NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES
Finding Aid to the Papers of Arthur M. Shalloway, 1962-1983
Location of collection: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Archives, 520 Edgemont Rd., Charlottesville, VA. Phone: 1-434-296-0203, email: archivist at nrao.edu
Title and dates of the collection: Papers of Arthur M. Shalloway, 1962-1983.
Size of the collection: 2.5 linear feet.
Papers/Records created by: Shalloway, Arthur M. (1922- )
Short description of collection: This collection includes selected papers of Arthur M. Shalloway related primarily to his work at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory building autocorrelation receivers.
Biography: Arthur M. Shalloway was born in 1922, received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communications) from Georgia Institute of Technology in October 1943, and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from Georgia Institute of Technology in June 1951. He joined the staff of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in 1962 and retired in 1983. During his time at NRAO, Shalloway was instrumental in the design and development of NRAO autocorrelation receivers models I-V and the VLA correlator prototype, as well as VLBI and data communications switch system and facsimile network design. After retirement, he served as a consultant on the design and development of the VLBA correlator.
[Biographical note written by Ellen N. Bouton.]
Accession history: Material was donated by Shalloway to the NRAO Archives in October 2011. The sample wire wrap card was donated by Gene Runion in November 2011.
Access to collection: No restrictions. The Archives are open part-time; contact the Archivist for appointment.
Publication rights: Copyright has been assigned to The National Radio Astronomy Observatory. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item, box, and file], Papers of Arthur M. Shalloway. Archives, National Radio Astronomy Observatory / Associated Universities, Inc.
Processing notes: Arrangement, description, indexing, foldering and boxing of this material was completed in November 2011. During the processing fasteners were removed, and materials were removed from binders of various types. Duplicates were returned to Shalloway.
Working Notebooks Series: This series includes Shalloway's working notebooks for October 1962 through August 1983. The notebooks cover the design and development of NRAO autocorrelation receivers models I-V and the VLA correlator prototype, as well as VLBI and data communications switch system and facsimile network design. Size: 0.5 linear feet.
Notes and Papers Series: This series includes Shalloway's notes and papers dated 1962-1983. Included are reports, memos, and drawings related to the design and development of NRAO autocorrelation receivers models I-V and the VLA correlator prototype, a collection of theses and published scientific papers that used the correlators, NRAO Digital Lab quarterly progress reports for 1963-1964, and materials on the digital recorder/reproduce system, wire wrap cards, magnetic tapes to the 1620 computer, data communications systems, and a 1963 memo recommending the processing and storage of telescope data on magnetic tape instead of paper tape. Also included is a wire wrap card of the type used in the correlators, donated by Gene Runion. Size: 2.0 linear feet.