Finding Aid for the

GE General Engineering Laboratory Papers,



0.3 linear ft.


Finding Aid Compiled by

Joshua Hauck-Whealton

April 2010


Schenectady Museum Archives

15 Nott Terrace Heights

Schenectady, NY 12308

(518) 382-7890, ext. 241


Creation of this finding aid was supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics






Scope and Content Note


This series consists of materials relating to the General Electric General Engineering Laboratory (GEL). These include correspondence, notes, reports, and diagrams pertaining to the development of the cathode ray oscillograph at the General Engineering Lab. Also called the cathode ray oscilloscope, and the Dufour oscillograph.


Additional Note


Provenance of this series is unknown. Folders were removed from a larger, catch-all collection, misleadingly named 'R&D Technical Papers', and made into this separate series in April 1999.


Folder List


  1. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Articles, Publications, 1918, 1923-1926
  2. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Correspondence, 1924
  3. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Correspondence, January May 1926
  4. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Correspondence, June September 1926
  5. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Correspondence, October December 1926
  6. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Correspondence, 1927
  7. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Notes, Photographs, undated
  8. Cathode Ray Oscillograph, Shipping Receipts, 1924, 1926