Exhibits and Collections Management

Signal Corps Museum

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Historical Signal Equipment Links

Exhibits and Collections Management


The exhibits trace the development of the Signal Corps from its beginning in 1860 , through the present. Step inside the Entrance. Highlights include: The Congressional Medal of Honor; artifacts from Albert J. Myer, the founder of the Signal Corps and Civil War Signal Corps items such as the Beardslee Electro Magneto; circa 1870 meteorological office, Augusta, Georgia;signaling equipment used out west circa 1880; Spanish-American war equipment such as the telephone used by General Wheeler at the battle of San Juan Hill; The Greeley expedition to the Artic; Signal Corps Aviation and "Snoopy"; WWI "Hello Girls" ; Trench Warfare; WWII Signal Message Center; Signal WACs" Korea ; Signal Corps motion pictures and "Oscar"; Pigeons; Signals in Space; Cold War Viet Nam Prisoner of War and Signal Corps equipment; Desert Shield ; Eisenhower and Camp Gordon. The museum also has a number of traveling exhibits and information packets are available upon request. For further information on exhibits or brochures please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 706-791-3856. The museum highlights the technology and wars in which signal men and women were prominent.  


The museum archival holdings contain more than 15,000 technical and field manuals (TMs & FMs). Through utilization of our archives, we are making the following information available: equipment and systems making up the set, radio, complete (SCR) equipment used with the SCR components' SCR index, from 1908 through 1945; and other equipment known as RC radio components.  Along with the various radios and communications equipment, we've gotten many inquires on the phonetic alphabet, so we have included it here. It shows variations from 1916 (the first) to the one used today (developed in 1961).

Collections Management

The museum has more than 10,000 objects in its collections. We are continually looking for radio and communications systems (Signal Corps) to complement our growing collections. If interested in donating to the Signal Museum, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at (706) 791-5324.