History

Founded in 1935 and located in New Haven, Connecticut since 1970, Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language and reading, and their biological basis.

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A number of publications are available that relate to the history of Haskins Laboratories. Also, be sure to see our Publications section.

Decades of Discovery

Haskins Laboratories: A brief account of the organization and its research,

  Dec. 1, 1952 (PDF)

Haskins Laboratories, 1953 (PDF)

The "Adventure" Film (1954)

Haskins Laboratories: Research on Human Communication, Marine Ecology, and The Biochemistry of Protozoa
   Science, 158, No. 3805, pp. 1213-1215, 1 Dec. 1967. 
   (Published in conjunction with the AAAS Annual Meeting,
   26-31 December 1967, New York City). (PDF)

An Investigation of Audio Outputs for a Reading Machine, by P.W. Nye, February 1965,
The hard copy, along with the recording, is available in the Haskins History Museum.

Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research, 1965-1995

Lines for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Haskins 
   Laboratories, by Ignatius G. Mattingly, 1985

A Bio-Bibliography of Caryl Parker Haskins
   compiled and edited by Alice B. Dadourian, 2000 (PDF) 

An Oral History of Haskins Laboratories (recorded 1988-1991) 

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word, 2005

Douglas Honorof talks about dialects on New York Public Radio, January 2007

Michael T. Turvey on the history of Haskins Laboratories

Donald Shankweiler and Carol A. Fowler (2015). Seeking a Reading Machine for the Blind and Discovering the Speech Code. History of Psychology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 78–99

Dedication of the Haskins Preserve and Aspetuck Land Trust Haskins Lecture Series created to honor Westport scientists Caryl and Edna Haskins who donated their estate on Green Acre Lane to Aspetuck Land Trust and dedicated their lives to improving peoples lives through science. The video is narrated by Alice Dadourian, Dr. Haskins' Personal Secretary. August 2013.

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