Dudley, Homer Walter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
.3 cubic ft. (1 manuscript box)
Homer Walter Dudley, 1896-1980, B.S. in electrical engineering, 1921, Pennsylvania State College; M.A. in mathematics, 1924, Columbia University, was a member of the research staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1921 to 1961. His work focused on improving the transmission of speech by wire, cable, and radio telephony systems. He received 37 patents for inventions in the fields of telephony and speech synthesis, and in 1965 was awarded the Franklin Institute's Stuart Ballantine Medal for his work on the VOCODER. Collection includes notes, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, and audio tapes concerning Dudley's inventions which synthesized speech: VODER (Voice Operation Demonstrator) and VOCODER (Voice Operation Coder).