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Herbert B. Van Etten correspondence with Lee de Forest, 1933-1957.
BANC MSS 2000/112 cz
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Title:

Herbert B. Van Etten correspondence with Lee de Forest, 1933-1957
History of science and technology collection

Creator/Contributor:

Van Etten, Herbert B., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Lott, Samuel H., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Dreher, Carl, 1896-1976, Correspondent.

Abstract:

Contains correspondence between Van Etten and Lee de Forest, 1951-1957, mostly concerning personal matters, but with references to their work together and de Forest's legal battles with Edwin H. Armstrong concerning patents of devices invented for radio. Included with this is correspondence between de Forest and Carl Dreher over an article which Dreher wrote for Harper's Magazine. Also, information regarding Van Etten's 30-year class reunion at Stevens Institute of Technology and a letter to classmate Samuel H. Lott summarizing his life since graduation, 1933.

Date:

1933 (issued)

Subject:

Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard) -- 1890-1954
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Stevens Institute of Technology.
Federal Telegraph Company.
Radio -- United States -- Biography
Inventors -- United States -- Biography

Note:

Included in: History of science and technology collection
Herbert B. Van Etten worked for many years in the field of communications, most notably the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. In 1912, while at the Federal Telegraph Co., he was the assistant of Lee De Forest, who was credited with inventing and developing much of the technology used in radio, film, and television. Van Etten was responsible for recording information in notebooks, which were used as evidence in the patent disputes between de Forest and Edwin Armstrong.

Type:

biography

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2000/112 cz

Origin:

California