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Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers
    Dates: 1956-1959
    Collection Number: 2003-1-2488
    Extent: .5 linear feet
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    Abstract: Notebooks, patent invention disclosure files, patent photographs, and other assorted papers related to Donald B. Harris's work on the Spiratron tube at General Electric Company.
    Language of Material: English


    Papers are open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the Foothill Electronics Museum by Donald B. Harris in 1971; acquired by History San Jose in 2003 as part of the Perham Collection of Early Electronics.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers include General Electric files and reports; invention disclosure papers (1956); "Project 265 - Spiratron Oscillator" notes; Harris's notes on vacuum tubes/cyclotron (1957); Spiratron research notebooks (1958-1959); photographs. All relate to Harris's work on the Spiratron tube while at General Electric Co. between 1956-1959.