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The Harvard Underwater Sound Laboratory was operated by the University from 1941 to 1949 under contract to the National Defense Research Committee/Office of Scientific Research and Development. Research at the Lab focused on the improvement of equipment for the detection of underwater sound and the design of new equipment. The records document experiments, apparatus, and Lab administration. Topics include underwater acoustics and sonar.
Frederick Vinton Hunt (1905-1972) was a scientist and Harvard University professor who contributed substantially to acoustical engineering. His papers document his professional activities and date chiefly from after World War II.