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Series II. Business Correspondence and Memorandum, 1915-1931

Scope and Content Notes:

The series includes information on the development of advertising in radio, the creation of the American Broadcasting Company and the development of radio broadcasting in the United States. Also included is information on the Canadian Westinghouse Company and radio broadcasting in Europe. A recurring theme in the correspondence is Davis' attempts to use the medium of radio to its greatest advantage. Major correspondents include M.H. Aylesworth, president of NBC; B.A. Behrend, engineering consultant; General J.G. Harvard, president, Radio Corporation of America; and E.M. Herr, president of Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company. The correspondence includes a letter from President Herbert Hoover concerning the 10th anniversary of radio broadcasting. The correspondence in folder eleven concerns Davis' lectures, speeches and writing on the radio industry.

The memorandum in folders 12 and 13 include memos from David Sarnoff, president of the National Broadcasting Company and material on the development of radio.

Subseries 1. Business Correspondence, 1915-1931

Folder 5 1915, 1920
Folder 6 June 1924-1925
Folder 7 January-May 1926
Folder 8 October-December 1926
Folder 9 1927
Folder 10 August 1928-July 1931

Subseries 2. Lectures and Memoranda, 1928-1929

Folder 11 Lectures, addresses, books, 1928-1929
Folder 12 Memorandum proposing organization of a broadcasting company, undated
Folder 13 Memorandum from J.C. McQuiston, undated