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Guide to the Charles Vincent Litton papers, 1912-1972
BANC MSS 75/7 c  
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Description
Letters written to Litton and copies of letters by him; notes; notebooks; reports; blueprints and drawings; patents; etc. concerning vacuum tubes and machinery built by Litton and his various businesses; the operation of the companies; Litton's theories of physics; and materials related to personal business matters.
Background
Charles Vincent Litton was born, March 13, 1904, in San Francisco, California to Charles A. and Alice J. (Vincent) Litton. As a boy he had been fascinated with radio—at the age of 12 he had his own "wireless house" in back of his parents' house in Redwood City-and so, it was not surprising that he went on to study electrical engineering. He received his A.B. from Stanford University in 1924 and his E.E. in 1925.
Extent
Number of containers: 13 boxes, 6 cartons, 7 oversize folders
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.