Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 168
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts, 1961-1966
This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of Celescope. Also included is similar material concerning SAO projects funded by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Air Force, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Harvard University.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope
- Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc.
- Westinghouse Research Laboratories
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- United States. Air Force
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- United States. Office of Naval Research
- Harvard University
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts