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Edwin H. Armstrong papers, 1886-1982, bulk 1912-1954

Series I: Correspondence, 1910-1975

This series is divided into the following five types of correspondence: general, catalogued, early, laboratory and carbon correspondence. The catalogued correspondence is alphabetical by correspondent. The remainder of the series is chronological with the general containing schematic drawings, notes and photographs. Diagrams and notes on the regenerative circuit and superheterodyne can be found along with correspondence with Armstrong's sisters, Ethel and Edith, as well as his mother, Emily, and Charles Underhill, H.J. Round, C.V. Logwood and Irving Langmuir. The first box within this series contains the contents of a binder entitled "Instructions for Filing." These materials appear to indicate the manner in which Armstrong originally titled and filed various materials within his office and laboratory.

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Box 260 Folder 1 to 3 Filing System for E. H. Armstrong Originally Contained in a Binder--Instructions for Filing Correspondence, Clippings, Photostats, Publications, Lab Files, and Index to FCC Proceedings,, undated, (3 Folders)


Catalogued



Box 1 Folder 1 Burger, Warren Earl, 1953


Box 1 Folder 1 Bush, Vannevar, 1951-1952


Box 1 Folder 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1935-1944


Box 1 Folder 1 Coudert, Frederic Rene, Jr., 1946-1949


Box 1 Folder 1 De Forest, Lee, 1926, 1940, 1926, 1940


Box 1 Folder 1 De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1951


Box 1 Folder 1 Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1940-1950


Box 1 Folder 1 Donovan, William Joseph, 1953


Box 1 Folder 1 Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1948-1951


Box 1 Folder 1 Espenschied, Lloyd, 1952


Box 1 Folder 2 Farley, James A., 1948


Box 1 Folder 2 Fermi, Enrico, 1940


Box 1 Folder 2 Ferrie, Gustave Auguste, 1922


Box 1 Folder 2 Fuller, Alvan Tufts, 1952


Box 1 Folder 2 Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1950-1951


Box 1 Folder 2 Kaempffert, Waldemar Bernhard, 1930-1953


Box 1 Folder 2 LaGuardia, Fiorello H., 1947


Box 1 Folder 2 Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1953


Box 1 Folder 2 McCormick, Robert R., 1946


Box 1 Folder 2 Marconi, Guglielmo, 1914


Box 1 Folder 2 Maxim, Hiram Percy, 1916


Box 1 Folder 2 Murray, Thomas Edward, 1950-1953


Box 1 Folder 2 Northrop, John Howard, 1946


Box 1 Folder 2 Paley, William S., 1948


Box 1 Folder 2 Pupin, Michael Idvorsky, 1934


Box 1 Folder 3 Rockefeller, William Goodsell, 1922


Box 1 Folder 3 Round, H.J., 1936-1953


Box 1 Folder 3 Sarnoff, David, 1914-1950


Box 1 Folder 4 Stimson, Henry L., 1941


Box 1 Folder 4 Stokowski, Leopold, 1940-1946


Box 1 Folder 4 Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1943-1953


Box 1 Folder 4 Tyson, Levering, 1940


Box 1 Folder 4 Weeks, Raymond, 1923


Box 1 Folder 4 Woodbridge, Frederick J. E., 1922


Box 1 Folder 4 Young, Owen D., 1925-1950


General


Box 1 Folder 5-8 1910-1915, (4 Folders)

Correspondents Include Charles Underhill, C.V. Logwood, Irving Lanmuir, Albert Hull. Alfred Goldsmith of the IRE, William Davis of Pennie, Davis and Goldborough, and L.F.H. Betts of Sheffield, Bentley and Betts--Armstrong's Early Audion Drawings and "Notes on Distribution of Resistance.."



Box 2 Folder 1-8 1916-1922, (8 Folders)

Correspondents Include Armstrong's Mother and Sister's Ethel and Edith (Crick), William Davis, Alfred Goldsmith, H.J. Round, Herman Burgi--Includes Invoices from Pennie, Davis and Marvin--Radio Club of America Meeting Minutes--Armstrong Notes and Drawings--Paper Titled "A Method of Receiving Short Continuous Waves" Witnessed by Major O.E. Buckley--Cables of Transmittal--Atlantic Tests--Patent Litigation--World Championship Boxing Contest via Radio Telephone--Requests for Information Regarding Armstrong's Superregenerative Receiver--An American Expeditionary Forces Identity Card (photographs)



Box 3 Folder 1-6 1922-1929, (6 Folders)

General Interest and Requests Regarding Armstrong's Superrengenerative System and Patents (French, German)



Box 4 Folder 1-8 1913-1954, (8 Folders)

Paper on Modulation, Graphs and Handwritten Notes-- "The Audion Oscillator" by Michael Pupin--Correspondence Regarding United States Supreme Court Ruling in 1934--Awards, Citations and Medals--Alpine Radio Station--Freed Radio Corporation, Comparisons of Frequency and Amplitude Modulation--Correspondence to Editors of Various Newspapers--Foreign Correspondents


Box 4 Folder 9 1924-1930

Regarding the Superheterodyne



Box 5 Folder 1-7 1931-1954, (7 Folders)

Last Will and Testament of E. H. Armstrong dated April 28, 1942--Radio Manufacturers Association--Correspondence with American Telephone and Telegraph, Blueprint of Horizontal Twin Rhombic Transmitting Antenna (Photographs)



Box 6 Folder 1-11 1941-1954, (11 Folders)

Radio Stations and Broadcasting Companies, Regarding Frequency Modulation, Includes Notes on Schenectady Receiver; Associated Musicians of Greater New York



Box 7 Folder 1-8 1948-1950, (8 Folders)

American Broadcasting Company--Radio Stations and Broadcasting Companies, Regarding Frequency Modulation



Box 8 Folder 1-11 1950-1955, (11 Folders)

Correspondents include John M. Conly of Atlantic Monthly and With Regard to Armstrong's Article in Midwestern Engineer and the 1951 Washington Award--Radio Stations and Broadcasting Companies--Popular Mechanics Fiftieth Anniversary Hall of Fame--American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Includes Armstrong's Application and Election to Membership--Marion Armstrong to H.J. Round--Federal Communications Commission



Box 9 Folder 1-3 1953-1954, (3 Folders)

Includes Letter From Reverend Thorton Penfield to Ethel Hammond Regarding Edwin H. Armstrong's Death


Box 9 Folder 4-5 Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, 1954-1971, (2 Folders)


Laboratory


Box 9 Folder 6-9 1929-1936--Graphs, Handbooks, Purchase Receipts, Instruction Books on Assembly from General Radio Co.--Meeting Minutes of the RMA Section of the Joint RMA-SAE Committee on Radio Interefernce--Institute of Radio Engineers--Application for Proposed Location of Transmitter Tower--Department of Police, New Jersey Regarding Two Way Communication, (4 Folders)



Box 10 Folder 1-9 1936-1939--Institute of Radio Engineers, Phildelphia Section "Frequency Modulation" by E.H. Armstrong--Correspondence From Experimenters and Inventors in Radio--Schematic Diagram for Crystal Oscillator--Regarding Ultra Short Waves (U.K.W), Paper on "Static Elimination" for Transmittal, Calcutta--Federal Communications Commission; RCA; Columbia Broadcasting System--Alpine Tower, (9 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 1-8 1939-1943, (8 Folders)



Box 12 Folder 1-7 1943-1944, (7 Folders)



Box 13 Folder 1-4 1945-1946, (4 Folders)



Box 14 Folder 1-2 1947, (2 Folders)


Carbon Copies


Box 14 Folder 3-6 1940-1942, (4 Folders)



Box 15 Folder 1-6 1947-1948, (6 Folders)



Box 16 Folder 1-6 1948-1949, (6 Folders)



Box 17 Folder 1-6 1950-1951, (6 Folders)



Box 18 Folder 1-6 1951-1953, (6 Folders)



Box 19 Folder 1-2 1953, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 3 To Edith Beardsley, 1975