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Accession 08-048,  Hefferan, Vioalle,  Vioalle Hefferan Papers, 1943-1974

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hefferan, Vioalle
Title: Vioalle Hefferan Papers
Dates: 1943-1974
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 08-048
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the contents of scrapbooks created by Vioalle Hefferan. Hefferan was a teacher and astronomy club advisor at Albuquerque High School as well as the leader of Moonwatch Team #041. The team, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of the few teams led by a female and most of its members were high school students. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. Materials include letters and cards from students, parents, former students, friends, and family. Materials also include clippings, photographs, certificates, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the contents of scrapbooks created by Vioalle Hefferan. Hefferan was a teacher and astronomy club advisor at Albuquerque High School as well as the leader of Moonwatch Team #041. The team, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of the few teams led by a female and most of its members were high school students. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. Materials include letters and cards from students, parents, former students, friends, and family. Materials also include clippings, photographs, certificates, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-048, Hefferan, Vioalle, Vioalle Hefferan Papers

Container List

Box 1

School Memos, 1943-1960

Box 1 of 1

School Memos, 1960-1964 (1959-1964)

Box 1 of 1

School Memos, 1964-1971

Box 1 of 1

School Memos, 1972 (1968-1969, 1972-1974)

Box 1 of 1

Materials Previously Removed from Scrapbooks

Box 1 of 1