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Ellie Adams papers, 1931-1993

1931-1993
 Series
Accession: 2464-74-I.

Dates

  • 1931-1993

Biographical Note

Ellie Adams was an employee of the Lancaster RCA facility. His career at RCA encompassed the era of the ultra-high-frequency high-power-amplifier system and study of the performance of transmitting tubes in radio-frequency and audio-frequency applications.

Scope and Content

The papers contain print publications collected by Ellie Adams as well as a manuscript poem Adams wrote upon the scrapping of a piece of electrical machinery named “LEO” in 1973, which was circulated widely among staff. Adams made manuscript notes on the verso of front covers of two publications in which he reflects on his career: “A Novel Ultra-High-Frequency High-Power-Amplifier System” by L.L. Koros, and “Simplified Methods for Computing Performance of Transmitting Tubes” by W.G. Wagener.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically.


Additional Information

Extent

From the Collection: 91 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

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

All materials are subject to a 25-year time seal measured from date of creation, except series II. Company serials and series VII. Product promotional literature.

Film materials, negatives and slides are housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing (Film Cans 1-2, Boxes AVD8 and AVD9). Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Boxes M&A 925 to M&A 987 are stored offsite. Please contact the Manuscripts and Archives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Provenance

The papers were donated to the David Sarnoff Library by Ellie Adams.

Related Names

Creator

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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