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Series 1. Addresses, circa 1888-1929 (continued)
The social status of the Jews
Published: [1913?] (continued)
Digital content available.
Address before the National Farm School, October 19, 1913.
Note on p. 1: "Owing to circumstances this address was not delivered, but it appeared in 'The American Israelite' of November 13th, 1913."
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Addresses, circa 1925
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Hall acoustics
Published: Washington, D.C. : Acoustic Tile Company, [ca. 1925]
Author: Emile Berliner
7 p. ; 22 cm.
digital ID: 01010501
Digital content available.
Paper read before the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Oct. 8, 1925, about how acoustic tiles can improve the sound in halls and auditoriums.
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Addresses, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Franklin Institute, May 15, 1929
Published: [1929]
Author: Emile Berliner and the Franklin Institute
20 p. ; 24 cm.
digital ID: 01010601
Digital content available.
Contains 2 articles published in the Journal of the Franklin Institute, July 1929: "Vocal physics--historic notes," written by Emile Berliner and delivered before the Franklin Institute, and an article on Medal Day, in which Berliner received a medal.
Series 2. Journal Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1883, 1900, 1922, 1927-1929, 1955
1 linear foot
RPA 00833 (box 2); RPD 00035 (box OS 1)
Selected items available online.
Series 2 consists of journal articles and newspaper clippings which chronicle Berliners life, interests and inventions, the bulk of which are obituaries from 1929. Some early articles focus on Berliner's inventions of the gramophone, microphone, and acoustic improvements. Later articles highlight his efforts on health care and curing infant mortality. Journals include Young Israel, the American Hebrew, and Journal of Outdoor Life. Newspapers include the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Herald, the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, the Evening Post, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Articles on the gramophone, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER OS1/1 Articles on the gramophone, 1900, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Articles on the telephone, microphone, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER OS1/2 Articles on the telephone, microphone, 1883
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Articles and clippings on health, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER OS1/3 Newspaper clippings on health, 1928-1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Articles on acoustic tile, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER OS1/4 Newspaper clippings on acoustic tile, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Biographical and miscellaneous articles, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Newspaper clippings on Berliner's death, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Newspaper clippings on Berliner's death, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Newspaper clippings on Berliner's death, 1929
BOX-FOLDER OS1/5 Newspaper clippings on Berliner's death, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Newspaper clippings on Berliner's death and other topics, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Miscellaneous articles, 1922-1955
BOX-FOLDER OS1/6 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, undated
Series 3. Artifacts, undated
.5 linear feet
RPA 00834 (box 4)
Selected items available online.
This series holds actual parts from machines. They include talking machine needles and washers.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Sprechmaschinen-nandeln [Talking machine needles], undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Washer samples, undated
Series 4. Books, 1879-1928
3.5 linear feet
RPA 00835-00841 (boxes 5-11); RPB 00108-00109 (boxes 29-30)
Selected items available online.
This series consists of 23 books and includes court proceedings, arguments, briefs, and affidavits for Berliner’s court cases (U.S. v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner, bound issues of the serial Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review, v. VIII, and many copies of Muddy Jim and Other Rhymes, a book written by Berliner on children’s health issues. This series also includes the supplement to Muddy Jim written by Dr. George M. Kober, professor of hygiene at Georgetown University, and a copy of A bas les maladies! published by the Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis of Washington, D.C.
BOX-FOLDER 5/1-3 A Bas les Maladies! 1919
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Annual Report of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, 1908
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner, brief for defendants, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 History of the Telephone Transmitter, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Gedenkblätter 150 Stiftungstag des Wohltätigkeitsverins der Synagogengemeinde Hannover (Pages of testimony in memory of the Foundation Day charities for the synagogue community in Hanover, Germany), 1912
Annotation on front cover notes the page number of the account of Berliner’s 42 years of service in Jewish charity work.
BOX-FOLDER 6/3-4 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner, brief for defendants, 1894
Two copies.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 Jubiläumsschrift der Telephon-Fabrik Actiengesellschaft (25th Jubilee Book of the J. Berliner Telephone Factory), 1881-1906
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 Muddy Jim and Other Rhymes, 1919
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Muddy Jim: Supplement: 12 Chapters in Hygiene, circa 1919
BOX-FOLDER 7/4 Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review: v. 7, January–December, 1879
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Twelve Years of the Telephone Pioneers of America, 1923
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Various Aspects of Birth Control, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 Washington Health Rules, 1915
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner, argument of J. J. Storrow, Esq. for defendants, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner,argument of J. J. Storrow, Esq. for defendants, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner,summary brief for defendants, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner,argument of Frederick P. Fish, for defendants, 1893
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner,v. I, pleadings and evidence, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 United States of America v. American Bell Telephone Co. and Emile Berliner,v. II, exhibits, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 American Bell Telephone Co. et al, v. the United States of America,memorandum of points made and references noted in oral argument by counsel for complainant, 1894
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 American Bell Telephone Co., Emile Berliner v. the United States of America,brief for appellants; Appellants reply to appellee’s memorandum; Summary of proceedings, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 American Bell Telephone Co., v. the Overland Telephone Company of New Jersey, 1884
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 American Bell Telephone Co., v. the People’s Telephone Company et al, 1884
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 Dept. of Interior, United States v. American Bell Telephone, 1887; United States v. American Bell Telephone, 1885, 1887-1888
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 United States v. American Bell Telephone Co.,oral argument for Mr. Storrow for the Bell Company on its demurrer, June, 1887, and oral argument of Mr. Dickerson for the Bell Company, 1888
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 The Telephone Appeals, oral argument of Mr. Dickerson, January 24 to February 8, 1887
BOX-FOLDER 10/6 The Telephone Appeals, oral argument of Mr. Storrow on the Drawbaugh defence, January 24 to February 8, 1887
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 History of the telephone,James Storrow before the Supreme Court, 1886
BOX-FOLDER 10/8 American Bell Telephone Co. v. Sylvanus D. Cushman et al, 1893
BOX-FOLDER 11/1 American Bell Telephone Co. v. National Telephone Manufacturing Co., v. Century Telephone Co. et al,, argument of Frederic H. Betts, 1899
BOX-FOLDER 11/2 American Bell Telephone Co. v. National Telephone Manufacturing Co. v. Century Telephone Co. et al,, brief for complainant, 1899
BOX-FOLDER 11/3 American Bell Telephone Co. v. National Telephone Co. Manufacturing Co. et al, argument at the hearing in support of the defense, by R.S. Taylor, 1899
BOX-FOLDER 11/4 American Bell Telephone Co. v. National Telephone Co. Manufacturing Co. et al,brief for defendants, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 11/5 American Bell Telephone Co. v. National Telephone Co. Manufacturing Co. et al, brief for complainant upon appeal, 1902
BOX-FOLDER 11/6 Gramophone Litigation, [1905?]
BOX 29 The Electrician, Weekly Journal, v. 4, November 22, 1879, to May 15, 1880
BOX 30 Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review, v. 8, January–December, 1880
Series 5. Catalogs, 1895-1896
6 folders
RPA 00842 (box 12)
Selected items available online.
Series 5 consists of catalogs from 1895 and 1896. Included is an advance list of new records from May 1895, a supplementary list of records from June 1985, a handwritten list of band music and recitations from July 1895, and a supplemental list of new gramophone records from June 1896.
BOX-FOLDER 12/1 Berliner Gramophone Co. complete catalogue,
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 List of plates, January, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 E. Berliner’s gramophone, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 Advance list of new records, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 Supplementary list of records, 1895
BOX-FOLDER 12/2 Supplement list of new gramophone records, 1896
Series 6. Correspondence, 1871-1926, 1946-1955
.5 linear feet
RPA 00842 (box 12)
Selected items available online.
This series includes some personal correspondence from Emile Berliner to Jacob Berliner, but the majority of correspondence pertains to business letters and copies of letters between Berliner and J.W. Hyatt, William P. Richards (D.C. Surveyor’s Office), Alfred C. Clark, James Rush Marshall, and others. This series is arranged in chronological order.
BOX-FOLDER 12/3 1870-1871
BOX-FOLDER 12/4 1881-1887
BOX-FOLDER 12/5 1888-1889
BOX-FOLDER 12/6 1890-1896
BOX-FOLDER 12/7 1905-May, 1922
BOX-FOLDER 12/8 July 1922-1928
BOX-FOLDER 12/9 October 1926-November 6, 1926, undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/10 November 7, 1926-November 24, 1926, undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/11 1946, 1955, undated
BOX-FOLDER 12/12 Louise Berliner Frank King’s family tree research
Series 7. Journals and Diaries, 1889-1907
.5 linear feet
RPA 00843 (box 13)
Selected items available online.
Series 7 includes copies of Cora Berliner’s journal of her family’s trip to Germany in 1889 and Joseph Sander’s diaries from 1906 and 1907.
BOX-FOLDER 13/1 Journal of Cora A. Berliner, 1889-1890
Includes copies.
BOX-FOLDER 13/2 Joseph Sanders’s diary, 1906
BOX-FOLDER 13/3 Joseph Sanders’s diary, 1907
BOX-FOLDER 13/4 Unidentified diary, undated
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