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Hunt, Frederick V.
Oral history interview with Frederick Vinton Hunt, 1964 December 18 and January 8, 1965.
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 projectr︣ecruitment, 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.
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961.
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884.
Hunt, Frederick V.
Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954.
Morse, Philip McCord, 1903-
Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956.
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.
Minesweepers.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Sound laboratories.
Sound.
Structures, Theory of.
Underwater acoustics.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound.
Beranek, Leo Leroy, 1914-
Bouyouvos, John V. (John Vinton), 1926-
Chaffee, Emory Leon, 1885-1975.
Engleman, Chris.
Klofan, William H.
Pierce, Jack A.
Shea, Tim.
Smith, Alpheus Wilson.
Beranek, Leo Leroy, 1914- interviewer.
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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