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S. Joseph Begun Papers, 1888-2000 ( bulk 1927-1995)

view S. Joseph Begun Papers, 1888-2000 ( bulk 1927-1995) digital asset number 1
Author:
Begun, S. Joseph (Semi Joseph) 1905-1995
Donor:
Begun, Ruth W
Physical description:
21 cu. ft. : 46 boxes
Type:
Business records
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Personal papers
Biography files
Reports
Memorandums
Speeches
Professional papers
Awards
Correspondence
Patents
Date:
1927
1927-1995
1888-2000
bulk 1927-1995
20th century
Notes:
Born in Poland, Semi Joseph Begun was a pioneer in magnetic recording. He earned an M.S. in Engineering in 1929 and a doctorate in 1933 from the Institute of Berlin for work related to magnetic recording. While working for Schuchhardt A.G. he designed the first commercially successful magnetic recorder. He worked in the field of magnetic recording for his entire career, both before and after emigrating to the United States. He wrote the first textbook on the subject in 1949. He founded the Society for Prevention of Violence in 1983 after retiring.
Summary:
Correspondence, memoranda, patents, printed matter, reports, speeches and writings, awards, biographical materials, autobiographical and historical material documenting Begun's life and career in magnetic recording. Addendum, 2001: photographs, personal papers, business records and a copy of his autobiography.
Cite as:
S. Joseph Begun Papers, 1927-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Magnetic recorders and recording
Local number:
1996.3072 (NMAH Acc.)
2003.3015 (NMAH Acc.)
1996.3091 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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