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MacQuivey (Donald R.) papers
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Description
Donald MacQuivey was a telecommunications policy analyst during the Cold War, working for Harvard's Radio Research Lab, the Department of State, and the Stanford Research Institute.
Background
Donald R. MacQuivey (1913-1993) was an engineer and policy analyst in the field of telecommunications. He received several degrees from Stanford University, among them Radio Engineering in 1935, Electrical Engineering in 1939, and an MBA in 1942. During World War II, MacQuivey worked for the Harvard/MIT Radio Research Laboratory under Fred Terman, under whose auspices he traveled to Asia as a Technical Observer in 1944. Following the war, MacQuivey worked for the U.S. Department of State, Telecommunications Division until 1962, at which time he was employed by the Stanford Research Institute. MacQuivey's work largely centered on radio frequency allocation and management, as well as satellite communication and its implementation.
Extent
118 Linear Feet (98 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.