Vol. 11, No. 2
May 1999

Mercurial Matters


Antonio Meucci in Cuba

Planning for 2000

David Sarnoff Library


Hugh Slotten Receives Grants

Flashback to the Sixties: Bridging an Earlier Communications Gap

The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize

Rereading the Supreme Court: Tesla's Invention of Radio

New Journal for Multimedia History

Book Review:
Media in America

Have Slides/Viewgraphs, Will Travel

The Vacuum Tube Museum at Manhattan College

Contact Us


Hugh Slotten Receives Grants

Hugh R. Slotten received the 1998-1999 Aerospace History Fellowship sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the National Air and Space Administration. Slotten's research has focused on the introduction of international satellite technology resulting from the Satellite Act of 1962 and decisions on domestic broadcasting in developing cable television especially during the 1970s. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and he has recently completed a book manuscript tentatively titled "Technological Innovation and Policy Decision-Making: Radio and Television Broadcasting in the United States, 1910-1960" (forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press). Slotten has also recently been awarded a National Science Foundation grant that will allow him to spend 1999-2000 working on a project titled "Communications and the State: Science, Technology, Industry, and the Federal Government in the United States during the Twentieth Century" in the Harvard History of Science Department. That Hugh is a longtime Mercurian no doubt contributes to his doing so well.

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