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COLLECTION Identifier: UAV 713.9025 through UAV 713.9269.5

Records of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory, 1940-1972

The Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory was established in 1940 to conduct research on speech, hearing, and communications during World War II. It continued to operate after the War and in 1962 it was renamed the Laboratory of Psychophysics. These records document the activities of the laboratory.

Dates

  • 1940-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Restrictions on Use of the Records

University Records are restricted for 50 years from the date of the record. Student and personnel records are restricted for 80 years. Consult Harvard University Archives reference staff for details.

Extent

11 cubic feet (34 boxes)

These records document the activities of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory and the Laboratory of Psychophysics. Documentation includes administrative records and records of projects undertaken either as contracts or grants. Topics include sound laboratories, acoustics, bioacoustics, and the design of scientific and hearing apparatus.

History of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory

The Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory was established in 1940 to conduct research on speech, hearing, and communications during World War II. It continued to operate after the War and in 1962 it was renamed the Laboratory of Psychophysics.

Organization of Collection

  1. Administrative Records
  2. Research Contracts and Grants

Provenance and Acquisition Information

The Harvard University Archives received the majority of records as unnumbered accessions, probably prior to 1975. The computer programs were donated to the Archives in accession number 8064 by Mrs. Stanley S. Stevens.

Related Materials in the Harvard University Archives

This collection is complemented by the Papers of Stanley Smith Stevens (HUGFP 2)http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua07005.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 June 21.

Processing Information

These records were processed by staff in the Harvard University Archives probably prior to 1985. The finding aid was encoded at the American Institute of Physics and revised by Kate Bowers to conform to Harvard University guidelines.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory. Records of the Psycho-Acoustic Laboratory : an inventory
Status
completed
Author
Harvard University Archives
Date
Published in 2000
Language of description
Finding aid written in English .
Sponsor
This finding aid has been encoded by the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics as part of a collaborative project supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, an independent federal agency. Collaboration members in 1999 consisted of: American Institute of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Rice University, University of Alaska, University of Illinois, and University of Texas.
EAD ID
hua08005

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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