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Malcolm P. Hanson papers, 1906-1947

Hanson, Malcolm P., 1894-1942

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and
    • 31 photographs (1 folder)
  • OCLC ocn173704868, ocn173692600


  • 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.


  • Presented by Lida S. Hanson, New York, N.Y., and Mrs. Malcolm Hanson, Washington, D.C., 1955.
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