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Guide to the Cyril Frank Elwell Papers, 1930-1961
Special Collections M0049  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cyril Frank Elwell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1961
    Collection number: Special Collections M0049
    Creator: Elwell, Cyril Frank
    Physical Description: 2 linear feet
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Gift of Mrs. Cyril Frank Elwell, 1963

    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Cyril Frank Elwell Paper, M0049, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note:

    Cyril Frank Elwell, who earned his engineer's degree at Stanford University in 1908, was a pioneer engineer in radio-telegraph research and long-distance communications. Along with other Stanford engineers, he was active in early electronics firms in Palo Alto, California.

    Scope and Contents Note:

    These papers contain several versions of Elwell's autobiography, including one written under a pseudonym and correspondence with possible ghost writers, especially R. B. Stone. Also included are engineering papers, clippings, biographical materials, and correspondence.