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MacQuivey (Donald R.) papers
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  • Publication Rights
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope & Contents
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Donald R. MacQuivey papers
    creator: MacQuivey, Donald R.
    Identifier/Call Number: M0834
    Physical Description: 118 Linear Feet (98 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1990
    Abstract: Donald MacQuivey was a telecommunications policy analyst during the Cold War, working for Harvard's Radio Research Lab, the Department of State, and the Stanford Research Institute.
    Physical Location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given by the estate of Donald R. MacQuivey to Stanford University, Special Collections in May, 1993. Accession 1993-048.

    Scope & Contents

    The professional papers of Donald MacQuivey consists primarily of correspondence, memoranda, and reports kept by Macquivey in the course of his work. One of MacQuivey's research interests was the dissemination of current information among colleagues; thus there are numerous article clippings, publications, and bibliographical references pertaining to communications.

    Donald R. MacQuivey Papers: Series

    1. Bibliographical References
    2. Conferences & Presentations
    3. Correspondence
    4. Organizations
    5. Projects
    6. Publications
    7. Stanford Research Institute
    8. Stanford University
    9. Telecommunications General
    10. Telecommunications Chronological Files
    11. World War II
    12. Personal Files
    13. Audiovisual Media


    Donald R. MacQuivey (1913-1993) was an engineer and policy analyst in the field of telecommunications. He received several degrees from Stanford University, among them Radio Engineering in 1935, Electrical Engineering in 1939, and an MBA in 1942. During World War II, MacQuivey worked for the Harvard/MIT Radio Research Laboratory under Fred Terman, under whose auspices he traveled to Asia as a Technical Observer in 1944. Following the war, MacQuivey worked for the U.S. Department of State, Telecommunications Division until 1962, at which time he was employed by the Stanford Research Institute. MacQuivey's work largely centered on radio frequency allocation and management, as well as satellite communication and its implementation.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Donald R. MacQuivey Papers, M0834. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Radio -- History
    Science -- History.
    Stanford Research Institute
    MacQuivey, Donald R.
    Consultative Committee on International Radiotelepathy