Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Records, c. 1963-1983

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Summary

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.

Creator

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Office of the Deputy Director

Subject

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

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Alphabetic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1963
  • 1963-1983
  • c 1963-1983

Topic

  • Research institutes
  • Observatories
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Form/Genre

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

Local number

SIA RS00621

Physical description

2 cu. ft. processed holdings