Guide to the PhoneTel Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0874
Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Hashimoto, Kazuo
Kilby, Jack
Hashimoto Corporation
Dates:
1954-1994.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of material documenting early telephone answering devices.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The first digital telephone answering device was invented by Kazuo Hashimoto in mid-1983.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, October 2006.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
PhoneTel Collection, 1954-1994, 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 the History of Information, Technology and Society to the Archives Center in October, 2004.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
telephone -- Equipment and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
telephone -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telephone answering and recording equipment industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 1950-2000 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent practice Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caller ID telephone service Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI). 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