The Papers of William A. Thanuum, Jr.
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Cary Instruments was begun by Howard Cary and Russell Vaniman in 1946 as Applied Physics Corporation. In 1966 Cary Instruments was purchased by Varian Medical Systems and became the Cary Instruments of Varian.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1085571~S6
The bulk of the collection is made up of Thanuum's "Users Files." These tracked the ownership and shipping dates of the individual Cary instruments. The remainder of the collection is the sort of trade literature that a sales person would be expected to use in his work.
Arranged into three series: Series 1.William Thanuum's Users Files; Series 2.Manuals and Advertising Materials - 1963-1971; Series 3.Company Publications - 1959-1971.
William A. Thanuum, Jr. was a member of Cary Instruments Field Sales Force and this collection is a combination of materials personally used by Thanuum in his work and generally available Cary technical and advertising materials.
Source of acquisition--William A. Thanuum, Jr. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2004..
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