This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, and slides that document the history of the Lick Observatory from
its inception through the early 2000s. The majority of the images record scientific activity and residential life at the Observatory
throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection features portraits and snapshots of scientists, their
families, and Observatory personnel; images of instruments and celestial objects and events; views of the Observatory and
its environs; scenes from Lick Observatory eclipse expeditions; and images that document the general history of astronomy.
Although most of the photographs reflect life at the Observatory on Mount Hamilton, also included are scenes from the Chile
Station of Lick Observatory, other sites associated with the Observatory, and observatories around the world.
These photographs were produced or collected by Lick observatory staff and faculty, as well as UCSC Library personnel. Many
of the early photographs of the major instruments and Observatory buildings were taken by Henry E. Matthews, who served as
secretary to the Lick Trust during the planning and construction of the Observatory.
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Collection is open for research.