William G. Elliott Spectra-Span Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1361
Creators:
SpectraMetrics (Burlington, Massachusetts)
Elliott Laboratories (Andover, Massachusetts)
Elliott, William G., 1932-2014
Elliott, Mark
Dates:
circa 1958-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.5 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics, and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business and financial records; writings; laboratory notes; internal company reports; user's manuals; patents and patent-related papers; and publications and printed materials.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William G. Elliott was an engineer who, in 1966, founded SpectraMetrics, which developed and marketed the SpectraSpan echelle spectrometer. He later sold SpectraMetrics, and founded Elliott Laboratories in 1972.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Mark Elliott.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
William G. Elliott Spctra-Span Records, ca. 1958-1988, 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, along with a Spectra-Span Model 210 spectrometer, to the National Museum of American History, Archives Center, in 2015, by William Elliott's son, Mark Elliott.

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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