Henri Gaston Busignies Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Creators:
Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1905-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Busignies, electronic-communications engineer, came to the United States from France in 1940 and was naturalized in 1953. He held several positions at the Paris laboratories of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation(ITT), 1928-1941, where he was involved with the development of direction finders, radar, and instrument landing and at the Federal Telecommunications Laboratories of ITT at Nutley, New Jersey, 1941-1946. He received a certificate of commendation for his outstanding service with the United States Navy in 1947 and the Presidential Certificate of Merit in 1948.

Administration
Separated Materials
Related objects in the Division of Work and Industry (Electricity and Nuclear Energy collections).
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Robert Harding, archivist.
Author
Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Henri Gaston Busignies Papers, 1905-1981, 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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity (Now the Division of Work and Industry), March 30, 1984.

Keywords
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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