Collection consists of material documenting early telephone answering devices.
Apostoloff Telephone Literature
Press clippings, 1895-1897, from British publications (some unidentified) and one French journal describing the invention and the organization of the Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd. A note on the life of Max Margowski, one of the company's organizers is included, with statements of the company accounts (one a 1901 balance sheet). A record …
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Telephone
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company Records
Sawyer, Alfred P. (Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company)
Primarily incoming correspondence to Alfred P. Sawyer of Concord, Massachusetts, Secretary and Treasurer of the Northern New York Telegraph and Telephone Company in Plattsburg, concerning routine activities of the Company. For a time he was stationed in Lowell, Massachusetts, until he resigned in 1887.
William Helfand Phone Card Collection
A collection of cards advertising telephone sex purveyors in New York, New York; London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Tokyo, Japan, and other countries.
Daniel Henderson Portable Electronic Devices Documentary Collection
The collection consists of photocopied American, Japanese, German, and French patents; photocopied articles, advertisements, news releases, user manuals, buyer's guides, company analyses, technical references, and an oversize timeline documenting the history and development of cellular phones and related wireless devices.
AT&T/Bell Film Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
Thirty-nine 16mm films on various subjects relating to telephone systems and communications, such as pole worker safety; party line etiquette; the transition from silent film to sound film; and the application of satellites, lasers and transistors to sound communication.
Lloyd Espenschied Papers
Miscellaneous information on the history of telephonic and wireless communication; considerable personal correspondence about men and events in the field, especially disputed claims of inventions, development, and the like.
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.
Henri Gaston Busignies Papers
Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.