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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Lee De Forest Papers 1902-1953

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

De Forest, Lee. Papers

Dates:

1902-1953

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 159

Size:

244 p. (38 cm.)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Scrapbook of holograph and typescript material, related to the development of the wireless radio in the United States.

Information on Use

Access

Open for research. No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: De Forest, Lee. Papers, Crerar Ms 159, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Scrapbook of holograph and typescript material, related to the development of the wireless radio in the United States. I) Photostats of Lee de Forest, correspondence between 1900-1902 with Edwin Hutchinson Smythe (1873-1953), both employed by the Wireless Telegraph Company of America; II) Photostats of Smythe's research notebooks. Includes photographs of the de Forest-Smyth-Freeman wireless system, assorted clippings, and typescript introduction by Lloyd Espenschied, co-worker of Smythe at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Assembled by Lloyd Espenschied.

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Subject Headings

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Crerar Ms 159