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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of administrative records maintained by Charles A. Lundquist as assistant director (Science), which primarily concern SAO scientific projects. Projects represented in the records include the Satellite Tracking Program, Celescope Project, Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, Hydrogen Maser Program, Very ...

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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 fil...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, a...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1957-1983
Size:
79.59 cu. ft. (64 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (30 blueprint storage boxes) (11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 478
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration, operation and scientific work of the STP Baker-Nunn camera and laser-ranging stations. The majority of the files were created after the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) reorganization in 1973 and maintained by the Radio and Geoastronomy Division. The re...

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Creators:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence,
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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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Administration)
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 256
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of administrative files maintained by Robert V. Bartnik in his capacity as Assistant Director (Administration), 1970-1973. A smaller amount of material was created by his predecessor, Tillinqhast, 1964-1969. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence, memoranda, charts, ...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)
Dates:
1956-1967
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Dire...

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1949-1964
Size:
167.20 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (324 document boxes) (10 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 50
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian Institution's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much ...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information
Dates:
1910, 1921, 1938, 1954-2000
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James C. Cornell, Jr., a public information specialist and publications manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). SAO jointly administers the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) with the Harvard College Observatory. Materials primarily consist of phot...

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope
Dates:
1958-1968
Size:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 260
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the operation of Project Celescope from its inception in 1958 until shortly before the launch of the experiment in December 1968. Records include correspondence; memoranda; TWX messages; contracts, invitations, bids and proposals; reports; and related materials concerning the technical development of Celescope; ...

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