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Direct Radio Telegraphic communication between the United States and Spain was officially opened at the offices of the R.C.A. Communications in Washington this morning. Mariano de Amoedo, charge d'affaires of the Spanish Embassy is shown pressing the telegraphic key opening the service. The King of Spain and the Prime Minister were at the other end of the circuit. In the group, on the left is F.P. Guthrie of the Radio Corporation and on the right, David A. Salmon, Chief of the Bureau of Indexes and Archives, Dept. of State

Baltimore, Md. For each block of 1,000 social security account applications 'work' cards are prepared. One work card is made for each operation incident to seeting up individual accounts and necessary indexes. The photograph above shows a worker in the Social Security Board Records Office at work at the 'visible control' rack. Each card in this rack represents an operation completed on one block[?] of applications. By glancing at each compartment in the rack, the number of operations completed can be estimated at once

Exactly what happens to each of the millions of Social Security Account applicants during each working shift is recorded daily. At any minute of the day or night it is possible to locate any application through the records maintained in the production and control section of the Social Security Board Records Office. This is the nerve center of the "greatest bookkeeping job in the world". The photograph above shows workers in the records office running off daily production report, which accurately pictures details of the ebb and flow of each of the several operations necessary to set up an individual ledger account for each worker and the various indexes prepares to insure acccuracy and ready reference.

Baltimore, MD. Chances of a mechanical error escaping detection are infinitesimal in the Social Security Board Records Office and great care is excercised to guard against human error. After the employee master card has been prepared, and before it is sent on to reproduce an acturial card, indexes, registers and a individual ledger account. It goes to a review section. Here the original application and the master card are brought together and checked for error. Checking is done by a team of two workers, and the few errors which have been made are corrected. Reviews of errors are reduced to a minute part of one perscent. The photograph above shows a part of the review section at work

Baltimore, MD. Chances of a mechanical error escaping detection are infinitesimal in the Social Security Board Records Office and great care is excercised to guard against human error. After the employee master card has been prepared, and before it is sent on to reproduce an acturial card, indexes, registers and a individual ledger account. It goes to a review section. Here the original application and the master card are brought together and checked for error. Checking is done by a team of two workers, and the few errors which have been made are corrected. Reviews of errors are reduced to a minute part of one perscent. The photograph above shows a part of the review section at work

Baltimore, MD. For every Social Security Account Number issued an "emploee master card" is made in the Social Security Board Records Office. Identifying data, given on the application blank , Form SC-5[?], is transferred to this master card in the form of up-ended quadrangular holes, punched by key punch machines, which have a key card like a typewriter. Each key struck by an operator causes a [...] to be punched into the card. The position of a hole determines the letter or number other machines will reproduce from the master card. From this master card is made an acturial card, to be used later in statistical purposes. The master card also is used in other machines which sort them numerically, according to account numbers alphabetically according to the name code, translate the holes into numbers and letters, and print the data on individual ledger sheets, indexes, registry of accounts, and other uses. It is kept as a permanent record. The photograph above shows at work a part of the key machine section, where master cards are punched.

Baltimore, Md. For every social security account number issued an "employee master card" is made in the Social Security board records office. Testifying data, given on the application blank, form ss-5 is transferred to this master card in the form of up ended quadrangular holes, punched by key punch machines, which have a keyboard like a typewriter. Each key struck by an operator causes a hole to be punched in the card. The position of a hole determines the letter or number other machines will reproduce from the master card. The position of the hole determines the letter or number other machines will reproduce from the master card. From this master card is made an actuarial card, to be used later for statistical purposes. The master card also is used in other machines which sort them numerically, according to account numbers, alphabetically according to the name code, translate the holes into numbers and letters, and print the data on individual ledger sheets, indexes, registry of accounts and other uses. The photograph above shows a records office worker punching master cards on a key punch machine

Baltimore, MD. Strange as it may seem, many persons misspell or change the spelling of their names, from time to time. To forestall the difficulties which would ensue when Baer subsequently spelled his name Bear, the Social Security Board Records Office has set up several varieties of indexes for reference and to insure accuracy. One of these is the alphabetic code index. This is printed on flexible strips, each just wide enough for one line of type. They are printed automatically from the employee master card. The strips are in partially perforated rolls when they first are printed, as shown in the above photograph taken in the Records Office. The perforations allow strips to be separated at any point so that, for example, Abraham Abel's name may be inserted in proper alphabetic sequence between Aaron Abel and Adam Abel

Baltimore, Md. For every social security account number issued an "employee master card" is made in the Social Security Board Records Office. Testifying data, given on the application blank, form ss-5 is transferred to this master card in the form of up ended quadrangular holes, punched by key punch machines, which have a keyboard like a typewriter. Each key struck by an operator causes a hole to be punched in the card. The position of a hole determines the letter or number other machines will reproduce from the master card. The position of the hole determines the letter or number other machines will reproduce from the master card. From this master card is made an actuarial card, to be used later for statistical purposes. The master card also is used in other machines which sort them numerically, according to account numbers, alphabetically according to the name code, translate the holes into numbers and letters, and print the data on individual ledger sheets, indexes, registry of accounts and other uses. The photograph above shows a records office worker punching master cards on a key punch machine

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, Caribbean Folksong Project, 1964

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

Alan Lomax Collection, Manuscripts, British Isles LP projects

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