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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 20: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH MUSEUM, 1859-1964

Box Folder Description
675 1 Subseries 1: History of the Western Union Museum, 1937
    Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1925-1961
  2-4 Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1933-1934
  5 Donations made to Western Union Museum, n.d.
  6 Donations made to Western Union Museum, 1925-1940
  7 Donations made to Western Union Museum, 1941-1943
  8 Donations made to Western Union Museum, 1944-1945 (includes photos)
676 1 Donations made to Western Union Museum, 1955-1961 (includes photos)
  2 Donations made by Western Union Museum, 1933-1943 (includes photos)
  3 Exhibitions and gifts, 1927-1940, Nos. #2277-2416
  4 Exhibitions and gifts, 1934-1938, Nos. #2240-2276
  5 Franklin Institute, 1933
  6 Samuel F. B. Morse letter to Sam Houston, 1928
  7 Samuel F.B. Morse, painting of, 1937-1938 (includes photos)
  8 Motion Picture Props, 1938-1939
  9 Henry Sayre Potter, painting of, 1930s
  10 U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum, correspondence on Western Union equipment on permanent loan, 1954-1956 (includes photos)
677 1-2 Smithsonian Institution, 1913-1938; 1959; 1971
  3 Telegraph history, 1932-1957
  4 Miscellaneous correspondence, n.d.
  5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1925-1935
  6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1959
  7 Miscellaneous records, 1940s-1950s
  8-10 Western Union Engineering Museum Catalog
678 1 Subseries 3: Acquisitions and Gifts to Western Union Museum, 1937-1940
  2 Western Union Museum object identification tags/exhibit captions
    Subseries 4: Exhibit Information, 1936-1940
  3 Exhibit Notebook for work and material in museum, 1936-40;
  4 Loan Notebook, 1951-1964
  5 New York Museum of Science & Industry: Exhibit News Letter, 1940.
  6-7 Century of Progress Exhibition, blueprints of exhibits, 1932-1934
680 1-2 Century of Progress Exhibition, blueprints and specifications of exhibits, 1932-1934
O/S Folder 20   Century of Progress Exhibition drawings (pencil), 1938
    Subseries 5: Brochures & Pamphlets, 1933-1947
679 1 German Museum brochures, 1933 (in English and German)
  2 Nuremberg Museum brochure, 1935 (in German).
  3 Western Union brochure for NY Worlds Fair, 1939;
  4 Netherlands Museum brochures, 1947 (in Dutch).
  5 Status report, 1942; "Brief Guide to the Smithsonian Institution," 1940.
    Subseries 6: Catalogues, 1934, 1942
  6 Catalogue of Western Union Telegraph Company Museum, 1934, Nos. # R-1732, -1771, -1832,-1852, -1895, -1900, -1922, -1945, -2130, -2688,-2689; Notebook of references to photos, 1942.
    Subseries 7: Miscellaneous, 1944-1964
  7 Centennial of telegraph, 1944, No. # 2554.
O/S Fldr. 19   Centennial of the Telegraph, 1844-1944 (poster), 1944
  8 Telegraph key presented to President Truman, 1945, No. # 1519. (including drawing and photoprints).
  9 Thomas Edison Centennial Dinner, 1947.
  10 Texas Centennial of Telegraph, 1954.
  11 Miscellaneous Western Union Telegraph Company Museum photoprints and labels, Nos. # R-5538, -6246, -6247, -6299, -7271.
  12 Kraftfahrtechnik, n.d. (in German)
  13 "Atwater Kent Museum Bulletin."
  14 Hall of Electricity (photos), 1964

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