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University of California Division of War Research reports
SAC 0018  
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Description
The University of California Division of War Research reports consists of an incomplete set of unclassified UCDWR reports, Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory (NRSL) and Naval Electronics Laboratory (NEL) files, memoranda, pamphlets, manuals, training aids, and data notebooks.
Background
The University of California Division of War Research (UCDWR) was created in response to an escalation of hostilities in Europe. In 1941, the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) proposed a research and development program that would investigate methods for detecting submerged or partially submerged submarines. With the Navy's approval, two laboratories were set up. The Atlantic coast laboratory was located at the U.S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory in New London, Connecticut, and was operated under a contract with Columbia University. The Pacific coast laboratory was located at the U.S. Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory in San Diego, California, with the University of California acting as the contract agency. This was the first collaborative effort between the Navy and the University of California on wartime research.
Extent
8.0 Linear feet (8 records cartons)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.