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C. Willard Geer Scrapbooks, 1944-1962

Collector:
Geer, C. Willard (physicist) 1902-1975
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
University of Southern California
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft.: 1 box
Type:
Notebooks
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Patents
Photographs
Clippings
Diagrams
Legal documents
Date:
1944
1944-1962
1950-2000
20th century
1940-1970
Notes:
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Southern California, 1943-1968. In 1944, he was granted the basic patent in color television for his tri-color television device which enabled the practical production of color images by television receiving apparatus. He held fourteen additional patents on the television.
Summary:
Two notebooks (scrapbooks) of clippings, correspondence, original United States patents, briefs on hearings of patent interference suits, drawings of color television tubes, photographs of Geer and his model of the receiving tube, licensing agreement proposal on the sale of patent rights to the (Bob) Hope Enterprises, and biographical information.
Cite as:
C. Willard Geer Papers, 1944-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Television
Color television
Tri-color television device
Physicists
Local number:
1978.0816 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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