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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-424

HARRY HOUCK COLLECTION

Series Descriptions



Photographs,
[ca. 1898-1947].
(64 folders)

{series #424m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged numerically by photograph number (subject-wise, many of the photographs are grouped by year withing the numbering system, while the undated ones are arranged randomly).

This photograph series forms the bulk of the collection. Subjects relate to the early development of radio in America between 1898 and 1947. Data found on labeled photographs include the date, location and names of individuals in the picture. The majority of photographs document The Radio Club of America, early radio equipment, navy stations, the 1BCG station and Edwin Armstrong.

Correspondence,
1901-1953.
(4 folders)

{series #424m.2} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically

The correspondence series provides a glimpse into the lives of members of The Radio Club of America. Records consist of letters, blueprints and a list of Edwin Armstrong award medalists. Information appearing in the letters focuses on The Radio Club of America's policies, meetings and transfers of photographs.

Published Materials,
1922-1972.
(2 folders)

{series #424m.3} [Holdings]

Several published items, including Houck's patent, "The Method of Apparatus for Selectively Transferring Electrical Oscillatory Energy", magazine articles and two books concerning the development of radio equipment. Also present is a copy of the compendium of engineering papers from the proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers published in Washington, D.C. (September 1972).


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