Donald B. Harris Spiratron Papers


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.

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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.