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    Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1884-1965.
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    Du Mont, Allen B. (Allen Balcom), 1901-1965 (collector).
    Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1884-1965.
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    Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1884-1965
    Phy. Description: 
    46 cu. ft.: 84 document boxes, 42 flat boxes, 6 oversized folders.
    25 notebooks.
    3 Paige boxes.
    2 flat oversize boxes.
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    Bio / His Notes: 
    Du Mont was an engineer for Westinghouse Lamp Company. From 1928 to 1931 he was chief engineer for the DeForest Radio Company. At that time he established his own firm, Du Mont Laboratories Inc., and directed its work until 1960, when the laboratory was acquired by Fairchild Instrument and Camera Corporation.
    Scope and Content: 
    Materials dealing with the products of the Du Mont firm; also a substantial block of information on the struggles over regulation of the television industry; much publicity and advertising copy related to Du Mont Products; and a few personal items.
    Divided into 16 series: (1) Personal Files, 1920s-1965; (2) Executive Records, 1938-1964; (3) Stock Records, 1937-1962; (4) Du Mont Laboratories, Inc., Patents and Legal Proceedings, 1884-1960; (5) Du Mont Laboratories, Inc., Financial Records, 1931-1964; (6) DuMont Laboratories, Inc., Operations, 1938-1958; (7) Radio Technical Planning Board, 1944-1946; (8) Federal Communications Commission, 1940-1959 and n.d.; (9) DuMont Laboratories, Marketing and Sales, 1939-1961 and n.d.; (10) Telecommunications for Venezuela, 1952-1957 and n.d.; (11) DuMont Network, 1944-1952 and n.d.; (12) DuMont Publications, 1933-1963 and n.d.; (13) Photographs, 1928-1960 and n.d.; (14) Clippings/Scrapbooks, 1933-1962; (15) Non-DuMont Publications, 1892, 1907-1963 and n.d.; (16) Moving Pictures, 1949-1955 and n.d.
    Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 1983/04/14
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    Allen Balcom Du Mont Collection, 1929-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
    Televisions -- advertising
    Television broadcasting
    Du Mont Laboratories, Inc.
    Form / Genre: 
    Motion pictures (visual works)
    Scrapbooks -- 20th century
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Clippings -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0018Add Copy to MyList

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