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[L. Temple Larrabee photograph collection pertaining to Hat Creek Radio Observatory].
BANC PIC 2019.043--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2019.043--B; BANC PIC 1993-2019--NEG(strip) misc. box 7; BANC PIC 2019.043
Collection Overview

Title:

[L. Temple Larrabee photograph collection pertaining to Hat Creek Radio Observatory]

Creator/Contributor:

Larrabee, L. Temple, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Philco Corporation, author.

Abstract:

Chiefly professional quality views of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory complex taken during its construction and the early years of its operation as an astronomical research unit affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. Topics of photographic prints include the radio telescope; various buildings, machinery and other aspects of the observatory facilities; and the surrounding landscape. Oversize folder (B) contains 1 print depicting an unnamed building during construction. Also includes 2 news releases issued in 1962 by Philco Corporation, the designer and manufacturer of the radio telescope; an incomplete media information kit (from 1961?) also issued by Philco; and an annotated 1959 typescript specifications report on the construction of the radio telescope. Topics of negatives, taken 1959-1961, include construction of dishes and a telescope, aerial views of the surrounding Hat Creek Valley area, and a few unidentified subjects.

Date:

1955 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Hat Creek Radio Observatory -- Photographs
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Astronomy.
University of California, Berkeley. -- Radio Astronomy Laboratory -- Photographs
Radio astronomy observatories -- California -- Shasta County -- Photographs
Radio telescopes -- California -- Shasta County -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by L. Temple Larrabee, who may have been one of the photographers. Per donor's communication, some photographs may also have been taken by Mark Hodges, a colleague of Larrabee who was associated with the Owens Valley Radio Observatory.
Also includes 2 folders of news releases, a typescript specifications document and a media information kit.
NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
L. Temple Larrabee photograph collection pertaining to Hat Creek Radio Observatory, BANC PIC 2019.043, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Lidian Teneriffe Calli ; 2018.
L. Temple Larrabee was a radio astronomy engineer affiliated with CalTech and the University of California, Berkeley in the 1950s and 1960s, specifically the Palomar Observatory, Owens Valley Radio Observatory and the Hat Creek Radio Observatory.
Hat Creek Radio Observatory was founded in the late 1950s by the Radio Astronomy Laboratory, a research unit affiliated with the Department of Astronomy of the University of California, Berkeley, who managed the facility until 2012, when the site was taken over by SRI International.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
approximately 205 photographs in 1 box and 1 oversize folder : gelatin silver prints ; sheets 21 x 26 cm or smaller
approximately 125 photographs : safety film negatives ; 35mm (roll format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/reference-online
BANC PIC 2019.043--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2019.043--B
BANC PIC 1993-2019--NEG(strip) misc. box 7
BANC PIC 2019.043

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

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