Query: Mt. Hopkins Observatory
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Mt. Hopkins Department
Dates:
1966-1970
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the early history of the Mt. Hopkins Observatory and concern site development, the construction of buildings, the development of astronomical instruments for use at Mt. Hopkins, and projects conducted by SAO and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Observatory. The records include a contracts file …

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Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
circa 1972-1974
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records primarily documenting procurement of equipment for the Mt. Hopkins Observatory. Materials include property inventories, property listings, excess property forms, punch cards, and related materials. The records were called the "Tougas File" by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office.

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Multiple-Mirror Telescope Videohistory Collection
Dates:
1989
Size:
7 videotapes (Reference copies). 25 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9542
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Dates:
1971-1987
Size:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 437
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administration and scientific programs of SAO under the leadership of Field, 1973-1983, and Shapiro, 1983-1987. A small amount of material was created during Whipple's tenure as director. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, budgets, publications, and related materials documenting the research activities of SAO divisions of …

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Grant Proposals
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1965-1978
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 525
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document quotations, proposals, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide facilities and instruments for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and its programs. Of special interest are voluminous files concerning the development and planning for the Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT) facility at Mount Hopkins, Arizona.

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1963-1983
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 468
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records were created primarily by John G. Gregory as Assistant Director, 1973-1982, and Deputy Director, 1982-1983. A small amount of material was created by his predecessors, Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, and Robert V. Bartnik, 1970-1973. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, and publications documenting SAO research projects, especially the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, the …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
1923-1954
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (21 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 85
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and Tyrone, New Mexico; with …

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Departmental Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division
Dates:
1957-1979 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 85-215
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, budget records, manuscripts, and publications documenting the operations and programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division.

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Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004, interviewee
Dates:
1976
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9520
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Dates:
circa 1932-2004
Size:
19.72 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-183
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Fred Lawrence Whipple (FLW) document his astronomical research; his professional work in the field of astronomy; and his career as Director of the SAO. They include correspondence with professional colleagues, amateur astronomers, SAO staff scientists, Smithsonian Institution officials, scientific societies and professional groups, government agencies, and Harvard …

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