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Record Unit 256,  Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration),  Administrative Subject Files, 1964-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration)
Title: Administrative Subject Files
Dates: 1964-1973
Quantity: 1.6 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 256
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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, Tillinghast, 1964-1969. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence, memoranda, charts, reports, and scientific papers. The records are primarily administrative in nature and concern personnel, fiscal planning, conferences and meetings, computer operations, and building and office space matters. Of special interest are files documenting SAO relations with other astronomical organizations including the Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee and the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation. Also contained in the record unit is material concerning SAO projects, including the Earth Physics Satellite, Project Celescope, the Satellite Tracking Program, and the Environmental Sciences Program. A small amount of correspondence of Leon Campbell, Jr., Special Assistant to the Director, 1969-1971, is included in the records.

Historical Note

Under the administrative control of the Office of the Director, the Assistant Director (Administration) was responsible for coordinating the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) service requirements and maintaining liaison with Smithsonian headquarters in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities of the Assistant Director (Administration) included contracting, procurement, and fiscal control; personnel management; budget planning and control; and management information programs. Prior to 1973, the title of the position was Assistant Director (Management). Kenneth H. Drummond became the first Assistant Director (Management) when the position was created in 1959 and served until 1961. Canton W. Tillinghast held the office from 1961 until his death in 1969. Robert V. Bartnik was appointed to the position in 1970 and served until 1973.

Descriptive Entry

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, reports, and scientific papers. The records are primarily administrative in nature and concern personnel, fiscal planning, conferences and meetings, computer operations, and building and office space matters. Of special interest are files documenting SAO relations with other astronomical organizations including the Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee and the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation. Also contained in the record unit is material concerning SAO scientific projects including Cannonball, Celescope, the Satellite Tracking Program, and the Environmental Sciences Program. A small amount of correspondence of Leon Campbell, Jr., Special Assistant to the Director, 1969-1971, is included in the records.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 256, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration), Administrative Subject Files

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 American Astronomical Society (AAS), 1971, 1973

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Folder 2 American Management Association, 1970

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Folder 3 Appointments, 1966-1967, 1971-1972

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Folder 4 Audit: Satellite Tracking Program (STP) Stations, 1969-1970, 1972

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Folder 5 Barium Ion Cloud Project, 1970-1971

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Folder 6 Bloodmobile, 1968-1970

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Folder 7 Bureau of Directors (Smithsonian Institution): Minutes of Meetings, 1971

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Folder 8 Bureau of Directors (Smithsonian Institution): Minutes of Meetings, 1972-1973

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Folder 9 Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee (CAMROC), 1964-1969 and undated

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Folder 10 Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee (CAMROC): Engineering Design Objectives, 1965

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Folder 11 Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee (CAMROC): Engineering Design Objectives, 1965

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Folder 12 Leon Campbell, Jr., Correspondence, 1969-1971

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Box 2

Folder 1 Cannonball Project, 1970-1972 and undated

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Folder 2 Carbon 14 Dating system, 1972

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Folder 3 Career Convocation, October 1971

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Folder 4 Celescope Project, 1966, 1969-1970

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Folder 5 Celescope Project, 1971-1972

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Folder 6 Celescope Project: Proposal for continuation, 1971-1972

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Folder 7 Celescope Project: Weekly Reports, 1970-1971

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Folder 8 Celescope Project: Weekly Reports, 1972

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Folder 9 Center for Short-Lived Phenomena (SLP), 1970-1972

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Folder 10 Central Bureau for Satellite Geodesy, 1969-1971, 1973 and undated

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Box 3

Folder 1 Comets and Asteroids: Proposal to study small interplanetary objects, 1971

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Folder 2 Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 1971-1972

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Folder 3 Communications Department (SAO), 1970-1971

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Folder 4 Computer: Advisory Committee, 1968-1969, 1971

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Folder 5 Computer: Computer Center, 1966-1967, 1969-1971 and undated

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Folder 6 Computer: Computer Center Rate Structure Report, August 1970

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Folder 7 Computer: Financial Report, 1971-1972

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Folder 8 Computer: Harvard College Observatory (HCO), 1969-1971

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Folder 9 Computer: Minicomputer, 1971

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Folder 10 Computer: Rates, 1970-1971

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Folder 11 Computer: Smithsonian Institution (SI), 1969-1970

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Folder 12 Conferences and Meetings, 1971-1973

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Folder 13 Congressional Record: Summaries of matters pertaining to SI, FY 1973-FY 1974

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Folder 14 Contracts and Grants, 1971-1972

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Folder 15 Contracts: Amendments, 1971-1972

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Folder 16 Convocation September 24, 1971: Celebration of SI's 125th anniversary

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Folder 17 Delegation of Authority, 1964-1972 and undated

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Folder 18 Earth as a Planet: Research Report, 1972

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Folder 19 Earth Dynamics Program (EDP), 1972

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Box 4

Folder 1 Earth Physics Program (EPP), 1969-1972 and undated

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Folder 2 Editorials and Publications Department (SAO), 1970-1972

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Folder 3 Editorials and Publications Department (SAO): Collected contributions of Fred L. Whipple, 1972

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Folder 4 Editorials and Publications Department (SAO): Monthly lists of new publications, 1971-1972

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Folder 5 Editorials and Publications Department (SAO): Proposal of James Cornell, 1972

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Folder 6 Engineering and Systems Management Department (SAO): Staffing, 1971

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Folder 7 Environmental Sciences Program (ESP), 1970

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Folder 8 Environmental Sciences Program (ESP), 1971

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Folder 9 Environmental Sciences Program (ESP), 1972-1973

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Folder 10 Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget Circulars, 1970-1971

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Folder 11 Experimental Group, Special, 1971-1972

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Folder 12 Extended Range Laser Program (ERL), 1971-1972

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Box 5

Folder 1 Federal Laboratories, Committee on (Commerce Department), 1966-1970

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Folder 2 Federal Laboratories, Committee on (Commerce Department), 1971-1972

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Folder 3 Fund Raising, 1967, 1970-1971

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Folder 4 Fund Raising, 1972

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Folder 5 Greenstein Committee and Greenstein Report, 1969-1970, 1972

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Folder 6 Harvard Business School, 1971-1972

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Folder 7 Harvard-Haystack Radio Astronomy Program, 1964, 1968

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Folder 8 Interaction Committee, 1971

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Folder 9 International Satellite Geodesy Experiment (ISAGEX), 1970-1971

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Folder 10 Joint Harvard-Smithsonian Radio Astronomy Meeting, 1971

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Folder 11 Laser Programs, 1970-1971

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Folder 12 Maser Production Program, 1970-1972

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Folder 13 Meteor Research Program, 1970, 1972

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Folder 14 Microwave Radiometric Spectral Line System Project, 1966

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Folder 15 Moonwatch Division (SAO), 1971 and undated

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Box 6

Folder 1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1970-1972 and undated

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Folder 2 National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP), Reports, 1971

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Folder 3 Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation (NEROC), 1967-1969 and undated

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Folder 4 Operation Sandstorm, 1971

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Folder 5 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory Project (OAO), 1971

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Folder 6 Personnel: Applications, 1972

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Folder 7 Personnel: Employment Conditions, 1964-1968, 1971

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Folder 8 Personnel: Fellowships and White House Fellows, 1970, 1972

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Folder 9 Personnel: General, 1970-1971

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Folder 10 Personnel: Health Insurance, 1969-1971

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Folder 11 Personnel: Planning, 1966-1967

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Folder 12 Personnel: Quarterly Reports, 1969-1971

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Folder 13 Personnel: Summer Programs, 1965, 1967-1970, 1972

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Folder 14 Phoenix Corporation, 1969

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Folder 15 Polish Computer Project, 1970-1971

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Folder 16 Presidential Internships, 1971

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Folder 17 Property Management, 1967, 1970-1971

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Box 7

Folder 1 Radio Astronomy Program, 1966-1969, 1971

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Folder 2 Radio Meteor Project, 1971-1972

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Folder 3 Research Programs of SAO Scientists, 1969, 1971

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Folder 4 Satellite Tracking Program (STP), 1970-1972 and undated

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Folder 5 Scientific Papers by SAO Personnel, A-F, 1970-1972

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Folder 6 Scientific Papers by SAO Personnel, G-M, 1971

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Folder 7 Scientific Papers by SAO Personnel, N-Z, 1971-1972 and undated

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Folder 8 SAO Lecture Series, 1971

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Folder 9 SI, General, 1971

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Folder 10 Space: Allocation, 1971-1973

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Folder 11 Space: Building, 1971-1972

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Folder 12 Space: General, 1966, 1968, 1970-1971 and undated

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Folder 13 Space: Planning, 1972 and undated

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Box 8

Folder 1 Space Program, 1970-1971 and undated

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Folder 2 Space: Rearrangement of office areas, 1972

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Folder 3 Space: Relocation Plans, 1970-1971

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Folder 4 Space: Rooms and Rent, 1969-1972 and undated

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Folder 5 Space: Security, 1970-1971

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Folder 6 Travel, 1970-1972

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Folder 7 U.S.-Soviet Cooperative Program: SAO role in, 1972 and undated

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Folder 8 Visits and Visitors, 1970-1972

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Folder 9 Weekly Reports: Robert T. Ayer, 1971-1972

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Folder 10 Weekly Reports: Piero Brovarone, 1971-1972

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Folder 11 Weekly Reports: Mark N. Malec, 1970-1972

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Folder 12 Weekly Reports: Robert W. Martin, 1970

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Folder 13 Weekly Reports: Robert W. Martin, 1971-1972

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