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    Charles Cohill Harris Collection, ca. 1906-1976.
     
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    Creator: 
    Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer) (collector).
    Title: 
    Charles Cohill Harris Collection, ca. 1906-1976.
    Phy. Description: 
    1 cu. ft.: 1 record box.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Harris, radio engineer and executive, served in various capacities in the Tropical Radio Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company, 1916-1963.
    Scope and Content: 
    Correspondence, notes, articles, and photographs assembled by Harris on the history of the United Fruit Company and Tropical Radio Telegraph Company (TRT), 1904-1961. Also includes manuscript histories of companies; material on the application of teletypewriters to radio circuits; blueprints, schematics, reports, and manuals concerning the technical work on TRT; and a scrapbook of William Edgar Beakes, president of TRT, 1939-1943.
    Organization: 
    Divided into 4 series: (1) "Pictorial Wireless History of the United Fruit Company and the Tropical Radio Telegraph Company, 1904-1960"; (2) Manuscript histories of TRT; (3) Correspondence, notes, blueprints, schematics, reports, and publications, ca. 1929-1961; (4) William Edgar Beakes scrapbook, ca. 1906-1937.
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division of Electricity.
    Cite as: 
    Charles Cohill Harris Collection, ca. 1906-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Communications
    Electrical engineers
    Electric equipment
    Electrical science and technology
    Radio
    Technical literature -- Electric equipment
    Telegraph, Wireless
    Radio engineers
    Subject-Name: 
    Fessenden, R.A.
    Tropical Radio Telegraph Company
    United Fruit Company
    Form / Genre: 
    Technical drawings
    Scrapbooks -- 20th century
    Correspondence -- 20th century
    Blueprints -- 20th century.
    Reports
    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.
    Co-Creator: 
    Beakes, William Edgar (collector).
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0049Add Copy to MyList

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