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Servodyne Corporation Records

Creator:
Servodyne Corporation  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Donor:
Gunnarson, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Correspondence
Design drawings
Financial records
Minutes
Date:
1955-1971
Summary:
The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.
Scope and Contents:
Records of the company that developed an early microwave oven. The business records include documents such as Board of Directors meeting minutes, stockholder meeting minutes, correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, publications, photographs, drawings and specifications, and other business papers. Also included in the collection are newspaper and magazine clippings featuring stories about the safety and use of microwave ovens.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Minutes, 1961-1968

Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-1968

Series 3: Legal Documents, 1965-1966

Series 4: Financial Materials, 1960-1965

Series 5: Publications, 1955-1971

Series 6: Photographs, 1955, 1971
Biographical / Historical:
John Gunnarson, a former employee of Raytheon, formed the Servodyne Company (1960), which made prototypes of the microwave oven. The company sought to bring microwave technology into the home for everyday use in a time when microwaves and their safety were under scrutiny. Developed by Gunnarson, Roger F. French, and Donald R. Lester, this prototype utilized klystrons instead of the magnetrons used by competitors. The company applied for a patent in 1966, but the oven was never successful. Servodyne Company struggled with financial issues and leadership changes, and the business folded in 1968 due to lack of funding. The liquidation process lasted until 1971.
Separated Materials:
A prototype microwave is in the Division of Work and Industry. See Accession 2003.0107.01.
Provenance:
Collection donated by John A. Gunnarson in 2003.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Microwave equipment industry  Search this
Microwave ovens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 1950-2000
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Financial records
Minutes
Citation:
Servodyne Corporation Records, 1955-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0839
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Servodyne Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89af4788a-c1f7-4d84-8c8a-b55737a0f1d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0839

Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Research
Publications
Writings
Articles
Date:
1919-1984
Scope and Contents:
A collection of articles, publications, writings, and research notes on the topic of communication in the 20th century, especially the psychological effects of mass media. Also 4 VHS videotapes and an accordion file folder.
Arrangement:
Divided into 9 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Professor and Director of the Research Program on Communications Policy, Political Science Depratment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Provenance:
Donated by Jean M. Pool in 2010. Videotapes and accordion file donated by Nance Brisco in 2001.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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:
Mass media  Search this
Communication  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Research
Publications
Writings
Articles -- 20th century
Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0713
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f68239a5-1c4b-454b-9df2-7c79d9754939
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0713

Teaching by Television, A Report from the Ford Foundation and the Fund for the Advancement of Education

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-05
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ed3c5e29-15fb-4504-b86f-67ee65abb978
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref513

An Examination of the Differential effects on Viewers of Experience in Taking Telecourses on Attitudes Toward Instruction by Television and the Social Psychological Impact of a Controversial Educational Television Program

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-07
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep808ba09e2-e536-4026-9d22-25f1bf574a0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref514

A Report on the Superintendent's Inquiry on Instructional Television

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-05
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cb209e15-de22-482b-bab9-a67188f06f13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref515

Adult Education Groups and Audiovisual techniques, UNESCO Reports

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-03
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8075ef62b-95fe-4c05-ad87-c2cbaba79350
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref516

Teaching by Television, Oregon State System of Higher Education

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88a80a937-29a5-43eb-9aca-bd01c6cea2fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref517

Instructional Television ITV Curriculum

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c58dd0b-51bb-4557-a793-71df80cc0a53
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref518

Exploring the News, a Comparative Study of the Teaching Effectiveness of Radio and Television

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-05
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8541b5862-bbcf-4069-a892-659e0debc760
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref519

Modern Math on Television, Its Impact on Pupils and Teachers

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-12
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep817e486d4-40c6-4b3e-a0ef-dc53434626aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref520

In Rehearsal: Twelfth Night Program Evaluation, Research Bulletin No. 6

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-09
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8105fd210-830b-4939-8a55-5e8b3e0a921e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref521

The effects of "Eye-Contact" in Televised Instruction, Research Bulletin No. 14

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-12
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84d8bb15a-8dfe-42b4-b531-c2a0746996c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref522

Telephone Industry's Role in Instructional Television

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-05
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep888dda02c-1c0b-4fdd-916e-b9e458765949
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref523

Communications and Telecasts...In a Large School System

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81f61358d-fe33-49f1-aa52-5490afc53f6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref524

Television Junior College in Oregon

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1962
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep852327ec3-7c88-4dc6-9467-a776e9660ffc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref525

Costs of Educational Media Systems, by Sovereign

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-06
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bcb14809-cfa9-4673-af51-2ca9c3b31434
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref526

Instructional Television and Student Attitudes Toward Teacher, Course, and Medium

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-05
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8251193f2-f98e-4340-b2fc-99f93494f74d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref527

Teacher Participation and Attitudes Towards Instructional Television

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep898b0c4e7-7e30-453f-9018-642ab8aed481
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref528

An Experimental Study of the Use of Televisionin Teaching Basic Nursing Skills

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82dd53578-f1c8-4d2d-9dba-ebb83c2c28f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref529

Homework, The Home's Part The School's Part

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Pool, Ithiel de Sola, 1917-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Ithiel deSola Pool Collection, 1919-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Ithiel de Sola Pool Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8975a2903-c27a-48b3-a293-6a6382aeb3e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0713-ref530

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