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Richard Winkler papers

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Winkler, Richard


6.25 linear feet in 5 record cartons


The Richard Winkler papers, ranging in date from 1944 to 1977, contain technical reports and papers, subject files, memos, journal articles, and newspaper clippings, many of which pertain to the history of semiconductors, transistors, and vacuum tubes. The papers can be divided into two parts: materials that document Winkler’s professional work and research files on technical subjects. The professional materials document Winkler’s studies and work at Stanford University in the Electronics Research Laboratory and the Microwave Laboratory, and include course materials, lecture notes, and technical papers and reports, some of which are by Winkler. There are also records from various companies where Winkler worked, including Cascade Research Corporation, General Electric, Zenith, Shockley Semiconductor, Clevite Corporation, ITT Semiconductor, and Amelco Semiconductor (a Teledyne company). Types of records include employee directories, memos, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The other portion of the collection is made up of subject and research files. These files are generally collections of technical reports and papers, clippings from academic journals, newspaper clippings, and catalogs. This portion of the collection includes information on a range of topics, such as metals and alloys, circuits, semiconductors, chemistry, vacuum tubes, field-effect transistors (FET), travelling wave tubes (TWT), servo mechanisms, and vacuum tube design and construction.


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Amelco Semiconductor; field effect transistors; ITT Semiconductor; semiconductors; Stanford University. Electronics Research Laboratory; Stanford University. Microwave Laboratory; Teledyne; transistors; Traveling-wave tubes; Vacuum tubes

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Richard Winkler papers


Gift of Sandra Winkler

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