Smithsonian Institution Archives

Vioalle Hefferan Papers, 1943-1974

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA08-048
Creators:
Hefferan, Vioalle
Dates:
1943-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the contents of scrapbooks created by Vioalle Hefferan. Hefferan was a teacher and astronomy club advisor at Albuquerque High School as well as the leader of Moonwatch Team #041. The team, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of the few teams led by a female and most of its members were high school students. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. Materials include letters and cards from students, parents, former students, friends, and family. Materials also include clippings, photographs, certificates, and related materials.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-048, Vioalle Hefferan Papers

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Personal Papers


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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Science -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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