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Vern Oliver Knudsen laboratory notebooks

Vern Oliver Knudsen laboratory notebooks

Dates: 1913-1940

Includes notebooks from Knudsen's undergraduate years at BYU; graduate years at Chicago, lecture notes from UCLA, and lab notes of various experiments.

  • Extent: 10 folders (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974
  • Call Number: UA 731
  • 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.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Laboratory notebooks 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 731; Vern Oliver Knudsen laboratory notebooks; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 731, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ed Knudsen; 437 Belview Dr., L. A. 90012; 1977; 77-210.
Related Material
BYU Archives biographical files.
Subject Terms
Acoustical engineering; Architectural acoustics; Colleges and Universities; Education
Genre / Form
Lecture notes
Appraisal Information
University history (University Archives collecting policy , February 2010).
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Knudsen (Vern Oliver) laboratory notebooks
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:29-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

BYU student of physics under the direction of Harvey Fletcher. Awarded a PhD in 1922 from the University of Chicago. Went on to teach at UCLA as one of the world's authorities on architectural acoustics. Later became Chancellor of UCLA. Founded the Acoustical Society of America.

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