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Guide to the Papers of Donald R. MacQuivey, 1930-1990 M0834
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  • Title: Donald R. MacQuivey papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M0834
    Contributing Institution: Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 116.25 Linear feet (93 Record Storage Boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1990
    Abstract: Donald MacQuivey, a Stanford graduate, 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.
    Physical Location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    creator: MacQuivey, Donald R.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Conditions Governing Access

    No restrictions.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given by the estate of Donald R. MacQuivey to Stanford University, Special Collections in May, 1993. Accession 1993-048.

    Scope & Contents

    The professional papers of Donald MacQuivey consists primarily of correspondence, memoranda, and reports kept by Macquivey in the course of his work. One of MacQuivey's research interests was the dissemination of current information among colleagues; thus there are numerous article clippings, publications, and bibliographical references pertaining to communications.

    Donald R. MacQuivey Papers: Series

    1. Bibliographical References
    2. Conferences & Presentations
    3. Correspondence
    4. Organizations
    5. Projects
    6. Publications
    7. Stanford Research Institute
    8. Stanford University
    9. Telecommunications General
    10. Telecommunications Chronological Files
    11. World War II
    12. Personal Files
    13. Audiovisual Media


    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Donald R. MacQuivey Papers, M0834. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Consultative Committee on International Radiotelepathy.
    Stanford Research Institute.
    Science -- History