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.
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
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