Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information
Publication Files, 1932, 1946, 1957-1989
This accession consists of records created and maintained by James C. Cornell, Jr., a public information specialist and publications manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for nearly 40 years. SAO jointly administers the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) with the Harvard College Observatory. Materials primarily consist of photographs used in the production of newsletters (such as "SAO News" and CfA's "Centerline") and other publications as well as those documenting the construction of Satellite Tracking Program stations around the world. In addition, materials include handbooks, news clippings, station notes, and publications chronicling the history of both SAO and the Harvard College Observatory.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Cornell, James C., Jr.
- Harvard College Observatory
- Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
- SAO News (Serial)
- Centerline (Serial)
- Astrophysical observatories
- Museums -- Public relations
- Museum publications
- Artificial satellites -- Tracking
- Baker-Nunn camera
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Black-and-white negatives
- Black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white transparencies
- Color photographs
- Color transparencies
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-109, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information, Publication Files