Guide to the Cyril Frank Elwell Papers, 1930-1961 M0049

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Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Cyril Frank Elwell Papers
creator: Elwell, C. F. (Cyril Frank)
Identifier/Call Number: M0049
Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1930-1961

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.

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.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.


Gift of Mrs. Cyril Frank Elwell, 1963

Access Restrictions:


Subjects and Indexing Terms

Elwell, C. F. (Cyril Frank)

box 1, folder 1

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy and manuscript corrections.

box 1, folder 2

Autobiography. Notebook with typed copy but no corrections.

box 1, folder 3

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

box 1, folder 4

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

box 1, folder 5

Autobiography. Typed copy of tape recorded reminiscences, 1957.

box 1, folder 6

Autobiography. Typed copy of tape recorded reminiscences, revised.

box 1, folder 7

Autobiography. Version P begining with page 2.

box 1, folder 8

Autobiography. Another version.

box 1, folder 9

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

box 1, folder 10

Revised autobiography written under the name Frank Rossa.

box 1, folder 11

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

box 1, folder 12

Autobiography. Miscellaneous notes.

box 2, folder 13

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

box 2, folder 14

Autobiography. Notes for Stone.

box 2, folder 15

Autobiography. Van Etten, deForest and Hewlett Packard material.

box 2, folder 16

Autobiography. Miscellaneous notes.

box 2, folder 17

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

box 2, folder 18

Letters, incoming, A - Z.

box 2, folder 19

Letters not to Elwell but concerning his work.

box 2, folder 20

Clippings, 1930s.

box 2, folder 21

Clippings, 1940s.

box 2, folder 22

Clippings, 1950s.

box 2, folder 23

Clippings, undated

box 3, folder 24

Speeches and articles by Elwell.

box 3, folder 25

Magazine articles pertaining to Elwell.

box 3, folder 26

Contracts and certificates.

box 3, folder 27

Financial papers.

box 3, folder 28

Engineering papers. Notebook of designs and circuits.

box 3, folder 29

Engineering papers. History of Radio, notes by Elwell.

box 3, folder 30

Engineering papers. Structural designs.

box 4, folder 31

Engineering papers. Antennas

box 4, folder 32

Engineering papers. Antennas

box 4, folder 33

Engineering papers. Transisters

box 4, folder 34

Engineering papers. Lapp radio material.

box 4, folder 35

Engineering papers. Radio towers.

box 4, folder 36

Engineering papers. Linear electron accelerator.

half-box 5


Scope and Contents

Approximately 150 early 20th century photographic prints of radio towers, equipment and people in California and around the world.