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Accession 16-109

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information

Publication Files, 1932, 1946, 1957-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information
Title: Publication Files
Dates: 1932, 1946, 1957-1989
Quantity: 4.43 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 16-109
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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 and installation of Baker-Nunn cameras 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.

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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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-109, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Publications and Information, Publication Files

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Container List

Box 1

Notes from Stations, 1958-1961

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"Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution," Volume V, 1932

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"Harvard College Observatory: The First Century," 1946

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"The Smithsonian's Satellite Tracking Program: Its History and Organization," 1962

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"Mrs. Henry Draper and the Harvard College Observatory: 1883-1887," 1969

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Satellite Tracking Observer Handbook, 1958

Box 1 of 5

History of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Satellite Tracking - News Clippings, 1957 (2 folders)

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"Centerline" Photographs - Raw Material, October 1974

Box 1 of 5

"Centerline" Photographs, December 1974

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"Centerline" Photographs, February 1975

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"Centerline" Photographs, May 1975

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"Centerline" Photographs, July 1975

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"Centerline" Photographs, October 1975

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"Centerline" Photographs, December 1975

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"Centerline" Photographs, March 1976

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"Centerline" Photographs, July 1976

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"Centerline" Photographs, September 1976

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"Centerline" Photographs, December 1976

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"Centerline" Photographs, March 1977

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"Centerline" Photographs, June 1977

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"Centerline" Photographs, September 1977

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"Centerline" Photographs, December 1977

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"Centerline" Photographs, May 1978

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"Centerline" Photographs, July 1978

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"Centerline" Photographs, December 1978

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"Centerline" Photographs, February 1979

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Box 2

"Centerline" Photographs, April 1979

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"Centerline" Photographs, July 1979

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"Centerline" Photographs, September 1979

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"Centerline" Photographs, November 1979

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"Centerline" Photographs, February 1980

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"Centerline" Photographs, May 1980

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"Centerline" Photographs, July 1980

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"Centerline" Photographs, October 1980

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"Centerline" Photographs, February 1981

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Art for "SAO News," 1961-1963 (3 folders)

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Art for "SAO News," 1964-1967 (2 folders)

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Map of SAO Field Stations

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Pictures of Station Operations at SC-21 Hawaii, July 1961

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Iran Station Photographs - Aladdin Stoves

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Satellite Tracking Station, Hobe Sound, Florida Photographs, c. 1958

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Brazil Station Construction Photographs, 1966

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Orroral Valley Laser Tracking Station, Australia, 1975-1976

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SC-2 South Africa Tracking Station Negatives, March 1963

Box 2 of 5

South Africa Prints, March 1963

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Box 3

Proofs - Miscellaneous (2 folders)

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Negatives and Contact Sheets - Miscellaneous

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Baker-Nunn Camera Prints

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Mount Hopkins Prints

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Group Photographs, c. 1960-1963

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Laser at Agassiz Station Print

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Models and Exhibitions Prints

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Laser Returns from GEOS-B, SC-4 Spain, Prints, June 14, 1968

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Lunar Eclipse Photographs, New Mexico Baker-Nunn, December 30, 1963

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Prominent Clusters and Nebulae, Baker-Nunn Camera, SC-28 Ethiopia, April 14, 1967

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Equipment Prints

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Tower Construction Prints

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Telescope and Camera Prints

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Japan Laser Prints, c. 1969

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Comodoro Rivadavia Station Construction Prints, 1966

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Tokyo Astronomical Observatory Site Prints

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Satellites - Alpha 1, LAGEOS, and Apogee Kick Motor Prints, 1957

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Construction Prints

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K-50 Camera for Geodetic Studies and Equipment Prints, c. 1966

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Staff and Office Prints, c. 1964

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Florida Station Photographs, c. 1960-1963

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Ethiopia Station Prints

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Baker-Nunn Photographs, c. 1960-1976 (2 folders)

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Comet Kohoutek Photographs and Information, c. 1964-1974

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Satellite 1957 Beta Photographs

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Shutter Synchronization of Baker-Nunn Camera Graph

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Baker-Nunn Camera at Jupiter, Florida Prints, 1966

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Box 4

Field Station Prints

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Miscellaneous Prints

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Observation Images (Slides), c. 1974-1989

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Celestial Photographs

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Hawaii Baker-Nunn Station Slides, c. 1963-1967

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Orientation Slides, c. 1965-1966

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Natal, Brazil Slides, c. 1968

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Dr. Whipple Slides

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South African Slides, c. 1963-1967

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Radio Astronomy 84-foot Dish Slides, c. 1966

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Ranger Photographs - The Moon's Surface Slides

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Argentina Slides from Walt Munn, c. 1959-1960

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Clock Ecco, c. 1963-1968

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Florida and India Field Stations - Local Color Slides, c. 1964

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Greek Station Slides, c. 1967

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United States and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Early Lunar Landing Slides, October 10, 1963

Box 4 of 5

Perkin Lab Building Slides, 1973

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Institution in Washington Slides, c. 1963-1966

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Spanish Station Slides, c. 1967

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Baker-Nunn Camera Construction at Australia Station Slides, c. 1960

Box 4 of 5

Baker-Nunn Camera Slides, c. 1961-1967

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Original Baker-Nunn Stations Slides, c. 1963

Box 4 of 5

Meteorite Show Slides

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Florida Station Slides, 1958

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SAO Buildings: Cambridge Slides, c. 1966

Box 4 of 5

Field Facilities Slides

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New Mexico Station Slides, c. 1963-1967

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Peru Tracking Station/Arequipa Slides, c. 1977

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Balloon Flight Slides, c. 1966

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Miscellaneous Slides, c. 1967-1968

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Field Station Slides, c. 1957-1968

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Miscellaneous Slides, c. 1962-1981

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Large Prints - Miscellaneous (2 folders)

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Group Photograph - Smithsonian Satellite Tracking Station, Organ Pass, New Mexico, September 1962

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Group Photograph - Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, December 1966

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