Series 8. Audiovisual materials, 1944-2014

MS 374

(0..834 linear feet)

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Series Overview

In addition to photographs of Topol taken for publicity purposes, the series includes two albums of photographs documenting important Raytheon products developed by Topol: the PTRL, the first ENG Mode, System Testing (1951-1953) and the KTR Microwave Relay System equipment (ca.1956). Other photographs from Topol's time at Raytheon include some images from Selenia in Italy and Capdo, the Communications Division in Norwood, Mass.

Among the photographs from Topol's time at Scientific-Atlanta are ones that document a visit from Senator Sam Nunn and others, signing an order with William J. Bresnan of TelePrompTer (1977), a press conference held at Nieman Marcus when a Scientific-Atlanta earth station was the premier offering in the Christmas Catalogue (1979), trips to China (1980 and 1985), and White House briefing session meetings with President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush.

The series also includes videotapes of interviews with Topol, speeches and presentations, and awards events, several that relate to Scientific-Atlanta or the cable television industry, an audiotape of panel discussion concerning HDTV and competitiveness and an oral history with Topol from July 2014.

Collection Details




Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries