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Albert G. Thomas papers

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Identifier: MC-0429

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains the papers of Albert G. Thomas, who earned an SM in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1923. Materials include correspondence, writings, patents, clippings, drawings, and twelve notebooks describing Thomas's work as an inventor; one notebook is a log of his inventions.


  • Creation: 1931-1969


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Albert Gallatin Thomas, 1897-1979, BS, 1921, University of Virginia; SM in electrical engineering, 1923, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, worked in industry and as an inventor filed more than 100 inventions with the United States Patent Office.


7.3 Cubic Feet (7 record cartons, 1 manuscript box)

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Guide to the Papers of Albert Gallatin Thomas
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