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Scanning our past from the IEEE history center. In his own words: Harold Henry Beverage

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As the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) and its flagship publication Proceedings of the IRE (now known as Proceedings of the IEEE) mark their 90th anniversary, it is interesting to note how radio once revolutionized society and brought the world closer, much as the Internet is doing today. The Harold Henry Beverage interview is a prime example of how the IEEE History Center can preserve information on an important figure in the history of engineering and its impact on technology who otherwise might not be known to the general public or even to today's practitioners outside of a narrow subfield. It is also an example of how we can learn about engineers as individuals. Finally, it demonstrates how the History Center serves as keeper of both IEEE's technological and institutional histories, for Beverage was to rise to become President of the IRE.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:90 ,  Issue: 5 )