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George H. Clark   George H. Clark Radioana Collection
c. 1880 - 1950

By Robert S. Harding, 1990
Revised by Robert S. Harding, 2001
Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
© 2001 by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

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Container List, Series 1-3

Go to Numbered Series Descriptions 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-233; Lettered Series Descriptions

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Series 1: LIBRARY OPERATING SYSTEM, 1915-1950
Box Folder  
1 1 Museum serial numbers: Includes name of apparatus; classification number; model; serial; type; form; manufacturer and address; brief history; description; and condition. 1 - 155
  2 156 - 300
  3 301 - 399
  4 400 - 599 (missing 484 - 499)
  5 800 - 1032 (missing 602 & 715)
2 1 800 - 1032
  2 Composition Notebook: Clark used to assign serial numbers
  3 Clark's Outlines of his classification system
  4 General Correspondence, 1935-1950 relating to the history of the Collection
3 1 Explanation of method used by Clark in assembling his collection of radio data, for binding, and ultimate housing in a museum or library in 1934; Preliminary notes to revision of Clark Radioana Collection; News and periodical clippings; U. S. Department of Commerce's "Classification of Radio Subjects" (25 pages)
  2 Navy Department's "Plan for Coordination of Radio Work at Navy Yards;" revised classification, May 19, 1915.
  3 Notes on the Genesis, Growth, and Possible Exodus of the Clark Radio Library
  4 RCA interdepartmental correspondence; notes on filing; and a few photographs showing the future home of the Clark Wireless Collection at MIT, 1948 - 1950
  5 List of material sent to Ford and Rosenwald Museums with tag and case numbers and data as to loan and gift
  6 History of Clark Wireless Collection by Clark [original] (see item listing in control file)

Series 2: APPARATUS TYPE NUMBERS, 1916-1931
Box Folder  
4 1 Book #5 Navy Type Numbers, 1916 [51-455]
  2 Book #1, Navy Type Numbers, 1918 [51-4094]
  3 Book #3, RCA Type Number Bookm Oart 1, 1920
5 1 Type Numbers assigned to apparatus -- recommendations by Clark, 1920
  2 Book #4, Navy Type numbers, 1923 [51-4217]
  3 Annual & Monthly Report by Clark of Museum Operation, 1930-1931

Series 3: PHOTOGRAPHIC LISTS, 1925-1928
Box Folder  
6 1-3 Thomas Coke Knight Photographic Numbers List ( Series A) [Including: Jenkins Television System, manufactured at De Forest factories at Passaic and Jersey City, New Jersey, 1925 - 1928]
  4 Photographic Lists on RCA Letterhead (handwritten)
  5 Historical Radio Photographs: "The Wooden Book of Radio" negative numbers with some captions for the RCA Radio Show Display
  6 Radio Show Photographs: duplicate of a bound book in Series 14
  7 Captions for negatives in RCA Show Display: "The Wooden Book of Radio"
  8 Notebook, titled "Fessenden" containing photographic captions and numbers for the National Electric Signaling Company, Brant Rock, Massachusetts

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