William Gundry Broughton Papers,1875-1964.

Collection Number: 2341

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Gundry Broughton papers, 1875-1964.
Collection Number:
2341
Creator:
Broughton, William Gundry,
Quantity:
100 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials, and organizational records.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal and business correspondence, professional papers, office records, memoranda, design data, requisitions, and printed and mimeographed technical material. Also early technical information on amateur radio and accounts.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Engineer.
William G. Broughton was an engineer for the General Electric Company in Schenectady. He graduated from Cornell University Class of 1924.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Personal correspondence includes letters to parents and to Walter Scott Goll, a friend, from Cornell, Schenectady, and Pittsfield, Mass., also Goll's letters to Broughton, mostly 1919-34. Later letters discuss private airplanes, sailing, photography, and ham radio broadcasting, with related materials. Professional papers include student notes in engineering and business courses, business correspondence, office records, memoranda, design data, requisitions, and printed and mimeographed technical material, with emphasis on work as district sales manager for broadcasting equipment. Also early technical information on amateur radio and accounts.
Family papers include letters to his father Henry Primm Broughton (Cornell '90) and wife Jane Tinkham Broughton from relatives and friends; letters and papers regarding People's Fuel Gas Company, Crown Point, Indiana, 1914-19, of which Broughton was president; and documents, papers, printed material, and photographs relating to his father's association with wireless pioneer Nikola Tesla in the 1890's, and to his membership in clubs of early radio operators.
Also, schematics for a 250 watt am broadcast transmitter (May 15, 1944).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Broughton, William Gundry, 1902-
Broughton, Henry Primm
Broughton, Henry Primm.
Broughton, Jane Tinkham
Broughton, Jane Tinkham.
Goll, Walter Scott
Goll, Walter Scott.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College.
General Electric Company (Schenectady, N.Y.)
People's Fuel Gas Company (Crown Point, Ind.)
People's Fuel Gas Company (Crown Point, Ind.)

Subjects:
Radio.
Radio broadcasting.
Radio -- Equipment and supplies.
Engineering.
Radio -- History.
Engineers.
Radio engineers.
Engineering
Engineers
Radio
Radio broadcasting
Radio engineers
Radio -- Equipment and supplies

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Slides (photographs).
Maps.
History


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
William Gundry Broughton Papers, #2341. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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