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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of television technology.


Six Superlative Sources

· Abramson, Albert. The History of Television, 1880 to 1941. McFarland, 1987.

· Abramson, Albert. Zworykin: Pioneer of Television. University of Illinois Press, 1995.

· Burns, R.W. Television: An International History of the Formative Years. Institution of Electrical Engineers "History of Technology Series," 1998.

· Dinsdale, A.A. First Principles of Television. John Wiley, 1932; reprinted by Arno Press, 1971.

· Shiers, George, ed. Technical Development of Television. Arno Press "Documents in the History of Telecommunications," 1977.

· Shiers, George. Early Television: A Bibliographic Guide to 1940. Garland, 1997.

Other Excellent Sources

· Burns, R.W. British Television: The Formative Years. Institution of Electrical Engineers "History of Technology Series," 1986.

· Burns, Russell. John Logie Baird, Television Pioneer. Institution of Electrical Engineers "History of Technology Series," 2000.

· Eckhardt, George H. Electronic Television. Goodheart-Willcox, 1936; reprinted by Arno Press, 1974.

· Everson, George. The Story of Television: The Life of Philo T. Farnsworth. Norton, 1949; reprinted by Arno Press, 1971.

· Fink, Donald G. Television Standards and Practice: Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the National Television System Committee and Its Panels. McGraw-Hill, 1943.

· Fink, Donald G. Color Television Standards: Selected Papers and Records of the National Television System Committee. McGraw-Hill, 1955.

· Fisher, David E., and Marshall Jon Fisher. Tube: The Invention of Television. Counterpoint, 1996.

· Kempner, Stanley. Television Encyclopedia. Fairchild, 1948.

· McLean, Donald F. Restoring Baird's Image. Institution of Electrical Engineers "History of Technology Series," 2000.

· Molloy, Edward, gen. ed. Television Today: Practice and Principles Clearly Explained. George Newnes, 1935, 2 vols.

· Moseley, Sidney A., and H.J. Barton-Chapple. Television To-Day and To-Morrow. Pitman, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1940.

· Sheldon, H. Horton, and Edgar Norman Grisewood. Television: Present Methods of Picture Transmission. Van Nostrand, 1929.

· Television: A World Survey and Supplement. UNESCO, 1953 and 1955; two vols. reprinted as one by Arno Press, 1972.

· Tyler, Kingdon S. Telecasting and Color. Harcourt, Brace, 1946.

· Udelson, Joseph H. The Great Television Race: A History of the American Television Industry, 1925-1941. University of Alabama Press, 1982.

· Wilson, John C. Television Engineering. Pitman, 1937.

· Zworykin, Vladimir K., and George A. Morton. Television: The Electronics of Image Transmission. John Wiley, 1940, 1954.

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