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Guide to the Emil J. Simon Autobiography, and Lee de Forest Memorabilia, 1888-1963
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Autobiography and Memorabilia

Key to Arrangement for Emil Simon

Boxes 1-3

Autobiography

Additional Note

Holograph ms. and, inserted in it, correspondence, newspaper clippings, citations to articles in newspapers, photographs, legal agreements and contracts, patents, brochures, magazine articles, blueprints, deeds, and certificates, documenting Simon's early life; his career as a radio engineer, inventor and president of the Intercity Radio and Telegraph Company and Radio Navigation Instrument Corporation, Inc.; and his interests in amateur radio, radio history, stamp collecting and automobiles. Originally in nine looseleaf binders, with a chronological arrangement. The material has been removed from the binders and placed in folders, with the original order retained and the folders marked with the former volume numbers. Some blueprints have been placed in an oversize folder.
Box 1

v. I-V, 1888-1932

Box 2

v. VI-VII, 1933-1943

Box 3

v. VIII-IX, 1944-1969

 

Letters written by Lee de Forest (two folders)

 

Letters written by Marie de Forest (Mrs. Lee de Forest)

 

Letters written by Emil J. Simon to de Forest

Key to Arrangement for Lee de Forest

Box 4

de Forest Memorabilia

Additional Note

Articles by and about de Forest, newspaper clippings, citations for newspaper stories, photographs, correspondence, patents, blue-prints, booklets and Simon's reminiscences, documenting the career of Lee de Forest and his various companies. Arranged chronologically. Included in the correspondence are:
 

Copy of a letter, Mar 16, 1956, from Dwight David Eisenhower to de Forest.

 

Copies of letters, Sept 5, 1903 to the Secretary of the Navy; and Jan. 29, 1932 to S. M. Kinter from Reginald Aburey Fessenden.

 

De Forest Pioneers

Additional Note

Membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of speeches, programs and news releases concerning the activities and organization of the society.
 

De Forest Radio Company (brochure)

 

Veteran Wireless Operators Association - Yearbooks, Notices of Meetings and other miscellaneous material.

Correspondence re Emil Simon and Lee De Forest

Partial List of Correspondents to Emil Jacob Simon

 

Bailey, George William, 1887-

 

Letter, May 23, 1955; and copy of letter, May 26, 1955, to him in v. IX, part 2.

 

Basset, Preston Rogers, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec 28, 1951; and copy of letter, Dec 20, 1951, to him in v. IX, part 1.

 

Damon, Ralph Shepard, 1897-

 

Copy of a letter, Nov 23, 1948, to him in v. VIII, part 2.

 

de Forest, Lee

 

Letter, Nov 23, 1953 and copies of letters, June 18, 1951, June 20, 1951, Apr. 24, 1954, Apr. 25, 1954, May 11, 1954, May 12, 1954, May 17, 1954 and May 24, 1954 in v. IX, part 1; and letter Feb. 21, 1952 to de Forest in v. II, part 2.

 

Dodge, Marcellus Hartley, 1881-

 

Letter, Oct. 3, 1951, in v. IX, part 1.

 

Dubilier, William, 1888-

 

Letter, June 24, 1957, in v. IX, part 3; and copies of letters to him dated Aug. 29, 1951 in v. IX, part 1.

 

Dunning, John Ray, 1907-1975

 

Letter, Sept 25, 1951, in v. IX, part 1.

 

Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969

 

Copy of a letter, Nov 4, 1957, to him in v. IX, part 3.

 

Goldsmith, Alfred Norton, 1887-

 

2 letters, May 4, 1954 and May 7, 1954; and copy of a letter, May 11, 1954, to him in v. IX, part 1.

 

Goubeau, Vincent dePaul, 1898-

 

Letter, Jan 3, 1952, and copy of a letter, Jan. 14, 1952, to him in v. IX, part 1.

 

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

 

Letter, Oct 13, 1938, in v. VII, part 2.

 

Lippincott, Donald K.

 

Letter, July 12, 1943, in v. VII, part 3.

 

Littlewood, William, 1898-

 

Letter, Nov 27, 1946 (copy), in v. VIII, part 2.

 

Loening, Grover C., 1888-

 

Letter, Feb 27, 1923, in v. V, part 1.

 

Loughren, Arthur Vivian, 1902-

 

Letter, May 16, 1955, and memo, Jan. 13, 1956; and copy of a letter, Apr. 8, 1955, to him in v. IX, part 2.

 

Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1892-

 

Letter, Oct 11, 1939; and copy of a letter, Oct. 9, 1939, to him in v. VII, part 3.

 

Pratt, Haraden, 1891-1969

 

Letter, July 26, 1969 (copy) to Charles Süsskind and letter to him from Süsskind, Aug. 5, 1968, in v. IX, part 3.

 

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

 

Letter, Feb 25, 1969 (copy), inv. VII, part 3.

 

Sarnoff, David, 1891-

 

Copies of letters, Dec 17, 1951 and Dec 20, 1951, to him in v. IX, part 1.

 

Stone, Ellery Wheeler

 

Letter, Apr 13, 1951; and copy of letter to him, Apr. 4, 1951 in v. IV, part 1. Letter, June 6, 1947; and copy of letter to him, June 3, 1947, in v. VIII, part 2.

 

Süsskind, Charles, 1921-

 

Letter, Aug. 5, 1968 to Haraden Pratt; and copy of a letter from Pratt to him, July 26, 1969, in v. IX, part 3.

 

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

 

Copies of letters, Apr. 6, 1951 and June 20, 1951, to him in v. IX, part 1.

Partial List of Correspondents to Lee De Forest

 

De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961

 

Copies of letters, July 20, 1959 and Dec. 19, 1960, to him.

 

DuMont, Allen Balcom, 1901-

 

Letter, Apr 20, 1962, and letter, Feb 29, 1960; and copies of letters, Mar. 1, 1960 and Nov. 19, 1960, to him.

 

Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967

 

Letter, June 14, 1956.

 

Guy, Raymond Frederick, 1899-

 

5 letters, Jan 8, 1960, Jan 25, 1960, Feb 29, 1960, Apr 21, 1960 and Nov 29, 1960; and copies of letters, Dec. 30, 1959, Jan. 21, 1960, Mar. 30, 1960 and Dec. 19, 1960 to him.

 

Hogan, John Vincent Lawless, 1890-

 

2 letters, Feb 18, 1952 and June 18, 1952 (copies); and copy a letter, Mar. 1, 1960 to him.

 

Loughren, Arthur Vivian, 1902-

 

Copy of a letter, Mar 28, 1956.

 

Stone, Ellery Wheeler

 

Letters, June 25, 1956, June 25, 1956, June 26, 1956 and June 28, 1956; and copies of letters, Feb. 28, 1952, June 29, 1956 and Mar. 1, 1960, to him.