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Accession 2464

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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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
1 2 Photocell Theory and Practice, 1931 July
1 3 Description of an Experimental Television System and the Kinescope, 1933
1 4 L'Onde Electrique-Systeme de Television par tubes a rayons cathodiques, 1933
1 5 Electric Microscope, 1934 September
1 6 The Secondary Emission Multiplier-A New Electronic Device, 1936 March
1 7 L'Optique Electronique et ses applications, 1936
1 8 Electron Optical Systems and Their Applications, 1936 July
1 9 Iconoscopes and Kinescopes in Television, 1936 July
1 10 Elektronenoptische Systeme und ihre Anwendung, 1936
1 11 Theory and Performance of the Iconoscope, 1937 August
1 12 Development of the Projection Kinescope, 1937 August
1 13 Situazione Attuale e Nuovi Orientamenti Della Televisione Negli Stati Uniti'America, 1937
1 14 An Automatic Recording Spectroradiometer for Cathodoluminescent Materials, 1939 February
1 15 The Electrostatic Electron Multiplier, 1939 September
1 16 The Image Iconoscope, 1939 September
1 17 Silver-Magnesium Alloy as a Secondary Electron Emitting Material, 1941 May
1 18 Surface Studies with the Electron Microscope, 1941 September
1 19 Recent Television Developments, 1942
1 20 Electron Microscopy in Chemistry, 1943 January
1 21 Electron Microscopy in Chemistry, 1943 April
1 22 Applications of the Electron Microscope in Metallurgy, 1943
1 23 Using Electrons for Microanalysis, 1944 April
1 24 Electron Microscopy, 1945 December
1 25 Reading Aid for the Blind, 1946 August
1 26 Flying Torpedo with an Electric Eye, 1946 September
1 27 An Electronic Reading Aid for the Blind, 1947
1 28 Television, 1947 August
1 29 Applications de la Microscope Electronique et de la Diffraction Electronique a la Metallurgie, 1947
1 30 Recent Progress in Television, 1948
1 31 Research on Reading Aids for the Blind, 1949 May
1 32 Letter Reading Machine, 1949 June
1 33 Sensory Devices: Reading Aids for the Blind, 1950
1 34 Microscopy-Electron, 1950
1 35 Motion Pictures and Television, 1950 October
1 36 Motion Pictures and Television, 1950 December
1 37 Industrial Television and the Vidicon, 1950
1 38 TV Camera Tubes, 1950 September
1 39 Some Prospects in the Field of Electronics, 1951
1 40 1951 IRE Medal of Honor-Speech Acceptance, 1951 July
1 41 Television in Medicine and Biology, 1951
1 42 Standards Conversion of Television Signals, 1952
1 43 The RCA Electron Microscope, 1948 June
1 44 Ultraviolet Television Microscopy, 1952 September
1 45 Photoelectric Cells, 1953
1 46 The Evolution of Television in U.S.A., 1954
1 47 Television & How It Works, 1955 March
1 48 Color Television Today, 1955 April
1 49 Television Throughout the World Today, 1955 May
1 50 Where is Medical Electronics Going? (Annual Meeting), 1956 March
1 51 Present State of TV in the World (in Japanese), 1955 March
1 52 Opening of Job and Career Job Show, 1956 March
1 53 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1956
1 54 Electronic Techniques in Medical Practice, 1956
1 55 Electronic Speaking Device, 1956
1 56 Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Physics, 1957
1 57 "Radio Pill" Developed For Medical Research Work, 1957 April
1 58 The Television Color Translating Microscope / Color TV in the Bio-Lab, 1957
1 59 The Ultraviolet Television Color Translating Microscope, ca. 1956
1 60 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1957 June
1 61 Television Techniques in Biology and Medicine, 1957
1 62 The Ultraviolet Color Translating Microscope: A New Tool for Studying the Anatomy of Living Systems, 1957 November
1 63 Saturday Review-Merchant of Vision (empty folder-contents moved to B5 F6 on 5/7/07), 1957 June
1 64 Pressure-Sensitive Telemetering Capsule for Study of Gastrointestinal Motility, 1957
1 65 Applications of Medical Data Processing, 1957 September
1 66 Ultraviolet Television Color-Translating Microscope, 1957 October
1 67 Color Tear Sheets of "UVCTM" article in Broadcast News, 1957
1 68 Magic Eyes for Medicine, 1958 May
1 69 Electronic Control of Motor Vehicles on the Highway, 1958
1 70 New York Herald Tribune Engineering Supplement, 1958 October
1 71 Simplified Recording Techniques For Hospital Use, 1958
1 72 Electronic Control of Motor Vehicles on the Highway, 1958
1 73 Differential Measurement of Ocean Temperatures As Aid to Navigation, 1958
1 74 Electronic Techniques in Medicine 8th Edsel Ford Lecture, 1959
1 75 Recent Advances in Medical Electronics, 1959 March
1 76 Human Aspect of Engineering Progress, 1959 June
1 77 Medical Electronics Center-Interdisciplinary Coordination, 1959 November
1 78 Recent Developments in Medical Electronics, 1959
1 79 Microscopy: Ultraviolet Color-Translating, 1960
1 80 Television Looks Ahead, 1960
1 81 The Television Color Translating Microscope, 1957
1 82 Medical Electronics From The Engineering Standpoint, 1957
1 83 Physical Problems of Color Television: A General Survey with Special Reference to American Experience, 1957
1 84 Reading Aids for the Blind-10th Annual Conference on Electrical Techniques in Medicine and Biology, 1957
1 85 An electronic system to control motor vehicles on the highway, 1958
1 86 The Ultra-Violet Colour-Translating Television Microscope and its Applications, 1960
1 87 A Rapid Access Multi-Memory Unit for Medical Data Processing, 1960
1 88 Medical Electronics And Its Implications, 1960 July
1 89 Graduation Address to RCA Institutes, NYC, 1956
1 90 Electronics and Health Care, 1962
1 91 Living Matter, 1960 July
1 92 Telemetering of Intraenteric Pressure in Man by an Externally Energized Wireless Capsule, 1960
1 93 Television in the 1960s, 1960
1 94 Adventures in Medical Electronics (Chicago I. R. E.), 1959
1 95 Recent Developments in Medical Electronics, 1959
1 96 Telemetering of Physiologic Information from the Gastro-intestinal Tract by an Externally Energized Capsule, 1960
1 97 The Measurement of Internal Physiological Phenomena Using Passive-Type Telemetering Capsules, 1961
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
1 99 The Medical Electronics Center And Its Functions, 1958
1 100 Medical Electronics-Promise and Challenge, 1961
Box Folder
2 1 The Early Days: Some Recollections, 1962
2 2 Miscellaneous, 1951-1973
2 3 The Dawn of a New Age, 1961
2 4 Technical Paper Approvals, 1956-1959
2 5 Choice of a Career, 1956
2 6 Symposium on Recent Developments in Research Methods, 1957
2 7 Present Trends in Television, 1950
2 8 The Outlook for Invention, 1951
2 9 Adventures in Medical Electronics, 1959
2 10 Medical Electronics Center-Interdisciplinary Coordination, 1959
2 11 Present Status of Electronic Motor Vehicle Control Research, 1959
2 12 Problems and Achievements in Medical Electronics, 1960
2 13 Remarks Regarding the Conference on Instrumentation and Mechanization in Science Research, 1961
2 14 Medical Electronics, 1961
2 15 Television Beyond Entertainment, 1962
2 16 New Frontiers in Medical Electronics: Electronic Aids for Medical Diagnosis, 1964
2 17 Remarks Before the President's Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke, Washington DC, 1964
2 18 Inducement and Reward of Invention, 1964
2 19 Systematic Engineering Approach to Medical Problems, 1965
2 20 Social Effects of Engineering, 1969
2 21 Television Today and Yesterday, 1970
2 22 Proposed Talk on Electronic Traffic Control, 1959
2 23 Academy of Medicine and Science, Brooklyn talk, 1960
2 24 NYU Seminar for Science Writers, 1960
2 25 The Role of the National Academy of Engineering in Engineering and Medicine, 1966
2 26 Address-Fourth International Federation on Medical Electronics, 1961
2 27 Accelerating Medical Progress through Medical Engineering, 1965
2 28 Medicine and Biology Challenge to the Engineering Profession, 1965
2 29 Lifting the Quarantine-Advances Three Professions, 1965
2 30 The Functions of an American Medical Engineering Institute, 1965
2 31 A Way of Speeding Up the Application of New Techniques to Medical Practice, 1965
2 32 Medical Engineering: A Promising Field for International Cooperation, 1966
2 33 Systematic Engineering Approach to Medical Problems, 1966
2 34 Prospectus for a National Institute for Medical Engineering, 1966
2 35 A Permanent Working Group in Medical Engineering, 1966
2 36 Correspondence re: Photocells and Their Applications (1930, second edition 1932), 1946-1949
2 37 Correspondence re: Television (1940, second edition 1954), 1942-1970
2 38 Correspondence re: Electron Optics and the Electron Microscope, 1939-1952, 1966
2 39 Correspondence re: Photoelectricity and its Application, 1948-1966
2 40 Permissions and Requests, 1961-1966
2 41 Television Pick-up Tubes, ca. 1950
2 42 Television (Enclyclopaedia Britannica), 1947
2 43 A Scientist Looks at Television in Relation to Social Aspects, 1951
2 44 Photoelectric Cells (Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology), 1952
2 45 McGraw-Hill Book Co, Misc. Correspondence, 1955-1965
2 46 Contributions of Television and Electron Optics to the Spreading of Knowledge among Men, 1955
2 47 Encyclopedia Americana article on Television, 1956
2 48 Television Techniques in Biology and Medicine, 1956
2 49 Electronic Techniques in Medical Practice, 1956
2 50 Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia, 1957
2 51 Correspondence with John Wiley & Sons, 1957-1965
2 52 Use of Television in Biology Teaching, 1958
2 53 Book Review of Korol, Soviet Education for Science and Technology, 1958
2 54 Statement for Newsweek, 1959
2 55 Third International Conference on Medical Electronics, 1960
2 56 Electronique et medecine, 1960
2 57 Will Electronics Eliminate the Physician?, 1961
2 58 Program for the Future Work of the Foundation for Medical Therapy, 1961
2 59 Correspondence with General Audience Publications, 1949-1961
2 60 Television in Medicine and Biology, 1961
Box Folder
3 1 My Most Exciting Moment, 1961
3 2 Sensory Aids: Implants and Endosondes, 1961
3 3 New Research Developments in Television That Will Contribute to Medical Education, 1962
3 4 The Present Status of Color Television, 1962
3 5 Medical Electronics, 1962
3 6 Electronics in Medicine and in Biology, 1962
3 7 Biological Engineering, 1963
3 8 Telemetering Internal Biological Potentials with Passive Type Capsules, 1963
3 9 Opening Remarks - Tenth International Scientific Congress on Electronics, 1963
3 10 New Advances in Passive Telemetering Implants, 1963
3 11 Contribution of Electronics in Medicine, 1963
3 12 Gift Subscriptions for Soviet Colleagues, 1964
3 13 Progress in Color Television, 1964
3 14 Tenth International Congress of Radiology (Paper not Presented), 1964
3 15 The World Book Encyclopedia, 1957, 1961
3 16 Television (Harper Encyclopedia of Science), Also Cathode Ray Tube, 1957
3 17 Data Processing Systems in Medicine - the Dialogue Between The Physician and Patient, ca. 1967
3 18 A System for High-Speed Urban and Suburban Mass Transportation, 1968
3 19 Barometer of Public Opinion, 1968-1969
3 20 Telecard, 1969-1970
3 21 Telesette, ca. 1971
3 22 Electrical Acupuncture, 1974
3 23 Correspondence re: Television in Science and Industry, 1958
3 24 The Future of Data Processing and World Health, 1961
3 25 Application of Television for Medical Purposes, 1961
3 26 Electronic Communications - The Continuing Revolution, 1962
3 27 A Mechanized Matching Procedure For Computer Aided Differential Diagnosis, 1962
3 28 Ultraviolet Color-Translating Television Microscopy, 1962
3 29 Opening Remarks for the Session on Medical Electronics at the Tenth International Scientific Congress Electronics, 1963
3 30 Television - The Broad View, Aug-63
3 31 Improved Cooperation Between Medicine and Technology, ca. 1964
3 32 Communications and Government in the World in 1984, 1964
3 33 Colour Television and Dichroic Mirrors, 1964 April
3 34 Medical Electronics and Medical Engineering in the U.S.A., 1964
3 35 Automation of Office Typing, Proofreading, and Storing, 1964
3 36 Unnamed speech, 1965
3 37 Needle Light Probe, 1965
3 38 The Multiplier Phototube and the Image Orthicon: Uses in Biology and Medicine, 1965
3 39 Medical Instrumentation, 1965
3 40 Living Archives of Inventors, 1970
3 41 Automatic Driving of Automobiles, 1953
3 42 Some Practical Aspects of Electron Microscopy, 1946
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
4 2 England, 1929-1937
4 3 France, 1928-1939
4 4 Germany, 1929-1939
4 5 Russia/U.S.S.R., 1931-1937
4 6 Holland, 1934-1936
4 7 Italy, 1934-1937
4 8 Misc., 1934-1937
4 9 Japan, 1934-1938
4 10 Hungary, 1936
4 11 Belgium, 1936-1940
4 12 Japan (Misc.), 1953
4 13 Visit to European Laboratories, 1933
4 14 Visit to European Countries, 1934
4 15 European Laboratories, 1935
4 16 Visit to European Countries, 1936
4 17 Commercial Prospects of the Television Field in Europe, 1936
4 18 Research Laboratories in Europe, 1937
4 19 Trip to European Contries, 1937
4 20 Europe Report, 1937 September-November
4 21 Europe Report, 1947 August-October
4 22 European Conferences, 1948
4 23 South America Trip, 1950
4 24 Round the World Trip, 1951
4 25 Present Trends in Television, 1951
4 26 Italy-Misc., 1953-1955
4 27 Japan, 1955, 1957
4 28 Genoa/Paris, 1962
4 29 5th International Conference on Medical Electronics, 1963
4 30 Russia/U.S.S.R. and Europe, 1964
4 31 White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965
4 32 Council on Medical Television, 1965
4 33 London and Paris, 1965
4 34 Tokyo and Around the World, 1965
4 35 8th Conference on Science and Technology in Israel and the Middle East, 1965 October
4 36 Letter from Paul Vangevin re: Visiting L'Institute du Radium, 1928
4 37 Jamaica Vacation, 1954-1955
Box Folder
5 1 Europe, 1957
5 2 Europe, 1958
5 3 Europe, 1959
5 4 Europe, 1960
5 5 Europe, 1961
5 6 Moscow International Cancer Conference, 1962
5 7 Europe Trip #1, 1962
5 8 United Aircraft Corp., 1965 June
5 9 Popov Society Meeting, 1969
5 10 Milan Trip Spring 1969-CANCELLED, 1969
5 11 Invitation to Czechoslovakia, 1969
5 12 Bulgaria, Russia (U.S.S.R.) and Japan, 1972
5 13 Around the World, 1971
5 14 Trip to East Germany and U.S.S.R., 1973
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
5 17 Patent Disclosures, 1953
5 18 Sketches, Drawings and Photographs on Automatic Driving, 1953
5 19 Collier's Magazine Article, 1953
5 20 Automatic Driving of Automobiles-Public Correspondence, 1953
5 21 Automatic Driving, 1953-1961
5 22 Nebraska Highway Department Pioneers in Electronic Traffic Control, 1957
5 23 Highway Research Board: Correspondence, Meetings, 1957-1962
5 24 Nebraska Highway Department, 1957-1960
5 25 Automatic Driving (Correspondence), 1956-1961
5 26 Ford Motor Company, 1958
5 27 Detroit Meetings, 1958-1961
5 28 Electronic Vehicle Control Tests, 1958
5 29 Safety, Research and Education Project, 1958-1968
5 30 Arden House Conference, 1958-1959
5 31 Electrical Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Robert Herman, General Motors Corporation, 1959-1964
5 32 Trace Reports: General Railway Signal Co., 1959
5 33 Agreement with General Motors on Vehicle Testing, 1959-1961
5 34 Instructions for Use of Vechicle Detector, ca. 1960
5 35 RCA Electronic Highway System, 1961
5 36 Some Steps Toward a System of Electronic Vehicle Control, ca. 1960
5 37 RCA Vehicle Detector (Ve-Det), ca. 1960
5 38 Vehicle Demonstration, Princeton NJ, 1960
5 39 International Traffic Group Rides Into Future on Electronic Highway at RCA Laboratories, 1961
5 40 Comments on an Electronic Highway; Some Specific Techniques and Suggestions for a Test Roadway, 1962
5 41 Ohio State University Transportaion Research Center, 1966
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.
Box Folder
7 1 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-A, 1958-1967
7 2 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-B, 1963-1967
7 3 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-C-E, 1960-1966
7 4 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-F-H, 1958-1967
7 5 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-I-K, 1960-1967
7 6 Alphabetical Corespondence Files-L-M, 1962-1966
7 7 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-N-Q, 1960-1968
7 8 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-R, 1960-1968
7 9 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-S, 1961-1968
7 10 Alphabetical Correspondence Files-T-Z, 1960-1969
7 11 Medical Electronics Fact Book, ca. 1955
7 12 Certificate of Incorporation of The Medical Electronic and Instrumentation Research Institute, ca. 1955
7 13 National Institutes of Health-Grants, Conferences, Correspondence, 1957-1969
7 14 Application for NIH Research Grant-"Medical Electronics Research Institute" at the Rockefeller Institute, 1958-1959
7 15 Correspondence on Zworykin's Proposal for Medical Electronics Research Institute or Center, 1958-1966
7 16 Hubert H. Humphrey Correspondence, 1958-1967
7 17 IFME/IFMBE Membership Committee, 1959-1961
7 18 IFME/IFMBE Constitution & Seal, 1959-1961
7 19 IFME/IFMBE Journal (Pergamon Press), 1959-1968
7 20 IFME/IFMBE Affiliated Organizations, 1959-1970
7 21 IFME/IFMBE Correspondence, 1959-1969
7 22 IFME/IFMBE Newsletters and Associated Correspondence, 1960-1966
7 23 IFME-Balloting for U.S. National Delegate, 1960-1961
7 24 IFME-Booklet and Associated Correspondence, 1960-1964
7 25 Federation for Medical Technology, 1960-1967
7 26 RCA Life Sciences Exhibit, 1961
7 27 IFME/IFMBE-Membership and Lists, 1963-1966
7 28 IFME-Meetings, 1963
7 29 IFMBE Administrative Council-Executive Bureau, 1965-1968
7 30 Robert L. Bowman-National Health Institutes, 1965-1966
7 31 General Plans for an American Institute of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1966
7 32 Study: Medical Engineering Development and the Role of the Federal Government, 1967
7 33 IFMBE Reports, 1967-1969
7 34 EMPTY FOLDER-Dr. Gilbert B. Devey name and contact information
Box Folder
8 1 Call System for Hospitals, 1952
8 2 Conference on the Use of Television Scanning Techniques in Medicine, 1955
8 3 Conference on Instrumentation in Electroencephalography, Rockefeller Institute Medical Electronics Center, 1955
8 4 Conference on the Measurement of Very Small Protein Concentrations, Rockefeller Institute Medical Electronics Center, 1956
8 5 IFMBE Conference, 1969
8 6 Conference on Methodology and Problems in Artificial Internal Organs, 1958
8 7 1st International Conference on Medical Electronics-Paris: Correspondence, Meetings and Proposed Charter, 1958
8 8 Bibliography on Medical Electronics and Associated Correspondence, 1958-1962
8 9 2nd International Conference on Medical Electronics, Paris, 1959
8 10 Bionics: Electronics For The Blind, 1959-1961
8 11 The Need for Electronics in Medicine, ca. 1959
8 12 3rd International Conference on Medical Electronics, London, 1960
8 13 Meeting at MIT with Israel Medical Electronics Group, 1960
8 14 Correspondence with Dr. David. A. Davis, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina, 1960
8 15 The Color Electrocardioscope: A Proposed Universal Instrument for Electrocardiography, ca. 1960
8 16 Visit of Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia to RCA Laboratories, 1960
8 17 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics, New York, 1961
8 18 Data Processing for Medical Electronics-Advisory Group, 1961-1966
8 19 Reprints, Articles, Etc. with Correspondence, 1961-1967
8 20 Journal-Medical Eletronics & Biological Engineering. Correspondence and Offprints, 1961-1964
8 21 Tateisi Electronics Co. (Japan)-Stress Meter, 1962-1963
8 22 Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, 1963
8 23 Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1954-1965
8 24 Digest of the 6th International Conference on Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1965
8 25 Miscellaneous Papers, Talks, etc. on Medical Electronics, 1966-1968
8 26 Conference on Electronic Instrumentation in Surgery, Medical Electronics Center of Rockefeller Institute, 1966
8 27 Elsinore Conference on Data Processing in Hospitals, 1966
8 28 Miscellaneous, 1959-1967
8 29 7th International Conference on Medical Electronics, Stockholm, 1967
8 30 RCA Health Early Warning System (NY Public Health System), 1968
8 31 10th International Congress of Internal Medicine, Warsaw, 1968 September 10-14
Box Folder
9 1 Color Perception Restorer (Sanvista)-Sharp Electronics Corp., 1966
9 2 Application of Control by Nerve and Muscle Output Signals
9 3 Color Electrocardioscope
9 4 Electronarcosis, 1958-1967
9 5 Radio Pill as a Medical Research Device, 1956-1963
9 6 Computer for Medical Purposes, 1956
9 7 Commission to Study Subliminal Projection, 1957-1959
9 8 Computer Diagnosis Meeting, 1957
9 9 Dental Hearing Aid, 1958
9 10 Ultrascope, 1959
9 11 Operating Manual for the UCTM (Ultraviolet Color-Translating Television Microscope), 1959
9 12 EKG Minimodule, 1960
9 13 Medical Radio System (NBC), 1960
9 14 Surgical Stapler, 1961-1962
9 15 pH Detector, 1961-1962
9 16 Ultraviolet Color Translating Microscope with Laser Probe, 1965-1966
9 17 4th International Television Symposium in Montreux, 1964-1965
9 18 Needed: a Medical Technology Institute, 1965
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.
Box Folder
9 20 Program and Organization of the IIMEBE, 1966
9 21 IIMEBE Montreal Expo, "Medical Engineering is an International Affair", 1967 July 27-29
9 22 International Institute-Correspondence (Vol. I), 1963
9 23 International Institute-Correspondence (Vol. II), 1964
9 24 International Institute-Correspondence-Finances, Budgets, Accounts, 1962-1965
9 25 Tozier-Brown Correspondence, 1963-1964
9 26 International Institute for Medical Electronics & Biological Engineering-Fund Raising Trip to California, 1963 November-December, 1964
9 27 International Outgoing Correspondence re: Fund Raising, 1963-1964
9 28 Institute Solicitation of Funds-Materials and Budgets, 1963
9 29 International Institute Luncheons, 1963
9 30 International Institute for Medical Electronics & Biological Engineering-Constituent Assembly, 1964 July 6
9 31 Institute Outgoing Correspondence, 1964-1965
9 32 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Pre-conference Committee Meeting, New York, 1960-1961
9 33 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Announcements, New York, 1961
9 34 4th International Conference on Medical Electronics-Correspondence, New York, 1960-1962
Box Folder
10 1 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1962 July-1963 March
10 2 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 April-June
10 3 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 July-September
10 4 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1963 October-December
10 5 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 January-March
10 6 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 April-June
10 7 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 July-September
10 8 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1964 October-December
10 9 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1965 January-May
10 10 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1965 July-December
10 11 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1966 January-June
10 12 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1966 July-December
10 13 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1967 January-June
10 14 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1967 July-December
10 15 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1968
10 16 John F. Davis Correspondence, 1969
10 17 John F. Davis-Resume and Hiring at IIMEBE, 1962, 1966
10 18 John F. Davis-Machine Bull Co., ca. 1963
10 19 John F. Davis-"Medical Engineering", 1964
10 20 Lists of Names and Addresses for Fund Raising, 1961-1965
10 21 Director's Visits (John F. Davis), 1962-1966
10 22 Solicitation Letters, 1962-1963
10 23 Brochures, 1962-1963
10 24 Institute Information and Literature, 1963-1965
10 25 Who's Who in Medical Engineering Project, 1965-1967
10 26 Institute's Ten-Point Programme, 1965
10 27 Project Proposals, 1965
10 28 Projects- Hospital, 1965
10 29 Noah Hardy, Assistant Director, 1967
10 30 Committee List for Fund Raising, ca. 1967
10 31 Task Mission-America, 1968
10 32 Dr. Antoine Remond, 1968-1971
10 33 Statutes and Bylaws; Meeting Minutes; Proposal to Change Name to IIBME, 1972-1973
10 34 Background Material for Forming Institute, 1958-1963
10 35 Meeting Minutes, Etc., 1961-1967
Box Folder
11 1 Board of Governors and Founding Members, 1962-1969
11 2 Finances, 1962-1965
11 3 Finances-Solicitation Letters, 1965
11 4 Finances, 1966-1967
11 5 Finances, 1968-1969
11 6 External Correspondence, 1960-1965
11 7 Various Topics, 1961-1968
11 8 Federation for Medical Technology-Purposes and Policies, 1961-1965
11 9 Foundation for Medical Technology-Committee Meetings and Reports, 1961-1966
11 10 Foundation for Medical Technology-Correspondence, 1961-1970
11 11 Statutes and Bylaws, 1963-1964
11 12 Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, 1963-1968
11 13 Reports, 1965-1967
11 14 The Interchange (Newsletter), 1965-1968
11 15 Contributors and Material re: Contributions, 1965-1967
11 16 Proposal for U.S. Office of Institute, 1967-1969
11 17 Charts, Program and Organization, 1967
11 18 Ford Foundation, 1967-1968
11 19 Advisory Board, 1967-1968
11 20 Proposal for Handbook of Bio-medical Instrumentation, 1968
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.
Box Folder
13 1 Notices of Issuance of Secrecy Order, 1950-1959
13 2 Power Conversion System Application, 1957
13 3 RCA Patent Disclosure Datasheet Magneto-Atomic Turbine, 1970
13 4 Cross Licence Agreement between RCA and Ampex Corporation, 1957
13 5 RCA Payment Records in Connection with Patent Applications, 1956-1958
13 6 Miscellaneous Drawings, 1952
13 7 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1935-1937
13 8 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1938
13 9 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1939
13 10 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1940-1941
13 11 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1942-1945
13 12 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1946-1950
13 13 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1951-1957
13 14 Presentation Copies-Originals Assigned to RCA, 1958-1965
13 15 Patents, Printed, Vol. 1, 1924-1934
13 16 Patents, Printed, Vol. 2, 1935-1947
13 17 Patents, Printed, Vol. 3, 1941-1965
13 18 Mosaic Telesetter, 1961
13 19 Analog Computer for Data Processing for Medical Diagnosis, 1961
13 20 Visual Voltage Indicator, 1960-1969
13 21 A Rapid-Access Multi-Memory Unit, 1960-1962
13 22 Patent Disclosures-Miscellaneous, 1948-1958
13 23 Patent Department Correspondence, 1953-1961
13 24 Radio Electronics Patient Service, 1956-1957
13 25 Tricolor Pickup System, 1954
13 26 Light-Amplifying Picture Projection System, 1956-1958
13 27 Spherical Aberration of Tube Lenses, 1956
13 28 Re: Patent Disclosure on Automatic Driving of Automobiles, 1953
13 29 Photographs Not In Other Folders
Box Folder
14 1 Reproduction of Color Patterns in Rugs, 1962-1963
14 2 Mosaic Tile Setter, 1961
14 3 Voltage Sensing Apparatus, 1961
14 4 Apparatus for Meteorological Exploration, 1948-1962
14 5 Power Conversion Systems, 1957-1959
14 6 Vehicle Guidance System, 1954
14 7 Color Television, 1954
14 8 Magnetic Recording and Reproducing Means, 1954
14 9 Color Kinescopes and Methods of Making the Same, 1953
14 10 Color Television Image Reproduction, 1951
14 11 Color Television Image Reproducing Systems, 1950
14 12 Improvement in Electronic Audience Reaction Measuring System, 1951
14 13 Improvement in Electronic Simulator, 1951
14 14 Reading Machine for the Blind, 1943
14 15 Television Systems, 1944
14 16 Light-Amplifying Picture Projection System, 1957
14 17 Secret Television Systems, 1950-1956
14 18 Color TV Pickup Tubes, 1951
14 19 Cathode Ray Storage Tube Apparatus and Methods of Operation, 1946
14 20 Kinescope for Color Television Reception, 1947
14 21 Microscopy System, 1951
14 22 Pulse Position Discriminator, 1951
14 23 Magnetic Record Reproducing Apparatus, 1954
14 24 Stop Light Which Signals Rate of Deceleration, 1956
14 25 Power Transmission Mechanism, 1940-1942
14 26 Report on Transistor Patent Situation, 1951
14 27 Television Receiver Tube, 1930-1931
14 28 RCV Dockets Index of VKZ Patent Disclosures, 1930-1939
14 29 RCV Dockets Patent Disclosures and Cover Sheets, 1940-1943
14 30 Electric Discharge Devices, 1938
14 31 Secondary-Electric Emitters, 1938
14 32 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1938
14 33 Electron Multipliers, 1938
14 34 Secondary Electron Emissive Electrode, 1938
14 35 Electron Multipliers, 1938
14 36 Aeroplane Drift Indicator, 1930-1933
14 37 Radio Course Indicator, 1937
14 38 Electrical Devices, 1936
14 39 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
14 40 Ultra High Frequency Radio Systems, 1937
14 41 Heat Detector, 1936
14 42 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
14 43 Electric Discharge Devices, 1935
14 44 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1935
14 45 Electric Discharge Devices, 1936
14 46 Electric Discharge Devices, 1935
14 47 Method and Apparatus for Indicating Direction, 1936
14 48 Electron Multiplier Device, 1935
14 49 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1934-1938
14 50 Picture Transmitter Tubes, 1934
14 51 Television Systems, 1935
14 52 Television Systems, 1933
14 53 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1933
14 54 Electrical Devices, 1933
14 55 Cathode Ray Devices, 1932-1934
14 56 Television Systems (Two-Way), 1932-1936
14 57 Cathode Ray Tube, 1932-1934
14 58 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1932
14 59 Cathode Ray Devices, 1932-1935
14 60 Transmitting Tube for Ultra Violet Light, 1931
14 61 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1931
14 62 Television Systems, 1931-1932
14 63 Scanning Systems for Television, 1931
14 64 Cathode Ray Apparatus, 1931
14 65 Stereosopic Television, 1930-1932
14 66 Electrical Communication Systems, 1931-1932
14 67 Cover Sheets Only-Applications Not Filed, 1930-1933
14 68 Shielded Anode Kinescope Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
14 69 Television System Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
14 70 Cathode Ray Transmitting Tube Foreign Patent Filings, 1930-1932
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.
Box Folder
5 44 1969
5 45 1970
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.
Box Folder
5 47 Age and Invention, 1954
5 48 Inventiveness By Numbers And By Value For Men With Various College Degrees As a Function of Length of Employment with RCA, 1956
5 49 A Survey of Unconventional Flat Picture Tubes, 1960
5 50 Electron Lens, 1961
5 51 Automobile Traffic Control, 1961
5 52 Magnetic Video Recording With a One-Head Machine, 1961
5 53 Japanese Medical Electronics, 1962-1964
5 54 A Pioneer Speaks Out: Dr. Zworykin Calls for Better Use of Television, Improved Traffic Control and a New Medical Institute, 1963 January
5 55 Optical Masers in Biology and Medicine, 1963
5 56 The Stratoscope II Television System, 1963
5 57 The Man Behind Television, 1965
5 58 Report for Research on Sensory Aids for the Deaf, 1968
5 59 Center of Television in Moscow, 1969
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.
Box Folder
6 1 AIEE, 1956-1961
6 2 Biophysical Society, 1956-1958
6 3 Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, 1969-1974
6 4 C.I.O.M.S., 1958-1959
6 5 CIT International Conference: Motion Pictures & Television in Medical Education, 1962-1963
6 6 CIT (Comite International de Television), 1956-1970
6 7 Council on Medical Television, 1959-1961
6 8 Eta Kappa Nu Association, 1950, 1967
6 9 The Franklin Institute, 1961, 1971
6 10 Fusion Energy Corporation, 1973-1975
6 11 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 1971-1974
6 12 Instrument Society of America, 1957-1958
6 13 IEEE (IRE), 1961-1976
6 14 IEEE/IRE Recommendations, 1956-1969
6 15 Interuniversity Communications Council, 1966
6 16 Institute of Traffic Engineers: World Traffic Engineering Conference, VKZ declines invitation, 1961
6 17 Instituto Internazionale della Communicazione (International Conference on Communications), Genoa, Italy, VKZ declines invitation, honorary fellow, 1964-1972
6 18 Institute for the Advancement of Medical Communication, 1959
6 19 Institute of Electronic and Radio Engineers (Great Britain), 1961-1965
6 20 Institution of Electrical Engineers (Great Britain), 1965
6 21 Japan Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 1963-1967
6 22 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1967
6 23 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1968
6 24 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1969
6 25 Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology and Medicine, 1970-1971
6 26 National Academy of Engineering, 1966-1975
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
6 28 NAE Committee on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1965-1968
6 29 VKZ Nomination of Dr. John Turkevich to NAE, 1967
6 30 National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, 1957-1967
6 31 National Science Foundation; various correspondence, 1959-1971
6 32 New York Society of Electron Microscopists, 1953-1954
6 33 New York Academy of Sciences, 1959-1968
6 34 New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, 1960
6 35 American Society for Technion (Israel), 1965-1969
6 36 Temple University School of Medicine, 1965
6 37 Pan American Medical Association (Asociacion Medica Pan Americana), 1963-1965
6 38 Poor Richard Club (Philadelphia), 1955-1967
6 39 Rutgers University, 1966-1972
6 40 Scientists and Engineers for Johnson, 1964
6 41 MIT, 1957-1969
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.
Box Folder
6 43 Awards B-G, 1959-1967
6 44 Awards I-T, 1948-1967
6 45 President's National Medal of Science, 1966-1967
6 46 National Academy of Engineering Founder's Medal, 1968
6 47 Vladimir K. Zworykin Prize Award (IEEE), 1950-1969
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.
Box Folder
12 1 "A" Misc., 1973-1975
12 2 Air Ionization, 1959-1966
12 3 Aural Reading Devices for the Blind, 1958-1965
12 4 Automation, 1954
12 5 Awards Available for RCA Engineers, ca. 1962
12 6 "B" Misc., 1970-1973
12 7 Bizmac, 1950-1953
12 8 Blood Cell Counting Systems, 1950-1954
12 9 Brussels World's Fair, 1958
12 10 "C" Misc., 1968-1974
12 11 Computers in Medical Diagnosis, 1968-1973
12 12 Consulting Contract, RCA, 1974-1975
12 13 Cosmos Travel Bureau, 1966-1967
12 14 "Creepy Peepy", 1956
12 15 Cybertek, 1970-1972
12 16 "D" Misc., 1972-1973
12 17 The Discovery of TV Documentary Film, 1966
12 18 "E" Misc., 1968-1974
12 19 Electron Microscope, Model EMU-3, 1950-1957
12 20 Electron Microscopy, 1965
12 21 Electronic Aids for Teaching, ca. 1950
12 22 Electronic Reaction Measuring System, 1953
12 23 Electronic Stabilizing System for Astronomical Observation, 1957
12 24 "F" Misc., 1971-1974
12 25 Zworykin Film, 1971
12 26 Fusion Energy Corporation, Princeton NJ, 1972-1976
12 27 "G,H" Misc., 1971-1974
12 28 General Electric Company Photoconductive X-Ray Camera Tube, 1956
12 29 History-Project on the History of Recent Physics; American Institute of Physics, 1962
12 30 "I" Misc., 1970-1975
12 31 Image Designs, Inc., 1967-1969
12 32 Information Handling Theory, Progress of Work, 1952-1953
12 33 Information Storage Units for Business Concerns, 1949
12 34 The Institute of Radio Engineers Radio Engineering Exhibition Catalog, 1956
12 35 Japan-Quarterly Research Progress Report, RCA Research Labs, Tokyo, 1974
12 36 Johns Hopkins University, 1947-1952
12 37 "K,L" Misc., 1966-1974
12 38 Leonard A. Leonardow, 1968
12 39 Liquid Crystals, 1963-1974
12 40 "M" Misc., 1972-1976
12 41 "N" Misc., 1968-1976
12 42 National Study of Mathematics Requirements for Scientists and Engineers, 1970-1971
12 43 "P" Misc., 1971-1972
12 44 Perceptron, 1958
12 45 Photos (Misc.), 1966-1974
12 46 Pocket Checkbook Printer & Computer, ca. 1967
12 47 "R" Misc., 1968-1973
12 48 Retirement Dinner and Seminar Booklet, 1954
12 49 Retirement Testimonials, 1954-1955
12 50 "S" Misc., 1963-1975
12 51 Telephone-Credit Card System by Telephone, 1969
12 52 Television Applications-VKZ Proposals, 1950-1953, 1960
12 53 Televoter, nd
12 54 Tollevision, 1951
12 55 Translations of Electron Microscopy Articles by M.V. Ardenne and Louis de Broglie, 1946-1947
12 56 U Misc., 1970-1974
12 57 University of Miami, 1975-1977
12 58 "V-W" Misc., 1970-1974
12 59 Vidicon 1/2 Inch, 1956-1957
12 60 Vidicon Electrostatic Space Applications, 1959
12 61 Watches-Semi-Automatic Regulation of, 1948
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.
Box Folder
12 63 Medford-Tanton Lakes Property, 1946-1975
12 64 Stockholding, 1953-1967
12 65 Deer Hunting, 1958
12 66 Social Security, 1962-1967
12 67 RCA Health Insurance Plan for Retired Employees, 1964-1968
12 68 U.S. Savings Bonds Purchases for Grandchildren, 1965-1974
12 69 Continental Casualty (Golden 65), 1966
12 70 Medical Bills and Claims-Mrs. Katherine Zworykin, 1966-1975
12 71 Blue Cross-Blue Shield, 1968
12 72 Book Royalties, 1969
12 73 Travel Insurance, 1970
12 74 Life Insurance, 1970
12 75 RCA Corp. Expense Reports, 1971-1977
12 76 RCA Health Insurance Plan, 1971
12 77 Automobile Insurance, 1971-1976
12 78 Paid Bills, 1972-1974
12 79 Special Bank Account For Remitance to Tatiana Zworykin, 1973
12 80 Miami Beach-Hibiscus Drive Property, 1973-1977
12 81 Homeowners Policy-Princeton Home, 1973-1977
12 82 J.M. Lipton Insurance, Miami House, 1974
12 83 Princeton Property Taxes, 1975-1978
12 84 Income Taxes, 1976-1977
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.
Box Folder
15 1 Chapter 1-Physical Electronics, 1954
15 2 Chapter 2-Fluorescent Materials, 1954
15 3 Chapter 3-Electron Optics, 1954
15 4 Chapter 4-Electron Optical Systems, 1954
15 5 Chapter 5-Fundamentals of Television, 1954
15 6 Chapter 6-The Transmission and Reproduction of High-Definition Pictures, 1954
15 7 Chapter 7-Video Pickup Devices, 1954
15 8 Chapter 8-Picture-Reproducing Systems, 1954
15 9 Chapter 9-The Iconoscope, 1954
15 10 Chapter 10-Television Pickup Tubes, 1954
15 11 Chapter 11-The Kinescope, 1954
15 12 Chapter 12-The Electron Gun, 1954
15 13 Chapter 13-Video Amplifiers, 1954
15 14 Chapter 14-Scanning and Synchronization, 1954
15 15 Chapter 15-The Television Transmitter, 1954
15 16 Chapter 16-The Receiver, 1954
15 17 Chapter 17-Color Television-Fundamentals, 1954
15 18 Chapter 18-Color Television-Principles, 1954
15 19 Chapter 19-Practical Color Television, 1954
15 20 Chapter 20-Industrial Television, 1954
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.
Box Folder
16 1 Scrapbook, 1937-1943
Box Folder
17 1 Scrapbook, 1944-1950
XV. Lab Notebooks, 1930-1942
Box Folder
18 1 Lab Notebook 1, 1930 April 3-1931 January 30
18 2 Lab Notebook 2, 1931 January 29-1932 February 1
18 3 Lab Notebook 3, 1932 February 1-1932 October 20
18 4 Lab Notebook 4, 1932 October 25-1934 July 14
18 5 Lab Notebook 5, 1933 June 12-July 13 1934
18 6 Lab Notebook 6, 1934 July 25-1937 May 17
18 7 Lab Notebook 7, 1937 June 11-1942 July 11
XVI. Miscellaneous, 1955-1972
Box Folder
19 1 Press release-"Electronic System for Monitoring Hospital Patients from Central Point is described by RCA Scientists", 1961 July 20
19 2 Press release-"New Radio 'Fill' Research Technique may shed Light on Physical Activity of Ovary", 1961 July 18
19 3 Rockefeller Institute Meeting, 1955
19 4 Application of TV Techniques in Life Science, 1958
19 5 Symposium, Children's Hospital Inc., Montgomery, AL, 1958
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