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Claude E. Shannon: Communications as a Statistical Process, 1955

Contents of CSA #3290

Case File of Claude Elwood Shannon
Committee on Science and the Arts
1955 Ballantine Medal

  • REPORT
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    • Letter to Dr. Claude E. Shannon, Bell Telephone Laboratories, from Henry B. Allen, Executive Vice President of The Franklin Institute / (451k); [More Information]
      Reviews Medal Day Itinerary; 9/23/1955
    • Letter to Allen from Mr. Lewis P. Tabor;
      Thanks Tabor for participating in Medal ceremonies as Sponsor, reviews Medal Day activities; 9/21/1955
    • Letter to Allen from Shannon / (283k); [More Information]
      Informs Allen as to the title of Shannon's planned talk and responds to inquiries about marital status and desired invitees; 8/2/1955
    • Letter to Shannon from Allen / (414k); [More Information]
      Inquires as to the title of the talk Shannon would give on Medal Day and inquires about marital status and desired invitees; 7/20/1955
    • Letter to Allen from Shannon / (340k); [More Information]
      Informs Allen of Shannon's willingness to deliver a short talk on Medal Day; 7/13/1955
    • Letter to Shannon from Allen / (314k); [More Information]
      Inquires as to Shannon's willingness to talk at Medal Day ceremony; 7/1/1955
    • Letter to Allen from Shannon / (427k); [More Information]
      Thanks Allen for the Award, expresses plan to attend Medal Day; 6/24/1955
    • Letter to Shannon from Allen / (404k); [More Information]
      Informs Shannon of his award and the text of its citation; 6/21/1955
    • Memo to Allen from Dr. Frazer
      States it would be in order to inform Shannon upon ratification of the recommandation for his award; 6/10/1955
    • Letter to Shannon from Secretary, Committee on Science and the Arts / (242k); [More Information]
      Refers to enclosure of a reprint of the article in the December 1955 Journal of the Franklin Institute; 5/17/1956
    • Letter to Dr. Albert F. Murray from Secretary;
      Thanks Murray for signing and returning the citation of the Ballantine Committee's report; 11/28/1955
    • Letter to Murray from Secretary;
      Refers to enclosure of the citation page of the Ballantine Committee's report; 11/22/1955
    • Letter to Dr. William G. Ellis from Secretary;
      Thanks Ellis for signing and returning the citation of the Ballantine Committee's report; 11/22/1955
    • Letter to Jack from Ellis;
      Refers to enclosure of signed report page; 11/18/1955
    • Letter to Ellis from Secretary;
      Refers to enclosure of citation page to be signed; 11/17/1955
    • Letter to Dr. C. B. Bazzoni from Secretary
      Thanks Bazzoni for singing and returning the citation page of the Ballantine Medal report; 11/17/1955
    • Letter to The Board of Managers from Chairman, Committee on Science and the Arts
      Reports that confirmation of citation modification was made on 10/12/1955; 10/19/1955
    • Letter to Frazer from Tabor
      Acknowledges receipt of Sponsor's remarks; 10/14/1955
    • Letter to Tabor from Secretary
      Refers to enclosure of Sponsor's remarks; 10/12/1955
    • Letter to Sponsors for Medal Day from Secretary, CSA
      Presents logistics of Medal Day, 3 pages; 10/7/1955
    • Letter to Sponsors from Secretary
      Reminds sponsors of the sending out of invitations to Medal Day Exercises; 9/9/1955
    • Letter to Tabor from Frazer;
      Thanks Tabor for sending proposed Sponsor remarks; 7/1/1955
    • Letter to Tabor from Secretary;
      Requests presentation remarks; 7/21/1955
    • Memo; requests a Ballantine Medal engraved for Shannon; undated
    • Memo; requests a certificate prepared for Shannon; undated
    • Letter to Bazzoni from Secretary;
      Refers to enclosure of citation page for the Ballantine Medal Case; 11/11/1955
    • Letter to subcommittee members (Tabor (Chairman), Bazzoni, Ellis, Murray and Forstall from Secretary);
      Informs subcommittee members of meeting; 5/3/1955
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Tabor;
      Reports on wording errors to be corrected for the final report; 6/9/1955
    • Letter to Murray from Tabor / (820k); [More Information]
      Explains difficulties encountered in preparing the report, 4 pages
      page 2 / (841k), page 3 / (881k), page 4, (345k); 6/3/1955
    • Letter to Forstall from Secretary;
      Acknowledges letter of 5/24; 5/25/1955
    • Letter to Frazer from Edward L. Forstall, Plant Extension Engineer, Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania
      Expresses terse opinions on the Ballantine report; 5/24/1955
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary;
      Refers to enclosure of "Note on the Claude E. Shannon Report"; 5/16/1955
    • Letter to Frazer from Murray / (553k); [More Information]
      Letter and enclosure of "Note on the Claude E. Shannon Report", 3 pages
      page 2 / (832k), page 3 / (730k); 5/11/1955
    • Letter to Frazer from Murray;
      Carbon copy of "Note on the Claude E. Shannon Report, 2 pages; 5/11/1955
    • Memo to Tabor from Frazer;
      States Ellis, in phone conversation, indicated he would be willing to second Dr. Bazzoni's suggestion of choosing Shannon as candidate for the 1955 Ballantine Medal, excerpt from Bazzoni letter of 3/2/1955; 3/23/1955
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary;
      Informs members of meeting; 3/8/1955
    • Letter to Frazer from Bazzoni;
      Indicates Bazzoni's inclination toward recommending Shannon for the award; 3/2/1955
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary (signed John Frazer);
      Informs members of meeting; 12/17/1954
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary;
      Informs members of meeting with notes to individual members at the bottom; 12/2/1954
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary;
      Asks members for preferred meeting dates; 10/26/1954; 10/26/1954
    • Letter to Frazer from Murray;
      Responds to inquiry about meeting date; 10/26/1954
    • Letter to subcommittee members from Secretary;
      Suggests early meeting to avoid undue pressure in report preparation; 10/21/1954
    • Postcard on which Tabor accepts appointment on subcommittee; 10/15/1954
    • Postcard on which Bazzoni accepts appointment on subcommittee; 1/1/1955
    • Postcard on which Ellis accepts appointment on subcommittee; 10/18/1954
    • Postcard on which Forstall accepts appointment on subcommittee; 10/18/1954
    • Postcard on which Murray accepts appointment on subcommittee; 10/19/1954
    • Letter to Tabor from Secretary;
      Informs Tabor of his appointment to the subcommittee; 10/13/1954
    • Letter to Col. H. B. Ely from Secretary;
      Acknowledges receipt of letter of the 22nd; 5/27/1953
    • Letter to Frazer from Ely;
      Refers to enclosure of material received from Bell Telephone Laboratories and returning two CSA reports; 5/22/1953
  • EPHEMERA
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Handwritten introductory presentation remarks by Tabor, 3 pages; 10/19/1955
    • List of possible Ballantine Medal recipients / (332k); undated [More Information]
    • Summary of Shannon's credentials and basic biographical information; 3/22/1955
    • Summary of Shannon's credentials and basic biographical information; 2/13/1950
    • Metting minutes; 5/9/1955
    • Meeting minutes, 2 pages; 3/23/1955
    • Meeting minutes; 12/27/1954
    • Legacy of the Ballantine Medal; undated