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Guide to the Harold F. Elliott Papers 2003.36
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Elliott Patent Materials Series 1 1913-1968

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

During much of his career, Elliott independently designed, developed, and marketed various radio apparatus, such as push-button, remote control and clock control mechanisms for radio receivers and transmitters. His work resulted in over 80 U.S. patents issued from 1920 through 1966. This series contains documents related to Elliott’s invention patents and is divided into three subseries: Elliott's Patent Lists and Related Abstracts, Patent Records By Case Number and Patent Records Without Case Numbers and Related Documents.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clock radios
Radio--Equipment and supplies--Patents--United States.
Box 1

Patent Lists and Related Abstracts Subseries 1.1 1937-1953

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Documents related to Elliott's invention patents. Includes various lists of Elliott's patents with related abstracts. Note that the patents lists do not include all of Elliott's many patents.
Box 1-11

Patent Records by Case Number Subseries 1.2 1932-1951

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Documents related to Elliott's Patent Applications as designated by Case Number.
Box 11, 12

Patent Records Without Case Numbers and Related Documents Subseries 1.3 1913-1968

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Various documents related to Elliott's patents and inventions, not assigned Case Numbers. Includes correspondence between Elliott and his patent attorney, John Flam, during October 1925 and February 1927 through March 1929. Also includes Elliott's father Wilbur's patent for an Ellipsograph (1913, Patent No. 1,055,303).
Box 12

License Agreements and Related Documents Series 2 1921-1948

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains license agreements and related documents regarding Elliott's various patents and inventions. Also includes related correspondence regarding Elliott's license agreements with the U.S. Government, Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, Oak Manufacturing Company and the Radio Research Laboratory at Harvard University.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Galvin Manufacturing Corporation.
Harvard University. Radio Research Laboratory.
Oak Manufacturing Company.
Clock radios
License agreements
Radio--Equipment and supplies--Patents--United States.
Box 13

Interference Testimony and Related Documents Series 3 1930-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains documents regarding three patent interference proceedings: Radio Corporation of America v. Radio Engineering Labs., Inc., 293 U.S. 1 (1934), Loy E. Barton v. Harold F. Elliott (Interference No. 70,658) and Mastney and Williams v. Elliott (Interference No. 81,126).
The Radio Corporation of America v. Radio Engineering Labs., Inc. documentation includes Elliott's 1930-1931 research regarding oscillator patents while employed at RCA-Victor Company, inc. and related notes and correspondence. Note that this court case has been cited in the more recent Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership et. al., 563 U.S. ___ (2011) as having established the "clear and convincing" evidence standard required to overturn an already issued patent.
In Loy E. Barton v. Harold F. Elliott (Interference No. 70,658), Barton claimed that Elliot's Automatic Gain Control patent application (Serial No. 628,629) interfered with Barton's Automatic Volume Control with Noise Suppression patent application (Serial No. 640,946). The documentation includes Elliott's interference testimony and related correspondence (1935-1937); however, there does not appear to be sufficient information to determine the outcome of this interference proceeding.
In Mastney and Williams v. Elliott (Interference No. 81,126), Edward J. Mastney (from Oak Manufacturing Company) claimed that Elliott's Control Mechanism (1941, Serial No. 424,234, Elliott Cases 25 and 29) interfered with Mastney's Preselecting Mechanism (1942, Patent No. 2,293,299). It appears that this interference claim was eventually dropped. A related interference claim (Interference No. 82,100) was also dropped. Includes related correspondence (1941-1945).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Barton, Loy E.
Mastney, Edward J.
Oak Manufacturing Company.
Radio Corporation of America.
Radio Engineering Labs., Inc..
RCA-Victor Company, inc..
Patent suits--United States
Radio--Equipment and supplies--Patents--United States.
Box 14, 15

Legal Counsel Correspondence Series 4 1922-1969

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence between Elliott and Legal Counsel Laurence B. Dodds, John Flam, H. Rowan Gaither, Jr., Howard P. King, Foorman L. Mueller, T.G. Norris, Frederic E. Supple and Eugene C. Taylor. Because Elliott was simultaneously developing, patenting and marketing his many inventions, correspondence in this series may overlap with correspondence in Subseries 1.2. (Patent Records By Case Number), Subseries 1.3. (Patent Records Without Case Numbers and Related Documents), Series 2. (License Agreements and Related Documents) and Series 3. (Interference Testimony and Related Documents).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Attorney and client
Patent lawyers
Box 15-18

Patent Documents Collected for Reference Series 5 1887-1959

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials note: Some patent documents are in French and German.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains more than 475 patents that Elliott collected for his professional research, including British, French and German patents and related articles, as well as Elliott’s general correspondence with the U.S. Patent Office.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Patents
Reference sources
 

Federal Telegraph Company Series 6 1915-1938

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

From 1916 to 1922, Elliott worked at the Federal Telegraph Company as a Chief Draftsman, Production Manager and Engineer in Charge of the design of high power radio transmitting equipment. From 1922 to 1925, he served as the Consulting Engineer in charge of designing the transmitting equipment for the Trans-Pacific project (“the Chinese project”) for the Federal Telegraph Company and its subsidiary, the Federal Telegraph Co. of Delaware. Federal Telegraph Company had planned to construct four radio transmission stations in China to be located at Shanghai, Pekin (Peking or Beijing), Canton, and Harbin. However, in 1924 the Chinese project came to a standstill. According to Elliott, the instability of the Chinese government, the beginning of short wave radio, and conflicts between the Federal Telegraph Company and R.C.A. caused the Chinese project to be delayed. Elliott wrote “It was not until 10 years later that R.C.A. finally established a short wave circuit to Shanghai.”
This series consists of documents related to Elliott's employment with the Federal Telegraph Company and is divided into eight subseries: Correspondence and Related Documents, Reports, Blueprints and Oversized Documents, Assorted Data, Computations and Sketches, Work Diaries and Related Documents, Photographs, and Assorted Documents.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beal, Ralph R.
Federal Telegraph Company.
Goldmark, Henry
Pratt, John Haraden, 1848-1938
Schwerin, R. P.
Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
Wing, Charles B.
Communications, Military
Construction contracts--China
Defense contracts
Electric arc
Radio and television towers
Radio stations--California--San Diego
Radio stations--Guam
Radio stations--Maryland--Annapolis
Radio stations--Oregon--Hillsboro
Radio--Installation on ships
Telegraph, Wireless--History
Telegraph, Wireless--Pacific Ocean--History
 

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 6.1 1916-1938

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
Box 18

December 1916 – April 1920 December 1916-April 1920

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, computations and technical drawings on subjects including automatic timing relays for the Sayville, Annapolis, Liberty, El Cayey and Columbia Stations; 2 kW arc set developments; summary of experimental work done on single wave signaling systems (September 24, 1919 to October 14, 1919); U.S. Navy contract work; Lafayette Radio Station (Bordeaux, France) and Guam Radio Station coupled compensation signaling system; specifications for power machinery for Radio Stations.
Box 19

May 1920 – February 1921 May 1920-February 1921

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda and technical documentation related to arc converter and signaling system installations at Guam, San Diego, Annapolis stations; San Diego testing schedules; mica condensers, U.S. Navy contracts; contract with the Pacific Rolling Mill Company (Nevada) for radio towers in Santa Clara County, California, and Hillsboro, Oregon; construction contracts for radio towers; assorted Federal Telegraph equipment design memorandum and drawings.
Box 20

March 1921 – March 1922 March 1921-March 1922

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, technical drawings and project reports on subjects including, but not limited to, 350-1,000 kW arc transmitters, San Diego high speed tests; Marsh and Hillsboro stations; 1,000 kW power plant; correspondence and memoranda between Elliott and Ralph R. Beal, Haraden Pratt, J. A. Miller, Suydam, Schwerin.
Box 21

April 1922 – March 1923 April 1922-March 1923

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, expense account records, and technical data primarily related to planning and specifications for the "Chinese project," as well as the San Diego high power station, Pearl Harbor and Cavite high power stations. Includes correspondence surrounding hiring of Consulting Engineer Henry Goldmark to review Chinese station design proposals from Wing & Beebee engineering firm.
Box 22

April 1923 – June 1924 April 1923-June 1924

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence primarily between Elliott and Ralph R. Beal related to Chinese project; wind pressure testing on cables; budget estimates for Chinese project; Elliott's expense account reports; correspondence between Elliott and Wing regarding Chinese project; correspondence regarding proposed 100 kW transmitter at Marsh and Bolinas stations.
Box 23

1925-1938 1925, 1927, 1933 and 1938

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Elliott and Ralph R. Beal on issues including work orders for Chinese project; 100 kW and 1000 kW arc converters; status of equipment manufacturing for Chinese project; antenna and mast technical details. Correspondence between Elliott and Scholtz regarding Marsh station anemometers; Shanghai antennae. Assorted correspondence between Elliott and other Federal Telegraph Company staff regarding wind instruments at Marsh station; billing; cost analysis; technical issues surrounding 1000 foot masts for China.
Box 23-27

Reports Subseries 6.2 1917-1924

Language of Material: Bini; Edo
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

During his employment at the Federal Telegraph Company, Elliott retained copies of 113 engineering reports. (A complete list of the Federal Telegraph Company Engineering Reports is available from History San Jose). Note that some of the reports are in draft form; some of the reports were not signed off by the engineer that completed the report; and over 20 of the reports are undated.
Box 27

Blueprints, Oversized Drawings and Related Documents Subseries 6.3 1916-1924

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet 12 map folders

Scope and Contents note

Technical drawings and blueprints for Federal Telegraph Company stations and equipment, including but not limited to: Mare Island Naval Yard blueprints; Buenos Ayres (Buenos Aires) Radio Station blueprints and designs; Elliott’s “Combined Wave Changes and Transfer Switches”; drawings of arc converter cooling plates; assorted wiring diagrams; mast and antenna blueprints; 2 kW arc component drawings; 1000’ steel guyed mast blueprints from Wing & Beebee; assorted blueprints for Marsh Station and Hillsboro; Shanghai Station Drawings by Henry Goldmark engineers; wiring diagrams for Lafayette Radio Station (Bordeaux, France).
Box 28, 29

Assorted Data, Computations and Sketches Subseries 6.4 1915-1926

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 2 manuscript boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes test data and computations on coupled compensation signaling systems, 2 kW arc sets, 100 kW loading inductor for He'eia, 5 kW arc radio transmitter for ship service, radio frequency resistance of antenna wires, and single wave signaling at San Diego.
Box 30

Work Diaries and Related Documents Subseries 6.5 1919, 1920 and 1924

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Elliott's time records and work diaries for November 1919, January 1920, and January - October 1924, as well as engineers C. H. Suydam and H. P. Miller's work diaries for January-September 1924.
Box 30

Photographs Subseries 6.6 1910-1924

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet 2 folders, 1 map folder

Scope and Contents note

Two folders of photographs related to Elliott’s work with Federal Telegraph Company, and an oversize map of the world showing all of the Federal Telegraph Company high power stations (more than 30 kW) and their connections. “The Federal Telegraph Company manufactures Arc Radio Transmitters varying in size from 2 to 1,000 Kilowatts. This map shows only the larger radio stations using Federal Arc Radio Transmitters. No stations of less than 30 Kilowatts are shown. A large number of smaller transmitters have been built for merchant and naval vessels and small land stations.” Features three photographs: “U.S. Naval High Power Radio Station, San Diego, California”; “1,000 Kilowatt Arc Converter”; and “30 Kilowatt Arc Converter.”
Box 30

Assorted Documents 1906-1925

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Includes a 1917 legal opinion regarding the heterodyne patent; contents of Elliott's reference binder; and the contents of Haraden Pratt's reference binder.
 

Galvin Manufacturing Corporation/Motorola, Inc. Series 7 1929-1953

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 10.0 Linear feet 6.75 linear feet, 11 map folders and 77 photos

Scope and Contents note

In 1937, Elliott demonstrated his home radio set with clock and push button tuning to Paul Galvin of the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (Galvin). This demonstration led to a licensing agreement for Galvin’s exclusive use of Elliott’s tuner in auto sets and the production of a push button automobile radio. While working with Galvin as a Consulting Engineer, Elliott developed other radio apparatus, such as a portable table model radio, radio tuners for military communication equipment and a solenoid (or motor drive) for mechanical push button tuners. This series includes documents related to Elliott’s work with Galvin during the years 1937 through 1945 and is divided into six subseries.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Galvin Manufacturing Corporation.
Galvin, Paul, 1895-1959
Mitchell, D. H.
Motorola, inc..
Stellner, Walter H.
Clock radios
Box 31, 32

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 7.1 1932-1953

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence between Galvin and the Warren Telechron Company; and internal correspondence between Elliott and other Galvin employees especially D.H. Mitchell (Galvin’s Chief Engineer) and Walter H. Stellner (Galvin Vice President).
Box 32-43

Technical Drawings: Tuners, Clocks and Assorted Parts Subseries 7.2 1929-1947

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.25 Linear feet
Box 43, 44

Sketches Subseries 7.3 1936-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Sketches of the home tuner set, solenoid tuner, gear tuners, and slug tuner.
 

Blueprints, Oversized Drawings and Related Documents Subseries 7.4 1938-1947

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet 11 map folders
Box 59

Photographs Subseries 7.5 1937-1947

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet 77 photographs

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of assorted clock faces and parts, Galvin/Motorola manufacturing facilities and assembly line workers.
Box 44

Assorted Materials Subseries 7.6 1938-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Primarily instruction manuals and radio station call letter tabs for clock/tuners.
 

Victor Talking Machine Co./R.C.A. - Victor Company, Inc. Series 8 1927-1933

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

In early 1927, Elliott began designing and producing radio receivers for home use for the Victor Talking Machine Company. From 1929 through 1931, he worked as a Consulting Engineer at the company. This series is divided into four subseries: Correspondence and Related Documents, Technical Memos and Reports, Photographs and Technical Drawings.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

RCA-Victor Company, inc..
Clock radios
Box 45

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 8.1 1927-1932

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence between Elliott and Victor employees, including Edward J. Mastney and N.E. Wundelich; between Elliott and R.C.A. - Victor’s Patent Department regarding patents for the Stabilized Amplifier System (Serial No. 311,491), Selective Radio Receiver (Serial No. 271,862) and the Electronic Vacuum Tube System (Serial No. 186,039); and between Victor employees and third-party parts vendors.
Box 45

Technical Memoranda and Reports Subseries 8.2 1930, 1933

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet 1 folder, including 18 photographs

Scope and Contents note

Engineering Department memos and technical reports on radio receivers, including RCA Radiotron and Cunningham Types: 2A7, 6A7, 2B7, 6B7; Radiola 1930 Super-Heterodyne; Four-Circuit T.R.F. Development Receiver (includes photographs); Atwater Kent model 70 Receiver; and the development of radio receiver equipped with "Selectivity-Fidelity” Switching Means.
Box 59

Photographs Subseries 8.3 undated

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet 4 photographs

Scope and Contents note

Victor Radio Photographs (#20041, #20042, #20043 and #20044).
 

Technical Drawings Subseries 8.4 1928-1929

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet 2 map folders (9 drawings)

Scope and Contents note

Group of technical drawings, primarily of radio receiver assembly and base.
 

Radio Research Laboratory at Harvard University Series 9 1939-1946

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

In February 1942, Dr. Frederick E. Terman convinced Elliott to join the Radar Counter-Measures Laboratory developing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Eventually the laboratory moved to Harvard University and became known as the Radio Research Laboratory.) The series includes documents related to Elliott’s work as a Consultant with the Radio Research Laboratory at Harvard University during the years 1942 through 1945 and is divided into five subseries: Correspondence and Related Documents, Technical Manuals, Pamphlets and Reference Notebooks and Technical Drawings.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvard University. Radio Research Laboratory.
Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
World War, 1939-1945
Box 45

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 9.1 1942-1946

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Assorted correspondence and memoranda related to Elliott's employment and moving expenses; license agreements with Galvin; authorizations to travel abroad; Terman's transition from the Radio Research Laboratory back to Stanford University.
Box 46

Technical Manuals, Pamphlets and Reference Notebooks Subseries 9.2 1939, 1943-1946

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

While at the Radio Research Laboratory, Elliott managed to save technical manuals, pamphlets and reference notebooks that had previously belonged to Colonel O. W. Miller from the M.I.T. Radar School of the Army Electronics Training Center.
 

Technical Drawings Subseries 9.3 1943 and undated

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet 2 map folders (6 drawings)
 

Hewlett-Packard Company Series 10 1945-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Beginning in 1953, Elliott worked as a consultant at the Hewlett-Packard Company. While the consulting arrangement continued into the early 1960s, it is not clear when Elliott stopped working with Hewlett-Packard. The series includes documents related to Elliott’s work as a Consultant with the Hewlett-Packard Company during the years 1953 through the early 1960s and is divided into six subseries: Correspondence and Related Documents, Technical Drawings and Related Documents, Technical Reports, Technical Articles, Brochures, Bulletins and Catalogs and Assorted Materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hewlett-Packard Company.
Box 47

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 10.1 1956-1957

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Internal correspondence between Elliott and Hewlett-Packard Company employees; inter-office correspondence regarding the 560A Digital Recorder (printer); Elliott's reports on his work testing magnets and armatures.
Box 47-49

Technical Drawings and Related Documents Subseries 10.2 1954-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Drawings include the crop thinner clutch, tuner and timer; gear tuner; ticker printer; digital shaft positioner; oscilloscope camera; other assorted parts.
Box 49

Technical Reports Subseries 10.3 undated

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Includes a technical report entitled “A Small, Fast Digital Data Printer” by Edgar A. Hilton and Harold Elliott (Undated). The report includes two technical drawings, one graph and two photocopies of parts.
Box 49

Technical Articles, Brochures, Bulletins and Catalogs Subseries 10.4 1945-1960

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Box 50-52

Other Companies Series 11 1932-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

The series consists of Elliott’s documents connected to his work, or interest in work, with the Arcturus Radio Tube Company, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Lapp Insulator Co. Inc., Litton Engineering Laboratories, Haydon Manufacturing Company, Inc., Oak Manufacturing Company, General Electric Company, California Laundry Equipment Co., Noblitt-Sparks Industries, Inc., Zenith Radio Corporation, General Time Corporation, Telechron Inc., Coles Signal Laboratory, P.R. Mallory & Co., Inc. and the U.S. Time Corporation. Includes correspondence, licensing agreements, and technical drawings.
 

Assorted Professional Materials Series 12 1923-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 14.0 Linear feet 2.25 linear feet plus 25 map folders and 1 oversized box
Box 52, 53

Correspondence and Related Documents Subseries 12.1 1923-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Elliott's correspondence with vendors, financial institutions, and colleagues. Includes discussion between Cyril F. Elwell and Elliott about possible television and radio patents (1933); correspondence between Elliott and Lincoln Walsh regarding post-war work; correspondence between Elliott and various professional contacts regarding his clocks and tuners, timing and tuning mechanisms and detent dial (1949-1952).
Box 54

Technical Drawings, Oversized Drawings and Related Documents Subseries 12.2 1924-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 13.0 Linear feet 1 manuscript box and 25 map folders

Scope and Contents note

Elliott's drawings, on a variety of paper mediums, of his inventions, including push pull systems; Model D (TV Clock), Model E (Range Clock), Models G and H (Range and TV Clocks), and Model N; clock faces; auto theft alarm; clock radio tuners; washing machine/dryer timer; "Magic Memory Clock", and a "Minute/Kitchen Timer."
Box 55

Technical Manuscripts Subseries 12.3 1952 and undated

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Three manuscripts authored by Elliott: patent specifications for an Electric Burglar Alarm (Undated), "An Engineer's Viewpoint" (Undated), and "Kinetic Ether Theory Speculations upon Some Problems in Contemporary Physics" (June 1952).
Box 55

Marketing Proposals Subseries 12.4 1948-1966

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Proposals prepared by Elliott to market his inventions, many including technical drawings and photographs, of latch-type and gear-type multiple revolution tuners, radio clocks and tuners, multiple revolution detent dials, preselector clocks, and precision timers for radio, television and appliances.
Box 57-59

Photographs Subseries 12.5 circa 1916-1965

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photographs primarily taken by Harold Elliott of his own inventions, mainly his radio clock and tuner parts and assembly photographs. Also includes a series of professional portraits of Elliott with his relay set and clock taken by Berton Crandall of Palo Alto, California, between 1937-1941, some of which were featured in the 1941 article, "Stanford in Radio," part of a feature, "Stanford on the Job in Electrical Engineering."
Box 55, 56

Technical Pamphlets, Brochures and Catalogs Subseries 12.6 1921-1969

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Assorted bulletins, catalogs for radio and electric equipment, including John A. Roebling's Sons Company, Majestic, Weston, General Electric, and Leeds & Northrup - Micromax.
Box 56

Professional Organizations Subseries 12.7 1911-1969

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and receipts related to Elliott's professional organization memberships and subscriptions, including the Engineers Club of San Francisco, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, and the Institute of Radio Engineers.
 

Harold F. and Winifred E. Elliott Personal Papers Series 13 1900-1965

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Personal correspondence, financial and real estate records, educational material, assorted reference, and photographs belonging to and created by Harold F. Elliott and his wife Winifred Estabrook Elliott. Included are Elliott's plans and architectural drawings for their residence at 800 Westridge Drive, Portola Valley, California; Elliott's personal photographs beginning with his student days at Stanford between 1911-1916 through to artistic photographs of the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills around his home, taken circa 1950-1970.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Automobile travel--West (U.S.)
Dwellings--Design and construction
Home economics--Accounting
Marriage
Photography
Portola Valley (Calif.)
Southwest, New
Stanford University
Box 62-67

Correspondence Subseries 13.1 1922-1969

Physical Description: 2.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Personal correspondence of Harold F. Elliott and Winifred Estabrook Elliott. Includes correspondence between Harold and Winifred while they were dating and during the early years of their marriage; correspondence between both Harold and his mother, and Winifred and her mother; correspondence between Winifred and her sister Marion; correspondence with other family members and friends. Other significant personal correspondence relates to Harold Elliott's photography interests, his involvement with Stanford University as both a lecturer (1932-1946) and as a class fundraising representative in the 1950s and 1960s. Assorted financial and mail order correspondence is also included.
Box 67-70

Financial and Household Records Subseries 13.2 1916-1969

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Harold and Winifred Elliott's medical records (Harold Elliott was a diabetic) and correspondence, automobile insurance and maintenance records, banking and investment records, taxes, household moving receipts and invoices, assorted household receipts and invoices, and real estate inquiries. This subseries includes Harold Elliott's architectural and interior design plans, and background research for the home he designed at 800 Westridge Drive, Portola Valley, California (originally part of Menlo Park), as well as Westridge subdivision architectural committee documents, and background on the debate over incorporation of Portola Valley between 1957-1960.
Box 71

Educational Materials Subseries 13.3 1918-1934

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Harold Elliott's loose notes and instructional texts from his courses at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (1933-1934), and Winifred Estabrook's educational material from San Jose State Normal School and Stanford University. Of note are her handwritten lecture notes taken during summer courses at Stanford University (1918, 1920), which appear to be from Lewis Terman's class (Education 17) on the hygiene of school children, as well as lecture notes from courses under Pauline Sears and Ephraim Douglas Adams.
Box 71, 72

Assorted reference and mementos Subseries 13.4 1903-1969

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Small number of Winifred Estabrook Elliott's childhood mementos, including her personal diary (1909-1911). Harold and Winifred Elliott’s assorted reference material, including travel brochures, investment circulars, musical performance and art exhibition programs, photography equipment brochures, and news clippings about Harold Elliott's photography exhibitions and talks at local photography clubs (1906, 1947-1953).
Box 73-76

Photographs Subseries 13.5 1900-1965

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Approximately 1170 black and white photographs taken by Harold Elliott, including a large series of prints from his days at Stanford University (1911-1916), extensive images of early outdoor recreation and picnics with unidentified friends/family members (circa 1908-1929), as well as his later exhibit photographs (circa 1947-1965). Includes a small number of family portraits. Elliott’s artistic photographs are primarily of California and Southwestern landscapes, including mountain scenes, coastal wildlife and beaches, desert sands and cliffs, and many of the foothills and oaks around his Portola Valley home. There are a small number of images of Boston, Massachusetts churches; and a series from travels in Europe.