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Morse telegraph register Western Union Telegraph Company Records
1820-1995

400 cubic feet
by Robert S. Harding and Alison Oswald

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C;. archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
© 2001, second edition, by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.


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SERIES 13: OPERATING RECORDS, 1868-1970s

Box Folder Description
480 1 Subseries 1: Telephone Directories, 1929; 1950-1959 (not inclusive)
    Subseries 2: "How to Operate Booklets, 1918"
  2 Instructions for receiving clerks, 1918
  3 Type 19, Set
  4 Model 28, Teleprinter
  5 Model 33, Automatic Send Receive Set
  6 Model 35, Automatic Send Receive Set
    Model 35, Keyboard Send Receive Set
    Communications Set
  7 Broadband voice-data instrument
    Broadband high speed voice-data system
  8 Hot line
    5 level code cards (baudot)
    8 level code cards (ASCII)
    ASCII code theory
  9 Instructions for operating switchboard, n.d.
    Subseries 3: Money Transfer Service/Money Order Books, 1905-1939, 1974
  10 Money Transfer rules, n.d.
  11 July 1905
  12 July 1906
  13 January 1907
  14 July 1907
  15 January 1908
  16 February 1909
  17 November 1909
  18 October 1, 1910
  19 September 1, 1911
  20 February 1, 1920
481 1 February 1, 1926
  2 April 1, 1934
  3 September 1, 1939
  4 Money Transfer Service, 1926
  5 Money Order Book, 1939
    Subseries 4: Operator Code Books/Cipher Books, 1880-1917
  6 Code book #9, n.d. (Francis R. Strak)
  7 Code book #42, n.d. (R. H. Overbaugh)
  8 Code book, #414, n.d. (belonging to N.F. Sauer and Harry Ayer)
  9 Code book #970, n.d. (belonging to John H. Waters)
  10 Letter Writing Correspondence Methods, June 1927
  11 Directory of Western Union Truck Stop Agencies (Money Order), July 1975
482 1 Code Book. Telegraphic Code for California Wheat, 1880
  2 Code book of R.C. Clowry, [1881?]
  3 Operator Code Book of George W. McNear, 1890
  4 ABC Telegraphic Code, 1891
  5 Standard Telegraphic Cipher Code, 1891
  6 Electric Telegraphic Code, 1887
483 1 Western Union Telegraphic Code, Universal Edition, 1900 (2 copies)
  2 Western Union Telegraphic Code and International Cable Directory, Universal Edition, 1900
  3 Western Union Telegraphic Code and International Cable Directory, Universal Edition, 1900
489 2 Western Union Telegraphic Code, Universal Edition, 1900
484 1 Universal Lumber Code, 1909
  2 International Cable Directory and Western Union Telegraphic Code System, 1909
  3 Supplementary reducing Code, 1911
485 1 International Cable Register of the World in conjunction with Western Union Telegraphic Code, 1917
  2 Travelers Cable Code/Foreign Money Tables, ca. 1920
  3 Service Code (for commercial cable), 1928
486 1 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 1, 1899
  2 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 2, 1900
487 1 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 2, 1900
  2 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 3, 1900
488 1 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 3, 1900
  2 New Official Vocabulary for Telegrams in Preconcerted Language, Vol. 4, 1900
489 1 Western Union Code Five-letter edition, 1917
    Subseries 5: Rate and Wire Mileage Information, 1863-1957
509 1 Rates Used at Whitehall, NY, 1863
  2 Line rates maintained by [C.E. Machir?] manager of Western Union in Piqua, Ohio. 1865.
499 1 Square Rate Book, 1869-1886
509 3 Mileage diagram, 1891
  3A Regulations and rates for cable messages, 1897
  4 Conditions and rates for cable letters, weekend letters, 1913
  5 Cable rates to the world, 1927
  6 Rates for telegrams and cables, 1934
  7 Cable Rates for New York City, 1937
  8 Commercial News Dept. quotation and sports service, 1949
  9 History of United States government rates within United States, 1957
  10 Rates and Regulations of the Western Union System, n.d.
  12 Telegraph and Telephone and Cable Rates, 1939-1946
    Subseries 6: Tariff and Cable Information, 1871-1975
490 1 Western Union Tariff Bureau Book, 1871-1872
  2 Western Union Revised Tariff, 1872
  3 Western Union Tariff Rates, 1872
  4 Western Union Tariff Book, 1874
491 1 Western Union Tariff Check Ledger, July 1874-May 1877
  2 Western Union Tariff Book, 1876
  3 Western Union Tariff Book, 1877
  4 Western Union revised Tariff, 1884
  5 Western Union Revised Tariff, 1886
498   State Tariffs, 1887-1907
    State Tariff Rates, 1907-1923
492 1 Western Union Tariff Book, 1891
  2 Western Union Tariff Book, July 1891
  3 Western Union Revised Tariff and Rules, July 1891
  4 Western Union Tariff and Rules, January 1892
  5 Western Union Revised Tariff and Rules, January 1893
  6 Revised Tariff for Canadian Pacific Telegraph, 1895
493 1 Western Union Tariff Book, January 1905
  2 Western Union Tariff Book, 1910
  3 Western Union Cable Tariffs, June 1912
  4 Western Union Trans Atlantic Duplexed Cables (Cuba Cables), 1912
  5 Western Union Tariff Book, July 1913
  6 Western Union Tariff Book (Washington -Alaska), July 1914
494 1 Western Union Tariff Circular, March 1915
  2 Western Union Tariff Book (Washington-Alaska), February 1916
  3 Western Union Tariff Book, 1920
  4 Western Union Tariff Circular, June 1920
  5 Western Union Tariff Book, 1924
  6 Western Union Cable and radio and tariff book, 1930
  7 Western Union Tariff Book, 1934
495 1 Western Union Tariff Book, 1941
  2 Western Union Cable Tariff Book, 1942
  3 Western Union Tariff Book, 1946
  3A Western Union Tariff Book, No. 76, 1950
  4 Western Union Tariff Book, 1956
  5

Western Union Tariff Book, 1969

  6 International Tariff Book, Rules, Regulations and Rates for International Shore-Ship Messages, 1972
496 1 Tariff Book, 1869
  2 Tariff Book, undated
  3 Tarriff Book, No. 81, 1965
500   Tariff Circular, 16 January 1916
501 1 Tariff Circular, Vols. 4-5, 1 March 1918-1 December 1919
  2 Tariff Circular, Vol. 6, 1 April 1920-1 December 1920
  3 Tariff Circular, Vol. 7, 1 March 1921-1 November 1921
  4 Tariff Circular, Vol. 8, 1 March 1922-1 November 1922
  5 Tariff Circular, Vols. 9-11, 1 April 1923- 1 October 1925
502 1 Tariff Circular, Vols. 12-13, 1 April 1926-1 October 1929
  2 Tariff Circular, Vols. 14-15, 1 April 1928-1 October 1929
  3 Tariff Circular, Vol. 16-17, 1 April 1930-1 January 1932
  4 Tariff Circular, Vol. 18, July 1934- July 1935
  5 Tariff Circular, Vol. 19, 10 September 1939-15 December 1940
503 1 Tariff Circular, Vol. 20, 1941-1942
  2 Tariff Circular, Vol. 21, 1943-1945
  3 Tariff Circular, Vol. 22, 1946-1949
  4 International Tariff Book, 1975
  5 Postal Telegraph-Cable System List of Offices and revised Tariffs, 1928
  6 Rules and Rates for Atlantic Cable Messages, n.d.
    Subseries 7: Rules & Regulations, 1866-1947
497 1 Rules, Regulations and Instructions, 1866
  2 Instruction and rule books, 1870
  3 Instruction and rules, 1884
  4 Instructions for foremen and linemen, 1900
  5 Instructions for foremen and linemen, 1902
  6 Rules for construction and repair, 1905
  7 U.S. Naval Radio Services Commercial Traffic Regulations, 1915
  8 Western Union Testing and Regulating Training Course Laboratory Experiments, 1930
504 1 Domestic Telegraph Service Rules & Regulations, 1937
    Subseries 8: Equipment Catalogues, Manuals & Specifications, circa 1894-circa 1960s
  2 Uniform System of Accounts for Wire-Telegraph and Ocean Cable Carriers, 1943 (FCC)
  3 Traffic Department Testing and Regulating Manual, 1947
  4 Testing and Regulating Training Course and Lab Experiments, n.d.
505 1 Telegraph pole diagrams, ca. 1894
  2 Multiplex printer, specifications and instructions, ca. 1908-1915
  3 Multiplex printers, specifications for operation & maintenance, 1915-26.
506 1 Teletype Printing Telegraph Systems, No. 129 Issue 1, 1927 Specs for model 12 direct keyboard
  2 Teletype Printing Telegraph Systems No. 137, 1929 Typewheel Tape Printer Ticker
  3-4 Printing Telegraph Repair Parts Catalogue, 1925-1938
  5 Cable spinning manual (by D.J. Neale, Engineer), 1946
507 1 Bartlane, 1935
  2 Multifax facsimile machines 1937-39.
  3 Teletype Printing Telegraph Systems, No. 110 Issue 3, 1937 Type Bar Printer
  4 New Achievements (new equipment designed and developed by Western Union), 1948.
  5 Transatlantic Cable Facsimile
  6 Automatic telegraph, facsimile process, ca. 1940
508 1 Multiplex printer, ca.1941
  2 A Modern Telegraph Office, 1943
  3 "Reperforator Operating Instructions for Schools and Commercial Office Forces," Bulletin No. 110-B. New York: WUTCO, Commercial Department, 1944.
  4 Multi Magnet Reperferator, 1956
  5 Telefax Patrons Systems, Customfax, Dial fax, Unifax, n.d.
  6 Teleregister publications
  7 Teletypes, ca. 1925-1936
509 11 Printing Telegraph System, 1930
814 1 Operating Dept. Management Training Program (binder)
  2 Employee Relations Traffic Dept. (binder)
  3 Specifications for Operation and Maintenance of Multiplex Printing Telegraph System (binder)
  4 Operating Instruction No. OP-2 for Automatic Operations, June 1956
  5 Circuit and transmissions (articles) from the education and training bulletins, circa 1960s

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