Eugene S. Morton Papers,
1964, 1970s

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-118
Creators:
Morton, Eugene S.
Dates:
1964, 1970s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the research of Eugene S. Morton, biologist, while working for General Electric Company (GE) in 1964 and during his pre-doctoral fellowship in the 1970s. Both sets of research were performed at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. While working for GE, Morton studied methods by which sound could be used to determine if troops were waiting in ambush. The tapes were made through long cables and with microphones recording from 100kHz to 20Hz. The recordings document the sounds of many bird species, some of which no longer exist on Barro Colorado Island (Panama). Morton's fellowship research also recorded bird sounds and helped to found the field of bio-sound propagation. Materials include 1" magnetic tapes, 1/4" audiotapes, graphs, and data rolls.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-118, Eugene S. Morton Papers

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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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