Case File of John J. Carty
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Contents of CSA #2659
1916 Franklin Medal
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- Catalog Summary
- Evidential Information
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Case File Catalog Summary
John J. Carty was a trailblazer of American telephony. He was awarded the Franklin Medal in 1916 for his contributions to the telephone art. Carty made early contributions to large-scale switchboard technology and to describing and eliminating the phenomenon of "cross talk," a kind of interference that plagued early telephone users. The first American transcontinental conversation took place under Carty's leadership as chief engineer of AT&T, as did the first wireless, transoceanic broadcast of the human voice.
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- Letter from Darling outlining the items requested by The Franklin Institute. January 21, 1916. Page 1 (1.7M) | Page 2 (1.8M)
- Personal letter from Darling. (1.5M)
- Letter from Darling detailing the requested materials. February 7, 1916. Page 1 (1.8M) | Page 2 (1.1M)
- Letter to Carty, officially informing him of his selection for the Franklin Medal. March 14, 1916. Page 1 (2.0M) | Page 2 (1.7M)
- Letter to Keller inviting him to participate in Medal Day Ceremony. March 16, 1916.
- Letter from Keller accepting invitation to participate in the Medal Day Ceremony. March 18, 1916.
- Letter from Carty acknowledging his selection for the Franklin Medal. March 17, 1916. Page 1 (1.4M) | Page 2 (1.4 MB)
- Letter to Owens informing him that Keller will participate in the Medal Day Ceremony. March 21, 1916.
- Letter from Newell to Carty. (1.6M)
- Letter from Darling as cover to enclosed copy of letter from Newell. (1.1M)
- Letter from Keller as cover for enclosed biographical notes. May 15, 1916.
- Letter from Keller requesting notes for the Ceremony. May 16, 1916.
- Letter to Staples in response to request for copies of Carty's Medal Day Address. May 25, 1916.
- Letter from Staples reporting the publicity resulting from the Medal Day Ceremony. May 18, 1916. (2.1M)
- Letter to Staples, the publicity manager for the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, requesting a collection of newspaper clippings related to the Medal Day Ceremony. May 22, 1916.
- Letter to Darling acknowledging receipt of his letter. May 22, 1916.
- EVIDENTIAL INFORMATION
- Letters of Support
- Acknowledgements of the successful 1915 wireless telephony demonstrations. A collection of 25 copies of letters, telegrams, and cablegrams sent from entities across the country including the Secretary of the Navy, the War Department, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Western Union, and the National Geographic Society for the purpose of acknowledging Carty's achievement. (various dates)
- "The New York Times" featuring front page headline: "Wireless sends voice over Atlantic; speech heard from Arlington, VA., to Paris heard at the same time in Honolulu." October 22, 1915.
- Newspaper article: Carty, Who Telephones Through the Air. October 2, 1915. Page 1 (3.6M) | Page 2 (3.5M) | Page 3 (1.9M)
- Newspaper article. "St. Louis Post Dispatch." October 17, 1915.
- Newspaper article: Telephones through the Air. October 10, 1915. (3.1M)
- Newspaper article. "Summit N.J. Herald." October 22, 1915.
- Newspaper article: NY Electrical Society Honors Telephone Heads. April 15, 1915. (2.2M)
- Newspaper article: Wireless Telephony Due to American Inventors Brains. (sic) October 29, 1915. (2.3M)
- Newspaper article: New England's Part in Wireless Telephony. October 10, 1915. (2.1M)
- Newspaper article: Behind the Gun. October 16, 1915. (1.7M)
- Newspaper article: Wizard Carty of the Wireless. October 13, 1915. (2.3M)
- Newspaper Article: New Englander Who Developed Wireless 'Phone. October 17, 1915.
- Newspaper advertisement of the A.T.& T. Company. Source unknown. (no date).
- The Telephone News. (June 1, 1916) Page 1 (4.9M) | Page 2 (4.2M) | Page 3 (3.8M) | Page 4 (3.5M) | Page 5 (3.6M) | Page 6 (3.6M) | Page 7 (3.7M)
- Speeches and Presentations
- Medal Day Program Outline. (no date) Page 1 (2.9M) | Page 2 (2.9M)
- Annual Report of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. 1913
- Annual Report of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. 1914
- Telephone Service in America. Paper prepared by Carty for the International Conference of European Telephone and Telegraph Administrators held at the Sorbonne, Paris, September 4th to 11th, 1910.
- A New View of Telephone Induction. Paper prepared by Carty for the meeting of the Electric Club. November 21, 1889.
- Telephone Engineering. Paper prepared by Carty for the 204th Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York, February 23, 1906.