Grant Proposals, 1957-2010

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Records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposals, contract and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Grants Department


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  • 1957
  • 1957-2010

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Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Research grants
  • Contracts
  • Astronomy



Local number

SIA RS00080

Physical description

  • 78 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 208 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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