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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Telephone

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3.55 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversized folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Illustrations
Receipts
Business cards
Almanacs
Invoices
Correspondence
Business letters
Business ephemera
Sales letters
Manuals
Advertising fliers
Bills of sale
Commercial correspondence
Print advertising
Advertising mail
Sales records
Advertisements
Business records
Technical literature
Realia
Advertising
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Advertising cards
Technical documents
Periodicals
Legal documents
Patents
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1819-1974
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The subject category Telephone largely represents business records and advertisements created by telephone companies. Additional materials include telephone design patents, documentation about legal cases involving telephone companies, material concerning the technical functions of telephones, phone call etiquette, and the history and development of the telephone.

No expansive business documentation exists for any single telephone company within the records. Material concerning specific subject areas within the topic of telephones provide a diverse historical overview of the telephone's global implementation, as well as snapshots of every day attitudes towards the telephone. Patents and other legal documents are strongly represented in the collection, in addition to business records.
Arrangement:
Telephone is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Telephone is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
telephone -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telephone communications  Search this
telephone  Search this
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Communications  Search this
telephone -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications -- Business
Illustrations
Receipts
Business cards
Almanacs
Invoices
Correspondence
Business letters
Business ephemera
Sales letters
Manuals
Advertising fliers
Bills of sale
Commercial correspondence
Print advertising
Advertising mail
Sales records
Advertisements
Business records
Technical literature
Realia
Advertising
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Advertising cards
Technical documents
Periodicals
Legal documents
Patents
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Publications
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Telephone, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Telephone
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Telephone
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-telephone
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Daniel Henderson Portable Electronic Devices Documentary Collection

Creator:
Henderson, Daniel  Search this
Hashimoto, Kazuo  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Technical notes
Articles
Patents
Manuals
Photocopies
Date:
1968-2002
Summary:
The collection consists of photocopied American, Japanese, German, and French patents; photocopied articles, advertisements, news releases, user manuals, buyer's guides, company analyses, technical references, and an oversize timeline documenting the history and development of cellular phones and related wireless devices.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photocopied American, Japanese, German, and French patents; photocopied articles, advertisements, news releases, user manuals, buyer's guides, company analyses, technical references, and an oversize timeline. The collection provides documentation for 79 artifacts—including telephone answering machines, cellular phones, and related wireless devices—which Henderson donated to the museum's Electrical Collections holdings. Compiled by Henderson to accompany the artifacts, the materials document the history and development of cellular phones and related wireless devices. The materials are arranged into twelve series and reflect the original order in which Henderson created them. Henderson assembled books/binders of material with numeric dividers. There is no index nor is there a key to the four-letter alphabetical acronyms used in books four, eight and nine.

Series 1, Book One, 1977-1994; Series 2, Book Two, 1978-1995; and Series 3, Book Three, 1978-1995, contain photocopied American patents.

Series 4, Book Four, 1992-2002, is comprised of photocopied American patents divided into two separate arrangements: numerically from 300 to 363, and by four-letter code from DDTQ-DDUE.

Series 5, Book Five, 1979-2002, is comprised of photocopied American, French, German, and Japanese photocopied patents.

Series 6, Book Six, 1990-1995, consists of photocopied materials that include a Magic Cap catalog, a General Magic information pamphlet, English and Japanese articles, advertisements, press releases, buyer's guides, Telecomworldwire news releases, Telocator Network Paging Protocall (October 20, 1993), and Telocator Data Protocall (June 12, 1993).

Series 7, Book Seven, 1992-1995, includes a Telocator Alphanumeric Protocall (July 21, 1994), several technical references, articles, user's manuals, advertisements, Telecomworldwire news releases, and technical references.

Series 8, Book Eight, 1981-2002, is divided into sections according to four-letter codes. In the attached container listing, the files are arranged and listed according to Henderson's original order. Materials include photocopied articles, news releases, advertisements, and user manuals.

Series 9, Book Nine, 1991-2002, is divided into sections according to four-letter codes. In the attached container listing, the files are arranged and listed according to Henderson's original order, followed by unlabeled materials. The first two folders have coded labels; the last three do not. Records in Book Nine are comprised of photocopied articles, news releases, and buyer's guides, in addition to company analyses for WORLDCOM and Sprint.

Series 10, Book Ten, 1991-2002, is comprised of unlabeled materials including articles, advertisements, and news releases, in addition to a photocopy of US patent # 3,727,003.

Series 11, Book I-II, 1968-2002, is divided into sections according to four-letter codes which are dated and arranged chronologically. In the attached container listing, the files are arranged and listed according to Henderson's original order. Materials are comprised of color computer prints of significant people and devices; and photocopies of patents, articles, and advertisements. CD-ROM 875.3 contains some of the articles in PDF format.

Series 12, Timeline, 1968-2002, consists of the Converged Wireless Communications / Computing Device Development timeline which traces the chronological development of portable electronic devices. The oversized chart measures 90" by 50" and begins with the first answering machine and ends with "Smart Phones." The timeline includes scanned images of inventors, patents, advertisements, devices, and textual information. Copies of the time line in PDF format are available on CD ROMS 875.1-2.

Information from the above historical note came primarily from the PhoneTel Communications website located at http://www.phonetel.com.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into twelve series.

Series 1, Book One, 1977-1994

Series 2, Book Two, 1978-1995

Series 3, Book Three, 1978-1995

Series 4, Book Four, 1992-2002

Series 5, Book Five, 1979-2002

Series 6, Book Six, 1990-1995

Series 7, Book Seven, 1992-1995

Series 8, Book Eight, 1981-2002

Series 9, Book Nine, 1991-2002

Series 10, Book Ten, 1991-2002

Series 11, Book I-II, 1968-2002

Series 12, Timeline materials, 1968-2002
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Kazuo Hashimoto, widely recognized as the father of the modern answering machine, was an inspired technologist who developed thousands of advancements in the field of telephony. Hashimoto registered over 1000 patents throughout the world, over 800 of which are related to the telephone answering device. In 1993, inventor Daniel Henderson became an apprentice of Hashimoto and worked with him on licensing, management issues, and infringement analysis. After Hashimoto's death in August 1995, Henderson turned his attention to ensuring that Hashimoto's work would be respected in the telecommunications and computer industries. In 1996, Henderson and Hashimoto's widow co-founded PhoneTel Communications, a company dedicated to protecting the patent portfolios of inventors including Hashimoto. By successfully licensing with nearly every telecommunications and computer company, Henderson made sure Hashimoto's work was respected and rewarded.

Henderson has broad experience in the creation, management, and licensing of intellectual property. He also holds numerous patents in telephony and communications. Henderson was formerly with IBM Corporation and received the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from Southern Oregon University. Henderson worked with Jack Kilby, who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2000 for the invention of the world's first integrated circuit (IC) chip. At the time this collection was donated, Henderson presided over several companies including PhoneTel Patent Services, PhoneTel Communications, and Pinpoint Incorporated. Henderson's many ties to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) include establishing the PhoneTel IE Inventions and Patents Fund, the PhoneTel Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund, and involvement in creating a new course entitled "Inventions and Patents." He was the commencement speaker when NJIT first presented the Hashimoto Prize in 1998.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry (formerly the Division of Information, technology and Society) holds artifacts, such as telephone answering machines, cell phones and related wireless devices related to this collection. See accession # 2003.0095.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by Daniel Henderson on April 25, 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry  Search this
telephone -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
telephone -- History  Search this
Cellular telephone equipment industry  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 1950-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases
Technical notes
Articles
Patents -- 20th century
Manuals
Photocopies
Citation:
Daniel Henderson Portable Electronic Devices Documentary Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0875
See more items in:
Daniel Henderson Portable Electronic Devices Documentary Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0875

PhoneTel Collection

Collector:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Hashimoto, Kazuo  Search this
Kilby, Jack  Search this
Hashimoto Corporation  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Patents
Date:
1954-1994.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of material documenting early telephone answering devices.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The first digital telephone answering device was invented by Kazuo Hashimoto in mid-1983.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
telephone -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
telephone -- History  Search this
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry  Search this
Inventors -- 1950-2000  Search this
Patent practice  Search this
Caller ID telephone service  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Patents
Citation:
PhoneTel Collection, 1954-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0874
See more items in:
PhoneTel Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0874

The telephone and the exchange : an introduction to telecommunications for students / P.J. Povey

Title:
Telephone & the exchange
Author:
Povey, Peter John  Search this
Great Britain Post Office  Search this
Physical description:
[6], 126 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 facsimile, 1 color map, portraits ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
TK6161 .P68 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102095

[Trade catalogs on telephone, telegraph, fire alarm and electrical instruments and supplies ... ]

Author:
Utica Fire Alarm Telegraph Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1886
1886-
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telegraph--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Fire alarms  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Call number:
053446
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703175

[Trade catalogs on electric controlling apparatus (motor starters, reversable controllers, rheostats, bell-ringers); telephone apparatus (telephone protectors, switchboard protectors, protector circuits, heat cartridges, distributing racks, terminal blocks, line fuses, fuse boxes, current protectors, lightning arrestors, insulators ... ]

Author:
American Electric Fuse Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<5> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1900
[1900?]-
Topic:
Electric fuses  Search this
Electronic control  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances--Protection  Search this
Doorbells  Search this
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Allen Bradley (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
053944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719578

Telephones : catalogue no. 4 and hand book of information

Author:
Farr Telephone and Construction Supply Co  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
84 p. : ill. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1897
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Call number:
45976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401611

[Trade catalogs on switchboards and telephones]

Author:
Western Telephone Construction Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1898
1898-
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telephone switchboards  Search this
Telephone supplies industry--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
46584
46584
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436006

Fernsprech-Wählanlagen / von Emanuel Hettwig

Author:
Hettwig, Emanuel  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
1942, c1940
Topic:
Telephone  Search this
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
TK6401 .H59 1942
TK6401.H59 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449814

Telephones : antique to modern / Kate E. Dooner

Author:
Dooner, Kate E  Search this
Physical description:
173, [2] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Telephone--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473190

Telephone collecting : seven decades of design / Kate E. Dooner

Author:
Dooner, Kate E  Search this
Physical description:
125, [3] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Telephone--History  Search this
Call number:
TK6471 .D69 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483251

100 years of Bell telephones : with price guide / Richard Mountjoy

Title:
One hundred years of Bell telephones
Author:
Mountjoy, Richard  Search this
Subject:
AT & T Bell Laboratories History  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : ill. (some col.), port., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies--History  Search this
Telephone--Equipment and supplies--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487358

[Trade catalogs on carrier telephone and telegraph equipment]

Author:
Lenkurt Electric Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
[19--]-
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telegraph--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
48799
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494574

Die allgemeinen Fernsprecheinrichtungen der Deutschen Reichs-Post- und Telegraphen-Verwaltung / von C. Grawinkel ... ; mit 53 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten

Author:
Grawinkel, C (Carl) b. 1845  Search this
Former owner:
Obach Library DSI  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Deutsche Reichs-Post- und Telegraphen Verwaltung  Search this
Physical description:
VIII, 138, [2] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1882
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
TK6073 .G73 1882
TK6073.G73 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_326890

Lehrbuch der Telephonie und Mikrophonie : mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Fernsprecheinrichtungen der Deutschen Reichs-Post- und Telegraphen-Verwaltung / von C. Grawinkel ..

Author:
Grawinkel, C (Carl) b. 1845  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Deutsche Reichs-Post- und Telegraphen Verwaltung  Search this
Physical description:
XII, 286, [2] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1884
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Microphone  Search this
Call number:
TK6073 .G73l 1884
TK6073.G73l 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_326891

Test set I-142 and test set I-142-A (telephone)

Author:
United States Department of the Army  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 98 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
Topic:
Military telephone--Testing--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Telephone--Equipment and supplies--Testing--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
UG610.3 .T34 1948
UG610.3.T34 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399710

Reel equipment CE-11

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Army  Search this
United States Army Equipment Maintenance and repair  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 14 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1944
Topic:
Military telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
UG610.3 .R32 1944
UG610.3.R32 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399715

Telephonic apparatus and supplies

Author:
WESTERN ELECTRIC CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1908
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
19618
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_200943

Jones-Beach & Co's. bulletin Telephones, bells, annunciators and batteries of all styles

Author:
Jones-Beach & Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1907
Ca1907
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
21840
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204045

Telephone supplies Catalogue 5000

Author:
American Automatic Electric Sales Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1937
Topic:
Telephone--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
21962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_205059

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