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Lee De Forest (1873-1961) Scrapbook, 1919-1924
GC 1189  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lee De Forest (1873-1961) Scrapbook, 1919-1924
    Dates: 1919-1924
    Collection Number: GC 1189
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 1 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: One scrapbook of clippings, letters and photographs pertaining to De Forest and his inventions.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Lee De Forest (1873-1961) Scrapbook, 1919-1924. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Iowa-born inventor, received a B.S. and Ph.D. from Yale. Worked on apparatus for radio telegraphy. Invented the triode (1906), the prototype of all electronic amplifiers. Among his other inventions were sound film and colored television. Lived in Palo Alto from 1910-1913 and moved back to California in 1930. Died in Hollywood in 1961. [Hart, Companion to California.]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One scrapbook of clippings, letters and photographs pertaining to De Forest and his inventions. There are articles by and about De Forest. The bulk of the clippings are about his invention of sound film. There are also clippings and ephemera pertaining to Thomas A. Edison's 75th birthday celebration (1924) and a letter from Edison to De Forest on the same subject. Fragile.

    Indexing Terms

    De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961
    Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931