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    Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, 1891-1982.
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    Swezey, Kenneth M. (journalist), 1905-1972 (collector).
    Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, 1891-1982.
    Phy. Description: 
    8.6 cubic feet.
    26 boxes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Swezey wrote for the New York Sun in his late teens and early twenties, when he met and became friends with Nikola Tesla. Swezey regarded Tesla as an unsung electrical genius and collected Tesla materials from 1921-1972. He frequently wrote for various publications about Tesla and his scientific advancements.
    Photographs: Includes a cabinet print of Tesla by Napoleon Sarony.
    Scope and Content: 
    Correspondence, both of Nicola Tesla and Swezey, copies of patents, articles, pamphlets, brochures, stamps, newsletters, and manuscripts, 1890-1972.
    Divided into 4 series: Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1890-1970; Series 2: Tesla Photographs, 1930-1961;Series 3: Publications, 1959-1970; and Series 4: Research Notes, undated
    Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 5/12/83.
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    Register with Container List by Robert Harding, available in repository, and electronically linked to this record.
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    Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, 1891-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research use on site. Gloves required when handling unprotected photographs.
    Electrical engineers
    Electrical engineering
    Radio -- History
    Form / Genre: 
    Cabinet photographs
    Photographs -- 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.
    Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 (photographer).
    Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943 (author).
    Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
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