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Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974
Oral history interview with Vern Oliver Knudsen, 1966 December 20 to 1969 June 3.
In-depth interview covering family background; early education at Brigham Young; work at Bell Labs (Harvey Fletcher) before graduate studies at University of Chicago (A. A. Michelson). Appointment to University of California. Church life vs. university career. Establishment of the Acoustical Society of America; Knudson becomes the 3rd president. Research on acoustics in building, work on ear sensibility, audio amplifier; designs hearing aids with Isaac H. Jones; absorption of sound in gases and air. Consultant to MGM. Early work at UCLA; design of radio broadcasting studios. Work during World War II. Deanship at UCLA, and later chancellorship; relationship with Dijkstra and with Spoone. Later work in architectural acoustics; the academic senate; attitudes and philosophy. Minority problem at the university.
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Acoustical Society of America
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Brigham Young University.
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Chicago
Amplifiers, Audio.
Architectural acoustics
Hearing aids -- Designs and plans.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Radio stations -- Designs and plans.
Science -- Societies, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Jones, Isaac H.
Mink, James V., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA