Dutch Acoustical Society
This sets concerns the history of the Geluidstichting (Sound Foundation) and Nederlands Akoestisch Genootschap (Dutch Society for Acoustics). It includes a digitalized selection of the documents available at the archives of the Nederlands Akoestisch Genootschap (located at the office of M+P Consultants, Vught, The Netherlands).The Dutch Society for Acoustics (Nederlands Akoestisch Genootschap) received its current name in 1962, but was established as the Sound Foundation (Geluidstichting) in 1934. Right from the start, its board aimed both to disseminate knowledge about sound and to intervene in societal issues around sound. Studying and abating noise especially soon became a priority. Although representing only one of the forces involved in this topic in the Netherldands, the archive nevertheless provide insights on the history of noise control from the interwar period. Karin Bijsterveld's contributor essay gives a deeper account of the society's early years.