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Lynn Mowat papers relating to invention of television

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6265

Scope and Contents note

The Lynn Mowat papers consist of newspaper clippings relating to the success of Philo Farnsworth and the development of the television tube. The majority of the collection is correspondence between Lynn Mowat and one of his most devoted friends, George Everson. Everson was the vice president of Farnsworth Television Inc. and much of the correspondence relates to the financial and technical endeavors in perfecting the television tube. Information regarding Philo Farnworth is included.

Dates

  • 1933-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lynn Mowat papers relating to invention of television must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lynn Mowat was born 29 August 1894 in Oregon. He was a supporter of Philo Farnsworth and the development of the television and television tube. He was a highly favored friend of George Everson, the vice president of Farnsworth Television Inc. He died 9 July 1976.

Extent

2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The Lynn Mowat papers consist of newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to Philo Farnsworth and the development of the television tube. Most of the correspondence is between George Everson, the vice president of Farnsworth Television Inc., and Lynn Mowat.

Custodial History note

Donated by Lois Mowat in 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Lois Mowat; 1983.

Appraisal note

20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Lynn Mowat helped contribute to the cause of Phil Farnsworth, a Mormon, in developing the TV tube which greatly influenced American culture.

Related Archival Materials note

Letters, 1974-1975 Everson, George, b. 1885.; MSS SC 2177.

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Creator

Title
Register of Lynn Mowat papers relating to invention of television
Status
Completed
Author
Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008
Date
22 August 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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