Astronomy Department Files

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California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd., Mail Code 015A-74
Pasadena, California 91125
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Astronomy Department Files
Dates: 1928-1961
Collection Number: 10157-MS
Creator/Collector: Archives staff.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Repository: California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: The collection contains mostly Astronomy Department records from the 1930s, including design, equipment and material specifications, and correspondence related to the Astrophysics Laboratory and Palomar and Mt. Wilson Observatories.
Language of Material: English


The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.

Preferred Citation

Astronomy Department Files. California Institute of Technology

Scope and Content of Collection

Boxes 1 through 4 contain technical documentation, including files on machine and optical shops, blue prints, test results and reports. Boxes 5 and 6, contain files on site investigations, such as Mt. Wilson and Palomar and related correspondence. Boxes 7 and 8 includes documentation on seeings from several locations, among them San Jacinto, Santa Monica Mountains, Palomar and Mt. Wilson.

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