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Summary

Identifier
SC-RAD008

Dates

  • c.1950-2009 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.25 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The documents, memorabilia, photographs, and publications, collected from 1950-2009 by Nancye Meyers focus on the administrative, historical, and technical operations of Radiation, Inc. (1950-1967), an engineering company based in Melbourne, FL, that focused on communications electronics.

  • Accruals

    There are no anticipated accruals.

  • Arrangement

    The collection consists of 6 boxes with 32 folders for textual materials, 7 folders for photographs, 1 folder for illustrations, 1 folder for a CD, and 1 box for three-dimensional materials.

    The folders in the 6 boxes are arranged by series, subseries, and chronologically by year. The boxes have been divided into 5 series.

    Series 1: Documents, circa 1957-2009 consists of three subseries: administrative, historical, and technical. Series includes materials such as applications, directories, handbooks, illustrations, manuals, presentations, proposals, and reports.
    • Subseries A: Administrative
    • Subseries B: History
    • Subseries C: Technical

    Series 2: Photographs, circa 1950-1975. Series includes items relating to the employees, equipment, exhibits, and facilities of Radiation, Inc.
    • Subseries A: Administrative
    • Subseries B: History
    • Subseries C: Technical

    Series 3: Publications, circa 1951-1966. Series includes materials such as advertisements, brochures, manuals, pamphlets, presentations, news releases, newspapers, and timelines relating to the operations and equipment of Radiation, Inc.
    • Subseries A: Administrative
    • Subseries B: Historical
    • Subseries C: Technical

    Series 4: Recordings, 1995. Includes a CD of a recorded interview of George Shaw for the centennial anniversary.

    Series 5: Three-Dimensional Objects, circa 1960-1974. Includes aircraft equipment and tape measures.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Nancye Meyers collected documents, ephemera, and memorabilia pertaining to Harris’ forerunner, Radiation, Inc.

    Radiation, Inc. was founded by Homer Denius and George Shaw in 1950. The company was first located in an old navy building at the Melbourne Airport. Facilities were later added in Palm Bay, FL and Orlando, FL. When Radiation, Inc. merged with Harris-Intertype in 1967, the company had over 3,000 employees.

    Radiation, Inc. focused on developing PCM telemetry systems, digital data acquisition systems, and tracking antennas. They were contracted by entities such as Boeing and Grumman. Additionally, the company presented their research and products at many conferences and expositions, such as the National Symposium on Telemetering, National Telecommunications Conference, and Space Congress.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some records in this collection are subject to access restrictions. Some are restricted for privacy concerns and institutional policy, and student records in this collection are subject to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions. Please contact the repository for further information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright of these materials is held by Florida Tech and others. It is the responsibility of the user to determine and satisfy copyright. Users must seek written permission from both the Florida Tech Special Collections and the original copyright holder regarding use of the material and to distribute, publish, post, or display in any way either in print or electronically.

  • Preferred Citation

    “Item, date.” Nancye Meyers Papers, SC-RAD008. Harry P. Weber University Archives and Special Collections, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Nancye Meyers Papers consists of textual, photographic, three- dimensional, and audiovisual materials from circa 1950 through 2009 that relate to Radiation, Inc.’s administrative, historical, and technical activities. Some of the three-dimensional objects were purchased online by Meyers. The collection consists of 6 boxes with 32 folders for textual materials, 7 folders for photographs, 1 folder for illustrations, 1 CD, and 1 box for three-dimensional materials.

  • Related Materials

    Similar materials to those in the Nancye Meyers papers may also be held in other special collections within the Radiation, Inc. archives.

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