C. Willard Geer Scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0096
Creators:
Geer, C. Willard, 1902-1975 ((physicist))
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1944-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Separated Materials
Related artifacts in the Division of Work and Industry (electricity collections).
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Robert Harding, archivist.
Author
Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 3/30/84.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
C. Willard Geer Papers, 1944-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Electricity, March 30, 1984.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diagrams Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color television Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1940-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physicists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tri-color television device Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Southern California. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives