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R. V. Achatz papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 14, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSF 8

Scope and Contents

This collection contains articles written by R.V. Achatz.


  • 1913 - 1925

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Materials in this collection are part of the public domain.

Biographical Information

Raymond V. Achatz was a pioneer in the telephone field and worked as a Professor of the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. He was born on November 29, 1879, in Granger, Minnesota. He began his bachelor studies at Iowa State College at Ames in 1903 and completed it at Purdue University in 1908. After graduation, Achatz worked as a tester for the Chicago Telephone Company in the Douglas office from 1908-1909. He was made wire chief of the South Chicago division, then worked as the chief engineer of the Central Bell group. Achatz took charge of the Telephone Department the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in 1913. He directed the student operation of the Purdue Radio Station 9 Y B, known as 9YB call station. Achatz was also a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineering and the Indiana Engineering Society.
Source: "Biographical and Personal Notes." Telephony: The American Telephone Journal. Vol. 79, No. 3 (July 3 to December 25, 1920): 42. 1922 Purdue Debris yearbook, 394.


0.075 Cubic Feet (Three folders)

Processing Information

Material has been placed into an acid-free folder and box.
R. V. Achatz papers
Achatz, R. V. papers
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Second edition. Collection description first completed 2008-11-30 by Archives Staff.

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  • 2020-03-31: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to more fully meet standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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