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Department of Astronomy, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 274

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, observation books, memoranda, and research notes documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Department of Astronomy. Included are subject files maintained by the directors of the Yale Observatory.

Dates

  • 1848-2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.

Existence and Location of Copies

The papers of Frank Schlesinger from both Yale University and the University of Pittsburgh are available on microfilm (Film MISC 978).

Arrangement

The records are arranged as follows: I. Hubert Anson Newton, ca. 1860-1929. II. William Lewis Elkin, ca. 1883-1935. III. Ernest William Brown, 1880-1939. IV. Frank Schlesinger, 1915-1952. V. Dirk Brouwer, 1939-1967. VI. Astronomical Journal, 1941-1969. VII. Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), 1965-1972. VIII. Research Data, 1874-1962. IX. Financial Records, 1882-1959; and subsequent accessions.

Extent

81.75 Linear Feet (192 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0274

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, observation books, memoranda, and research notes documenting the activities and operations of the Yale Department of Astronomy. Included are subject files maintained by the directors of the Yale Observatory.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 14-B (YRG 14-B), Records of academic departments and programs of the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Title
Guide to the Department of Astronomy, Yale University, Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Staff
Date
February 1986
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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