Collection on Station MX

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2018


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection on Station MX
Dates: 1920-1986
Collection Number: 2003-42
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .5 linear feet
Online items available
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
San Jose, California 95112
Abstract: Collection of photographs and background documentation related to Station MX in Palo Alto, first built by Federal Telegraph Company in 1921 as "Marsh Station", later owned by Mackay Radio and ITT Corporation.
Language of Material: English

Access

Available to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives. The bulk of the photographs have been scanned and can be viewed through History San Jose's online catalog.

Publication Rights

Contact the Curator of Research Library & Archives for information on reproduction and publication.

Preferred Citation

Collection on Station MX. History San Jose Research Library

Acquisition Information

Originally part of the electronics collection at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Transferred to History San Jose in 2003 as part of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection of photographs and background documentation related to Station MX in Palo Alto, first built by Federal Telegraph Company in 1921 as "Marsh Station", later owned by Mackay Radio and ITT Corporation. The photographs appear to have been collected by several former employees of Federal Telegraph and Mackay Radio, including Fred M. Hoehn, George T. Royden, and Philip C. Christensen as part of a project to write a history of Station MX. The images include early construction and operation of the station by Federal Telegraph, a selection of Kolster Radio Compass images, Mackay Radio/KDD installations in Oyama and Nizaki, Japan, Mackay Radio's Las Pinas station in the Philippines, and several images of the KFS station in Lobitos.