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F. Alton Everest papers, 1937-1941, 1971
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1.0 linear ft. (2 boxes and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.