Joseph A. Knight Collection

1906-1939


Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph A. Knight Collection
Dates: 1906-1939
Collection Number: 2011-47
Creator/Collector: Knight, Joseph A.
Extent: .5 linear feet
Online items available
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
Abstract: Printed ephemera, including stock certificates, reprints, periodicals, and news clippings, regarding Federal Telegraph Company and other electronics ventures, collected by Joseph A. Knight.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is open to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

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Preferred Citation

Joseph A. Knight Collection. History San Jose Research Library

Acquisition Information

Gift to History San Jose in 2011.

Scope and Content of Collection

Printed ephemera, including stock certificates, reprints, periodicals, and news clippings, regarding Federal Telegraph Company and other electronics ventures, collected by Joseph A. Knight. Of note are stock certificates from the American Telegraphone Company and the American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company; Federal Telegraph Company arc radio transmitter specifications; and material on the rhumbatron and klystron research of Russell Varian and W. W. Hansen, originally compiled by R. D. Washburne, editor of Radio Craft magazine.

Indexing Terms

Radio--History
Telegraph, Wireless
Radio--Transmitters and transmission
De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961
Poulsen, Valdemar
Varian, Russell Harrison, 1898-1959
Elwell, C. F. (Cyril Frank), 1884-1963
Federal Telegraph Company
Poulsen Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company
American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company
American Telegraphone Company
stock certificates
periodicals
technical reports