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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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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.


Container List, Series 5: HISTORY OF RADIO COMPANIES, 1895-1950

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

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De Forest Radio Company, 1905-1930s
Box Folder    
37 1 Correspondence 1923-1926
  2-3   1925-1931
  4   1927-1929
  5   March, 1930
  6   April-July, 1930
  7   August-November, 1930
  8   December, 1930-September, 1931
  9-10   1930-1931
  11   n.d.
O/S38 (oversize box) 1 Scrapbook: "American DeForest Wireless Telegraph System" 1905
    DeForest Company Products [Litigation] 1915-1922
39 1 Press Releases (including articles, TV program schedules, data regarding De Forest Short Wave receivers, statements; and announcements) 1925-1929
  2   1930-1931
  3-5   Undated, ca. late 1920s-30s
40 1 News clippings and Correspondence 1906; 1920s-1930s
  2-4 Press Releases 1920s-1930s
  5 Sales Bulletins & Price Lists 1925-1930

Jenkins Television Corporation, 1924-1931
Box Folder    
41 1 Correspondence 1924 - August, 1925
  2   9/25-4/1926
  3   5-12/1926
  4   1-8/1927
  5   9-12/1927
  6   1-4/1928
  7   5-9/1928
  8   10/1928
  9   11/1928
  10   12/1928
42 1 Correspondence 1/1929
  2   2/1929
  3   3/1929
  4   4/1929
  5   5/1929
  6   6/1929
  7   7/1929
  8   8/1929
  9   9/1929
  10   10/1929
43 1 Correspondence 1924-August, 1925
  2   12/1929-1/1930
  3   1-2/1930
  4   2/1930
  5   3-5/1930
  6   6-9/1930
  7   10-12/1930
44 1 Correspondence 1/5/31-3/31/31
  2   4/1/31-5/29/31
  3   6/1/31-12/18/31
  4   9/1/31-12/18/31
  5 Public Inquiries & Responses 1925-1927
  6   January-May, 1928
  7   June 1-July 15, 1928
  8   July 16-31, 1928
  9   August, 1928
  10   September, 1928
45 1 TV Inquiries 9/26/1928-12/31/1928
  2   1/4/1929-2/27/1929
  3   2/27/1929-4/23/1929
  4   May-June, 1929
  5   July-September 13, 1929
46 1   1928
  2   1929
  3 Public Inquiries & Responses 12/18/1929-12/31/1929
  4 TV Inquiries 1930
47 1 TV Releases January-August, 1930
  2-4   c.a. 1929
  5   1930-1931

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, 1908-1929
Box Folder    
48 1 Correspondence 1908-1911
  2   1912
  3   1913
  4   January-July, 1914
  5   August-December, 1914
  6   January-March, 1915
  7   April-August, 1915
  8   September-December, 1915
49 1 Correspondence January-May, 1916
  2   June-September, 1916
  3   October-December, 1916
  4   assorted items, 1916
  5   January-May, 1917
  6   June-December, 1917
  7   assorted items, 1917
50 1 Correspondence January-December, 1918
  2   January-June, 1919
  3   July-August, 1919
  4   September-October, 1919
  5   November, 1919
  6   December, 1919
  7-9   Miscellaneous Orders and Telegrams, 1919
51 1 Correspondence January-March, 1920
  2   April-May, 1920
  3   June, 1920
  4   July, 1920
  5   August, 1920
  6   September, 1920
52 1 Correspondence October-December, 1920
  2   1920
  3   January-February, 1921
  4   March, 1921
  5   April, 1921
  6   May, 1921
  7   June, 1921
  8   July, 1921
  9   August, 1921
53 1 Correspondence September-December, 1921
  2 Marconi-grams and Interoffice Memos 1921
  3 Correspondence January-April, 1922
  4   May-September, 1922
  5   October-December, 1922
  6 Correspondence; Memos; & bills 1922
  7 Correspondence January, 1923
  8   February, 1923
  9   March, 1923
  10   April, 1923
  11   May, 1923
54 1 Correspondence June, 1923
  2   July, 1923
  3   August-September, 1923
  4   October-December, 1923
  5 Correspondence; Telegrams; & Radiograms 1923
  6 Correspondence 1924
55 1 Correspondence 1925
  2   January-June, 1926
  3   July-December, 1926
  4 RCA Memos 1926
  5 Correspondence 1927-1928
  6   1929
  7 Roy Weagant Correspondence February-March, 1916
56 1 M.W.T Co. Research Reports; Rectification by Vacuum Tubes Report RTR #10 9/14/1919
  2 M.W.T Co. Research Reports: Telephone Microphones Report #2 7/31/1918
  3 M.W.T Co. Research Reports: Paulsen Arch Generator Report RD#9 7/30/1919
  4 M.W.T Co. Research Reports: Vacuum Tubes Report #7 6/17/1919
  5 M.W.T Co. Research Reports: Bruce Recording System Information Bulletin #4 5/23/1919
  6 M.W.T Co. Research Department Information Bulletins:
#2 Flashlight Magneto, 3/18/1919
#3 Radio Frequency, 8/3/1919
#4 Oscillator, 11/16/1919
#5 Resistance Amplfiers, 1/16/1919
1919
  7 M.W.T Co. Research Department report RD6: Modulator Receiver n.d.
  8 M.W.T Co. Research Department Info Dept. #3: Marconi Vacuum Tube 5/17/1919
  9 M.W.T Co. Research Department Report RDR 12-17: Radio Receiving Apparatus, 6/25/1919 1919
  10 M.W.T Co. Forms n.d.

National Electric Signaling Company, 1896-1941
Consists of correspondence to and from Fessenden and other NESCO employees with GE, patent attorneys, the U. S. Navy and other correspondents. Also, contracts, laboratory reports and other company records.
Box Folder    
57 1 Fessenden Correspondence 1900-October, 1920
  2   November-December, 1902
  3   January-June, 1903
  4   July-December, 1903
  5   1904
  6   January-March, 1905
  7   April-June, 1905
  8   July-September, 1905
  9   October-November, 1905
  10   December, 1905
58 1 NESCO Correspondence January-February, 1906
  2   March, 1906
  3   April, 1906
  4   May, 1906
  5   June, 1906
  6   July, 1906
  7   August-September, 1906
  8   October, 1906
  9   November-December, 1906
59 1 NESCO Correspondence January, 1907
  2   February, 1907
  3   March-May, 1907
  4   June-August, 1907
  5   September-October, 1907
  6   November, 1907
  7   December, 1907-January, 1908
  8   February-March, 1908
  9   April-May, 1908
  10   June-August, 1908
60 1 NESCO Correspondence September-October, 1908
  2   November-December, 1908
  3   January, 1909
  4   February-March, 1909
  5   April, 1909
  6   May, 1909
  7   June, 1909
  8   July, 1909
  9   August-September, 1909
  10   October, 1909
  11   November 15-December 14, 1909
  12   December 15-31, 1909
61 1 NESCO Correspondence January, 1910
  2   February, 1910
  3   March-April, 1910
  4   May-July, 1910
  5   September-November, 1910
  6   December, 1910
  7 To NESCO: Instructions for Eintoven String Galvanometer 1910
  8 NESCO Correspondence January-February, 1911
  9   March, 1911
  10   April 1-15, 1911
  11   April 16-30, 1911
62 1 NESCO Correspondence May 1-14, 1911
  2   May 15-31, 1911
  3   June 1-15, 1911
  4   June 16-30, 1911
  5   July, 1911
  6   August 1-15, 1911
  7   August 16-31, 1911
  8   September 1-15, 1911
  9   September 16-30, 1911
63 1 NESCO Correspondence October 1-15, 1911
  2   October 16-31, 1911
  3   November 1-15, 1911
  4   November 16-30, 1911
  5   December 1-15, 1911
  6   December 16-31, 1911
  7   January 1-15, 1912
  8   January 16-31, 1912
64 1 NESCO Correspondence February 1-10, 1912
  2   February 11-20, 1912
  3   February 21-29, 1912
  4   March 1-15, 1912
  5   March 16-31, 1912
  6   April 1-15, 1912
  7   April 16-30, 1912
  8   May 1-16, 1912
  9   May 17-30, 1912
65 1 NESCO Correspondence June 1-15, 1912
  2   June 16-30, 1912
  3   July 1-15, 1912
  4   July 16-30, 1912
  5   August, 1912
  6   September, 1912
  7   October, 1912
  8   November, 1912
  9   December, 1912
66 1 NESCO Correspondence January 1-15, 1913
  2   January 16-31, 1913
  3   February, 1913
  4   March, 1913
  5   April, 1913
  6   May, 1913
  7   June-July, 1913
  8   August, 1913
  9   September, 1913
  10   October, 1913
  11   November, 1913
  12   December, 1913
67 1 NESCO Correspondence January, 1914
  2   February, 1914
  3   March-April, 1914
  4   May, 1914
  5   June-July, 1914
  6   August, 1914
  7   September-November, 1914
  8   December, 1914-January, 1915
  9   February-March, 1915
  10   April, 1915
  11   May-July, 1915
  12   August-September, 1915
68 1 NESCO Correspondence October, 1915
  2   November, 1915
  3   December, 1915
  4   January, 1916
  5   February, 1916
  6   March, 1916
  7   April, 1916
  8   May, 1916
  9   June, 1916
  10   July-August, 1916
  11   September-October, 1916
69 1 NESCO Correspondence November-December, 1916
  2   January-February, 1917
  3   March-April, 1917
  4   May-June, 1917
  5   July-September, 1917
  6   October-November, 1917
  7   1918
  8   1919
  9   1920-1921
  10   1922
  11   1923
70 1- NESCO Correspondence 1900-1920
71 1 NESCO-U.S. Navy Correspondence 1902-1903
  2   1904
  3   1905
  4   1906-1907
  5   1908
  6   1909
  7   1910
72 1 Fessenden Correspondence n.d
  2   April, 1902-May, 1903
  3   June-August, 1903
  4   September-December, 1903
  5   January-May, 1904
  6   June-July, 1904
  7   August-December, 1904
  8   January-August, 1905
  9   September-December, 1905
73 1 Fessenden Correspondence January, 1906
  2   February, 1906
  3   March-April, 1906
  4   May, 1906
  5   June-July, 1906
  6   August-December, 1906
  7   January-August, 1907
  8   1909
  9   February, 1910-March, 1913
74 1 Fessenden Correspondence n.d.
  2   December, 1902-March, 1904
  3   April-May, 1904
  4   June-December, 1904
  5   January-March, 1905
  6   April-June, 1905
  7   July-December, 1905
  8   January-May, 1906
  9   June-August, 1906
  10   September-December, 1906
  11   1907
75 1 Fessenden Correspondence January-September, 1908
  2   October-November, 1908
  3   December, 1908
  4   January, 1909
  5   February, 1909
  6   March-May, 1909
  7   June-December, 1909
  8   January-September, 1910
  9   October-December, 1910
  10   August, 1911-February, 1913
  11   March-April, 1913

Correspondence, 1911 - 1920 between the below listed individuals in the Pittsburg, Pa. and Brooklyn, N. Y. offices regarding the Arlington - Salem Test and the publication of an article about it. The test was made primarily to allow the contractor, NESCO, to demonstrate, under service conditions, the effectiveness of the apparatus it had supplied to the Navy Department. The correspondence also concerns the establishment and maintenance of the Arlington Station; patent litigation; abstract of cases in Fessenden - NESCO litigation; and business concerns of the International Radio Telegraph Company.

Clay, F. W. H., NESCO patent attorney
Forbes, E. D., NESCO chief engineer
Herr, E. M., President, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing
Hogan, John V. L., NESCO Chief O. I. E
Kintner, Samuel M., NESCO General Manager and Receiver
Krogen, F. H.
Lee, J.W.
Walker, Hay, NESCO president
Wallis, A. F.
Woodworth, E.B., Navy Dept., Bureau of Steam Engineering, U. S. Naval Radio
Station, Arlington, Va.

76 1 Miscellaneous n.d.
  2 Correspondence 1904
  3   1905
  4   1906
  5   1907
  6   1908
  7   1909
  8   1910
  9   1911
  10   1912
  11   1913
  12   April, 1913-June, 1920
  13   1918
  14   1919
  15 Memo-Patents 1908
  16 Reports ca. 1906
  17 British License 1905
  18 Depositions 1906
  19   1905
  20   1906
  21 Reports 1907-1909
77 1 Scrapbook of newsclippings (3 vols.) 1904-1918
78 1 NESCO Litigation 1916-1941
  2   1913-1917
  3 NESCO Blueprints 1896-1910
  4 Correspondence n.d.
  5 Publications 1906-1910
  6 NESCO Memoranda  
  7 NESCO Telegrams  
  8 Photographs  

Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company 1906-1929
Box Folder    
79 1 WSA Correspondence 1906
  2   January-September, 1907
  3   October-December, 1907
  4   January-March, 1908
  5   April-June, 1908
  6   July-September, 1908
  7   October-December, 1908
  8   January-April, 1909
  9   May-July, 1909
  10   August-December, 1909
80 1 WSA Correspondence January-March, 1910
  2   April-June, 1910
  3   July-August, 1910
  4   September-October, 1910
  5   November-December, 1910
  6   January, 1911
  7   February, 1911
  8   March, 1911
  9   April-May, 1911
81 1 WSA Correspondence June-July, 1911
  2   August-September, 1911
  3   October-December, 1911
  4   January-June, 1912
  5   July-December, 1912
  6   January-June, 1913
  7   July-December, 1913
82 1 WSA Correspondence January-March, 1914
  2   April-June, 1914
  3   July-September, 1914
  4   October-December, 1914
  5   January-February, 1915
  6   March-May, 1915
  7   June-July, 1915
  8   November-December, 1915
  9   September-December, 1916
  10   1917
83 1 WSA Correspondence January-April, 1918
  2   May-August, 1918
  3   September, 1918
  4   October-December, 1918
  5   January-February, 1919
  6   March, 1919
  7   April, 1919
  8   May, 1919
84 1 WSA Correspondence June, 1919
  2   July, 1919
  3   August, 1919
  4   September, 1919
  5   October, 1919
  6   November, 1919
  7   December, 1919
  8   January, 1920
  9   February-March, 1920
85 1 WSA Correspondence April-June, 1920
  2   July, 1920
  3   August-December, 1920
  4   January-March, 1921
  5   April, 1921
  6   May, 1921
  7   June-July, 1921
86 1 WSA Correspondence August-December, 1921
  2   January-February, 1922
  3   March, 1922
  4   April, 1922
  5   May, 1922
  6   June-July, 1922
  7   August-September, 1922
87 1 WSA Correspondence October-December, 1922
  2   January-February, 1923
  3   March, 1923
  4   April, 1923
  5   May, 1923
  6   June-July, 1923
  7   August-September, 1923
88 1 WSA Correspondence October, 1923
  2   November, 1923
  3   December, 1923
  4   January-December, 1924
  5 WSA Clippings: Radio Compass & Direction Finder 1924
  6 WSA Correspondence January-June, 1925
  7   July-December, 1925
  8   January-August, 1926
  9   September-December, 1926
89 1 WSA Correspondence January-June, 1927
  2   July-October, 1927
  3   November-December, 1927
  4   January-June, 1928
  5   July-August, 1928
  6   September-December, 1928
  7   January, 1929
  8   February, 1929
  9   March, 1929
  10   April-May, 1929
90 1 WSA Correspondence June-August, 1929
  2   September-October, 1929
  3   November-December, 1929
91 1 Unorganized Correspondence, 1906-1927 (Mostly personal correspondence of Pickard, Firth, Farnsworth, and Barkley) 1906-1910
  2   1911-1912
  3   1913-1914
  4   1915-1918
  5   1921-1927
92   Patents: A collection of 101 patents owned by and licensed to the Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company by the U.S. Patent office in 1906-1925. An index of the patents listed by U.S. Patent numbers and by WSA Co. numbers is included. 1906-1925

Radio Corporation of America, 1895-1950
Box Folder    
93 1 RCA News Releases 1922-1923
  2   1924
  3   1925-1926
  4   1927
  5   1928-1929
  6   1930-1931
  7   1932-1935
94 1 RCA News Releases 1936
  2   January-June, 1937
  3   July-December, 1937
  4   1938
95 1 RCA News Releases 1939
  2   1940-1946
  3   n.d.
96 1 RCA License Division Laboratory Reports 1940
  2   1941
97 1 RCA Dealer Discounts & Price Lists 1921-1930
  2 RCA General Data to Dealers & Distributors 1927-1930
98 1 RCA Engineering Reports (bound) 1927-1929
99 1- Material on proposed merger of RCA and Internet a1 Telephone and Telegraph Co.; Statements to Couzens Committee of U.S. Congress, (Bound) 1929
100 1 Marconi W. T. Co. ca. 1903-1942
  2 Misc. RCA, including Clark's "Chronology of RCA" ca. 1912-1940
  3 Misc. WSA Correspondence and notes ca. 1909-1941
  4 Finch Telecommunications: prospectus, promotional material ca. 1939
  5 Misc. Notes & Newsclippings ca. 1902-1942
  6 Evolution of the RCA monogram 1944
  7 Newsclippings: early wireless ca. 1899-1907
  8 Miscellaneous ca. 1902-1943
  9 Newsclippings: network split 1941
  10 Misc. Newsclippings re: RCA & Victor 1910-late 1930s
101 1 Agreements & licenses: RCA & Dublier 1925
  2 Misc. Notes: RCA ca. 1897-1944
  3 Misc. Notes: Marconi, WTC, Federal, Telefunken ca. 1901-1946
  4 Miscellaneous ca. 1901-1947
  5 DeForest-Nesco ca. 1898-1933
  6 DeForest ca. 1905-1906
102 1 Stone Telephone & Telegraph Co. ca. 1900-1945
  2   ca. 1902-1926
  3 Records of work done by John Stone Stone for Ladd Syndicate 1901-1902
103 1 "History of Early Wireless Telegraphy," by George H. Clark 1932-1952
  2 Work of George H. Clark in Venezuela: Technical Diary 1921
  3 Miscellaneous 1903-1947
  4 Misc. Notes & Articles, Marconi W.T. Co. ca. 1897-1946
  5 Misc. Notes , press releases, and promotional material ca. 1897-1942
  6 Misc. Newsclippings (1932 Patent Pool: Kolster Radio ca. 1903-1941
  7 Misc. Correspondence and notes, various companies ca. 1911-1948
104 1 Marconi W. T. Co. of America-RCA: annual reports 1903-1926
  2 RCA annual reports 1927-1946
  3 Correspondence: N.Y. Security Co.- DeForest 8/25/1905 - 12/30/1905
  4 "DeForest to RCA:" Assignment of his patents 1913-1933
  5 History of Radio and RCA (with chronology) ca. 1930
105 1 Wireless Specialty Apparatus Co.:
U.S./Foreign Patents
ca. 1911-1925
  2 Wireless Specialty Apparatus Co. ca. 1912-1926
  3 RCA misc. promotional, correspondence ca. 1914-1940
  4   ca. 1916-1936
106 1 RCA materials 1920s-1940s
  2   1920s-1940s
  3   1920s-1940s
107 1 RCA Materials 1900s-1930s
  2   1910s-1930s
  3 RCA Victor Sales Promotional Literature 1934-1935
108 1 RCA Materials 1910s-1940s
  2   1900s-1930s
  3   1910s-1930s
  4   1900s-1930s
109 1 RCA Materials 1900s-1930s
  2   1900s-1930s
  3   1920s-1940s
  4   1910s-1940s
110 1 RCA Materials 1910s-1930s
  2   1920s-1940s
  3   1900s-1940s
  4   1910s-1940s
111 1 RCA - P. R. Patents 1919-1930s
  2 RCA - U.S. Treasury (Revenue Cutter Service, WSA Co.) 1910-1911
  3   1912-1914
  4 RCA - Am. DeForest Co. 1905-1906
  5 RCA - WSA Co. 1918-1919
  6 RCA - IT&T 1932
112 1 RCA Materials 1900s-1940s
  2   1900s-1940s
  3 RCA Patent Agreements 1920s-1930s
  4 RCA Materials 1920s-1930s
113 1 RCA Materials 1910s-1930s
  2 Stone Telephone & Telegraph Co. 10/11/1909 - 10/28/1910
  3 Stone Telephone & Telegraph Co. 11/2/1910 - 1/22/1917
  4 "Year By Year, Book of Wireless," compiled by D.M. McNicol 1872-1925
  5 RCA Material 1910s-1930s
  6 RCA - owned ships 1921
114 1 RCA - WSA Co. 1907-1929
  2 RCA - Stone Tel. & Tel. 1910-1916
  3 RCA Materials 1900s-1940s
115 1 RCA Materials 1910s-1930s
  2 RCA Materials  
  3 RCA - WSA Co. 1910s-1920s
116 1 Catalog of Home Receivers (American) 1925-1929
  2 Patents & Patent Litigation: WSA Co. & Stone Tel. & Tel. 1906-1920
  3 RCA Materials 1910s-1930s
117 1 RCA Materials 1900s-1940s
  2 RCA Materials 1900s-1920s
  3 RCA Materials 1900s-1940s
118 1 RCA Materials 1910s-1940s
  2 RCA Materials 1900s-1950s
  3 RCA Materials 1920s-1940s
119 1 RCA Materials 1900s-1940s
120 1 Formation of RCA 1899-1921
  2 Twenty-five Yeaars of TSF 1910-1935
  3 RCA Statements before FCC 1936
  4 History of Early Wireless Telegraphic Companies by Clark 1903-1919
  5 Products of DeForest Radio Co. 1932
121 1 "History of Specific (Radio) Companies" Scrapbook, pp. 1-171 bound 1939
  2 pp. 172-306  
122 1 pp. 307-440  
  2 pp. 441-524  
123 1 pp. 525-634  
  2 pp. 635-764  
124 1 pp. 765-890  
  2 pp. 891-975  
125 1 "History of Wireless Stations," Scrapbook 1906-1950
  2 Die Antenne (German) 1913
  3 Photographs of German equipment n.d.
  4 British Broadcasting Co. incorporation 1922
  5 WSA Co. 1907-1924
  6 RCA; Patent Office Record 1940
  7 RCA Brochure 1944
126 1 VTM Co. Letterpress book 1895-1896

Argentina Telegraph Company-International TransRadio, n.d.
Box Folder    
126A   Scrapbook of photographs: Trans Radio Internacional-Compania Telegraphica Argentina n.d.

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