Now online: First IEEE journal from 1913

Proceedings of IRE 1913 cover

The IEEE has recently made available the earliest issues of its first technology journal, dating back to 1913.

Currently known as “Proceedings of the IEEE,” the journal was titled “The Proceedings of the IRE” when it premiered in January of 1913. The IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers) was one of two predecessor organizations which merged to form the IEEE in 1963.

The latest update brings the first seven years of the title online (1913 – 1919). “Proceedings of the IEEE” issues from 1963 forward were previously available online through the IEEE Xplore digital library. Issues from later years will follow in the coming months.

Papers in the first issue included “A Discussion on Experimental Tests of the Radiation Law for Radio Oscillators,” “High Tension Insulators for Radio-Communication,” and “Recent Developments in the Work of the Federal Telegraph Company.”

Issues of “Proceedings of the IRE” from 1913 to 1919 can be found online through the IEEE Xplore digital library at:

IEEE will continue to digitize the historic backfile of its journals over the coming months.