General Electric Numerical Control Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0937
Creators:
Thomas, Richard A.
General Electric Company
Dates:
1952-2005
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers and audiovisual materials compiled by Richard A. Thomas, mostly printed materials, documenting the General Electric Company's role in the development of numerical control.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 4 series. Series 1: Trade literature; Series 2: Instruction books, specifications and technical information; Series 3: Articles and printed materials on numerical control; and Series 4: Audiovisual materials.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
General Electric was an early pioneer in the use of numerical control, and strongly influenced the machine tool industry.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Richard A. Thomas.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
General Electric Numerical Control Collection, 1952-2005, 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
Donated to the Archives Center in 2007 by Richard A. Thomas.

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