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Guide to the Philip Rice papers M1339
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Description
Correspondence, research proposals, and product notes and descriptions (including diagrams and photographs) pertaining to Rice's major innovations in the video/electronics field, 1953-1981. Specific topics and products include electrostatic printing/imaging systems, photographic discs, the electrophotographic process, the development of the first optical videodisc, and a videodisc-based document storage and retrieval system.
Background
Philip Rice was an American physicist with a particular interest in vision, ultrasound, optics, and electronics. From 1942-1945 he was a staff member at the Radiation Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on the development of radar systems for the US Navy. After the war, he worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories and developed microwave triodes and traveling wave tubes.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.