Virgil Eldon Bottom Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0148
Creators:
Bottom, Virgil Eldon
Dates:
1936-1983.
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists of letters from Virgil Bottom requesting information about the early days of the quartz crystal industry in the United States and letters from "Old Timers" in the industry received by Bottom in response to his request of December 10, 1980; print materials, including a "History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the United States" by Bottom; photographs; clippings; and two audio tapes.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into five series: (1) Correspondence, 1969-1983; (2) Printed materials; (3) Photographs, 1942-1945; (4) Clippings; (5) Audio Tapes.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Virgil Eldon Bottom was a leading figure in the use of quartz crystal technology for frequency control in radio communication, particularly for use by the military. In early radio quartz was frequently used to help hold the frequency.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Virgil E. Bottom, 1998, January 20.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Virgil Eldon Bottom Collection, 148, AC NMAH
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
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity (now Division of Work and Industry), 3/26/85

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Radio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electrical engineering Topic 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