Cyril M. Jansky Papers, 1917-1974

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Title: Cyril M. Jansky Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1974

  • Jansky, Cyril Moreau, 1895-1975
Call Number: Mss 745; Audio 1202A; CA 857; AC 524

Quantity: 6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 15 tape recordings, and 2 films

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Cyril Moreau Jansky, a radio pioneer and consulting engineer, consisting of correspondence and memoranda; minutes; interviews, speeches, and writings (some also in recorded form); reports; reference material; sound recordings, and films. Pertaining to his early career are blueprints and a thesis on his vacuum tube research, recorded interviews, and correspondence on reception of the signal of WHA, “the oldest station in the nation;” teaching notes from the University of Minnesota and correspondence concerning the development of radio by several Minnesota companies; minutes, reports, and correspondence (some with Herbert Hoover and Frank Kellogg) concerning radio conferences and the Radio Act of 1927; a transcript of testimony in support of his unsuccessful appointment to the Federal Radio Commission, and a diary of radio work in Great Britain during World War II. Records of Jansky & Bailey, consulting engineers, consist of incomplete administrative records and client reports by Jansky and others concerning station coverage and the marine uses of radio. Particularly extensive are reports and films concerning work for Lake Carriers Association. Also included is an extensive file of speeches and articles, financial and legal papers, information on various organizations and societies to which Jansky belonged, and miscellaneous family correspondence.

Language: English

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