Records relating to World War II training programs, ca. 1941-1945 (inclusive).


Records relating to World War II training programs, ca. 1941-1945 (inclusive).

Includes administrative, curricular and student records relating to World War II training programs, including records of the Cruft Laboratory relating to Army and Navy electronics and communications courses, with emphasis on radio engineering. Also correspondence and other records of E.L. Chaffee (Director) and H.R. Mimno (Associate Director) of Central Communications Research at Harvard. Bulk of their correspondence is with Army administration. Includes course material on Engineering 270 and 171b, taught by Chaffee and Mimno); lab data, various experiments, and book orders for physics and engineering courses. Data (on registration forms) and computation notebooks for work relating to Army direction-finding are in boxes 5-6. Materials relate to work apparently done for the Army and NDRC-NBS. Data forms contain names of world-wide locations; direction-finding records apparently unrelated, although they were received with this material.

6 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 8181781

Harvard University Archives.

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Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...

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Harvard University. Cruft Memorial Laboratory. (corporateBody)

The Cruft Memorial Laboratory was given to Harvard University by Harriet Otis Cruft in 1914. It currently houses facilities for lab instruction in electronic and solid state physics. In addition, computer facilities for use in computer science research and instruction and research in electromagnetic wave propogation are conducted in the Cruft. From the description of Records of the Cruft Memorial Laboratory, 1915-1955 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972497 ...

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Mimno, Harry Rowe, 1900- (person)

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