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Olson, Harry F.



  • Existence: 1901-1982


Harry Ferdinand Olson (1901 -- 1982) was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa and received his B.E. in 1924, his M.S. in 1925 and his Ph.D. in Physics in 1928.

Olson went to work for RCA and became head of acoustical research in 1934. He held over 100 patents for devices in the acoustical field such as the Electronic Music Synthesizer. He was also the author of several books relating to music, acoustics, and engineering.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harry F. Olson Papers

Identifier: msc0670
Scope and Contents

There are no contents, the information for this collection has been moved to the Iowa Author’s Manuscript Collection, MsC0869.

Dates: 1938-1966