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Guide to the United States of America v. American Telephone & Telegraph, et al : legal documents, 1974-1982
Special Collections Mss Codex M0396  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States of America v. American Telephone & Telegraph, et al : legal documents,
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1982
    Collection number: Special Collections Mss Codex M0396
    Creator:
    Extent: 6 v. (3 linear ft.)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    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.

    Provenance

    Gift of Prof. Arthur L. Schawlow, 1984.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] United States of America v. American Telephone & Telegraph, et al : legal documents, Mss Codex M0396, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    Key documents and selected testimony in antitrust action. This set consists of photocopied typescripts of documents and testimony presented at this milestone case, which resulted in the breakup of America's largest technology-based corporation. It also resulted in the severance of direct institutional ties between the American telecommunications network and the country's most prestigious science research institution in the private sector, namely, the Bell Laboratories' Research Division. Ths testimony identifies the justifications and consequences of these steps and provides a wealth of information on the nature, size and scope of the American telecommunications industry and the impact of Bells System integration on the progress and strength of American science, technology and industry. In the technological and scientific areas, much information is presented on research and development activities, primarily at Bell Laboratories, in the physics and applications of semiconductors, microelectronics, telecommunications and lasers; the structure and organization of Bell Labs and the nature and importance of innovation in the private sector are important themes in the context of these topics. Expert testimony is presented by important leaders in American science and industry, many with ties to Stanford University, including David Packard, Arthur Schawlow, Charles Townes, Nathan Rosenburg and David Teece.

    Case Titles and Numbers

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY; WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.; AND BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES, INC.
    Civil Action No. 74-1698 (D.C.D.C.)
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., AND AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
    Civil Action No. 17-49 (D.C.N.J.)
    Civil Action No. 82-0192 (D.C.D.C.)
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, et. al.
    Misc. No. 82-0025 (P.I.) (D.C.D.C.)
    KEY DOCUMENTS