Litton, Charles Vincent
University of California
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
13 boxes, 6 cartons, 7 oversize folders
The Litton collection came to The Bancroft Library in August, 1974 as a gift of Mrs. Carles V. Litton and family. It consists of thirteen boxes and six cartons of correspondence and related papers with some material in oversize folders. It includes letters addressed to Litton; copies of letters written by him; business papers; memos; reports; brochures; clippings; blueprints and drawings; notebooks; patents; and notes. The papers cover a wide range of subjects including the business operations of Litton's companies; developments and designs for tubes and machinery; Litton's theories in physics; and personal and family matters. Included also are family historical materials including a keepsake album, records and letters covering the years 1856 to 1933. While there is good documentation for the activities of Litton Engineering Laboratories after 1945 there is relatively little for the period from its founding in 1932 till 1944. There is also little information about Litton's business activities after 1961. Notebooks Record books and notebooks containing data and ideas for designs and inventions kept by Litton and Litton Engineering Laboratories. Arranged chronologically.