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Joseph A. Knight Collection
2011-47  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph A. Knight Collection
    Dates: 1906-1939
    Collection Number: 2011-47
    Creator/Collector: Knight, Joseph A.
    Extent: .5 linear feet
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    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: Printed ephemera, including stock certificates, reprints, periodicals, and news clippings, regarding Federal Telegraph Company and other electronics ventures, collected by Joseph A. Knight.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Joseph A. Knight Collection. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift to History San Jose in 2011.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Printed ephemera, including stock certificates, reprints, periodicals, and news clippings, regarding Federal Telegraph Company and other electronics ventures, collected by Joseph A. Knight. Of note are stock certificates from the American Telegraphone Company and the American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company; Federal Telegraph Company arc radio transmitter specifications; and material on the rhumbatron and klystron research of Russell Varian and W. W. Hansen, originally compiled by R. D. Washburne, editor of Radio Craft magazine.

    Indexing Terms

    Radio--History
    Telegraph, Wireless
    Radio--Transmitters and transmission
    De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961
    Poulsen, Valdemar
    Varian, Russell Harrison, 1898-1959
    Elwell, C. F. (Cyril Frank), 1884-1963
    Federal Telegraph Company
    Poulsen Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company
    American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company
    American Telegraphone Company
    stock certificates
    periodicals
    technical reports