Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers
Title: Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers
Collection Number: 2003-1-2488
Extent: .5 linear feet
History San Jose Research Library
Abstract: Notebooks, patent invention disclosure files, patent photographs, and other assorted papers related to Donald B. Harris's
work on the Spiratron tube at General Electric Company.
Language of Material: English
Papers are open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.
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Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers. History San Jose Research Library
Donated to the Foothill Electronics Museum by Donald B. Harris in 1971; acquired by History San Jose in 2003 as part of the
Perham Collection of Early Electronics.
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers include General Electric files and reports; invention disclosure papers (1956); "Project 265 - Spiratron Oscillator"
notes; Harris's notes on vacuum tubes/cyclotron (1957); Spiratron research notebooks (1958-1959); photographs. All relate
to Harris's work on the Spiratron tube while at General Electric Co. between 1956-1959.