Vern Oliver Knudsen interviews
Scope and Contents
Bound transcripts of interviews conducted by James V. Mink from 1966 to 1969 for the Oral Histroy Program at the University of California Los Angeles. Knudsen discusses his early life in Utah and his Mormon upbringing, his research work and association with the Bell Telephone Laboratories, his work in various fields of acoustical physics, his work on noise pollution, and his administrative work at UCLA as Dean of Graduate Division and as Chancellor. Knudsen also talks about his mission for the Mormon Church in Chicago, Illinois, from 1915 to 1918 and his other Mormon Church assignments. He also talks about some of his disagreements with the Mormon faith.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interviews must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Mormon teacher, author, educator, and university administrator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Morris Knudsen; 1775.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Acoustical engineering
- Anti-submarine warfare
- Bell Telephone Laboratories
- Chicago (Ill.)
- Colleges and Universities
- Hearing disorders
- Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974 -- Interviews
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- History
- Mormons -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews
- Music -- Acoustics and physics
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Register of Vern Oliver Knudsen interviews
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 April 19
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- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.