 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
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14 46 Electric Discharge Devices, 1935
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14 47 Method and Apparatus for Indicating Direction, 1936
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14 48 Electron Multiplier Device, 1935
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14 49 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1934-1938
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14 50 Picture Transmitter Tubes, 1934
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14 51 Television Systems, 1935
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14 52 Television Systems, 1933
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14 53 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1933
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14 54 Electrical Devices, 1933
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14 55 Cathode Ray Devices, 1932-1934
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14 56 Television Systems (Two-Way), 1932-1936
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14 57 Cathode Ray Tube, 1932-1934
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14 58 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1932
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14 59 Cathode Ray Devices, 1932-1935
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14 60 Transmitting Tube for Ultra Violet Light, 1931
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14 61 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1931
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14 62 Television Systems, 1931-1932
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14 63 Scanning Systems for Television, 1931
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14 64 Cathode Ray Apparatus, 1931
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14 65 Stereosopic Television, 1930-1932
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14 66 Electrical Communication Systems, 1931-1932
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14 67 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1930-1933
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14 68 Shielded Anode Kinescope Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
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14 69 Television System Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
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14 70 Cathode Ray Transmitting Tube Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
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14 71 Electrical Discharge Devices, 1935
VII. Letterbooks, 1969-1971
Scope and Content
Yearly files of outgoing correspondence in reverse chronological order with alphabetical index. Much of this is personal correspondence with colleagues.
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5 44 1969
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5 45 1970
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5 46 1971
VIII. Non-Zworykin Papers, 1956-1969
Scope and Content
A small collection of papers by other people, or articles about Zworykin, found in the files.
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5 47 Age and Invention, 1954
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5 48 Inventiveness By Numbers And By Value For Men With Various College Degrees As a Function of Length of Employment with RCA, 1956
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5 49 A Survey of Unconventional Flat Picture Tubes, 1960
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5 50 Electron Lens, 1961
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5 51 Automobile Traffic Control, 1961
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5 52 Magnetic Video Recording With a One-Head Machine, 1961
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5 53 Japanese Medical Electronics, 1962-1964
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5 54 A Pioneer Speaks Out: Dr. Zworykin Calls for Better Use of Television, Improved Traffic Control and a New Medical Institute, 1963 January
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5 55 Optical Masers in Biology and Medicine, 1963
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5 56 The Stratoscope II Television System, 1963
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5 57 The Man Behind Television, 1965
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5 58 Report for Research on Sensory Aids for the Deaf, 1968
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5 59 Center of Television in Moscow, 1969
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5 60 Saturday Review-Merchant of Vision, 1957
IX. Institutes and Societies, 1956-1975
Scope and Content
Alphabetical file of organizations to which Zworykin either belonged or with which he corresponded. Correspondence, meetings descriptions, memberships.
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6 1 AIEE, 1956-1961
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6 2 Biophysical Society, 1956-1958
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6 3 Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, 1969-1974
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6 4 C.I.O.M.S., 1958-1959
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6 5 CIT International Conference: Motion Pictures & Television in Medical Education, 1962-1963
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6 6 CIT (Comite International de Television), 1956-1970
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6 7 Council on Medical Television, 1959-1961
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6 8 Eta Kappa Nu Association, 1950, 1967
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6 9 The Franklin Institute, 1961, 1971
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6 10 Fusion Energy Corporation, 1973-1975
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6 11 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 1971-1974
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6 12 Instrument Society of America, 1957-1958
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6 13 IEEE (IRE), 1961-1976
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6 14 IEEE/IRE Recommendations, 1956-1969
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6 15 Interuniversity Communications Council, 1966
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6 16 Institute of Traffic Engineers: World Traffic Engineering Conference, VKZ declines invitation, 1961
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6 17 Instituto Internazionale della Communicazione (International Conference on Communications), Genoa, Italy, VKZ declines invitation, honorary fellow, 1964-1972
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6 18 Institute for the Advancement of Medical Communication, 1959
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6 19 Institute of Electronic and Radio Engineers (Great Britain), 1961-1965
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6 20 Institution of Electrical Engineers (Great Britain), 1965
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6 21 Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1963-1967
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6 22 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1967
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6 23 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1968
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6 24 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1969
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6 25 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1970-1971
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6 26 National Academy of Engineering, 1966-1975
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6 27 National Academy of Engineering: Committee to Determine the Feasibility of Providing Advisory Support in the Field of Engineering in Medicine and..., 1965-1966
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6 28 NAE Committee on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1965-1968
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6 29 VKZ Nomination of Dr. John Turkevich to NAE, 1967
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6 30 National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, 1957-1967
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6 31 National Science Foundation; various correspondence, 1959-1971
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6 32 New York Society of Electron Microscopists, 1953-1954
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6 33 New York Academy of Sciences, 1959-1968
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6 34 New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, 1960
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6 35 American Society for Technion (Israel), 1965-1969
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6 36 Temple University School of Medicine, 1965
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6 37 Pan American Medical Association (Asociacion Medica Pan Americana), 1963-1965
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6 38 Poor Richard Club (Philadelphia), 1955-1967
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6 39 Rutgers University, 1966-1972
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6 40 Scientists and Engineers for Johnson, 1964
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6 41 MIT, 1957-1969
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6 42 Questionnaire from Committee of Archives of Science of the Society of American Archivists
X. Awards, 1948-1969
Scope and Content
Alphabetical file of awards received by Zworykin, or for which Zworykin nominated others.
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6 43 Awards B-G, 1959-1967
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6 44 Awards I-T, 1948-1967
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6 45 President's National Medal of Science, 1966-1967
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6 46 National Academy of Engineering Founder's Medal, 1968
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6 47 Vladimir K. Zworykin Prize Award (IEEE), 1950-1969
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6 48 Various Awards, 1948-1960
XI. Subject, 1950-1975
Scope and Content
A combination of two subject series found in the original cabinets. The first is a series of topical folders from the 1950s and 1960s; the second is a series of alphabetical correspondence folders from the 1970s.
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12 1 "A" Misc., 1973-1975
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12 2 Air Ionization, 1959-1966
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12 3 Aural Reading Devices for the Blind, 1958-1965
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12 4 Automation, 1954
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12 5 Awards Available for RCA Engineers, ca. 1962
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12 6 "B" Misc., 1970-1973
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12 7 Bizmac, 1950-1953
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12 8 Blood Cell Counting Systems, 1950-1954
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12 9 Brussels World's Fair, 1958
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12 10 "C" Misc., 1968-1974
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12 11 Computers in Medical Diagnosis, 1968-1973
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12 12 Consulting Contract, RCA, 1974-1975
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12 13 Cosmos Travel Bureau, 1966-1967
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12 14 "Creepy Peepy", 1956
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12 15 Cybertek, 1970-1972
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12 16 "D" Misc., 1972-1973
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12 17 The Discovery of TV Documentary Film, 1966
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12 18 "E" Misc., 1968-1974
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12 19 Electron Microscope, Model EMU-3, 1950-1957
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12 20 Electron Microscopy, 1965
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12 21 Electronic Aids for Teaching, ca. 1950
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12 22 Electronic Reaction Measuring System, 1953
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12 23 Electronic Stabilizing System for Astronomical Observation, 1957
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12 24 "F" Misc., 1971-1974
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12 25 Zworykin Film, 1971
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12 26 Fusion Energy Corporation, Princeton NJ, 1972-1976
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12 27 "G,H" Misc., 1971-1974
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12 28 General Electric Company Photoconductive X-Ray Camera Tube, 1956
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12 29 History-Project on the History of Recent Physics; American Institute of Physics, 1962
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12 30 "I" Misc., 1970-1975
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12 31 Image Designs, Inc., 1967-1969
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12 32 Information Handling Theory, Progress of Work, 1952-1953
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12 33 Information Storage Units for Business Concerns, 1949
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12 34 The Institute of Radio Engineers Radio Engineering Exhibition Catalog, 1956
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12 35 Japan-Quarterly Research Progress Report, RCA Research Labs, Tokyo, 1974
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12 36 Johns Hopkins University, 1947-1952
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12 37 "K,L" Misc., 1966-1974
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12 38 Leonard A. Leonardow, 1968
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12 39 Liquid Crystals, 1963-1974
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12 40 "M" Misc., 1972-1976
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12 41 "N" Misc., 1968-1976
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12 42 National Study of Mathematics Requirements for Scientists and Engineers, 1970-1971
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12 43 "P" Misc., 1971-1972
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12 44 Perceptron, 1958
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12 45 Photos (Misc.), 1966-1974
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12 46 Pocket Checkbook Printer & Computer, ca. 1967
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12 47 "R" Misc., 1968-1973
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12 48 Retirement Dinner and Seminar Booklet, 1954
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12 49 Retirement Testimonials, 1954-1955
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12 50 "S" Misc., 1963-1975
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12 51 Telephone-Credit Card System by Telephone, 1969
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12 52 Television Applications-VKZ Proposals, 1950-1953, 1960
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12 53 Televoter, nd
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12 54 Tollevision, 1951
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12 55 Translations of Electron Microscopy Articles by M.V. Ardenne and Louis de Broglie, 1946-1947
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12 56 U Misc., 1970-1974
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12 57 University of Miami, 1975-1977
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12 58 "V-W" Misc., 1970-1974
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12 59 Vidicon 1/2 Inch, 1956-1957
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12 60 Vidicon Electrostatic Space Applications, 1959
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12 61 Watches-Semi-Automatic Regulation of, 1948
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12 62 Who's Who, Etc., 1967-1974
XII. Personal, 1946-1974
Scope and Content
Material on Zworykin’s personal affairs, including finances, property, taxes, insurance, and similar topics.
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12 63 Medford-Tanton Lakes Property, 1946-1975
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12 64 Stockholding, 1953-1967
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12 65 Deer Hunting, 1958
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12 66 Social Security, 1962-1967
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12 67 RCA Health Insurance Plan for Retired Employees, 1964-1968
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12 68 U.S. Savings Bonds Purchases for Grandchildren, 1965-1974
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12 69 Continental Casualty (Golden 65), 1966
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12 70 Medical Bills and Claims-Mrs. Katherine Zworykin, 1966-1975
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12 71 Blue Cross-Blue Shield, 1968
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12 72 Book Royalties, 1969
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12 73 Travel Insurance, 1970
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12 74 Life Insurance, 1970
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12 75 RCA Corp. Expense Reports, 1971-1977
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12 76 RCA Health Insurance Plan, 1971
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12 77 Automobile Insurance, 1971-1976
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12 78 Paid Bills, 1972-1974
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12 79 Special Bank Account For Remitance to Tatiana Zworykin, 1973
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12 80 Miami Beach-Hibiscus Drive Property, 1973-1977
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12 81 Homeowners Policy-Princeton Home, 1973-1977
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12 82 J.M. Lipton Insurance, Miami House, 1974
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12 83 Princeton Property Taxes, 1975-1978
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12 84 Income Taxes, 1976-1977
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12 85 Photograph of VKZ and Mrs. Katherine Zworykin, 1954
XIII. Television Book Figures, 1954
Scope and Content
An extensive but incomplete set of the original figures for the Italian translation of Zworykin and George A. Morton’s book, Television, 2nd edition. The Italian translations were simply pasted over the original English.
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15 1 Chapter 1-Physical Electronics, 1954
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15 2 Chapter 2-Fluorescent Materials, 1954
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15 3 Chapter 3-Electron Optics, 1954
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15 4 Chapter 4-Electron Optical Systems, 1954
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15 5 Chapter 5-Fundamentals of Television, 1954
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15 6 Chapter 6-The Transmission and Reproduction of High-Definition Pictures, 1954
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15 7 Chapter 7-Video Pickup Devices, 1954
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15 8 Chapter 8-Picture-Reproducing Systems, 1954
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15 9 Chapter 9-The Iconoscope, 1954
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15 10 Chapter 10-Television Pickup Tubes, 1954
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15 11 Chapter 11-The Kinescope, 1954
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15 12 Chapter 12-The Electron Gun, 1954
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15 13 Chapter 13-Video Amplifiers, 1954
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15 14 Chapter 14-Scanning and Synchronization, 1954
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15 15 Chapter 15-The Television Transmitter, 1954
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15 16 Chapter 16-The Receiver, 1954
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15 17 Chapter 17-Color Television-Fundamentals, 1954
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15 18 Chapter 18-Color Television-Principles, 1954
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15 19 Chapter 19-Practical Color Television, 1954
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15 20 Chapter 20-Industrial Television, 1954
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15 21 Chapter 21-Practical Television Systems, 1954
XIV. Scrapbooks (oversize), 1937-1950
Scope and Content
Two large bound scrapbooks containing press clippings, meeting programs, photographs, publications, foreign press coverage and photographs of trips, and other similar material.
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16 1 Scrapbook, 1937-1943
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17 1 Scrapbook, 1944-1950
XV. Lab Notebooks, 1930-1942
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18 1 Lab Notebook 1, 1930 April 3-1931 January 30
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18 2 Lab Notebook 2, 1931 January 29-1932 February 1
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18 3 Lab Notebook 3, 1932 February 1-1932 October 20
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18 4 Lab Notebook 4, 1932 October 25-1934 July 14
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18 5 Lab Notebook 5, 1933 June 12-July 13 1934
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18 6 Lab Notebook 6, 1934 July 25-1937 May 17
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18 7 Lab Notebook 7, 1937 June 11-1942 July 11
XVI. Miscellaneous, 1955-1972
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19 1 Press release-"Electronic System for Monitoring Hospital Patients from Central Point is described by RCA Scientists", 1961 July 20
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19 2 Press release-"New Radio 'Fill' Research Technique may shed Light on Physical Activity of Ovary", 1961 July 18
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19 3 Rockefeller Institute Meeting, 1955
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19 4 Application of TV Techniques in Life Science, 1958
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19 5 Symposium, Children's Hospital Inc., Montgomery, AL, 1958
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19 6 Various equipment from USSR (most of these publications are in Russian, but two are in German and one is in English), 1968-1972