Title:Alexander Mathew Poniatoff papers, 1948-1980
Creator/Contributor:Poniatoff, A. M. (Alexander Mathew), 1892-1980, creator
Creator/Contributor:Pogodin, Nikolaĭ, 1900-1962
Contains a small amount of personal and business correspondence from Poniatoff's years at Ampex, chiefly concerning company
business, research, and personnel matters. Correspondents include Dr. Gordon Havstad, James W. Havstad (of the Sanborn Company
in Mass.), Harrison Johnson (of the Production Research Corporation in N.J.), and Dr. Russell Lee, president of the Palo Alto
Clinic. Attached to a letter in the correspondence files (under N: New York Times) is a photoprint of Moscow playwright, Nikolai
Pogodin, standing next to his Ampex sound equipment. Also includes brochures, letters to manufacturers, and newsclippings
relating to tape and film standards, mylar, reels, playing time, and tape tests.
The bulk of the collection consists of Poniatoff's working files of photocopies of abstracts prepared by him and the staff
of his Foundation for Nutrition and Stress Research, and the A.M.P. Bio-Research Institute of the California College of Podiatric
Medicine, for publication in their Bulletins. The abstracts chiefly relate to nutrition and health, and summarize selected
articles, gathered from international scientific, medical, and paramedical journals, which present biomedical findings not
widely known or easily accessible. Most of the abstracts have been arranged chronologically by date of publication in the
bulletin, but many have also been gathered by subjects, such as cancer, herbs, oxygen therapy, and relaxation, and often include
background materials from which the abstracts were prepared.
Foundation for Nutrition and Stress Research.
California College of Podiatric Medicine. A.M.P. Bio-Research Institute.
Alternative medicine -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Nutrition -- Research
Magnetic tape industry
Russian Americans -- California
In 1944, mechanical engineer, Alexander M. Poniatoff, founded and served as chairman of the board of Ampex Corporation of
Redwood City, Calif., producers of magnetic tape. Born in Russia, he had studied engineering at University of Kazan, Imperial
College of Moscow, and at Karlsruhe, Germany. Poniatoff was a pilot of the Russian Imperial Navy in World War I, and in 1920,
escaped into China. In 1927, he entered the U.S. as an immigrant and became a citizen in 1932. In his later years, Poniatoff
served as director of the Foundation for Nutrition and Stress Research, and technical director of the A.M.P. Bio-Research
Institute of the California College of Podiatric Medicine.
Some letters in Russian.
2 boxes, 1 carton (2.05 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 81/95 c Box 1
BANC MSS 81/95 c Box 2
BANC MSS 81/95 c Carton 1
BANC MSS 81/95 c
BANC MSS 81/95 c