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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2.44 Cubic feet (consisting of 4.5 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Business letters
Publications
Receipts
Business cards
Trade literature
Logs (records)
Sales catalogs
Print advertising
Ephemera
Catalogs
Advertising mail
Commercial catalogs
Invoices
Trade cards
Technical reports
Trade catalogs
Advertising
Manuals
Reports
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Printed materials
Illustrations
Bulletins
Technical manuals
Printed material
Transcripts
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Radio scripts
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Business records
Date:
1893-1992
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 radio category contains material primarily related to radio company products, radio broadcasts and programs, technical documentation on the use of radios, and material documenting the effect of radio on modern life. The bulk of the material covers sales catalogues and advertisements, though no complete records for single companies are present.

The radio broadcast transcripts and programs include fictional or anecdotal stories, transcripts of contests, interviews, or speeches, and notifications about future broadcasts.

Literature concerning the effect of radio on modern life includes brief radio historiographies, discussions about the need for advanced education for the radio field, and documentation of the use of radio in leisure time or in rural life. Additional publications address the uses and effects of radio during times of war. While no extensive documentation exists on any one topic, the publications may provide general histories of the radio with snapshots of specific facets of radio history.
Arrangement:
Radio 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:
Radio 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:
Radio -- History  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Radio  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radio -- Apparatus and supplies  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Radio broadcasts  Search this
Radio in politics  Search this
Radio advertising  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception -- Design and construction  Search this
Radio audiences  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Broadcasting -- United States  Search this
War  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Transmission of culture  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Radio -- Antennas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Business letters
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Business cards
Trade literature
Logs (records)
Sales catalogs
Print advertising
Ephemera
Catalogs
Advertising mail
Commercial catalogs
Invoices
Trade cards
Technical reports
Trade catalogs
Advertising
Manuals
Reports
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Catalogues
Printed materials
Illustrations
Bulletins
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Printed material
Transcripts
Letterheads
Printed ephemera
Publications
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Radio scripts
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Business records
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Radios
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Radios
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-radios

[Control desk of the Aspidistra transmitter at Hornby, England]

Topic:
Aspidistra -- transmitter
Collector:
Laport, Edmund A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Laport, Edmund A.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 6.2" x 8.3".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
H.M. Govt. Communications Centre stamped on reverse.
Local Numbers:
AC0016-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protecte by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Collection Citation:
Edmund A. Laport Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Edmund A. Laport Collection
Edmund A. Laport Collection / Series 1: Photographs / RCA 500-KW AM Transmitter installed at Hornby, England Called " Aspedistra"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0016-ref588

[RCA Marine Station in Chatham, Massachusetts, black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 7.4" x 9.3".)
Container:
Box 420, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1928
Scope and Contents:
Radio operators receiving transmissions from SS Leviathan and SS Mauretania on 2100 m. band.
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000047.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Radio stations  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series A: Thomas Coke KnightT RCA Photographs, circa 1902-1950 / 1.8: Shore Stations / Chatham, Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3693

[Rear view of vacuum tube radio transmitting equipment, black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 4.4" x 5.9".)
Container:
Box 420, Folder Belfast, Maine
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000112.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Radio stations  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series A: Thomas Coke KnightT RCA Photographs, circa 1902-1950 / 1.8: Shore Stations / Belfast, Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3758

[Three men holding various sized vacuum tubes, black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 4.4" x 5.9".)
Container:
Box 420, Folder Belfast, Maine
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000113.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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.
Topic:
Radio stations  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series A: Thomas Coke KnightT RCA Photographs, circa 1902-1950 / 1.8: Shore Stations / Belfast, Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3759

Edmund A. Laport Collection

Creator:
Laport, Edmund A.  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Photographs
Date:
1923 - 1949
Summary:
The collection documents Edmund A. Laport, a former director of broadcast engineering for the Radio Corporation of America.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, assembled by LaPort, consists of approximately three hundred photo prints of antennas and broadcast installations. Mr. LaPort's original order for these photo prints has been maintained. His extensive captions for these photo prints can be found in the individual folders. Series two contains three articles by LaPort on aspects of radio and an autobiographical essay.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Photographs, 1923-1949

Series 2: Articles, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Six months after graduation from Concord, New Hampshire High School in 1920, Edmund A. LaPort obtained a commercial first grade radio operator's license from the Department of Commerce in Chicago. The autumn of 1921 found him as a radio operator at KDKF in New York City. However, due to lack of funds this station closed shortly after he arrived. In December of 1921, he moved to the New York Service Department of Westinghouse installing radio receivers.

On January 2, 1923 he joined General Electric and was made laboratory assistant to I.F. Byrnes, who was in charge of low-power transmitter design. However, LaPort decided he wanted to be a forest ranger and left in July of 1923 and headed back to the woods of New Hampshire. In early 1924 LaPort began working in Montana as a forest ranger. Within a very short time, however, he realized that he was more interested in radio. Before the year was out he returned to Westinghouse where he worked largely on high power transmitters until the spring of 1933. On one assignment he traveled to Peking, China where he helped build three short-wave broadcasting stations.

The Depression proved difficult for fledgling radio companies with many going out of business shortly after opening up. LaPort worked for one of these unfortunate firms before settling in at Wired Radio, Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. Here he gained invaluable experience helping to develop equipment for commercial program transmission over power distribution systems.

In May of 1936 he joined RCA in Camden, New Jersey where he headed up the formation of their first high-power transmitter operation. He stayed with RCA until he retired in 1967. In December of 1938 he moved to Montreal where he helped RCA Victor Co., Ltd. start the development and manufacture of military and professional equipment. He organized engineering and manufacturing facilities and trained personnel. He also took a role in leading the company in developing aviation navigational equipment.

In July 1944 he returned to the United States to become chief engineer of the newly formed RCA International Division. Over the next ten years he traveled widely, undertaking many important field construction projects and consulted with other governments in communications, broadcasting, aviation, and marine matters.

Edmund A. LaPort was a director of broadcast engineering for the Radio Corporation of America. From 1954 until 1967 he worked with others in a corporate level engineering consulting group to coordinate work in the many RCA plants in all aspects of communications. He authored Radio Antenna Engineering which was published by McGraw-Hill in 1952.
Provenance:
Donated by Edmund A. Laport, circa 1971.
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:
Television  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radio -- Antennas  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Radio  Search this
Antennas (Electronics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Edmund A. Laport Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0016
See more items in:
Edmund A. Laport Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0016
Online Media:

Records

Creator::
Science Service  Search this
Extent:
19 cu. ft. (38 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1920s-1970s
Descriptive Entry:
Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of the E. W. Scripps Company in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science. Unknown to Scripps, the three major scientific organizations were trying to agree on a format and establish a popular science journal. In 1920 Scripps met with representatives of the AAAS, NAS, and NRC in an attempt to pool resources. Out of that meeting came Science Service, a news service designed to popularize science and to disseminate scientific knowledge.

This accession consists of Science Service files that were given to and maintained by the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics (E&MP), National Museum of American History (NMAH), which later became part of the Division of Information Technology and Society and then Division of Work and Industry after that. The files in this collection relate specifically to the subject of electricity. Also covered and related to the subject area of electricity are automobiles, batteries, camera, communications, electric circuits, electric generators, lighting, electric machinery, electric power plants, electric power transmission, electrical engineering, electromagnets, electron microscope, fuel cells, integrated circuits, lasers, phonographs, radio, radio transmission, telephones, and television. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, photographs, news releases, and clippings. Some subjects are listed but the envelopes are missing. A select number of images were digitized and appeared on a Science Service website created and maintained by Nance L. Briscoe, Collections Manager, and later by Harold D. Wallace, Curator, Division of Work and Industry, NMAH. The site has been taken down by NMAH but can still be accessed through Accession 14-071: National Museum of American History, Website Records, 2008-2013, Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Topic:
Journalism, Scientific  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Electricity -- History  Search this
Electric power production  Search this
Electric power systems  Search this
Electric power transmission  Search this
Electric machines  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Electric batteries  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Communication -- United States  Search this
Electric circuits  Search this
Electric generators  Search this
Electric lighting  Search this
Electric machinery  Search this
Electrical engineering  Search this
Electronics  Search this
Electromagnets  Search this
Electron microscopes  Search this
Fuel cells  Search this
Integrated circuits  Search this
Lasers  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Radio  Search this
Radio -- Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Television  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-094, Science Service, Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-094
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-094

Committee 3, Review of old standards and proposed new standards : panel 6, television / [prepared by the] Radio Technical Planning Board

Title:
Review of old standards and proposed new standards
Issuing body:
Radio Technical Planning Board  Search this
Physical description:
approximately 180 leaves (paging varies) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1944
Topic:
Television--Technological innovations  Search this
Television frequency allocation--Law and legislation  Search this
Television--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Television broadcasting--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086989

Radio transmitter BC-677 and associated equipment, kit no. 68-X2

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 67 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1943
[1943]
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Radio, Military--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Call number:
TK6561 .R12 1943
TK6561.R12 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400299

[Technical reports on a low level transmitter-exciter]

Author:
Temco Electronics  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961?]-
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .T27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473259

[Technical reports on radio transmitters and receivers, transponders, amplifiers, DME equipment, and air traffic control equipment]

Author:
Wilcox Electric Company  Search this
Physical description:
<18> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
1943-
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radio--Receivers and reception  Search this
Transponders  Search this
Amplifiers (Electronics)  Search this
Air traffic control--Electronic equipment  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .W667
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473324

[Technical reports on radio transmitters and radar reflectors]

Author:
U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
1950-
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radar targets  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U5113sige
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474364

[Technical reports on ground waves, radio transmission and reception, radio propagation measurements, and sky-wave field intensities in the high frequency band]

Author:
United States Army Signal Corps Radio Propagation Agency  Search this
Physical description:
<5> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
1956-
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Electromagnetic waves  Search this
Radio--Receivers and reception  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U5113sigcr
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474468

Radios by Hallicrafters with price guide / Chuck Dachis

Title:
Radios by Hallicraters
Author:
Dachis, Chuck 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Hallicrafters, Inc History  Search this
Physical description:
220 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Amateur radio stations--Equipment and supplies--History  Search this
Shortwave radio--Receivers and reception--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Shortwave radio--Transmitters and transmission--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498040

Novaia radioveshchatelʹnaia apparatura : informatsionnyĭ sbornik / [B.A. Shvarts i dr.]

Author:
Shvarts, Boris Aronovich  Search this
Physical description:
108 p., [3] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
TK6561 .N6X 1956
TK6561.N6X 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_311753

Radio! Radio! / Jonathan Hill

Author:
Hill, Jonathan 1976-  Search this
Physical description:
244 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Radio--History  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
TK6547 .H64 1986
TK6547.H64 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333235

NET PRICES F.O.B. FACTORY

Author:
TRANSMITTER EQUIPMENT MFG. CO., INC  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1938
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
004524
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_217036

FM transmission and reception, By John F. Rider and Seymour D. Uslan

Author:
Rider, John F (John Francis) 1900-  Search this
Uslan, Seymour D  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 409 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
[1948]
Topic:
Radio frequency modulation  Search this
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Radio--Receivers and reception  Search this
Call number:
TK6553.R463X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_245552

The radio amateur's beam pointer guide

Author:
Rider, John F (John Francis) 1900-  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. map. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1948
[1948]
Topic:
Radio stations  Search this
Radio--Tables  Search this
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
TK6555.R5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_245555

Western Electric no. 705A speech input bay Instruction bulletin no. 907-P

Author:
WESTERN ELECTRIC CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1938
Ca1938
Topic:
Radio--Transmitters and transmission  Search this
Call number:
34110
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275528

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