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Accession 05-044

Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004

Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers, 1948-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Title: Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Dates: 1948-2000
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 05-044
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of Fred Lawrence Whipple's curriculum vitae, correspondence, materials regarding his work in comet work groups and committees, proposals, reports, technical notes and memos, and journal articles. For related materials please see Record Unit 7431 and accession numbers 03-137 and 04-183.

Historical Note

Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906-2004), an astronomer, received the B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1927, and the Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1931. In 1932, he joined the staff of Harvard University as an Instructor of Astronomy. By 1950, Whipple had received the title of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard. Whipple was appointed Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) when it moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1955. After his retirement in 1973, Whipple continued his research as a Senior Scientist at SAO.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession includes Whipple's Curriculum Vitae, correspondence, materials regarding his work in comet work groups and committees, proposals, reports, technical notes and memos, and journal articles.

For related materials please see Record Unit 7431 and accessions 03-137 and 04-183.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-044, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Curriculum Vitae, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1954-2000

Box 1 of 1

Discovery Program Mission Concept Workshop, 1992

Box 1 of 1

Comet Work Groups and Committees, 1970-1975 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Proposals, 1956-1958

Box 1 of 1

Reports, 1956-1979

Box 1 of 1

Technical Notes, 1954-1966

Box 1 of 1

Technical Memos, 1965-1979

Box 1 of 1

Notes, 1970-1978

Box 1 of 1

Memos, 1957-1978

Box 1 of 1

Journal Articles and Drafts, 1948-1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous, 1951-1999

Box 1 of 1