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Virgil Eldon Bottom Collection, 1936-1983

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Bottom, Virgil Eldon collector
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0.33 cubic feet
1 document box
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Virgil Eldon Bottom was a leading figure in the use of quartz crystal technology for frequency control in radio communication, particularly for use by the military. In early radio quartz was frequently used to help hold the frequency.
This collection consists of letters from Virgil Bottom requesting information about the early days of the quartz crystal industry in the United States and letters from "Old Timers" in the industry received by Bottom in response to his request of December 10, 1980; print materials, including a "History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the United States" by Bottom; photographs; clippings; and two audio tapes.
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Virgil Eldon Bottom Collection, 148, AC NMAH
Electrical engineering
Electrical science and technology
Quartz crystal technology
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