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Edward C. Fox papers, 1957-1999

Accession: 2464-09Identifier: 2464-09-7.-II.


  • Creation: 1957-1999

Biographical Note

Edward C. Fox was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1935. He earned a BS and an MS in electrical engineering from MIT in 1957. Following graduation he was appointed Member of the Technical Staff at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. Fox’s research focused on magnetic recording in video tape, stereo-disc, optical-disc, and CED-disc recording. Additionally, he worked on automation, holography, and broadcast recording.

Fox was awarded six patents and received an RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Award for his work on cancelling distortion in Dynagroove stereo discs. He was a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. Fox had worked at RCA for more than forty years at the time of his death in Hamilton, New Jersey in 1999.

Scope and Content

The Edward C. Fox papers are composed of detailed daily work diaries, materials related to Fox’s patents, reports, and workplace-related announcements from his tenure at DSRC. The majority of the materials date from the 1980s and 1990s when Fox was working on improving sound reception in ADTV (advanced digital television).

Fifty-seven of Fox's lab notebooks (1957-1987) can be found in Record group 26.


The collection is arranged into two subseries:

A. Diaries

B. General


From the Collection: 990 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.


The collection is arranged into two subseries:

A. Diaries

B. General

Processing Notes

Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, 2014.


Related Names



Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA