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Richard M. Peterson papers, 1978-2000

Accession: 2464-09-8.-I.


  • 1978-2000

Biographical Note

Richard M. Peterson completed his undergraduate degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and earned a master’s degree in physics from Princeton University. He joined the staff of RCA Laboratories (later the Sarnoff Corporation) in 1979, working there until October 2001. Peterson worked in the knowledge-based systems research group on projects related to user interfaces.

Scope and Content

The Richard M. Peterson papers are composed of specifications and schematics, reports, and correspondence related to Peterson’s work on various projects, such as an electronic ignition control, home information systems like Dimensia and SKIPPER, a touch-screen telephone, and an automated mail service for the United States Postal Service.

One of Peterson's lab notebooks (1979-1981) can be found in Record group 26.

Additional Information


From the Collection: 990 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

Processing Notes

Processed by Rachael A. Beyer, August 2014

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA