Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Records, circa 1973-1992
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting the administration and scientific programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) primarily under Irwin Shapiro, Director (1983- ). A small amount of records were created by Shapiro's predecessor, George B. Field, Director (1973-1982). The records document the administration of SAO's scientific divisions and administrative departments; SAO scientific projects including the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array, the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), and the Submillimeter Telescope Array; SAO relations with the Smithsonian Institution; SAO computer facilities; budgets; and SAO's role as a component of the Center for Astrophysics.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Field, George B., 1929-
- Shapiro, Irwin I.
- Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Infrared Optical Telescope Array
- Multiple Mirror Telescope
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Submillimeter Telescope Array
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-056, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director, Records