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Thomas Chesek papers, 1967-1989

Accession: 2464-75Identifier: 2464-75-II.


  • Creation: 1967-1989

Biographical Note

Thomas Chesek was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1934. He started working for what would become the RCA Solid State Division in Somerville, New Jersey in the marketing department in 1950. Chesek then worked as the Administrator for Standard IC Products Marketing at GE Solid State before becoming the marketing director at Harris Semiconductor, the position he held until he retired in 1995. Chesek died in 2011.

Scope and Content

The Thomas Chesek papers include promotional material for electronic components including linear integrated circuits, transistors, and analog-to-digital converters. Also included are publications from RCA, GE, and Harris Semiconductor including company newsletters and product guides. The papers also include internal correspondence from the RCA Solid State Division in Somerville, New Jersey along with handbooks, manuals, and directories for RCA employees from 1967 to 1981.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.


From the Collection: 5.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

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

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Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.


Donated by Thomas A. Chesek to the David Sarnoff Library.

Processing Notes

Processed by Ashley Giordano, 2015.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA