The Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi Family Archives documents the career and professional activities of Dr. Andrew Viterbi, noted
researcher, scholar, innovator, and businessman, as well as provide information about the Viterbi and Finci families. The
professional papers consist of audio materials, awards, certificates, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, manusciprt materials,
patents, photographs, presentations, publications and reprints, research materials, and reports that are useful in following
Dr. Viterbi's career and provide insight into his constributions to the field of digital communication.
Andrew James Viterbi was born on March 9, 1935 in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy, the only child of Dr. Achille and Maria Viterbi.
In 1939, the Viterbi family immigrated to the United States due to the anti-Semitic laws passed in fascist Italy. They lived
first in New York City, and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, when Andrew was six years old. Andrew attended the public
schools in Boston, and graduated from Boston Latin School in 1952. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1957, and the Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1962.
20.0 Linear feet
47 document cases, 1 small box, 1 oversize box
35000 digital objects
The archives contains published articles and book chapters authored or co-authored by Dr. Viterbi and others. Researchers
are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and chapters. It is the responsibility
of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials.
There are materials within the archives that are marked confidential or proprietary, or that contain information that is obviously
confidential. Examples of the latter include letters of references and recommendations for employment, promotions, and awards;
nominations for awards and honors; resumes of colleagues of Dr. Viterbi; and grade reports of students in Dr. Viterbi's classes
at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego.