Harvey Fletcher family papers

Harvey Fletcher family papers

Dates: approximately 1884-1982

Contains materials gathered by Maureen Meyer Fletcher for her masters thesis in film, which featured Harvey Fletcher, Sr. Materials include film reels, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, betacams, and other biographical information of Harvey Fletcher Sr. such as publications, photos, letters, and awards. The collection also includes materials from other Fletcher family members. Dated approximately 1884-1982.

  • Extent: 6 boxes (2 linear ft.). -- 25 cartons (25 linear ft.). -- 3 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.). -- 184 film boxes (20 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fletcher (Family : 1884- Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981). -- Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981. -- Fletcher, Maureen Meyer
  • Call Number: UA 5540
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Materials are arranged into 5 series: 1. Maureen Fletcher papers, approximately 1982. 2. Lorena Fletcher newspaper clippings, 1965. 3. Stephen Fletcher papers, 1920-1981. 4. Harvey Fletcher papers, approximately 1884-1981. 5. Harvey Fletcher films, approximately 1884-1982.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Harvey Fletcher family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5540; Harvey Fletcher family papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5540, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Steven Lund, who purchased the collection from the Fletcher family.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Steven Lund; August 2010.
Related Material
UA OH 6 Oral history interview with Harvey Fletcher. MSS 1233, Harvey Fletcher papers. UA 504, Harvey Fletcher correspondence relating to the naming of the Eyring Science Center.
Subject Terms
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981; Colleges and Universities; Education; Graduate students; Universities and colleges--Utah--Provo--Faculty
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Awards; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Photographs; Publications; Short films; Video recordings; Videocassettes
Processing Information
Processed; Kayla Quinney; August 2010.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA5540
Finding Aid Title
Fletcher (Harvey) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kayla Quinney
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-08T13:32-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Harvey Fletcher (1884-1981) was a prominent physicist, reknowned as the Father of stereophonic sound, credited with inventing the hearing aid and the first audiometer, Director of Research at Bell Laboratories, and Founding Dean of the College of Engineering at Brigham Young University.

Harvey Fletcher was a prominent physicist, reknowned as the Father of stereophonic sound, credited with inventing the hearing aid and the first audiometer, Director of Research at Bell Laboratories, and Founding Dean of the College of Engineering at Brigham Young University. He was the graduate student whose dissertation research was the oil drop experiment to measure the charge on an electron, under the direction of Robert Millikan. His honorary positions included President of the Acoustical Society of America and President of the American Physical Society. In addition, he was a faithful father, a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a dedicated gardener, and a fishing enthusiast.

He was born in Provo, Utah, on September 11, 1884. His first wife (Lorena Chipman) was American Mother of the Year in 1965. She passed away in 1967. Harvey and Lorena had 7 children (Phyllis, Steve, Charles, James, Robert, Harvey Junior, and Paul).

In his later years, Harvey married Lorena's sister, Fern Chipman Eyring. Fern's husband (Carl Eyring) passed away as a young scientist, and Harvey and Fern were married for 12 years until Harvey's death in 1981.

Biographical History

The Harvey Fletcher family consists of his wife, Lorena Chipman, and their seven children: Phyllis, Steve, Charles, James, Robert, Harvey Junior, and Paul. After Lorena passed away, Harvey married Fern Chipman Eyring.

The Harvey Fletcher family consists of his wife, Lorena Chipman, and their seven children: Phyllis, Steve, Charles, James, Robert, Harvey Junior, and Paul. After Lorena passed away, Harvey married Fern Chipman Eyring. The family resided in Provo and New York at various times, providing Harvey the location he needed to work at Bell Laboratories and Brigham Young University.

Biographical History

Maureen Meyer Fletcher was a graduate student at Brigham Young University.

Maureen Meyer Fletcher is the granddaugher of Harvey Fletcher, Sr. by marriage. She married Harvey's grandson, William Fletcher. She received her master's degree in film from Brigham Young University and did her thesis on Harvey Fletcher, Sr. She resides in Provo, Utah.



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