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Mount Wilson Observatory Optical Shop Papers: Finding Aid
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Research and Procedure Notes

Box 1

Research and Procedure Notes

Folder 1

1911, Feb.-Oct. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 2

1911, Oct.-1912, Sep. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 3

1912, Oct.-1913, May. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 4

1913, May-Nov. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 5

1913, Dec.-1914, Oct. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 6

1914, Oct.-1916, Apr. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 7

1916, Apr.-1917, Oct. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 8

1917, Oct.-1918, June Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 9

1931, Oct.-1938, Nov. “Silvering Notes.” 1 item.

Folder 10

[1936, Dec. 15-1938,-Mar.]. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 11

1937, Dec.-1939, Jan. Lens Blueprints. 7 items.

Folder 12

[1939-1942]. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 13

1943, Mar.-1944, Dec. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Box 2

Research and Procedure Notes

Folder 1

1936, Nov.-Dec. Performance Graphs, Focal Ratio Data. 9 items.

Folder 2

1942, May. “The Schmidt Camera Project” 4th Progress Report. 1 item.

Folder 3

1942, May. “The Schmidt Camera Project” 5th Progress Report. 1 item.

Folder 4

1942, Aug. “The Schmidt Camera Project” Final Progress Report. 1 item.

Folder 5

1943, Aug. Army Air Force Training Manual. 8 items.

Folder 6

[1943]. “Progress Report on NDRC Project D3-29.” 1 item.

Folder 7

[1943]. Note on Reflecting Telescope. 1 item.

Folder 8

[1943]. Prism and Camera Lens Diagrams. 3 items.

Folder 9

1944, Sep.-Oct. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 10

1946, Oct. Note on Primers. 1 item.

Folder 11

1947, Sep. “Facts Concerning 36’’ Machine.” 1 item.

Folder 12

[before 1947, Sep.]. Notes on 48’ Schmidt Lens. 4 items.

Folder 13

1949, Mar. 1 item. Prism Diagram.

Folder 14

1949, June-1949, Sep. 20 items. Temperature Diagrams.

Folder 15

1952, Jan. Casting Diagram for Iron Tools. 1 item.

Folder 16

1962, July-1963, June. Shop Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 17

[Undated]. “Laboratory Optical Work.” 1 item.

Folder 18

[Undated]. Lens Diagram. 1 item.

Folder 19

[Undated]. Notes on Adhesives. 1 item.

Folder 20

[Undated]. Notes on Testing Plane-Parallels. 1 item.

Folder 21

[Undated]. Notes on Polishing. 1 item.

Folder 22

[Undated]. Notes on Polishing Glass. 6 items.

Folder 23

[Undated]. Star Charts. 2 items.

Folder 24

[Undated]. Vistanex Polybutene Specifications. 1 item.

 

Correspondence

Box 3

Correspondence

Folder 1

1936, May 30. Ross, Frank E. (Frank Elmore), 1874-1960. 1 letter to Walter S. (Walter Sydney) Adams, 1876-1956. Includes notes on 60’’ telescope.

Folder 2

1941, May-June. James H. Rhodes & Company. 2 letters to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 3

1941, June 19. Day, R. K. 1 letter to J. R. Masters.

Folder 4

1941, June 23. Andrus, H. C. 1 letter to R. K. Day.

Folder 5

1941, July-1941, Aug. Witherspoon, B. H. 2 letters to Walter S. (Walter Sydney) Adams, 1876-1956.

Folder 6

1941, Oct. 8. Stewart, Irvin. 1 letter to “All Personnel of the OSRD organization.”

Folder 7

1941, Oct. 9. Jones, A. E. 1 letter to Mount Wilson Observatory.

Folder 8

1941, Oct. 14. Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix. Includes a “Pledge of Secrecy.”

Folder 9

1941, Oct. 27. Thompson, Charles G. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 10

1941, Nov. 13. O’Brien, Brian, 1898-1992. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 11

1941, Dec. 4. Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974. 1 letter to “All Persons Holding Office of Scientific Research and Development Appointments Carrying No Compensation.” Includes form signed by Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 12

1942, Dec.- 1943, Mar. Hopkins, Robert E. (Robert Earl). 2 letters to Theodore Dunham. Includes 4 pages of lens notes.

Folder 13

1942, Dec. 31. Arthur, E. P. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 14

1943, Jan. 4. Hendrix, Don O. 1 letter to H.K. Stephenson Esq.

Folder 15

1943, Jan.-Feb. Hendrix, Don O. 2 letters to Herbert E. Ives, 1882-1953.

Folder 16

1943, Jan. 21. Christie, W.H. 1 letter to Herbert Eugene Ives, 1882-1953.

Folder 17

1943, Feb. 2. [Mount Wilson Observatory Optical Shop]. 1 letter to Polaroid Corporation.

Folder 18

1943, Feb. 4. Christie, W. H. 1 letter to “Norton Company.”

Folder 19

1943, Feb.-1943, Mar. Christie, W. H. 4 letters to Brian O’Brien, 1898-1992.

Folder 20

1943, Feb. 19. Christie, W. H. 1 letter to N. C. Jamison.

Folder 21

1943, Feb. 26. Mount Wilson Observatory. 1 letter to Army Air Force Materiel Center.

Folder 22

1943, Mar. 4. O’Brien, Brian, 1989-1992. 1 letter to W. H. Christie. Includes envelope.

Folder 23

1943, Mar. 13. The Norton Company. 1 letter to W. H. Christie.

Folder 24

1943, Mar. 19. Hopkins, Robert E. (Robert Earl). 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix. Includes 6 pages of diagrams.

Folder 25

1943, Mar. 29. Buckley, Walter G. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 26

1943, Mar. 31. Mount Wilson Observatory. 1 letter to Walter G. Buckley.

Folder 27

1943, Mar. 31. Hendrix, Don O.1 letter to Aluminum Company of Canada, Ltd.

Folder 28

1943, Apr. 2. Felker Manufacturing Co. 1 letter to Mount Wilson Observatory. Includes shipping invoice.

Folder 29

1945, Dec. 10. Liebowitz, Benjamin. 1 letter to Walter S. (Walter Sydney) Adams, 1876- 1956.

Folder 30

1946, Jan. 15. Mount Wilson Optical Dept. 1 letter to Benjamin Liebowitz.

Folder 31

1946, Jan.-Feb. Liebowitz, Benjamin. 2 letters to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 32

1946, Mar. 25. Hendrix, Don O. 1 letter to Benjamin Liebowitz.

Folder 33

1946, Aug. 15. Hansen, Waldemar G. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 34

1946, Sep. 1. Optical Mold and Machinery Co. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix. Includes 3 BW photographs.

Folder 35

1947, Jan. 17. Martling, M. G. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 36

1947, Sep. 22. Rule, B. H. 1 letter to Don. O. Hendrix. Includes “Erection Notes -- 72’’ Mirror & Cell.”

Folder 37

1947, Oct. 4. “XTY.” 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix. Enclosed 6 strips of photographic negatives and includes envelope.

Folder 38

1949, Feb. 2. Elgin National Watch Company. 1 letter to Don Hendrix.

Folder 39

1949, Mar. 28. Bingswanger-Henkin Industries. 1 letter to H. L. (Henry L.) Giclas.

Folder 40

1949, Nov. 22. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). 1 letter to Ira Sprague Bowen, 1898- 1973.

Folder 41

1949, Dec. 12. Leekley and Booz Vapor Blast Manufacturing, Co. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 42

1950, Mar. 25. Vrabel, Joseph. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix.

Folder 43

1952, Jan. 8. Corning Glass Works. 1 letter to Don O. Hendrix. Includes notes on Pyrex glass.

Folder 44

[Undated]. Hendrix, Don O. 1 letter to Eastman Kodak Co.

Folder 45

[Undated]. Farrand Optical Co., Inc. 1 letter to “Dear Sir.”

 

Shop Inventories, Invoices, and Requisition Slips

Box 4

Shop Inventories

Folder 1

1928, July-1935, Jan. Optical Parts- Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 2

1929, Mar.-1940, Mar. Glass Purchases. 1 item.

Folder 3

1931, Mar.-1935, Feb. Shop Supplies-Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 4

1935, Jan.-1937, Jan. Shop Supplies-Inventory. Includes: “Guarantee for Big Ben Chime Alarm” and 8 supply slips signed ‘Martin.’ 10 items.

Folder 5

1935, May 11. Optical Equipment Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 6

1937, Jan.-1938, Apr. Shop Supplies- Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 7

1938, May-1939, Dec. Shop Supplies- Inventory. Includes 2 business cards: Abbott Linen, Co. and Carolina Absorbent Cotton, Co. 3 items.

Folder 8

1930, Sep.-1936, Oct. Lens Stock Inventory. 1 item. Item has been treated for mold and is held separate from the main collection.

Folder 9

1937, July-1941, May. Shop Supplies-Inventory. 1 item. Item has been treated for mold and is held separate from the main collection.

Box 5

Shop Inventories (continued)

Folder 1

1939, Dec.-1941, Nov. Shop Supplies- Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 2

1940, Apr. 17. Glass Stock Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 3

1940, Apr. 23. Prism Stock Inventory 1 item.

Folder 4

1940, Apr. 24. Lens Stock Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 5

1940, Apr.-1944, Sep. Mirror Stock Inventory. Includes 1 page insert. 2 items.

Folder 6

1941, Nov.-1943, Aug. Shop Supplies- Inventory. 1 item

Folder 7

1943, Aug.-1945, June. Shop Supplies Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 8

1946, Dec. 14. Present Status of Pyrex and Quartz Mirrors. Created by the Fund for Astrophysical Research. 1 item.

Box 6

Inventories (continued), Invoices, and Requisition Slips

Folder 1

1948. Shop Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 2

[1948]. Shop Inventory. 1 item.

Folder 3

[Undated]. Iron Tools and Test Plates-Inventory. Includes 3 measurement templates. 4 items.

Folder 4

[Undated]. Shop Inventory. 2 items.

Folder 5

1920, Nov.-1924, Dec. Spencer Lens Company. 9 invoices.

Folder 6

1924, June. Corning Glass Works. 5 invoices.

Folder 7

1927, Sep.-1931, June. Parsons Optical Glass Company. 6 invoices.

Folder 8

1929, Dec.-1939, July. Jena Glaswerk Schott & Gen. Jena. 9 invoices.

Folder 9

1930, Feb.-1936, May. Fish-Schurman Inc. 2 invoices.

Folder 10

1935, Jan. 18. Pittsburg Plate Glass, Co. 1 invoice.

Folder 11

1943, Mar. 3. Bausch and Lomb Optical Company. 2 invoices.

Folder 12

1943, Mar. 6. F.C. Nash and Co. 1 invoice.

Folder 13

1944, Mar. 15. Crucible Steel Company of America. 1 invoice.

Folder 14

1920 Slips. 3 items.

Folder 15

1921 Slips. 22 items.

Folder 16

1922 Slips. 41 items.

Folder 17

1923 Slips. 27 items.

Folder 18

1924 Slips. 33 items.

Folder 19

1925 Slips. 28 items.

Folder 20

1926 Slips. 37 items.

Folder 21

1927 Slips. 44 items.

Folder 22

1928 Slips. 23 items.

Folder 23

1929 Slips. 58 items.

Folder 24

1930 Slips. 52 items.

Folder 25

1931 Slips. 40 items.

Folder 26

1932 Slips. 9 items.

Folder 27

1933 Slips. 7 items.

Folder 28

1934 Slips. 16 items.

Folder 29

1935 Slips. 14 items.

Folder 30

1936 Slips. 22 items.

Folder 31

1937 Slips. 29 items.

Folder 32

1938 Slips. 13 items.

Folder 33

1939 Slips. 21 items.

Folder 34

1940 Slips. Includes one Foundation for Astrophysical Research requisition slip. 20 items.

Folder 35

1941 Slips. Includes one Foundation for Astrophysical Research requisition slip. 9 items.

Folder 36

1942 Slips. 10 items.

Folder 37

1943 Slips. 32 items.

Folder 38

[Undated]. Requisition for Polaroid. Includes note “Ted” to Don O. Hendrix. 2 items.

 

Job Lists and Time Charts and Ephemera

Box 7

Job Lists and Time Charts

Folder 1

1933, July-1937, June. Lens Work Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 2

1937, Nov.-1939, Mar. Don O. Hendrix Optical Work Time Charts. 9 items.

Folder 3

1938, Feb.-1947, Feb. Record of Mirrors Aluminized. Includes three oak leaf shipping tags. 4 items.

Folder 4

1938, Dec.-1940, June. Finished Mirrors Notebook. Includes 3 notes concerning various lens jobs. 4 items.

Folder 5

1941, Mar.-Nov. Outside Jobs Record Notebook. 1 item.

Folder 6

1941, Apr.-1942, Feb. Time Book for Inter Department Jobs. 1 item.

Folder 7

1941, Sep.-Apr. 1942. Job # 18 Work And Time Charts. 1 item.

Box 8

Job Lists and Time Charts (continued) and Ephemera

Folder 1

1941, Oct.-1948, Dec. Outside Job Numbers Book 1. 1 item.

Folder 2

1945, Jan.-1949, Apr. Outside Job Numbers Book 2. 1 item.

Folder 3

1941, Nov.-1942, Apr. Daily Employee Time Charts. 1 item.

Folder 4

1942, Apr.-Sep. Daily Employee Time Charts. 1 item.

Folder 5

1943, Mar.-Apr. Production Log Book. 1 item. 6. [1942-1943]. Job Numbers. 1 item.

Folder 7

1946, May 22. General Repairs. 2 items.

Folder 8

1946, Oct. 15. General Repairs and Work in Shop for Completion. 3 items.

Folder 9

1947, Feb. 1. General Repairs and Work in Shop for Completion. Includes a handwritten addendum. 5 items.

Folder 10

[Undated]. Job Numbers.15 items. 11. [1907-1949]. Ephemera. 20 items.