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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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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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