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Repository: Harvard University Archives
Call No.: UAV 728
Creator: United States. Radio Research Laboratory, Harvard University.
Title: Records of the Radio Research Laboratory, 1942-1946
Quantity: 51.5 cubic feet (150 boxes and 2 volumes)
Abstract: The Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established in 1942 to develop countermeasures to radar. These records document research projects. Topics include radar, radar countermeasures, microwaves, research methodology, and the relationship of federally-sponsored research to the industrial sector.
This document last updated 2013 August 27.
The Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established in 1942 to develop countermeasures to radar. These countermeasures were simultaneously under development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). First located at MIT , the RRL soon moved to Harvard where it was operated by the University during World War II under contract with the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
These records document research projects, including the development of countermeasure prototypes ; operations research, including the development of probability models ; establishment of production guidelines and contracts; as well as the administration of the Laboratory itself. Topics include radar, radar countermeasures, microwaves, research methodology, and the relationship of federally-sponsored research to the industrial sector. The greatest volume of material covers the administration of the laboratory.
- Administrative Records
- General Administrative Records
- Meeting Minutes and Chronological Files
- Administrative Reports
- Instructions ... for Alterations to the Biological Laboratory
- Records Concerning Field Stations and Branch Laboratories
- Photographs of Field Operations
- Records Concerning Demobilization and Laboratory History
- Press Accounts
- Human Resources
- Personnel Records
- Medical Records
- Time Sheets
- Research Records
- Technical Reports
- Invention Disclosure Cards
- Images of Equipment, Graphs, and Charts
- Flying Dutchman Target-Complexity Indicator System Sound Recordings