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.
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
1 Linear Feet
(3 manuscript boxes)
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