Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Records, c. 1963-1983

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Consists of records documenting administrative and financial activities of the observatory and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with regard to the Whipple Observatory operation. Matters include property management, construction, funding, personnel, procurement of equipment, and meetings. These records were created primarily by John G. Gregory. A small amount of records were created by his predecessors, Carlton W. Tillinghast and Robert V. Bartnik. Materials include correspondence, agreements, memoranda, budget records, contracts, notes, plans, meeting minutes, policies, applications, newsletters, schedules, grants, reports, proposals, photographs, and newspaper clippings.


  • Gregory, John G
  • Tillinghast, Carlton W
  • Bartnik, Robert V
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1963
  • 1963-1983
  • c 1963-1983


  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Research institutes
  • Astronomy


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Newsletters
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00621

Physical description

2 cu. ft. processed holdings

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