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Elmo N. Pickerill Papers


Elmo N. Pickerill Papers
Pickerill, Elmo N.
Collection number:
LAB 1999-16
19.5 linear feet
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Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Elmo N. Pickerill was an early aeronautical radiographer who later worked at RCA. This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, clippings, books, memorabilia, photos, and other papers, relating to the history of radio broadcasting and Pickerill's contributions to the broadcasting industry. Includes material on Lee de Forest, Guglielmo Marconi, David Sarnoff, and other broadcast pioneers. The bulk of the papers dates from the early 1920s to the 1950s.

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