Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 523
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records, 1969-1984
These records document the administration of contracts and grants received by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Air Force, and the United States Navy. They include correspondence and memoranda with contracting agencies, Smithsonian Institution officials, project personnel, and subcontractors; progress and final reports; technical reports and information on instrumentation; contracts, amendments, and revisions; budgets, financial reports, and other fiscal records; and property inventories and audits. The records provide information on SAO research projects in planetary sciences, theoretical astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, radio astronomy, solar and stellar physics, atomic and molecular processes, geoastronomy, and optical and infrared astronomy.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- United States. Air Force
- United States. Navy
- Astrophysical observatories
- Planetary science
- Radio astronomy
- Infrared astronomy
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 523, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office, Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records