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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Accruals
  • Related Materials
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Ellery W. Stone papers
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1981
    Collection Number: 87008
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (6.71 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Ellery W. Stone papers contain correspondence, speeches and writings, reminiscences, orders, memoranda, reports, personnel records, printed matter, and photographs relating to Allied occupation policy in Italy during and after World War II and to the development of radio and other telecommunication systems.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Stone, Ellery W. (Ellery Wheeler), 1894-1981

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ellery W. Stone papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Henry F. (Henry Francis) Grady typescript: Adventures in diplomacy, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1894 January 14 Born, Oakland, California
    1913-1914 Majored in electrical and radio engineering, University of California
    1914-1917 Assistant U.S. Radio Inspector, Department of Commerce, San Francisco
    1917-1919 District Communications Superintendent, 12th Naval District, U.S. Naval Radio Station, San Diego
    1919 General Manager, Moorhead Laboratories and Lee de Forest, Inc.
    1919 Author, Elements of Radiotelegraphy
    1922 Manager, Radio Department of the Pacific States
    1924-1931 President, Federal Telegraph Company of California, which was acquired by International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT) in 1931
    1931-1968 Joined ITT after merger and held various executive positions
    1943 Vice President of Communications, Allied Control Commission for Italy
    1944 Promoted to Rear Admiral
    1944-1947 Chief Commissioner, Allied Control Commission in Italy and Chief Civil Affairs Officer, Allied Military Government in Italy
    1946-1948 Regional Vice President for Middle East and Cairo, ITT
    1948-1949 President, Federal Telephone & Radio Corporation
    1948-1968 Director, ITT
    1950-1958 President, American Cable & Radio Corporation and subsidiaries
    1958 Retired from the Navy
    1961-1965 President, ITT Europe
    1969 Retired from ITT
    1981 September 18 Died, Montclair, New Jersey

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of Ellery W. Stone contain correspondence, speeches and writings, reminiscences, orders, memoranda, reports, personnel records, printed matter, and photographs relating to Allied occupation policy in Italy during and after World War II and to the development of radio and other telecommunication systems.
    Throughout his life, Stone was involved in the radio and communications field. His interest in electronics was sparked by the gift of a battery-powered motor on his 14th birthday, and during his career he held several executive positions at the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT). The Biographical and Personal File contains interviews documenting Stone's career in the communications field, as well as his work with the Allied Commission in Italy. This file also includes correspondence related to a book written by two reporters for Tempo called Finally the Allies Speak and citations for various awards that Stone received. The Radio and Communications File includes materials concerning organizations where Stone was a member, such as the Society of Wireless Pioneers and the De Forest Pioneers, as well as printed material, including publications with biographical articles on Stone. An article detailing Stone's career can be found in the Oversize Materials series.
    The majority of the material in the Allied Commission and United States Navy File, which documents Stone's Navy career, relates to the Allied Commission in Italy. Several folders in this series, such as the cable and wireless service file, contain an index with a summary of included documents. Also included is the typescript Secret Story of One Month of Reign, which examines the reign of Umberto II, the abdication of Victor Emmanuel III, and Stone's role in these events as the Chief Commissioner of the Allied Commission. The Photographs and Oversize Materials series contain photographs from Stone's military service.
    The Speeches and Writings series includes bound blueprint sheets of Stone's book Elements of Radiotelegraphy, which started as a series of lectures, as well as his speeches on communication and farewell address after completing his service with the Allied Commission.
    Source: Oral-History: Ellery W. Stone. IEEE Global History Network. http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Oral-History:Ellery_W._Stone

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Allied Commission.
    Italy--History--Allied occupation, 1943-1947.
    Military government.
    Radio.
    Telecommunication.
    United States. Navy--Officers.
    World War, 1939-1945--Italy.