Read the articles under "Introduction"
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Publications and Educational Documents (by Date)
Organized by year of publication (if known).
See Chuck Hensley's comprehensive index to articles in the BLR in the folder below. It can be used to locate articles to research, whether found in the TCI LIbrary or elsewhere.
Chuck has offered to scan a limited number of pages from his collection (at his convenience). Send requests using the "Contact Us" link in the Menu Bar above.
HINT: Search for "BLR" followed by a topic keyword to find a series of related articles. Use alphabetic sort to display them in chronological order. e.g. BLR PBX or BLR Picturephone.
When posted, complete scanned BLR issues were available here:
Renamed from BTQ to BTM in 1941.
"Thousands Visit Kearney's Wonder Workshop," Telephone Review, Dec 38, Starts on page 7.
171 pages.? Provides a reference to common terms used in the 021 series of courses.? Marked for internal use within the Bell System.
Topics include: CO Equipment, Apparatus, Equipment, Cable & Wiring, Engineering Aids, References (e.g. Standards, Technical Design Manual, BSPs), and Ordering Apparatus.
Aids for Special Needs
Mountain Bell's Special Needs Center; Denver Colorado
The services and equipment described in this booklet were
specially designed to help make telephone use easier for our customers
with a hearing, speech, sight or motion impairment.
"Grooved handset article" from Bell Laboratories Record March, 1939? Vol. XVII No. 7
by T S Huxman, Insulating Materials Development
One page publication: 'How a Small Telephone System is Operated'
From "Western Electric News," page 3, January 1, 1913.
Explains how a magneto switchboard works, tells about jacks, plugs, cords, drops etc.
WE Hawthorne Works, The Microphone, April, 1973
Article about the DEW line project:
"On the northern fringes of the continent W.E. has built the first units of America's Distant Early Warning Line"
Thanks for new documents from David Gruger, Jeff Lamb, Walt Aydelotte, Dennis Hock, Steve Flocke, Paul Wills, Sam Etler, Fred Haynes, John Novack, Clint Gilliland, Steve Cichorsky and Karl Brose.
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