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February Collection of the Month: Peter Sera Telecommunications Collection

Sera papersInterested in traveling back in time to the dawn of the satellite communication age? When commercial satellites were first launched into orbit, and users still needed manuals with instructions on how to properly answer the phone? Come check out the Peter H. Sera telecommunications collection at the Special Collections Research Center.

His collection includes 33 boxes of correspondence, conference materials, reports, and technical publications that document many telecommunications devices and technological systems produced from 1964-1986.

Still longing for more information? Look into the collections of Joseph Charyk, one of the founding directors of Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), as well as Albert F. Murray, who helped launch the first successful underwater radio controlled torpedo and worked in developing early televisions.

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