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Facsimile transmission -- Equipment and supplies

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Includes: Home fax; Fax machines; Facsimile machines.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Alfonse A. Acampora papers, 1957-1997

 Series
Accession: 2464-09-5.-II.
Scope and Content:

The Alfonse A. Acampora papers record the evolution of important aspects of military and commercial communications systems. His research in the sciences of information technology and image projection for satellite communications and facsimile apparatus is particularly well documented. Most of the collection relates to his work at RCA Globcom.

Three of Acampora's lab notebooks (1973-1984) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1957-1997

MCI Communications Corporation photographs and audiovisual materials

 Collection
Accession: 2000-239
Abstract:

MCI Communications Corporation (MCI) was a large telecommunications company. It was organized in October 1963 in Joliet, Illinois, by John D. (Jack) Goeken (1930-2010), as Microwave Communications, Inc. Goeken and his partners were planning to provide point-to-point private line microwave communications between Chicago and St. Louis to small businesses. This large collection documents the activities of the MCI Communications Corporation and its subsidiaries as well as the development of a competitive telecommunications industry in the United States and worldwide. The materials focus on MCI corporate life, public relations, technical operations, and sales and marketing activities. A vast amount of videotapes makes up a significant portion of the MCI collection, however, there are also photographs, slides, digital files, and audio cassette tapes.

Dates: 1915-2001; Majority of material found within 1975-1997

MCI Communications Corporation records

 Collection
Accession: 2225
Abstract:

MCI Communications Corporation (MCI) was one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. It was incorporated in Delaware in 1968 as Microwave Communications of America, Inc., to provide businesses with nationwide microwave telecommunications services at low prices. Being confronted by industry de facto monopoly AT&T in the interconnection of its lines to local facilities owned by AT&T affiliated regional Bell companies, MCI challenged the telecommunications giant with competitive long-distance telephone services, both in courts and at the marketplace. MCI-AT&T antitrust litigation (1974-1985) led to AT&T's divestiture of its regional carriers and changed the previously regulated telecommunications industry into a business open to competition. The collection documents all facets of MCI history from 1968 to the end of the 1990s, as well as changes in the American telecommunications regulatory policy, legislation, and public perception of the industry. Documents also include records of MCI's subsidiaries and their predecessors starting as early as 1849.

Dates: 1849-1999; Majority of material found within 1968-1995

William Houghton photographs, 1954-1973

 Series
Accession: 2464-09-5.-III.
Scope and Content:

This collection has two distinct subjects. A small number of photographs deal with videotape and video voice technology. While the majority of the images deal with the creation and testing of Home Fax. The home fax photographs are mainly basic images printed on plain paper when the system was being tested. There are also photographs of the hybrid television/fax machine showing how it could be used in the home.

Thirty-four of Houghton's lab notebooks (1940-1966) can be found in Record group 26.

Dates: 1954-1973