Guide to the Charles Cohill Harris Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0049
Creators:
Beakes, William Edgar
Harris, Charles Cohill, 1898- (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1906-1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
1 box
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
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.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Harris, radio engineer and executive, served in various capacities in the Tropical Radio Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company, 1916-1963.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charles Cohill Harris Collection, ca. 1906-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Electricity.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Electric equipment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Communications Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical literature -- Electric equipment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical science and technology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telegraph, Wireless Topic 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives