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Edison Electric Institute Transmission and Distributing Committee minutes

1935-1970
 Collection
Identifier: 2148

Abstract

The Edison Electric Institute is the trade association of the electric utility industry. The minutes of the Institute's Transmission and Distributing Committee (1935, 1941-1970) include both business transactions of the committee and professional papers of representatives of member utility companies on a variety of subjects related to the transmission and distribution of electricty.

Dates

  • 1935-1970

Creator

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Historical Note

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the trade association of the electric utility industry. EEI was formed in 1933 to represent the U.S. electric industry after the bankruptcy and dissolution of the National Electric Light Association. The EEI represents investor-owned utility companies.

Scope and Contents

The minutes of the Edison Electric Institute's Transmission and Distributing Committee (1935, 1941-1970) include both business transactions of the committee and professional papers of representatives of member utility companies on a variety of subjects related to the transmission and distribution of electricty. The bulk of these are technical in nature, regarding industry standards and best practices in such matters as high-tension lines, underground and underwater cables, insulators (particularly new plastics), and wood and metal transmission towers.

There is also some discussion of the use of radio in line maintenance, street lighting, rural electrification, the additional power demands imposed by electric air conditioners, community television antennas, and attempts to improve the appearance of above-ground transmission lines, as well as some information on promoting employee safety and training.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Edison Electric Institute Transmission and Distributing Committee minutes
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400