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Larry W. Fullerton Collection

Identifier: MC-144
Newspapers, work and personal files, technology items, various artifacts.


  • 2019-02-28


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


14 Linear Feet (24 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Larry W. Fullerton (December 11, 1950 – November 24, 2016) was an American inventor with more than 500 patents to his name ("Larry W. Fullerton, American Inventor, Died at 65").

Fullerton worked for NASA and "co-founded Time Domain Corporation in 1987 and Cedar Ridge Research in 2008" ("Died at 65"). He was also responsible for the advent of "ultra-wideband technology, correlated magnetics (see “Applications”), and a number of other industrial, military, and consumer technologies," including a device to help detect breast cancer early ("Died at 65," Remkus). Before his death, Fullerton "was working on an invention help detect and identify which mosquitos carry Zika Virus" (Remkus).

For more information about Fullerton, click here.


Fenichell, Stephen, and Justine Parsons. “Can a Tenacious Lone Inventor Revolutionize Wireless Communications with a Chip He Invented in His Garage?” Discover Magazine, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2019, First published May 1, 2001 12:00 AM.

“Larry W. Fullerton, American Inventor, Died at 65.” History's Greatest, 29 Nov. 2016,

Remkus, Ashley. “Alabama Inventor Dies on Thanksgiving after Brain Cancer Battle.”, 26 Nov. 2016,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Chad Beddingfield, 2019.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.



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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America