Yale University Department of Astronomy collection of astronomical reference materials
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.
- Yale University. Department of Astronomy (Collector)
Language of Materials
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.
Organized into three series: I. Star charts, undated. II. Parallaxes, 1920s-1930s. III. Other materials and photographs, 1859-1984.
70 Linear Feet ((84 boxes) + 27 broadside)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
- Guide to the Yale University Department of Astronomy Collection of Astronomical Reference Materials
- by Beinecke staff
- 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
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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