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Title: Arthur Batcheller papers
Dates:1888-1977 (bulk 1913-1955)
Call Number:M12
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1. Personal, 1898-1975
Volume:4.0 cubic ft.

Organized into 4 subseries, arranged alphabetically.

This series is comprised of (A) newspaper clippings, Batcheller family genealogy and Batcheller Family News-Journals, school assignments, and a diploma; (B) correspondence, photographs, and negatives; (C) ballet slippers, Mabel Normand autograph; and (D) 16 mm films.
A. General
1Award and Achievement Certificates1912-1963
1Batchelder-Batcheller Genealogy Book1898
1"The Batcheller Family News-Journal"1970-1975
1Batcheller Genealogyn.d.
1Batcheller, [Jennie?]: "Field and Trees" (watercolor)1907
1Ceremonies and Banquets: Programs/Invitations1923-1943
1The Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Department of Education: Correspondence1920
1Correspondence (2 folders)n.d., 1898-1977
1Downtown Athletic Club1929-1930
1LaSalle Extension University1926-1927
1Massachusetts Division of Education: Division of University Extension: Assignments1920-1921
1Massachusetts Registered Electricians1920
1Newspaper Articlesn.d., 1967
1Radio Engineering Coursen.d.
1Wireless Engineering Coursen.d.
1YMCA Electrical Engineering School1911-1917
1YMCA Electrical School Certificate1911
B. Photography
1Correspondencen.d., 1970
Photographs: Personal
4Unidentified (44 folders)n.d.
4Batcheller, Arthur (10 folders)n.d.
4Batcheller (E & A.H.) & Co. Shoe Factoryn.d.
4Belote, Earl Sanders (3 folders)n.d.
4Brook Street Home (3 folders)n.d.
4Family (18 folders)n.d.
4Hunnewell School (3 folders)n.d.
4Lindbergh, Charles and Annen.d.
4Marconi Memorial Gold Medal (5 folders)n.d.
4North Brookfield, Mass. (2 folders)n.d.
4Other (9 folders)n.d.
4Paintings (7 folders)n.d.
4Retirement Dinner (7 folders)n.d.
4Sarnoff, David (2 folders)n.d.
4YMCA (5 folders)n.d.
Photographs: Railroad
5Unidentified (4 folders)n.d.
5Batcheller, Arthur (3 folders)n.d.
5Doherty, Johnn.d.
5East Boston Terminaln.d.
5Edison Storage Battery Car (3 folders)n.d.
5Edison, Thomas (4 folders)n.d.
5Electrical Crew (2 folders)n.d.
5Engine No. 21n.d.
5Generating Stationn.d.
5Kendal Green RR Stationn.d.
5Locomotive No. 1n.d.
5Locomotive No. 19n.d.
5Stoney Brook RR Station (2 folders)n.d.
Photographs: Radio Telegraphy
6Unidentified (10 folders)n.d.
6Batcheller, Arthur (11 folders)n.d.
6Bell Telephone Company (2 folders)n.d.
6Bootleg Photography (9 folders)n.d.
6Boston School of Telegraphyn.d.
6CBS/KNX Studio (8 folders)n.d.
6Conant, Warrent Officer (3 folders)n.d.
6Engineers with President Coolidge (2 folders)n.d.
6Free U.S. Government Radio Station (16 folders)n.d.
6Grand Island Monitoring Stationn.d.
6International Radiotelegraph Conference (3 folders)n.d.
6Supervisors of the Radio (3 folders)n.d.
6Taylor, Dr. Hoytn.d.
United States
6Coast Guard Officers (2 folders)n.d.
6Custom House Staff (3 folders)n.d.
6Maritime Service Training Station (2 folders)n.d.
6Veterans Wireless Monument Dedicationn.d.
6WWI Intelligence Officers (2 folders)n.d.
6WWI Private Radio Stationn.d.
6White Star Liner, SS Homeric (4 folders)n.d.
Photographs: Actresses/Actor
7Unidentified (41 folders)n.d.
7Arbrilble, Roscolen.d.
7Cunningham, Audrey (2 folders)n.d.
7Film Studio/Film Making (4 folders)n.d.
7Harlow, Jeann.d.
7Merkel, Unan.d.
7Monroe, Marilyn (23 folders)n.d.
7Normand, Mabel (3 folders)n.d.
7O'Sullivan, Maureenn.d.
7Warrington, Norma (7 folders)n.d.
Photographs: Dancers
8Unidentified (11 folders)n.d.
8Bolsey Camera Models (10 folders)n.d.
8Boop, Bettyn.d.
8British Buttercups (2 folders)n.d.
8Fashion Academy Models (3 folders)n.d.
8Hickey, Donna Lee (6 folders)n.d.
8Pavloa, Anna (2 folders)n.d.
8Solomonoff, Senia and Lola Menzelin.d.
8Tiller, John and The Tireless Tillers (4 folders)n.d.
1Unidentified Russian Dancersn.d.
C. Dance
Autographed Ballet Slippers
9Unidentified (2)n.d.
9Unsigned (3)n.d.
9Arova, Sonian.d.
9Elvin, Violetten.d.
9Marchaevel, Colletten.d.
10Markova, Alician.d.
10Mirror, Sabeln.d.
10Moyland, Mary Ellen (2)n.d.
10Tallchief, Marian.d.
1Normand, Mabel and Cast Autographs1929
D. Film
11Aesop's Sound Fables "The Big Cheese" by John Foster and Harry Baileyn.d.
11Aesop's Sound Fables "Hot Tamale" by John Foster and Harry Baileyn.d.
11AJ Metzn.d.
11Artists and Modelsn.d.
11Batcheller Little Theatre presents in Kodachrome "Lovely Barbara Doane"n.d.
11Batcheller's First TV Movien.d.
11Broadway's Most Beautifuln.d.
11"Birth of Christ" from The Passion Playn.d.
11Charlie Chaplin in "His Social Error"n.d.
11Coronation of Pope Pius XII1939
11Coronation of their Magesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth1937
11Dixie Daysn.d.
11Earl Carrol's Sketch Bookn.d.
12Helen Strick (Arthur Batcheller) Home and Beachn.d.
12Killing the Killer – The Cobra and the Mongoose Part 1-2n.d.
12Mary-Helen (Arthur Batcheller)n.d.
12Mabel Normand in "Raggedy Rose"n.d.
12"Death and El Toro"n.d.
12Roadrunner Battle Rattle Snaken.d.
12"St. Mihiel" Distributed by Empire Safety Film Co.n.d.
12Skating Rinkn.d.
12Strauss Waltzesn.d.
12The Story of the Jungle Part 1-3n.d.
12War News Reels1943
12World War, Russia by Vincent Lopezn.d.
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2. Professional, 1905-1976
Volume:2.0 cubic ft.


This series includes annual reports, correspondence, cash book, hearing minutes, radio operators examination form, pamphlets, yearbooks, and investigation reports.
1Boston School of Telegraphyn.d.
1Commercial Radio-Operators Examinationn.d.
1Commercial Radio Stations of the 2nd Radio Districtn.d.
3Committee on Interstate Commerce, U.S. Senate: Hearing Minutes1929
2Correspondence (7 folders)n.d., 1950-1975
Department of Commerce
2Annual Reports (4 folders)1916-1939
2Appointment of Division1917-1930
3Bureau of Navigation: Radio Signalsn.d.
3Department of Marine Radio Branch: Instructions for the Suppression of Inductive Radio Interference1926-1929
2Illegal Radio Traffic: Correspondence1929-1932
2International Radiotelegraph Conference1927
2Marconi, Senator Guglielmon.d., 1922
Massachusetts Radio and Telegraph School
2Cash Book1919-1920
2Question and Answer Sheetsn.d.
2Pamphletsn.d., 1976
2Pamphlets by Arthur Batcheller1929-1930
2Radiophone Conferences1922
2Retirement Letters (2 folders)1955-1956
2SS Morrow Castle (4 folders)1930-1936
2SS Vestris1928-1929
3Universal Electrical Communications Union1922
2Veterans Wireless Operators Association Yearbooks (2 folders)1944-1976
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