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Guide to the Frank P. Brackett Collection
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Series 1  Astronomy equipment catalogs, 1900-1950

Box 1, folder 1

American Askania Corporation -- Astronomical instruments, Undated

Box 1, folder 2

Baker chemicals, June 1932

Box 1, folder 3

Bausch and Lomb, 1930-1933 and Undated

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains catalogs for lenses of optical instruments.
Box 1, folder 3

Balopticons Microscopes for Educational Institutions, 1931

Box 1, folder 3

Balopticons and Accessories, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Catalog of Colorimetric Apparatus, 1932

Box 1, folder 3

Lenses, Prism, Mirrors Catalog D-10, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Lenses, Prisms, Mirrors Catalog D-10 : an Instruction Dedicated to the Service of Science, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Catalog of Lenses, Prisms, and Reflections, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Lenses for the Commercial Photographer, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Motion Pictures of Micro-Organisms, 1930

Box 1, folder 3

Optical Instruments for Examining and Analysising Metals, 1931

Box 1, folder 3

Photomicrographic Equipment and Accessories, 1930

Box 1, folder 3

Price List of Bausch and Lomb Photographic Lenses and Accessories, December 1, 1931

Box 1, folder 3

Spectrographic Equipment Catalog D-20, Undated

Box 1, folder 3

Suggestions for Classroom Projection : Combination Balopticon, Undated

Box 1, folder 4

Bell and Howell Speed Panchro and Panchro Lenses, September 14, 1933

Box 1, folder 4

Letter to the Brackett Observatory from Bell and Howell Company, September 14, 1933

Box 1, folder 1

Friez and Sons Inc., 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains bulletins advertising Friez Recorders for humidity, temperature and operation.
Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Chronographs and Accessories : Catalog B, 1930

Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Chronographs and Time Standards : Catalog B2, 1940

Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Interferometers and Interference Apparatus : Catalog 1, Undated

Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Instruments of Precision : Catalog M-130, Undated

Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Physical Apparatus for Elementary Laboratory and Demonstration Work Design for Use with the Millikan, Gale and bishop Courses, 1923

Box 1, folder 6

Gaertner Scientific Corporation Studentia Calorimeters and Accessories : Catalog C1, 1927

Box 1, folder 7

Jules Richard, 1929-1931

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a catalog advertising astronomy equipment.
Box 1, folder 8

Keufflel and Esser Company, 1927

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a catalog advertising slides and calculating tools.
Box 1, folder 9

Leitz, Inc., 1925

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a catalog advertising microscopes.
Box 1, folder 10

Monroe Calculating Machines, 1933

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a price-lists for different models of calculating machines.
Box 1, folder 11

Multiplex Display Fixture Company, Undated

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a pamphlet for lantern slide cabinet.
Box 1, folder 12

N. V. Instrumentfabriek, 1933

Scope and Content Note

N. V. Instrumentfabriek en-handel produced balancing machines. In this folder there are pamphlets and price lists for various products manufactured by this Dutch company.
Box 1, folder 13

Paulin System, Inc., Educational Division, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Paulin System, Inc., Educational Division, published pamphlets about barometers and altimeters for flight test procedure as well as the barometer and altimeter's origination.
Box 1, folder 13

"Origin and Development of the Barometer and Altimeter, 1929

Box 1, folder 13

Paulin System Record of Altimeter observations, 1929

Box 1, folder 13

"Flight Test Procedure using the Paulin Altimeters and Barometers" -- Raymond H. Kelly, 1929

Box 1, folder 13

"Preliminary Survey Procedure" -- Raymond A. Hill, 1929

Box 1, folder 14

Pioneer Instruments and Equipment, 1930

Box 1, folder 15

Pioneer Instruments and Equipment catalogs and price lists, 1930

Box 1, Folder 16

Standard Electric Time Systems, Undated

Box 1, folder 17

Universal Clock and Globe Corporation, 1930

Box 1, folder 18

Vitreosil, 1930

Box 2, folder 18

Walter Cloos, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Walter Cloos, a German Company, sells astronomical precision clocks.
Box 2, folder 19

H. Wetzer, Undated

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains a catalog and price list for the Chronographen.
Box 2, folder 19

Letter to Brachett [Brackett] Observatory, Claremont, California from H. Wetzer, September 15, 1926

Note

Signed by H. Wetzer.
Box 2, folder 20

Zeiss Ikon Camera, 1932

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains an instruction manual for a Kontax camera and price list catalogs for camera lens filters made by Zeiss Ikon.
Box 2, folder 21

American companies, Undated

Box 2, folder 22

European Companies, 1929-1932

 

Series 2  Pomona College, 1916-1953

 

Subseries 2.1  Astronomy students' homework, 1916-1953

Box 3, Folder 1

Angell, Sarah, Astronomy notebook, 1952

Box 3, Folder 2

Arbuckle, David, Experiments, 1950

Box 3, Folder 3

Baldwin, Prudence, Astronomy experiments reports, 1950

Box 3, Folder 4

Balkam, Gilbert, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 3, Folder 5

Benson, Mal, Study of solar activity, 1926-1927

Box 3, Folder 6

Bostick, Hoyt, Solar radiation, 1952

Box 3, Folder 7

Brooks, Robert, Outer planet orbits, 1953

Box 3, Folder 8

Cobb, Wilson, Astronomy notebook, 1916

Conditions of Use

Fragile.
Box 3, Folder 9

Dolena, Nadya, Astronomy experiments, 1952

Box 3, Folder 10

Fernandez, Reuel, Sunspots, Undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Foogart, Beverly, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 3, Folder 12

Gardiner, Alice, Astronomy experiments, 1934

Box 3, Folder 13

Glass, Laurie, Astronomy experiments, 1952

Box 3, Folder 14

Jackson, Jean, Project Vesta -- Claremont Graduate School, Undated

Box 3, Folder 15

Kimball, Curtis, Photography of the Moon, 1935-1936

Box 3, Folder 16

Lanon, Frank, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 3, Folder 17

Morris, Dana, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 4, Folder 18

Norton, Helen Frances, Astronomy laboratory experiments and Record of class procedure, 1926-1931

Box 3, Folder 19

Palmer, Kay, Astronomy notebook with clippings about Griffith Park Observatory, 1952-1953

Box 3, Folder 20

Peck, Dorthea, Moon pictures experiment, 1942

Box 4, Folder 21

Pettit, Helen, Notebook, Undated

Box 3, Folder 22

Pettit, Marjorie, Occulations, 1952

Box 3, Folder 23

Putnam, Murray, Position and intensity of spectral lines on plates supplied by the Mount Wilson Observatory, 1927

Box 3, Folder 24

Raboff, Paul, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 3, Folder 25

Richmond, Mike, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 3, Folder 26

Ringer, Margaret, Astronomy B100 notebook, 1930

Box 3, Folder 27

Rohrer, Michael, Qualifying examination for candidacy for the master of arts degree and notes covering selected readings in Astronomy sourcebook, 1949-1950

Box 3, Folder 28

Small, Patricia, Our galaxy, 1952-1953

Box 4, Folder 29

Smith, Don, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 4, Folder 30

Smith, Dorothy, Calculating the preliminary orbit of a comet, 1938

Box 4, Folder 31

Sperry, Robert, Astony experiments, 1952

Box 4, Folder 32

Stone, Doris, Astronomy papers, 1950-1951

Box 4, Folder 33

Thompson, Patrick, Astronomy experiments, 1952

Box 4, Folder 34

Thorndike, Alden, Astronomy experiments, 1952

Box 4, Folder 35

Tinkley, Allen, Astronomy experiments, 1952

Box 4, Folder 36

Utter, Merwyn, Ozone program in the visible spectrum, 1952

Box 4, Folder 37

Van Osdel, Astronomy experiments, 1953

Box 5, Folder 38

Wager, Robert, Astronomy notebook, 1952-1953

Box 4, Folder 39

Watson, Fletcher, Computation of the Height of a MEteor Path From Photographic Observations, May 22, 1933

Note

Fletcher Watson's distinction paper was approved by Pomona College Professor Walter T. Whitney. Fletcher Watson's papers are located in Harvard's archives.
Box 5, Folder 40

Wehr, Robert, Astronomy Experiment B, 1953

Box 5, Folder 41

Weston, Edwin, Discussion of sun templates, 1953

Box 5, Folder 42

Whitney, James, Moon terminator project, 1950

Box 5, Folder 43

Wilhite, Margie, Astronomy notebook, Undated

Box 5, Folder 44

Williams, Ann, Circumpolar photograph, 1953

Box 5, Folder 45

Astronomy notebook, 1926

Box 5, Folder 46

Cloud photographs, Undated

Box 5, Folder 47

Palomar Mountain and Mount Wilson, Undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Astronomy curriculum, 1922-1950

Box 6, Folder 1

Frank Brackett's Gradebooks 1-4, 1930-1950

Box 6, Folder 2

Astronomy Course B100, Undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Astronomy Exercises 1-12, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number one : Circumpolar constellations and diurnal motion, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number two : Cygnus and Lyra estimation of coordinates and arcs, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number three : Jupiter, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number four : Persus and Algol and circumpolar region, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number five : First observation of the moon, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number six : Andromeda, Pegasus and Pisces, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number seven : Taurus and Auriga, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number eight : Orion, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number nine : the Planet Venus, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number nine : Gemini and neighboring constellations, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number nine : Venus and constellations in its vicinity, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number ten : Leo, Hydra and Neptune, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number ten : Neptune and surrounding constellations, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number eleven : Saturn and the constellations bootes, Virgo and Libra, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number twelve : Mars, 1930-1950

Box 6, Folder 4

Astronomy Exercises A-D 1930-1950

 

Exercise number A : Use of the celestial globe, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number B : Comparative study of charts and atlases, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number C : Planetary orbits, 1930-1950

 

Exercise number D : Star catalogs, 1930-1950

Box 6, folder 5

Chemistry 5, Discussion of the course, its contents and prerequisites, 1929

box 6, folder 6

Research, 1922 and Undated

box 6, folder 7

Research : Calendars, Undated

 

Series 3 Meteor and Solar observations, 1898-1949

 

Subseries 3.1 Leonid and Perseid observations, 1898-1949

Box 7, Folder 1

Description of individual meteors in Southern California, 1898-1901

Box 7, Folder 2

Observations of Leonid meteor by voluntary observers, 1930-1933

Box 7, Folder 3

Correspondence to Brackett about Leonid observations, 1932

Box 7, Folder 3

College Urges Meteor Count, Los Angeles Times, November 13, 1932

Note

The Leonid meteor is seen every 24th day of November, according to the Gregorian calendar.
Box 7, Folder 4

Solo observations of the Leonid Meteor, 1932

Box 7, Folder 5

Observations of Leonid meteor by solo observers in Southern California, 1933-1936

Box 7, Folder 6

Observations of Leonid meteor at the Frank P. Brackett Observatory, 1937-1949

Box 7, Folder 7

Leonid meteor charts and graphs at the Frank P. Brackett Observatory, 1930-1949 and Undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Perseids Meteor charts and graphs at the Frank P. Brackett Observatory, 1934-1935 and Undated

Box 7, Folder 9

Leonids at Claremont, 1898-1901

Note

This article was printed by the Astronomy Society of Pomona College.
Box 7, Folder 10

Photographs of meteorites, 1926, 1939, 1941, and Undated

 

Subseries 3.2  Solar observations, 1926-1953

Scope and Content Note

Students and faculty observed the sun and meteors from 1926 to 1953 at Brackett observatory on the Pomona College campus.
Box 8, Folder 1

Solar observations -- the Second Half, 1926-1927

Box 8, Folder 2

Solar observations -- the 1927 Half, 1926-1927

Box 8, Folder 3

Solar observations -- the 1927 Half, 1927-1928

Box 8, Folder 4

Solar observations -- the 1928 Half, 1927-1928

Box 8, Folder 5

Solar observations, September-October 1928

Box 8, Folder 6

Solar observations, November 1928

Box 8, Folder 7

Solar observations, December 1928

Box 8, Folder 8

Solar observations, January 1929

Box 8, Folder 9

Solar observations, February 1929,

Box 8, Folder 10

Solar observations, March 1929,

Box 9, Folder 11

Solar observations, April 1929

Box 9, Folder 12

Solar observations, May 1929

Box 9, Folder 13

Solar observations -- The 1929 Half, 1929-1930

Box 9, Folder 14

Solar observations -- The 1930 Half, 1929-1930

Box 9, Folder 15

Solar observations -- The 1930 Half, 1930/1931

Box 9, Folder 16

Solar observations -- The 1931 Half, 1930-1931

Box 9, Folder 17

Solar observations -- the 1931 Half, 1931-1932

Box 9, Folder 18

Solar observations -- the 1932 Half, 1931-1932

Box 9, Folder 19

Solar observations -- the 1932 Half, 1932-1933

Box 9, Folder 20

Solar observations -- the 1933 half, 1932-1933

Box 10, Folder 21

Solar observations, 1933-1934

Box 10, Folder 22

Solar observations, 1934

Box 10, Folder 23

Solar observations, 1935

Box 10, Folder 24

Solar observations, 1936

Box 10, Folder 25

Solar observations, 1937

Box 11, Folder 26

Solar observations, 1938

Box 11, Folder 27

Solar observations, 1939

Box 11, Folder 28

Solar observations, 1940

Box 11, Folder 29

Solar observations, 1941

Box 12, Folder 30

Solar observations, 1942

Box 12, Folder 31

Solar observations, 1946

Box 12, Folder 32

Solar observations, 1942

Box 12, Folder 33

Solar observations, 1948

Box 12, Folder 34

Solar observations, 1949

Box 12, Folder 35

Solar observations, 1951 and 1953

Scope and Content Note

Prior to the 1950s observers of the sun used charts, after 1950 photographs of the moon are included with the report.

Note

Solar observations taken in 1952 are missing.
 

Series 4 Government documents, 1892-1950

 

Subseries 4.1  Los Angeles County Flood Control District, 1892-1933

Note

These observations were conducted at the Claremont Station no. 92, at Pomona College, Claremont, California, at the Frank P. Brackett Observatory.
Box 13, Folder 1

Los Angeles County Flood Control District Climatical Data, 1892-1924

Box 13, Folder 2

Los Angeles County Flood Control District Meteorological Report, 1927-1929

Box 13, Folder 3

Los Angeles County Flood Control District Meteor logical Report, 1929-1931

Box 13, Folder 4

Los Angeles County Flood Control District Meteorlogical Report, 1931-1932

Box 13, Folder 5

Los Angeles County Flood Control District Precipitation Record, 1932-1941 and 1948-1952

 

Subseries 4.2 U.S. Agriculture Department, Weather Bureau, Meteorological record, 1893-1919

Box 14, Folder 1

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1893

Box 14, Folder 2

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1894

Box 14, Folder 3

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1895

Box 14, Folder 4

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1896

Box 14, Folder 5

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1897

Box 14, Folder 6

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1898

Box 14, Folder 7

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1899

Box 14, Folder 8

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1900

box 14, folder 9

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1901

Box 14, Folder 10

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1902

Box 14, Folder 11

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1903

Box 14, Folder 12

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1904

Box 14, Folder 13

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1905

Box 14, Folder 14

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1906

Box 14, Folder 15

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1907

Box 14, Folder 16

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1908

Box 14, Folder 17

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1909

Box 14, Folder 18

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1910

Box 14, Folder 19

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1911

Box 14, Folder 20

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1912

Box 14, Folder 21

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1913

Box 14, Folder 22

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1914

Box 14, Folder 23

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1915

Box 14, Folder 24

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1916

Box 14, Folder 25

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1917

Box 14, Folder 26

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1918

Box 14, Folder 27

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1919

Box 14, Folder 28

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1920-1926

Box 14, Folder 29

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1927-1933

Box 14, Folder 30

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, 1933-1945

box 15

Series 5 Copper and lead printing blocks, Undated

 

Series 6 Photographs, 1927-1951

Box 16, Folder 1

Pomona College - Students, 1890

Note

One photographs is of George S. Sumner, the son of Charles Sumner who wrote The Story of Pomona College.
Box 16, Folder 2

Claremont, Pomona, and Vicinity - People, 1890

Box 16, Folder 3

Lucretia Burdick Brackett, 1890

Box 16, Folder 4

Ramon Vejar, Teresa Palomores the daughter, Undated

Box 16, Folder 5

Bates and Burdick Family photographs, Undated

Box 16, Folder 6

Barrows, Undated

Box 16, Folder 7

Brackett Family, Undated

Box 16, Folder 8

Brackett Family Photographs, Undated

Note

Two large folders and 3 small folders.
Box 16, Folder 9

Claremont, Pomona and Vicinity, Undated

Note

Two large folders.
Box 16, Folder 10

Filming of Darkness at Midnight, Undated

Note

Documentary photographs of the Filming of the eclipse.
Box 16, Folder 11

Pomona College, Undated

Box 16, Folder 12

7th Regiment Band, Pomona California, Undated

Box 16, Folder 13

Brackett family, Undated

Note

Loose Photographs in mylar sleeves.
 

Series 7 Correspondence, 1868

box 17, folder 1

Burdick family, 1868-1892

Box 17, Folder 2

Brackett family, 1892-1930

Box 17, Folder 3

Pomona College, Undated

Box 17, Folder 4

Business Correspondence, Undated

Box 17, Folder 5

Professional, 1901-1903

 

Series 8 Walter T. Whitney, 1927-1951

Box 18, Folder 1

Walter Whitney's notebook, 1951

Box 18, Folder 2

Walter Whitney's notecards, 1941

Box 18, Folder 3

Walter Whitney's papers, 1951

Box 18, Folder 4

Publications, Undated