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Hunt, Frederick V.
Oral history interview with Frederick Vinton Hunt, 1964 December 18 and 1965 January 8.
Life and career to 1965. Childhood and high school years, 1905-1920; undergraduate life and education at Ohio State University, 1920-1925; graduate work at Harvard University, 1925-1932; realization of his place in physics; research and problems with doctoral thesis; research on architectural acoustics and reflections on his teaching at Harvard, 1932-1945; cascade and frequency meter, relations in department, conflicts between teaching and research function, development of slight weight pickup and side wall support; war work on Navy acoustic mine sweeping project, National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) underwater sound projectr ecruitment, management problems, and dismantlement; instigating Navy postwar research in underwater sound; creation of the Engineering Science and Applied Physics department at Harvard, 1946-1965; development of the Acoustical Society of America since 1930s; assessment of his contributions; place of acoustics as a field of study. Also prominently mentioned are: Leo Beranek, John Bouyouvos, Percy Williams Bridgman, Emory Leon Chaffee, James Bryant Conant, Chris Engleman, Harvey Fletcher, William H. Klofan, Theodore Lyman, Philip McCord Morse, G. W. Pierce, Jack A. Pierce, Tim Shea, Alpheus Wilson Smith; Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Undersea Warfare Committee, and United States Navy.
Lifespan 1905-1972.
Beranek, Leo L. (Leo Leroy), 1914-2016
Bouyouvos, John V. (John Vinton), 1926-
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Chaffee, Emory Leon, 1885-1975.
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Engleman, Chris
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981.
Hunt, Frederick V.
Klofan, William H.
Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954.
Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985
Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956.
Pierce, Jack A.
Shea, Tim
Smith, Alpheus Wilson
Acoustical Society of America
Harvard University.
Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ohio State University.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
United States. Navy
Architectural acoustics.
Frequency meters.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Sound laboratories.
Structures, Theory of.
Underwater acoustics.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Beranek, Leo L. (Leo Leroy), 1914-2016 interviewer.
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA