The John Backus Archive

The John Backus Archive contains various files from the Backus estate, as well as materials collected by the Catgut Acoustical Society regarding this prominent acoustician. John Backus was a well-known researcher in woodwind acoustics and a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America. He was a professor of physics at the University of Southern California from 1945-1980 and the author of the widely used textbook Acoustical Foundations of Music.
* Overview
A general description of the John Backus Archive

* Biography
A brief biography of John Backus
* Publications
A list of publications by John Backus
* Contents
A detailed listing of the contents of the John Backus Archive