Catalogue description List of the papers and correspondence of COLIN CHERRY 1914 - 1979

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Reference: C.Cherry
Title: List of the papers and correspondence of COLIN CHERRY 1914 - 1979

1 Biographical papers


2 Diaries


3 Early papers


4 Electrical Engineering Department, Imperial College


5 Departmental conferences etc


6 Postgraduate courses


7 Other lectures etc at Imperial College


8 Communications section. research projects and grants


9 Research students


10 General correspondence


11 Institution of Electrical Engineers


12 Books and unpublished papers


13 Publications


14 The age of access


15 Tapes


Compiled by Jeanne Pingree

Date: 1935-1981
Held by: Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Cherry, Edward Colin, 1914-1979, professor of telecommunication

Physical description: approx 350 files.
  • Telecommunications
Administrative / biographical background:

Born 1914, St. Albans, England. Took first Degree (B.Sc.) as evening part-time student, Northampton Polytechnic, London 1936, whilst Laboratory Assistant at Research Laboratories, General Electric Company, of Great Britain. M.Sc. in 1940. During Second World War, 1939-45, was attached to the Radar Research Establishment, Malvern, mainly concerned with flying trials. After War, joined Manchester University as Lecturer. Moved to Imperial College, London University, in 1947, first as Lecturer, then Reader, then appointed to Chair in Telecommunication, 1958.


Professor Cherry was awarded a Marconi International Fellowship in 1978; to 'honor notable contributions to the field of communications, both in the scientific/technological sense and in terms of human perception'.


He began work on his book 'The age of access' but died on 23 November, 1979. This book was completed for publication by Dr W E Edmondson, a former student.


Professor Cherry's working papers were transferred to the archives after his death with the agreement of Mrs Heather Cherry.

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