Guide to James H. Nicholson Amateur Radio Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amateur radio organizations (particular the "Old Old Timers Club") in which he was active.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Radio operator during his service in the Navy, an operator on merchant ships after World War I, and a "ham" radio operator on shore. He set up a radio shop which included the first licensed radio station in Maine, WTAJ. During World War II he was in charge of Naval aviation radio and after the war he worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1998.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Division of Electricity by Patricia Kilkenny, daughter of J.H. Nicholson, on 12/30/1994.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
James H. Nicholson Amateur Radio Collection, 1920-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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, 6/21/96.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals -- Electrical equipment Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy 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