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The future of non-lethal weapons : technologies, operations, ethics, and law / editor, Nick Lewer

Author:
Lewer, Nick  Search this
Physical description:
193 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
©2002
Topic:
Nonlethal weapons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056414

"The Taser Story and the Case for Nonlethal Weapons," article

Collection Creator:
Cover, Jack  Search this
Collection Donor:
Meyer, Greg  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-07-07
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Greg Meyer Taser Collection, 1946-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Greg Meyer Taser Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80390decc-1228-4252-ad2f-c3c2de06c9bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1311-ref31

Greg Meyer Taser Collection

Creator:
Cover, Jack  Search this
Donor:
Meyer, Greg  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Test reports
Patents
Photographs
Articles
Design drawings
Eulogies
Date:
1946 - 2009
Summary:
Papers relating to the invention, development, use, and popularization of the Taser, a nonlethal weapon invented by Jack Covers.
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to the invention, development, use, and popularization of the Taser, a nonlethal weapon invented by Jack Cover. The collection includes biographical information about Cover, Cover's initial concept paper, design drawings, notes and writings, photographs, papers relating to the patenting of the Taser, test results, training materials on the use of the Taser, articles and printed materials, notes to law enforcement officers, response to controversy surrounding the use and misuse of the Taser, and a eulogy. Interaction and use of the Taser by law enforcement mostly focuses on the Los Angeles Police Department.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
John "Jack" Cover (1920-2009) was born in New York, New York. He joined the United States Air Force in 1942, and served as an aeronautical engineer and an aircraft engineering officer. During World War II he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and American Theater Service Medal. Cover was released from active service in 1946, after which he earned a B.S and Ph.D at University of Chicago. He worked at North American Aviation (NAA), as a contractor for NASA, and was part of the the team that won the Prime contract for NAA from 1961-1962 on the Apollo Moon Landing Program.

As a result of a growing push for law enforcement agencies to use non-lethal weapons in the 1960's, Cover developed and later patented iwhat would become known as the TASER. He named the device the Taser, an acronym for Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle. Cover formed Taser Systems. Inc. in 1970 and the Taser was patented in 1974 as a "Weapon for Immobilization and Capture (US 3,803,463). The device was adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1970s as an alternative to lethal weapons in subduing suspects, particularly those under the influence of drugs or who posed harm to themselves.
Provenance:
Collected donated by Greg Meyer, 2013.
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:
Weapons  Search this
TASER  Search this
Nonlethal weapons  Search this
Stun guns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Test reports
Patents -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1950-2000
Articles
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Eulogies
Citation:
Greg Meyer Taser Collection, 1946-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1311
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Greg Meyer Taser Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85ca9d718-5f30-4123-b65d-170ae3c12a8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1311

The E-bomb : how America's new directed energy weapons will change the way future wars will be fought / Doug Beason

Author:
Beason, Doug  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 256 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Directed-energy weapons  Search this
Nonlethal weapons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778466

Extremely loud : sound as a weapon / Juliette Volcler ; translated from the French by Carol Volk

Author:
Volcler, Juliette  Search this
Translator:
Volk, Carol  Search this
Physical description:
x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Nonlethal weapons  Search this
Noise--Physiological effect--Research  Search this
Sound--Physiological effect--Research  Search this
Military weapons--Research--History  Search this
Psychological torture  Search this
Sound--Psychological aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1008676

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