Papers of Malcolm P. Hanson, a pioneer radio engineer who was instrumental in the development of University of Wisconsin station WHA, Madison, Wisconsin. Included are correspondence, technical papers, speeches, newspaper clippings, and a memorial volume written by his mother.
The photographs show radio equipment constructed under Hanson's direction at WHA; broadcasting a basketball game, circa 1922; equipment and outdoor scenes from Admiral Richard Byrd's expedition to Antarctica, 1928-1930, on which Hanson served as chief wireless operator; and a 1945 memorial plaque with photographs of Hanson and others who died in World War II.
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