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Yale University Department of Astronomy collection of astronomical reference materials

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 731

Scope and Contents

Astronomical reference materials, including star charts, atlases, catalogs, and maps. The collection also includes fourteen manuscript volumes documenting parallaxes, photographs of the moon taken by Lunar Orbiter I, II, and III in the 1960s, and a small amount of material related to Yale's observatory, including records of the Trustees of the Winchester Observatory from 1871.

Dates

  • 1859-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Yale University Department of Astronomy Collection of Astronomical Reference Materials is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Department of Astronomy, 2010.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Star charts, undated. II. Parallaxes, 1920s-1930s. III. Other materials and photographs, 1859-1984.

Extent

70 Linear Feet ((84 boxes) + 27 broadside)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.astronomy

Title
Guide to the Yale University Department of Astronomy Collection of Astronomical Reference Materials
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
November 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.