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||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.
NUMBERED SERIES DESCRIPTIONS 101-150
Go to Numbered Series Descriptions 1-50, 51-100, 151-233; Lettered Series Descriptions
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Series 101: MILITARY RADIO, 1898-1946 (Boxes 298-299)
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This series contains advertisements, blueprints, bulletins, charts, correspondence, drawings, instructions, journals, records of litigation, maps, news clippings, news releases, notes, operating instructions, pamphlets, patent copies, periodicals and periodical service notes, scientific papers, specifications, and test reports on the early use of wireless telegraphy and telephony covering the period from the Boer War (1899) to 1945. Information concerns the military use of wireless equipment. Included are compilations under headings: History of Army Radio; Radio in War; Lectures before Sarbonne, Paris 1919; bulletins, procurement files and history of the Signal Corps; and the history of early wireless use.
Series 102: TRANSMITTING & RECEIVING SYSTEMS, 1902-1935 (Box 299)
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This series contains abstracts; articles; blueprints; booklets; charts; circuit layouts; correspondence, 1904-1920; descriptions; diagrams; drawings; history of apparatus for radio telegraphy; illustrations; maps; operating instructions; periodical clippings; photographs; schedules of supplies; and specifications for transmitting and receiving systems. Also covered is comparisons of spark arc, and vacuum tube transmitters. The comparative prices and distances covered for some power input is examined. The chronological history of sequence from spark to U.T. sets is documented.
Series 103: RECEIVING METHODS, 1905-1935 (Box 300)
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This series contains advertisements; correspondence, 1910-1916; descriptions; diagrams; drawings; graphs; information bulletins; instructions; news clippings; news releases; notes; pamphlets; periodical clippings; specifications; and technical information booklets.
Series 108: CODES AND CIPHERS, 1894-1947 (Boxes 300-301)
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This series contains the files of Major Donald D. Millikan, code and cipher expert, and is comprised of examples from the Cryptology School both he and the Army ran including: announcements; questions and answers to exercises; class lists by student; correspondence, 1915-1937; data sheets; home work; memoranda; problems in cryptanalysis; and tests. Also there is a typed "book" titled Cryptography and Crystanalysis by Milikan. Also included are articles; cartoons; code tapes; codes; news clippings; periodical clippings; and photographs pertaining to this subject.
Series 109: SCHEDULES OF BROADCASTING & TV STATIONS, 1905-1940 (Boxes 302-306)
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This series contains abstracts of yearbooks; addresses of U.S. and foreign broadcasting stations; advertisements; booklets; call letters of all U.S. stations, amateur stations and many in foreign countries; charts; diagrams; directories; lists of all stations in U.S.; maps; news clippings; periodical clippings; and program schedules.
Series 112: RADIO SHOWS AND DISPLAYS, 1922-1947 (Boxes 307-313)
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This series contains abstracts of contracts for fairs, shows, advertisements; brief histories; copies of contracts; cartoons; charts; a large amount of correspondence; descriptions; designs and layouts; drawings; instructions; listings of radio shows; news clippings; notes of exhibitions, regarding shows etc.; pamphlets; photographs; proposals; records releases; rules and regulations; specifications; speeches; and telegrams.
Series 114: CENTRALIZED RADIO SYSTEMS, 1929-1935 (Box 314)
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This series contains advertisements; articles; booklets; brochures; bulletins of apparatus; interdepartmental correspondence, 1929; descriptive bulletins; descriptions; disgrams; engineering reports; installation manuals; instruction books; model number lists; news releases; pamphlets; parts lists; periodical clippings; sales bulletins; sales catalogues; and service notes.
Series 116: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES IN RADIO, 1906-1949 (Boxes 315-318)
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This series contains abstracts; copies of congressional bills and of the Congressional Record; bulletins; circulars; correspondence, 1912-1931; copies of "Foreign Communication News"; foreign trade letters; graphs; instructions; litigation case description; memoranda; news clippings; news releases; notes; order, F.C.C.; periodical clippings; photographs; reports; requested assignments; regulations; statements; surveys; and testimonies about the American government's civilian radio activities.
Topics included are the Bureau of Standards; F.C.C.; international and national propaganda; government control of radio; Freedom of Radio (formerly series 214); and speeches and acts of Congress regarding radio. The activities of the Patent Office and the Courts are not included in this series. The series includes correspondence, memoranda and other materials produced by RCA executives concerned with government regulation of the radio industry.
Series 117: TECHNICAL TABLES, 1903-1932 (Box 319)
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This series contains tables, charts, and graphs giving data on transmitter/condensers, on resonance curves, wave length, frequency and oscillation, and tables on sparkling distances. Also includes correspondence, drawings, bulletins, instructions, clippings, reports, Pickard's lists of transmitter and receiver adjustments, and conversion tables.
Series 120: LITIGATION ON RADIO SUBJECTS, 1914-1947 (Boxes 319-331)
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This series, arranged alphabetically (with a few exceptions), concerning litigation on Radio subjects, including patents (but not including patents per se) consists of abstracts; articles; bills of particulars; booklets; trial briefs; contracts 1935, 1936-1942; court proceedings; data regarding litigation; decisions; depositions; drawings; court exhibits; graphs; litigation opinions of the courts; periodical clippings; photographs; reprints; index of Farnsworth Bound Volumes; sketches; specifications; statements; subpoena; telegrams; and testimonies.
Series 121: LEGISLATION, 1909-1940 (Box 332)
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This series contains correspondence; news clippings; periodical clippings, papers; reports; and lists and handbooks describing petitions, Congressional actions, and certifications. Also included is a brief historical outline, excerpts from Air Law Review, and several RCA in-house publications. The materials concern litigation, legislation, and regulations governing the use of radio.
Series 122: HISTORY OF RADIO CLUBS, 1907-1946 (Boxes 332-335)
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This series contains materials relating to the history of Radio Clubs between 1907 and 1946.
Series 123: SPECIAL APPLICATIONS OF RADIO FREQUENCY, 1924-1949 (Box 336)
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This series contains advertisements; articles; booklets; correspondence (1929; 1931;1938-40); installation instructions; news clippings; operating instructions; periodical bulletins; and technical papers regarding audio frequency and special applications of radio frequency apparatus. Subjects include "Radio Music," Theremin, Color Organ and Photophone. This series does not include broadcasting or radio telephony.
Series 124: CHRONOLOGY, 1926-1937 (Box 337)
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This series contains articles, booklets, a "Calendar of Wireless-Radio-Television"; chronological lists; correspondence, 1931-33, 1938; pamphlets; periodicals concerning notable events in radio; news clippings, and progress reports pertaining to the history of radio and early T.V. Sources are Navy, Weather Bureau, various publications, and the RCA Yearbooks of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony. Also included are calendars, excerpts of papers and articles, and several "Marconi" Chronologies.
Series 125: RADIO PATENTS & PATENT PRACTICES, 1861-1949 (Boxes 337-375)
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This series contains copies of United States patents relating to radio and related electrical technologies, arranged by patent number [c. 32,471 (1861)- 2,326,836 (1941)]. Also included is a separate section of Fessenden Patents. Several boxes contain information on patent practices: materials include articles; booklets; correspondence 1907-1913; 1918-26;1929-1930; 1949 diagrams; defendants' exhibits; news clippings; pamphlets; patent applications (U.S., British, and German); patent specifications; periodical clippings; and several photographs. There are also materials relating to various patent suits: Langmuir Patent Record and Argument; Canadian General Electric vs. Fada Radio, 1927. Record of suits on wireless patents (1922-1929). Brody Patent Collection (see list in box).
Series 126: PHONOGRAPHS, 1894-1949 (Boxes 375-376)
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This series contains advertisements; an advertising poster for Columbia Phonographs; articles; booklets; circular letters to distributors and dealers; correspondence, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1944; instructions for operation and service; news clippings; news releases; RCA Victor order form for needles and accessories; parts catalogues; photographs; sales literature; service data; service notes; technical information booklets. Also includes advertisements for phonographs and phonograph records, 1893-1927. See Series 45 regarding combination sets (combined radio sets and phonographs).
Series 127: PIEZO ELECTRIC EFFECT, 1914-1947 (Box 377)
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This series contains articles; booklets; correspondence, 1914-1916, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1931, 1935; newsclippings; news releases; periodical clippings; photographs; and reports concerning the theory, history, related apparatus and applications of the Piezo-electric effect.
Series 128: ARC TRANSMITTING & RECEIVING SYSTEMS, 1904-1922 (Box 377)
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This series contains advertisements; articles; apparatus orders of the Federal Telegraph Co.; blueprints; booklets of the Telefunken System of Wireless Telegraphy; correspondence, 1913, 1916 & 1918; diagrams; drawings; graphs, memoranda, notes; photographs; schematic diagrams and tests. There are general descriptions of systems but usually items are designated by name of inventor, as "Poulsen System."
Series 129: SPARK SYSTEMS, 1898-1941 (Box 377)
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This series contains articles; booklets; descriptions for operation; diagrams; instructions; instruction books; news clippings; operating instructions; periodical clippings; photographs; and schematic tracings of spark transmitting and receiving systems. There are general descriptions of systems but usually items are designated by the name of the inventor, such as the "Fessenden system."
Series 130: VACUUM TUBE SYSTEMS, 1902-1939 (Box 378)
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This series on vacuum tube transmitting and receiving systems consists of articles; booklets; correspondence, 1937; schematic diagrams; graphs; and news clippings. It includes general descriptions of systems and descriptions of systems designated by the name of the inventor, such as the "De Forest system". This series includes both code and speech systems, though the latter are more minutely described in Series 132.
Series 132: RADIOPHONE TRANSMITTING & RECEIVING SYSTEM, 1906-1947 (Box 378)
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This series contains advertisement flyers; booklets; bulletins; catalogues; descriptions; diagrams; instructions; instruction books; log of installation and operation of De Forest Radiophones in the U.S. Navy; notes; periodical clippings; photographs and reports.
Series 133: PHOTO-RADIO, 1899-1947 (Box 378-379)
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This series contains advertisements; articles; booklets; correspondence, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1939; descriptions; drawings; facsimiles of photo-radio; graphs; news clippings; photographs; and specifications. See also Series 54
Series 134: HISTORY OF RADIO BROADCASTING, 1908-1952 (Box 379-383)
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This series contains abstracts of Public Opinion; RCA annual report excerpts; articles; booklets; correspondence, 1922; 1930-1947; Dempsey-Carpentier boxing match; publicity documents; memoranda; news clippings; news releases; periodical clippings; and photographs. This series includes earlier methods, such as sending messages by broadcast from the flagship of a fleet to all other vessels of the fleet by spark telegraphy. It also refers to communicating with the general public by radiotelephony. See Series L for index to photographs in Bound Volumes.
Series 135: HISTORY OF RADIOTELEPHONY, OTHER THAN BROADCASTING, 1900-1948 (Boxes 384-385)
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This series contains an abstract; an advertisement; booklets; brochures; a catalogue; correspondence, 1905, 1907-1910, 1912-1915, 1919-1924, 1930-1932, 1935 & 1943; descriptions; diagrams; drawings; instructions; journals, and a log of installation and operation De Forest Radiophones in the U.S. Navy. Also included are memoranda; minutes; news clippings; news releases; notes; periodical clippings; a petition for a Canadian Patent; photographs; a price list of the international rates of calls from the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. in Washington, D.C.; reports; a radiogram; a Radiophone Reception Log; a telephone conversation between Professor Fessenden and Mr. J.G. Patterson; and Radio Telephone Tests.
Series 136: HISTORY OF AMATEUR RADIO, 1906-1947 (Box 385)
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This series contains booklets; bulletins; correspondence, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1941 & 1943; memoranda; news clippings; news releases; notes; a photograph and reports.
Series 138: TRANSOCEANIC COMMUNICATION, 1915-1943 (Box 385)
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This series contains booklets; correspondence, 1924, 1931 & 1935; maps; news clipping; notes; periodical clippings; photographs and reports.
Series 139: TELEVISION TRANSMITTING STATIONS, 1926-1944 (Box 385)
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This series contains booklets; a bulletin; correspondence, 1929-1931; "Applicants Description of Apparatus"; news clippings; notes; periodical clippings; photographs; and reports.
Series 140: RADIO THEORY, 1902-1946 (Boxes 386-387)
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This series contains articles; booklets; correspondence, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1918, 1921, 1936; diagrams; drawings; a graph of wave length and day range of Radio telegraph; journals; maps; news clippings; news releases; notes; periodical clippings; standards on radio wave propagation, 1942; studies; and technical instructions. This series concerns the theoretical discussions on transmission, reception, effect of different wave length, heavy-side layer effect, effect of different spark notes; and C.W. vs. damped wave for signaling by code. It is cross-referenced as to subject, author, and events mentioned.
Series 142: HISTORY OF TELEVISION, 1919-1949 (Boxes 388-390)
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This series contains advertisements; articles; booklets; a biographical article on C. Francis Jenkins; bulletins; correspondence, 1926, 1928-1931, 1933-1936, 1939, 1940, 1942; diagrams; graphs; maps; a lithograph; memoranda; minutes; news clippings; news releases; notes; periodical clippings; photographs; program schedules; reports; specifications; a telegram and testimonies.
Series 143: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1931 (Box 391)
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This series consists of photographs of people seen and heard on Jenkins Television Station W2XCR and Radio Station WGBS in 1931. Among those photographed are Primo Carnera; Maria "Gamby" Gamborelli, and Lionel Atwill. See also series 64
Series 144: RADIO PUBLICATIONS, 1903-1940 (Box 391)
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This series contains correspondence, 1914, 1923, 1930, 1932, & 1938; memoranda; news clippings, including a scrapbook on Orson Wells's, "The War of the Worlds"; news releases; periodicals; periodical clippings; and photographs of pamphlet covers relating to publications about radio broadcasting.
Series 145: PROCEEDINGS OF RADIO SOCIETIES, 1910-1948 (Box 391)
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This series contains Minutes of Radio Societies and booklets; journals; a yearbook, and a trade directory.
Series 146: RADIO MUSEUMS, 1922-1947 (Boxes 392-393)
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This series contains booklets; catalogues; correspondence, 1922, 1929-39, 1945 & 1946; descriptions; lists of employees; news clippings; pamphlets; periodical clippings; reports; reprints; and telegrams.
Series 147: BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RADIO SUBJECTS AND APPARATUS, 1910-1946 (Box 394)
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This series contains advertisements; booklets; brochures; bibliographies; correspondence, 1930; lists of radio publications; notes; periodical clippings; a price list of books about radio in education; reports and radio references. This series on bibliographies includes chiefly magazines. Chronolgically listed.
Series 148: AIRCRAFT GUIDANCE APPARATUS, 1919-1948 (Box 394)
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This series contains articles; drawings; maps; news clippings; notes; periodical clippings; photographs; and reports dealing with aircraft auxiliary and guidance apparatus e.g. beacons, altimeters, leader gear and landing aids. It does not include direction finder; Loran: Shoran.
Series 150: AUDIO FREQUENCY INSTRUMENTS, 1906-1939 (Box 395)
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This series contains a bibliography on the measurement of signal intensity; booklets; charts; correspondence, 1906, 1913, 1914, 1918, 1919; graphs; instrucitons; notes; periodical clippings; photographs and reports.