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IEEE History Center staff also actively publishes journal articles. To go to a page of books and historical journal articles by History Center staff and others, please [http://ethw.org/Archives:Books_and_Archival_Publications  click here].
  
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''To see articles on the history of technology written by IEEE History Center staff for '''IEEE-USA Insight''' [http://insight.ieeeusa.org/web/insight/list/-/content-list/category/29300 please click here].''
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==Author Submission Guidelines==
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If you are interested in writing a history article for ''Proceedings of the IEEE'' in the 'Scanning the Past' department, please see [http://ethw.org/Archives:Proceedings_of_the_IEEE_%E2%80%9CScanning_the_Past%E2%80%9D_call_for_authors  Proceedings author guidelines].
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As part of its mission to bring the history of technology to a wide audience, the IEEE History Center publishes books as well as journal articles.
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''[http://www.amazon.com/Enrico-Fermis-IEEE-Milestone-Florence/dp/1522870903/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453394939&sr=1-6&keywords=fermi+semiconductor Enrico Fermi's Semiconductor Milestone in Florence]''
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NEW -- ''Enrico Fermi's IEEE Milestone in Florence.'' Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi developed the quantum statistics that would be named after him while teaching at the School of Engineering of the University of Florence. The Fermi-Dirac statistics were a fundamental contribution to semiconductor physics and to the development of electronics. The two original 1926 papers are reproduced in full in this book). This book commemorates the dedication in December 2015 of a [http://ethw.org/Milestones:Enrico_Fermi%27s_Major_Contribution_to_Semiconductor_Statistics,_1924-1926 Milestone] in Electrical Engineering and Computing by IEEE at the University of Florence in Commemoration of Fermi's contribution.
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As part of its mission to bring the history of technology to a wide audience, the IEEE History Center has been busy with a number of publishing initiatives. The Center is proud to unveil Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation which is now available in both hard cover and Kindle® editions from www.amazon.com, and US Federal Government & Innovation, [https://salaryapp.ieeeusa.org/rt/salary_database/shop?&main.ctrl=contentmgr.detail&main.view=ecom.content.detail&main.id=77111&top.title=The+US+Federal+Government+and+Innovation+-+A+Brief+History available as an e-book to download from IEEE-USA’s Today’s Engineer store].
 
  
''Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation'' - The innovative spirit and creative energy of Bell Labs during the directorship of William Baker are described by twelve people who worked there. The culture of Bell Labs comes to life through the first-hand accounts of [[John Pierce|John Pierce]], father of communications satellites; [[Manfred R. Schroeder|Manfred Schroeder]], speech encoding; [[Walter L. Brown|Walter Brown]], developer of silicon semiconductors; [[Carol G. Maclennan|Carol Maclennan]], computers and the Ulysses spacecraft; [[Alan G. Chynoweth|Alan Chynoweth]], materials research, [[David Dorsi|David Dorsi]], expert glassblower; [[Edward E. Zajac|Edward Zajac]], submarine cables and economics research; [[Edwin A. Chandross|Edwin Chandross]], optical memories and organic materials (inventor of the now ubiquitous light stick); [[Italo Quinto|Italo Quinto]], chauffeur to William Baker; [[Man Mohan Sondhi|Mohan Sondhi]], inventor of the adaptive echo canceller; [[William L. Keefauver|William Keefauver]], Bell Labs’ general patent attorney; and lastly, [[William O. Baker|William Baker]] himself.
 
  
The research done at Bell Labs led to many devices and techniques that helped build our present world. Acoustic cameras, adaptive predictive coding, block diagram compilers, cryptography, diamond crystal research, digital communication, echo research, inverse filtering, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), magnetic bubble memories, microwaves, organic field effect transistors, pulse code modulation, synthetic speech, transistors, traveling-wave tubes, and vocoders are among the topics recalled by the contributors to this book. [http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Labs-Memoirs-Innovation-Geselowitz/dp/1463677979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320151019&sr=1-1 Available now from Amazon].
 
  
''US Federal Government & Innovation: A Brief History'' published as E-book - The IEEE History Center is proud to announce the publication of an electronic book, ''US Government & Innovation: A Brief History'' in conjunction with IEEE-USA’s magazine ''Today’s Engineer.'' The book outlines the history of U.S. government involvement in technological innovation, which dates from the 1790s. The U.S. Government’s fostering of technologies such as the Morse telegraph, Hollerith’s punched-card machines, radio, radar, ENIAC and successor computers, semiconductors, and lithium batteries is described. As the debate continues about the role of government in research, the staff of the IEEE History Center hopes that this book will illuminate the discussion, and bring some of the rich history to light. ''U.S. Federal Government & Innovation: A Brief History'' can be purchased for download at: [https://salaryapp.ieeeusa.org/rt/salary_database/shop?&main.ctrl=contentmgr.detail&main.view=ecom.content.detail&main.id=77111&top.title=The+US+Federal+Government+and+Innovation+-+A+Brief+History Member Price is $4.79. Non-member price is $5.99.]
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''[http://www.amazon.com/Sprague-Electric-Electronics-Giants-after/dp/150338781X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1429202871&sr=8-2&keywords=sprague+electric  Sprague Electric: An Electronics Giant's Rise, Fall, and Life after Death'' ]
  
''History of Telecommunications'' - Telecommunications has been one of the most influential technologies in human history. As the speed and volume of the transmission of messages increased, history itself has been made and altered. Telecommunications has not only influenced history, it has also allowed us to share and participate in historical events. This book is a collection of articles written by the staff of the IEEE History Center highlighting some of the many triumphs in the world of telecommunications.  
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''Sprague Electric: An Electronic Giant's Rise, Fall, and Life after Death'' by John L. Sprague. The rise of the Sprague Electric Company from a kitchen-table high-tech startup is representative of much of the U.S. electronics industry. Sprague Electric Company rose to become a thriving manufacturer employing thousands of workers, and building a broad product line with international sales and a reputation for the highest quality. It then declined, went through a series of acquisitions, and eventually dissolved. Yet today, many former Sprague Electric business units thrive as successful parts of other corporations.
  
[http://www.ieeeusa.org/communications/ebooks/info.asp?Keyword=History&Product=Telecommunications+%2D+History+Highlights Member Price: $4.79, Non-member Price: $5.99]
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Sprague Electric's business and technological history serves as a lens for thousands of companies all over the world. It is the story of corporate success...and a tale of what to avoid. Told by company insider John Sprague, it gives the reader a front-row seat.<br>
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== Previous IEEE and Archival Publications ==
 
  
The following books are either out of print IEEE History Center publications or are publications which have been released to the IEEE History Center for publication on the Global History Network. All these books are available free of charge online.
 
  
Blalock, Thomas, [[Archives:Transformers at Pittsfield, part 1|Transformers at Pittsfield, part 1]], [[Archives:Transformers at Pittsfield, part 2|part 2]], [[Archives:Transformers at Pittsfield, part 3|part 3]]
 
  
Bliss, Louis D., [[Archives:Bliss Electrical School Alumni Address|Bliss Electrical School Alumni Address]].  
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''[http://www.amazon.com/The-Birth-Electric-Traction-extraordinary/dp/1490955348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408394270&sr=8-1 The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague]&nbsp;''by Frank Rowsome Jr., available in paperback and Kindle® editions.  
  
Cuthbert, Thomas R. Jr., [[Archives:Broadband Direct-Coupled and Matching RF Networks|Broadband Direct-Coupled and Matching RF Networks]], (Greenwood, AR: TRCPEP, 1999).  
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Frank Julian Sprague has often been called the inventor of public transportation. In addition to his developments in electric traction, Sprague made enormous contributions in the areas of control and safety, without which mass transit would not be possible. Sprague developed automatic signal and brake control for railroads, and an auxiliary train control to take charge if the driver made a mistake. He was active in the planning and construction of New York City’s subway system, and in the electrification of Grand Central Terminal.  
  
Cuthbert, Thomas R., jr., [[Archives:Circuit Design Using Personal Computers|Circuit Design Using Personal Computers]], (New York: John Wiley &amp; Sons, 1983)
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Sprague believed that “Transportation is the key of civilization…for without it our existing social structure would collapse.” Among Sprague's other achievements are the introduction of electric elevators and of electric power units suitable for machine tools, printing presses, dentist's drills, and labor-saving conveniences in the home.
  
Cuthbert, Thomas R., Jr., [[Archives:Optimization Using Personal Computers|Optimization Using Personal Computers]], (New York: John Wily &amp; Sons, 1987)
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Rowsome’s engaging and colorful biography not only gives a detailed view of Sprague as a person, but also Sprague’s approach to design and problem-solving. Numerous personal, and sometimes quite humorous, anecdotes bring Sprague, his assistants, and the early history of electric railroads to life.
  
Freitag, Harlow, [[Archives:Electrical Engineering, The Second Century Begins|Electrical Engineering: The Second Century Begins]], (New York: IEEE Press, 1986)
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Frank Rowsome Jr. is probably now most famous for ''The Verse by the Side of the Road'' (1966), but he was also managing editor of ''Popular Science Monthly'' and later became NASA’s chief of technical publications.
  
Friedel, Robert D., [[Archives:Lines and Waves|Lines and Waves: Faraday, Maxwell And 150 Years Of Electromagnetism]], (New York: Center for the History of Electrical Engineering Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1981).
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IEEE Canadian Region, [[Archives:Electricity, The Magic Medium|Electricity, The Magic Medium]], ed. W. Harry Prevey (Thornhill, ON: IEEE, Canadian Region, 1985).
 
  
IEEE Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, [[Archives:Facets: New Perspectivies on the History of Semiconductors|Facets: New Perspectivies on the History of Semiconductors]], ed. Andrew Goldstein &amp; William Aspray (New Brunswick: IEEE Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, 1997)
 
  
IEEE History Center, [[Sources in Electrical History, vol. 1: Archives and Manuscript Collections in U.S. Repositories|Sources in Electrical History, vol. 1: Archives and Manuscript Collections in U.S. Repositories]].  
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[http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Power-Joseph-Cunningham/dp/1484826515/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NHHM2VRYYZXY55AX21F New York Power]''&nbsp;by Joseph J. Cunningham, available&nbsp;in paperback and Kindle® editions.  
  
IEEE History Center, [[Sources in Electrical History 2: Oral History Collections in U.S. Repositories|Sources in Electrical History 2: Oral History Collections in U.S. Repositories]].  
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<br> New York City’s density placed unique constraints on its electric light and power supply. Electrification began during the 1880s, but many innovations were required to supply urban service at a cost that would make possible large-scale consumption. ''New York Power'' tells the story of the electrification of the one of the densest electrical load areas in the world, it was also where alternating current challenged and then ultimately vanquished the original direct-current system. Author Joseph J. Cunningham has consulted a variety of historical sources to bring us the story of the massive and sustained effort to develop New York City’s electric utility system. He has researched and authored numerous articles and books on topics such as industrial electrification and electric rail transportation, and has taught widely on the history of electric power systems and consulted on numerous electro-technology projects and television productions. Lionel Trains has consulted him for the historical details of its model trains.  
  
IEEE History Center, [[Sources in Electrical History 3: An International Guide to Corporate Records and Archives of Companies in the Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Industries|Sources in Electrical History 3: An International Guide to Corporate Records and Archives of Companies in the Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Industries]].
 
  
IEEE Press, "[[Archives:Evolution of the IEEE Logo|Evolution of the IEEE Logo]]", in IEEE Student Journal, March 1963, Page 48.
 
  
IEEE Press, [[Archives:A Century of Honors: The First One Hundred Years of Award Winners, Honorary Members, Past Presidents, and Fellows of the Institute|A Century of Honors: The First One Hundred Years of Award Winners]], Honorary Members, Past Presidents, and Fellows of the Institute, (New York: The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 1984)
 
  
IEEE Press, [[Archives:Technological Competitiveness: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Industries|Technological Competitiveness: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Industries]], (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1993)
 
  
IEEE Press, [[Oral-History:Engineers as Executives|Engineers as Executives: An International Perspective]], (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1995)
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''[http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Labs-Memoirs-Innovation-Geselowitz/dp/1463677979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320151019&sr=1-1 Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation]'',&nbsp;edited by A. Michael Noll and Michael Geselowitz&nbsp;is now available in paperback&nbsp;and Kindle® editions.
  
IEEE-Rutgers Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, [[Archives:Tracking the History of Radar|Tracking the History of Radar]], eds. Oskar Blumtritt, Hartmut Petzold and William Aspray (Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1994)
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The innovative spirit and creative energy of Bell Labs during the directorship of William Baker are described by twelve people who worked there. The culture of Bell Labs comes to life through the first-hand accounts of [[John Pierce|John Pierce]], father of communications satellites; [[Manfred R. Schroeder|Manfred Schroeder]], speech encoding pioneer; [[Walter L. Brown|Walter Brown]], developer of silicon semiconductors; [[Carol G. Maclennan|Carol Maclennan]], expert in spacecraft communications and data analysis; [[Alan G. Chynoweth|Alan Chynoweth]], materials research authority;&nbsp;[[David Dorsi|David Dorsi]], expert glassblower; [[Edward E. Zajac|Edward Zajac]], submarine cables and economics research; [[Edwin A. Chandross|Edwin Chandross]], optical memories and organic materials (inventor of the now ubiquitous light stick); [[Italo Quinto|Italo Quinto]], chauffeur to William Baker; [[Man Mohan Sondhi|Mohan Sondhi]], inventor of the adaptive echo canceller; [[William L. Keefauver|William Keefauver]], Bell Labs’ general patent attorney; and lastly, [[William O. Baker|William Baker]] himself.
  
Mair, Alex, "[[Archives:Fred Heath and the Invention that Changed the World|Fred Heath and the Invention that Changed the World]]", University of Alberta Engineer, November 2003.  
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The research done at Bell Labs led to many devices and techniques that helped build our present world. Acoustic cameras, adaptive predictive coding, block diagram compilers, cryptography, diamond crystal research, digital communication, echo research, inverse filtering, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), magnetic bubble memories, microwaves, organic field effect transistors, pulse code modulation, synthetic speech, transistors, traveling-wave tubes, and vocoders are among the topics recalled by the contributors to this book. [http://www.amazon.com/Bell-Labs-Memoirs-Innovation-Geselowitz/dp/1463677979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320151019&sr=1-1 Available now].  
  
McMahon, A. Michal, [[Archives:The Making of a Profession: A Century of Electrical Engineering in America|The Making of a Profession: A Century of Electrical Engineering in America]], (New York: IEEE Press, 1984)
 
  
Morton, David L., [[Archives:A History of Electronic Entertainment|A History of Electronic Entertainment]], (New York: IEEE Press, 1999).
 
  
Morton, David, [[Archives:Power, A Survey History of Electric Power Technology Since 1945|Power: A Survey History of Electric Power Technology Since 1945]], (New York: IEEE Press, 2000)
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'''The IEEE History is also pleased to remind readers of the availability of two previous e-publications, produced in partnership with IEEE-USA E-Books:'''
  
Nebeker, Frederik, [[Archives:Sparks of Genius: Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence|Sparks of Genius: Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence]], Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1994)
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a) ''The US Federal Government and Innovation - A Brief History'' -&nbsp;This book briefly outlines, for engineers and policymakers, the history of U.S. government involvement in technological innovation, from Morse's telegraph and radio to transistors, computing, and lithium batteries.
  
Nebeker, Frederik, [[Archives:Signal Processing: The Emergence of a Discipline, 1948-1998|Signal Processing: The Emergence of a Discipline, 1948-1998]], (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1998)
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[http://www.ieeeusa.org/communications/ebooks/info.asp?Keyword=innovation&Product=The+US+Federal+Government+and+Innovation+-+A+Brief+History#= Member Price: $4.79, Non-member Price: $5.99]  
  
Ryder, John D. and Fink, Donald G., [[Archives:Engineers & Electrons: A Century of Electrical Progress|Engineers &amp; Electrons: A Century of Electrical Progress]], (New York: IEEE Press, 1983).  
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''b) History of Telecommunications'' - Telecommunications has been one of the most influential technologies in human history. As the speed and volume of the transmission of messages increased, history itself has been made and altered. Telecommunications has not only influenced history, it has also allowed us to share and participate in historical events. This book is a collection of articles written by the staff of the IEEE History Center highlighting some of the many triumphs in the world of telecommunications.  
  
Swedburg, Gregory, [[Archives:Profiles in Engineering Leadership: Eta Kappa Nu's First Century Eminent Members|Profiles in Engineering Leadership: Eta Kappa Nu's First Century Eminent Members]], (New Brunswick, NJ: IEEE History Center &amp; Eta Kappa Nu Association, 2004)
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[http://www.ieeeusa.org/communications/ebooks/info.asp?Keyword=History&Product=Telecommunications+%2D+History+Highlights Member Price: $4.79, Non-member Price: $5.99]  
  
WT Glover &amp; Co., [[Archives:WT Glover Electric Wires Cables|Electric Wires &amp; Cables]], Salford, Manchester, August 1897. Catalogue and Price list.
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IEEE History Center staff also actively publishes journal articles. To go to a page of books and historical journal articles by History Center staff and others, please click here.

To see articles on the history of technology written by IEEE History Center staff for IEEE-USA Insight please click here.

Author Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in being one of our book authors, please see Author Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in writing a history article for Proceedings of the IEEE in the 'Scanning the Past' department, please see Proceedings author guidelines.

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As part of its mission to bring the history of technology to a wide audience, the IEEE History Center publishes books as well as journal articles.

Enrico Fermi's Semiconductor Milestone in Florence

NEW -- Enrico Fermi's IEEE Milestone in Florence. Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi developed the quantum statistics that would be named after him while teaching at the School of Engineering of the University of Florence. The Fermi-Dirac statistics were a fundamental contribution to semiconductor physics and to the development of electronics. The two original 1926 papers are reproduced in full in this book). This book commemorates the dedication in December 2015 of a Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing by IEEE at the University of Florence in Commemoration of Fermi's contribution.




Sprague Electric: An Electronics Giant's Rise, Fall, and Life after Death

Sprague Electric: An Electronic Giant's Rise, Fall, and Life after Death by John L. Sprague. The rise of the Sprague Electric Company from a kitchen-table high-tech startup is representative of much of the U.S. electronics industry. Sprague Electric Company rose to become a thriving manufacturer employing thousands of workers, and building a broad product line with international sales and a reputation for the highest quality. It then declined, went through a series of acquisitions, and eventually dissolved. Yet today, many former Sprague Electric business units thrive as successful parts of other corporations.

Sprague Electric's business and technological history serves as a lens for thousands of companies all over the world. It is the story of corporate success...and a tale of what to avoid. Told by company insider John Sprague, it gives the reader a front-row seat.




The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague by Frank Rowsome Jr., available in paperback and Kindle® editions.

Frank Julian Sprague has often been called the inventor of public transportation. In addition to his developments in electric traction, Sprague made enormous contributions in the areas of control and safety, without which mass transit would not be possible. Sprague developed automatic signal and brake control for railroads, and an auxiliary train control to take charge if the driver made a mistake. He was active in the planning and construction of New York City’s subway system, and in the electrification of Grand Central Terminal.

Sprague believed that “Transportation is the key of civilization…for without it our existing social structure would collapse.” Among Sprague's other achievements are the introduction of electric elevators and of electric power units suitable for machine tools, printing presses, dentist's drills, and labor-saving conveniences in the home.

Rowsome’s engaging and colorful biography not only gives a detailed view of Sprague as a person, but also Sprague’s approach to design and problem-solving. Numerous personal, and sometimes quite humorous, anecdotes bring Sprague, his assistants, and the early history of electric railroads to life.

Frank Rowsome Jr. is probably now most famous for The Verse by the Side of the Road (1966), but he was also managing editor of Popular Science Monthly and later became NASA’s chief of technical publications.

ISBN 9 7181490955346


New York Power by Joseph J. Cunningham, available in paperback and Kindle® editions.


New York City’s density placed unique constraints on its electric light and power supply. Electrification began during the 1880s, but many innovations were required to supply urban service at a cost that would make possible large-scale consumption. New York Power tells the story of the electrification of the one of the densest electrical load areas in the world, it was also where alternating current challenged and then ultimately vanquished the original direct-current system. Author Joseph J. Cunningham has consulted a variety of historical sources to bring us the story of the massive and sustained effort to develop New York City’s electric utility system. He has researched and authored numerous articles and books on topics such as industrial electrification and electric rail transportation, and has taught widely on the history of electric power systems and consulted on numerous electro-technology projects and television productions. Lionel Trains has consulted him for the historical details of its model trains.



Bell Labs Memoirs: Voices of Innovation, edited by A. Michael Noll and Michael Geselowitz is now available in paperback and Kindle® editions.

The innovative spirit and creative energy of Bell Labs during the directorship of William Baker are described by twelve people who worked there. The culture of Bell Labs comes to life through the first-hand accounts of John Pierce, father of communications satellites; Manfred Schroeder, speech encoding pioneer; Walter Brown, developer of silicon semiconductors; Carol Maclennan, expert in spacecraft communications and data analysis; Alan Chynoweth, materials research authority; David Dorsi, expert glassblower; Edward Zajac, submarine cables and economics research; Edwin Chandross, optical memories and organic materials (inventor of the now ubiquitous light stick); Italo Quinto, chauffeur to William Baker; Mohan Sondhi, inventor of the adaptive echo canceller; William Keefauver, Bell Labs’ general patent attorney; and lastly, William Baker himself.

The research done at Bell Labs led to many devices and techniques that helped build our present world. Acoustic cameras, adaptive predictive coding, block diagram compilers, cryptography, diamond crystal research, digital communication, echo research, inverse filtering, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), magnetic bubble memories, microwaves, organic field effect transistors, pulse code modulation, synthetic speech, transistors, traveling-wave tubes, and vocoders are among the topics recalled by the contributors to this book. Available now.


The IEEE History is also pleased to remind readers of the availability of two previous e-publications, produced in partnership with IEEE-USA E-Books:

a) The US Federal Government and Innovation - A Brief History - This book briefly outlines, for engineers and policymakers, the history of U.S. government involvement in technological innovation, from Morse's telegraph and radio to transistors, computing, and lithium batteries.

Member Price: $4.79, Non-member Price: $5.99

b) History of Telecommunications - Telecommunications has been one of the most influential technologies in human history. As the speed and volume of the transmission of messages increased, history itself has been made and altered. Telecommunications has not only influenced history, it has also allowed us to share and participate in historical events. This book is a collection of articles written by the staff of the IEEE History Center highlighting some of the many triumphs in the world of telecommunications.

Member Price: $4.79, Non-member Price: $5.99

The book publishing program is made possible in large part by donations. If you have enjoyed our books, please consider supporting the IEEE History Center’s work by making a donation to IEEE Foundation - History Center Fund