Guide to the Charles Cohill Harris Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0049
Creators:
Beakes, William Edgar
Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer)
Dates:
1904-1961
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection arranged into one series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charles Cohill Harris (b. 1898) in St. Louis, Missouri was a radio engineer and executive who served in various capacities in the Tropical Radio Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company, 1916-1963.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Charles Cohill Harris Collection, ca. 1906-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Electric equipment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Communications Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio engineers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Technical literature -- Electric equipment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical science and technology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telegraph, Wireless Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fessenden, R.A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tropical Radio Telegraph Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United Fruit Company. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives