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Aller (Lawrence H.) papers
LSC.0616  
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Description
Lawrence H. Aller was an astronomer and professor at UCLA. The collection consists largely of correspondence and Aller's published papers on a variety of astronomical topics.
Background
Lawrence H. Aller was born in Tacoma, WA on September 24, 1913. He developed an early interest in astronomy and, despite not graduating from high school, attended the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving his bachelor's degree, he attended Harvard, and earned his PhD in 1942. He taught at Indiana University and the University of Michigan and, in 1962, he became a professor at UCLA, where he remained for the rest of his career. During that time, he published six books and hundreds of scholarly articles, mostly dealing with gaseous nebulae and stellar atmospheres. He died in Los Angeles on March 16, 2003.
Extent
2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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