The Philo T. and Elma G. Farnsworth audio collection (1960-1978) contains audio recordings of Farnsworth speaking to audiences as well as recordings his wife, Elma G. "Pem" Farnsworth, made while researching a biography following his death in 1971. Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906-1971) was a researcher, writer, and a pioneering developer of television, radar technology, peacetime applications of nuclear fusion, and the infant incubator.
The Donald G. Godfrey papers (1924-2013) contain correspondence, thesis proposals, dissertation abstracts, articles, surveys, organization materials, a notebook, and news clippings, mostly pertaining to the LDS Church communications systems and the Bonneville International Corporation broadcasting system. Included in the collection are materials gathered during the years of research spent in preparing Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television, for University of Utah Press. Godfrey was a director for KOET Television, Ogden City Schools, Ogden, Utah, from 1966 to 1968. From 1986 to 1987 he was the corporate communications director for Phillipine Imports. He earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon in 1969 for research on the Bonneville International Corporation.