Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation, June 1, 1995
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Walker, Bettye Davis Dr
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
Crew, Spencer Dr. 1949-
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-
Lemelson, Jerome H. 1923-1997
Walker, Hal (Hildreth) Jr. 1933-
A-MAN (African American Male Achievers Network)
0.50 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Oral histories (document genres)
June 1, 1995
This program was the "first in a series of lecture-demonstrations by American inventors and entrepreneurs for young people".
Mr. Walker joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving four years as a qualified electrician's mate. 1955: joined Douglas Aircraft Company, installing radar systems, while attending Los Angeles City College. Later joined RCA to work on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. 1964: Began laser career at Korad Laser Systems (division of Union Carbide Corp.). 1981: joined Hughes Aircraft, helping develop Laser Target Designator Systems (LTDs). 1989: retired from Hughes. 1989: founded A-MAN (African-American Male Achievers Network).
Approx. five hours of video footage documenting inventor Hal Walker and his research and development work with lasers and electric automobiles, as described in his lecture, "Lasers and Electromobiles: The Wave of the 21st Century," and demonstration on June 1, 1995. Part of the Lemelson Center's "Innovative Lives" series.
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation, June 1, 1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History