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F. Alton Everest papers, 1937-1941, 1971
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Title: F. Alton Everest papers
    Collection number: 2154
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (2 boxes and 1 flat box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1937-1941
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1941, 1971
    Abstract: F. Alton Everest was an audio and acoustical engineer from the 1930s to the 1980s. The collection consists of a small amount of materials related to his early career and ephemera from the 17th Film Festival in Asia in 1971.
    Language of Materials: English, German, Chinese, and French.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Everest, F. Alton (Frederick Alton), 1909-2005

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], F. Alton Everest papers (Collection 2154). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7290542 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of F. Alton Everest, 1988.


    F. Alton Everest was born in Oregon in 1909. He received a BSEE from Oregon State University (1932); an electrical engineering degree from Stanford (1936) and studied physics at the graduate level at UCLA (1946-1947). He taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at Oregon State (1936-1945). During World War II, he was attached to the University of California Division of War Research at San Diego where studied underwater sound transmissions. (1945-1971). He co-founded and from 1945-1971 directed production for the Moody Institute of Science, a Christian ministry which produced a number of award-winning science films. In the 1970s, he taught in the Communication Department at Hong Kong Baptist College (1970-1973). Later in his career, Everest worked as an acoustical consultant and authored many works about acoustic design. Everest died in Santa Barbara, CA in September 2005.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of material related to the career of audio engineer F. Alton Everest. The collection includes photographs and publications documenting the technical aspects of early television and ephemera documenting the 17th Film Festival in Asia (1971). Over 100 photographs represent early television equipment, both in the US and abroad. The periodicals are German, French, British and American publications, mostly about early television development in the 1930s. Included are a small number of reprinted articles written by Everest, about television engineering, from the journal Communication (1939-1940). Additionally there is a scrapbook and other ephemera from the 17th Film Festival in Asia, for which Everest served as a juror.

    Organization and Arrangement

    There is no specific arrangement to the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sound engineers--Archival resources.