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Alphabetical files 1901-1983

Scope and Contents

This series contains Charles Donald Shane's personal and professional correspondence, subject files, reports, and notes. Materials were arranged alphabetically by last name or topic by Charles Donald Shane. Descriptions have been derived from notes on original folders.
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A 1962-1975

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Project Able 1966-1967

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to Project Able, "a proposal for a large sunlight reflecting surface in span to illuminate at night a portion of the earth. Would be harmful to Astronomy. MacVittie Secretary of the AAS and Charles Donald Shane, Chem USA Nat Committee for Astronomy worked to prevent it. The project was abandoned."
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Abrams, John 1945

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Abt, Helmut 1971-1973

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Aitken biography 1951-1976

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American Institute of Physics (AIP) 1971-1982

Scope and Contents

Contains mostly material on committees on History of Physics, and Shane's review of Man Discovers the Universe by Berendzen et al.
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Allee 1969-1976

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American Philosophical Society (APS) 1959-1982

Scope and Contents

Contains proposals of Whitford and Mayall for membership, proposals of Noack for paper on Hunza, Nicholson papers, correspondence on microfilm of Fraser diary, proposal of membership for Babcock, material on Condon-Birge dispute, matter of the Battlefield of Hastings, and proposed bicentennial program.
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Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) 1970-1975

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Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) 1958-1963

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, contract, Shane's meeting notes; and lists of officers, directors, and committees.
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Australia Site Survey 1961-1962

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B 1962-1982

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Baum 1954-1955

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Bidwell 1975-1982

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Blanco 1970-1980

Scope and Contents

Includes 1974 report on political conditions in Chile.
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Bok 1967-1974

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C 1964-1980

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CAMP 1965-1968

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CARSO 1963-1964

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Cerro Tololo 1963-1976

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Chile - Copiapo 1961

Scope and Contents

Includes photos by Carlos Torres of first trip to top of Chico de Plata.
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Chit Chat Club 1943-1978

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Cloudcroft 1962

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Compendium chapter 1964-1978

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Condon 1948-1969

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Cooperative Program on Galaxies (Shane, Mayall, Kron) undated

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Curtis, H.D. 1968-1971

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D 1962-1980

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Dennes, W.R. 1958-1981

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de Vaucouleurs 1959-1976

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E 1962-1980

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European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1959-1963

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Edmondson 1969-1980

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Edmondson - Chile 1961-1980

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Ehrmann, Charlie 1976

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Mary Lea Shane.
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Einarsson 1974-1979

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F 1962-1980

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G 1968-1979

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H 1963-1980

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Hale Symposium 1969-1982

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Handwriting specimens 1901-1974

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Haro, G. 1960-1963

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Hedy 1969-1979

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History of Astronomy 1964-1967

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Hoag 1969

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Hussey 1969-1971

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International Astronomical Union (IAU) 1964

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Iceland 1966-1978

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Inter-American Astronomy Committee 1959-1974

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Irwin, John 1975-1979

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J 1965-1977

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Jeffers 1973-1979

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K 1961-1982

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Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) 1960-1980

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes material on reorganizations, Carlos Torres reports and correspondence from Chile, Harrell & Harrell committee, dedication ceremony, brochures, information on New Technology Telescope, photographs, maps, and Stock's technical reports from Chile.
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Kron, G.E. 1968-1969

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Kron, Richard 1974-1981

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L 1950-1976

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Lee, Gil 1973-1977

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Leuschner 1972-1974

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Lick, Charles 1966-1974

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Lick Observatory 1959-1982

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Lick Observatory - 75th Anniversary 1963

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Lick Observatory - Budget suggestions 1947

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Lick Observatory - Focus newsletter 1975-1978

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Lick Observatory - Reorganization and southern telescope 1962-1965

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M 1962-1983

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Machris 1967-1968

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Maxwell, Allen 1968

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Mayall 1940-1982

Physical Description: 6 folders
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Mayall/Stock 1963-1965

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence on construction of road to Cerro Tololo.
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Menzel, D. 1963-1977

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Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA) 1977-1982

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Miscellaneous 1961-1982

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Moore, J.H. 1973-1974

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N 1974-1979

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National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 1976-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes Shane's biographical and bibliographical information and information on a statue of Albert Einstein.
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National Science Foundation (NSF) - Committee proposals for support circa 1948

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New Zealand correspondence 1964-1972

Physical Description: 2 folders
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New Zealand site survey 1961-1964

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Neyman and Scott 1955-1981

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Noack 1967-1980

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O 1958-1964

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Omer, Guy 1967

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Oort, Jan 1960-1971

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Oppenheimer, F 1969

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Organization of Lick Observatory and relation to the University of California - Brode Report 1963

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Orders - miscellaneous 1938-1947

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Osterbrock 1972-1983

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Other observatories 1960-1961

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P 1955-1981

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Peebles 1973-1977

Physical Description: 2 folders
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Peebles reprints 1973-1978

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Publicity 1960

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R 1967-1979

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Radio Astronomy Laboratory committee 1959-1962

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Radio frequencies 1959-1962

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Rafanelli 1954

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Rowan-Robinson 1972

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Rubin, Vera 1973

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Ryerson, Knowles 1967-1979

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S 1961-1979

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Sandage, Allan 1977

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Santa Cruz campus 1964-1970

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Scurfield 1973

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Seattle 1975

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Sheridan, Mary 1963

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Slack, Lew 1967-1969

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Smith, Robert W. 1977

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Southern Atlas 1966-1970

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Soviet interest 1962

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Space Science Board - Committee on International Relations 1965-1968

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Steinlin, Uli 1966

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Stock 1971-1978

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Struve estate 1963-1967

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Svolopoulos 1963-1971

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T 1965-1975

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Tekapo 1966

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Telescope, 150-inch 1961

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Thimann 1973-1982

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Thomsen, Ivan 1963

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Torres 1979-1980

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UFOs 1967-1975

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University problems 1975-1980

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Unsold, Albrecht 1970

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Vanderbilt 1963-1978

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Vaughan 1972

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Venezuela 1961-1976

Scope and Contents

Includes material on instruments, reports and recommendations, Sky & Telescope 1978 magazine issue with report on progress, and Shane journal of 1961 and 1962 visits.
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Walker 1973

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Wood, Harley 1967

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Z 1956-1957

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Zwicky 1963-1971

 

Personal and biographical 1920-1983

Scope and Contents

This series contains Charles Donald Shane's biographical materials, including interviews, his autobiography, and bibliography. Also included are handwritten reports on his time with AURA and ESO, biographical information he wrote on other astronomers, planning materials from his 80th birthday, and some personal correspondence.
 

Autobiography 1979-1982

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten drafts of "Chapters in the life of C.D. Shane" in their original order. Listed dates refer to the date of writing.
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Table of Contents 1980-1982

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Childhood and Early Years 1982

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Grammar and High School 1980

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Student Years in Berkeley 1982

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World War I 1982

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Life on Mount Hamilton and Personalities 1980

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The University Years 1980

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Years of World War II 1980

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After 1945 - Foreign Trips with Mary, Lick Observatory, Personalities 1981

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Shane and Neubauer 1916 Sierra Trip 1979

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Shane and Futhey Families 1979-1980

 

Interviews of Charles Donald Shane 1967-1982

Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of interviews of Charles Donald Shane. Folder titles are named for the interviewer, or the name of the project for which Shane was interviewed.
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Helen Wright Greuter; Elizabeth Calciano 1967-1968

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AURA; Bert Shapiro; David DeVorkin 1977-1980

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Conversations with Scientists (Carla Reiter) 1982

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Robert Dale Hall 1981 September 11

Scope and Contents

Topics include reception of relativity/quantum theories by astronomers and teaching of astrophysics at UC Berkeley.
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Bibliography 1963, 1980

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Personal correspondence 1920-1983

Scope and Contents

Labeled "of personal interest"
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80th birthday 1975

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European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1980

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My Last Year with AURA 1979

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Jurgen Stock; A.E. Whitford 1980

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Miscellaneous comments 1966-1981

 

Foreign trips 1916-1980

Scope and Contents

This series contains handwritten and typed reports of Charles Donald Shane's foreign travels, which mostly centered around visiting observatories, planning and advising, and attending conferences. Included are site reports, correspondence, and notes from Shane's role as an advisor for the development of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
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Trip reports (various) 1916-1962

 

Chile 1959-1980

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Trip accounts 1960-1961

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Kuiper Mathais - 1961 trip to Chile

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Dr. J. Stock 1963

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Conferences and meetings; Kuiper's general report no.1 1959-1961

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Chile Observatory - History of beginning; Chile legislation correspondence 1961-1980

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Venezuela 1962-1963

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Venezuela - Meeting of Astronomers, Caracas 1961-1962

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New Zealand 1966

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Iceland; Prague 1967-1968

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South America 1970

 

Research 1920-1946 and undated

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Thesis tables 1920

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Echelle spectrograph material 1946

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Galaxy counts by C.D. Shane and C.A. Wirtanen circa 1954

Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels
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Unidentified undated

 

Speeches 1950-1973 and undated

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Nebulae, etc. circa 1950

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Tom Fraser and the building of the Lick Observatory 1954

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Lick Observatory 75th anniversary talk 1963

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Chit Chat Club - Mars Experience 1973

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Herschel undated

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Interferometer Theory undated

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Miscellaneous essays undated

 

Photographs and illustrations 1901-1970

Scope and Contents

This series contains photograph albums, loose photographs, and some illustrations collected by the Shanes. Subjects include members of the Shane family, astronomers and their families at Lick Observatory, and travels to Chile and other parts of South America.
 

Albums

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Brazil undated

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Unidentified album undated

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Lick Observatory views and personnel, and other views (Jeffers) 1919-1920

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Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton 1919-1955

Scope and Contents

Includes early photographs of life on Mount Hamilton including Lick astronomers and families.
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Lick Observatory Astronomers, etc. circa 1950

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of astronomers visiting and working at Lick Observatory.
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Chile, South America circa 1960

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Shane and others, landscapes, and observatory.
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Chile circa 1960-1970

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of La Peineta.
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Family, travel, and unidentified 1901 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Dean Shane, early school photographs of C.D. Shane and Ethel Haskett Shane (first wife of C.D. Shane), group travel photographs in Europe and Canada, and some negatives.
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Mount Stromlo Observatory undated

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Illustrations undated

Scope and Contents

Includes 1951 Christmas card from F.G. Gustafsson with watercolor illustration of Lick Observatory and Mount Hamilton.
 

Diplomas, certificates, and regalia 1895-1978

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Diplomas and certificates 1895-1957

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes birth certificate, Oakland High School diploma, Naval Institute certificate, California Academy of Sciences Fellow certificate, and University of California Senior Alumnus certificate.
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Oversized diplomas and certificates 1915-1978

Scope and Contents

Includes honorary degree of doctor of laws, Ph.D., and bachelor's diplomas from UC Berkeley, as well as certificates from the National Academy of Sciences, Royal Astronomical Society, and the American Philosophical Society. Also includes certificates commemorating the naming of the Shane Telescope at Lick Observatory in 1977.
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Regalia undated

Scope and Contents

Commencement regalia includes two hoods and a cap.
 

Mary Lea Shane papers 1949-1986

Related Materials

More materials created by and related to Mary Lea Shane can be found in the "Astronomers and key figures" section of the Lick History series of the Lick Observatory Records:

Scope and Contents

This series includes Mary Lea Shane's research notes on the history of Lick Observatory and its prominent figures, drafts of writings, personal correspondence, and correspondence pertaining to the archives of the Lick Observatory and her role as curator.
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American Institute of Physics - Joan Warnow 1969-1972

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Hall, John S. 1977

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Harvard College Observatory history 1972

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Lick, Rosemary 1961-1965

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Moore, Cora Keeler 1949-1971

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Royal Astronomical Society 1977

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Stirling, Josie (Mrs. James) 1956

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Tucker, Jane S. 1949-1986

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Notes on reflectors and refractors 1968

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Notes on Henry Mathews 1949-1971

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Lecture notes on history of Lick Observatory circa 1978

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Research notes for history of Lick Observatory circa 1980

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Research notes for talks and historical writings 1950-1966

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Miscellaneous correspondence 1971-1980

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Personal letters 1932

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History of Lick Observatory, draft 1976 June

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Notes on scrapbooks undated

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Notes on W.H. Wright and R.G. Aitken undated

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Notes on Floyd undated

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Correspondence with Winnie Heron 1974-1981

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Kono Tayee, Clear Lake, and Floyd family history 1972-1981

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Dart/Wright correspondence 1976-1977

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Floyd/Lyons history 1976

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Gopcevic 1956-1982

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Helen Wright Greuter.
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Greuter correspondence 1976

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Goeble, Marion 1971-1979

Scope and Contents

Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Clear Lake
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Clagett, Brice M. 1971-1972

Scope and Contents

Descendant of Richard Floyd and William McAdoo
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Keane, Augustin 1959-1968

Scope and Contents

Attorney for Marian Gopcevic estate
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Miscellaneous notes 1955

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Index card notes undated

Scope and Contents

Contains information on letters of historic interest in Mary Lea Shane's research.