State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
Consists of 313 slides of Telephone Pioneer Association projects and organizational events, the Bismarck Centennial, parades in Bismarck (N.D.) and Mandan (N.D.), the Northwestern Bell Telephone company building (Bismarck, N.D.), switchboard operators and telephone line installation, as well as two Super 8mm films and 1 VHS tape. The moving image depicts a keel boat in the river, possibly the Missouri river near Bismarck (6/20/1976), a wagon train near Jamestown (7/16/1976), powwow at United Tribes Technical College (6/25/1976), the Transcontinental Telephone line pulling the last poles in North Dakota (1979), and Northwestern Bell Telephone Company Motorola Microwave System dismantling by Leo Oye and Ole Usher (6/9/1975)
Transcript of an interview conducted by Arthur L. Norberg covering Oliver's early life, his education, and work experiences at Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard. Subjects include television research, radar, information theory, organizational climate and objectives at both companies, Hewlett-Packard's associations with Stanford University, and Oliver's association with William Hewlett and David Packard.
Oliver discusses his early life, education, and work experiences at Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard. He began his formal education at the California Institute of Technology and transferred to Stanford University to study electrical engineering with Frederick Terman. At Stanford he became associated with William Hewlett and David Packard. After graduating from Stanford in 1935, he did graduate work at the California Institute of Technology. In 1939 he joined Bell Laboratories. His initial assignment there was in the television research group under Alex Hansen. During World War II he worked at Bell on radar
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Vern Oliver Knudsen (1893-1974) was a professor in the Department of Physics at UCLA before serving as the first dean of the Graduate Division (1934-58), Vice Chancellor (1956), Chancellor (1959). He also researched architectural acoustics and hearing impairments, developed the audiometer with Isaac H. Jones, founded the Acoustical Society of America (1928), organized and served as the first director of what is now the Naval Undersea Research and Development Center in San Diego, and worked as a acoustical consultant for various projects including the Hollywood Bowl, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Schoenberg Hall, the United Nations General Assembly building, and a variety of radio and motion picture studios. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, and other material related to Knudsen's professional activities. The collection also includes the papers of Leo Peter Delsasso, John Mead Adams, and Edgar Lee Kinsey.