Guide to the Cyril Frank Elwell Papers, 1930-1961

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Guide to the Cyril Frank Elwell Papers, 1930-1961

Collection number: M0049

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Patricia White
© 1997

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

Access Restrictions:

None.

Provenance:

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.

CONTAINER LIST

Box no. 1, Folder 1

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy and manuscript corrections.

Box no. 1, Folder 2

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy but no corrections.

Box no. 1, Folder 3

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy of marked pages 2-66.

Box no. 1, Folder 4

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy and manuscript corrections. Version C.

Box no. 1, Folder 5

Autobiography. Typed copy of tape recorded reminiscences, 1957.

Box no. 1, Folder 6

Autobiography. Typed copy of tape recorded reminiscences, revised.

Box no. 1, Folder 7

Autobiography. Version P begining with page 2.

Box no. 1, Folder 8

Autobiography. Another version.

Box no. 1, Folder 9

Revised autobiography with the aid of R. B. Stone. Outline for possible publisher.

Box no. 1, Folder 10

Revised autobiography written under the name Frank Rossa.

Box no. 1, Folder 11

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

Box no. 1, Folder 12

Autobiography. Miscellaneous notes.

Box no. 2, Folder 13

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

Box no. 2, Folder 14

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

Box no. 2, Folder 15

Autobiography. Van Etten, deForest and Hewlett Packard material.

Box no. 2, Folder 16

Autobiography. Miscellaneous notes.

Box no. 2, Folder 17

Letters, outgoing, 1941 Jan. 16 -1961 Feb. 28.

Box no. 2, Folder 18

Letters, incoming, A - Z.

Box no. 2, Folder 19

Letters not to Elwell but concerning his work.

Box no. 2, Folder 20

Clippings, 1930s.

Box no. 2, Folder 21

Clippings, 1940s.

Box no. 2, Folder 22

Clippings, 1950s.

Box no. 2, Folder 23

Clippings, n.d.

Box no. 3, Folder 24

Speeches and articles by Elwell.

Box no. 3, Folder 25

Magazine articles pertaining to Elwell.

Box no. 3, Folder 26

Contracts and certificates.

Box no. 3, Folder 27

Financial papers.

Box no. 3, Folder 28

Engineering papers. Notebook of designs and circuits.

Box no. 3, Folder 29

Engineering papers. History of Radio, notes by Elwell.

Box no. 3, Folder 30

Engineering papers. Structural designs.

Box no. 4, Folder 31

Engineering papers. Antennas

Box no. 4, Folder 32

Engineering papers. Antennas

Box no. 4, Folder 33

Engineering papers. Transisters

Box no. 4, Folder 34

Engineering papers. Lapp radio material.

Box no. 4, Folder 35

Engineering papers. Radio towers.

Box no. 4, Folder 36

Engineering papers. Linear electron accelerator.