Oral Histories

This is an ongoing project of the ASA’s Committee on Archives and History to obtain oral histories from individuals who have won ASA awards or who have served in the governance of the Society.  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and other publications provide part of the history of individuals’ contributions to acoustics.  In addition, these oral histories help fill in the historical gaps giving information usually not normally found in the printed record.

After being recorded, transcribed, and entered into the Niels Bohr library at the American Institute of Physics, these oral histories are available to all.  Here is a small sampling of the currently available oral histories

Leo Beranek

Robert T. Beyer

Frederick Hunt

Kenneth Stevens

Wallace Waterfall

Robert T. Young

Not all of the histories have been released to the public, but here is a list of  those that are available.