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Sproul Observatory Astronomers Photoprints, 1916-1975

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Collector:
Swarthmore College Sproul Observatory Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution)
Creator:
Gaustad, John E. Director, Sproul Observatory
Subject:
Delaplaine, Roy W. astronomer
Columbia University
American Astronomical Society 1916-1975
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire
Yerkes Observatory Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Cincinnati Observatory Cincinnati, Ohio
Northwestern University Dearborn Observatory Evanston, Illinois
Subject:
Swarthmore College Sproul Observatory Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1916
Physical description:
Paper, from 8" x 10" to 8" x 30"; silver gelatin, some matted
1 Oversize Flat Box. Most of the photoprints in this collection were received in black wooden frames: all but two of the original frames have been discarded. One panoramic photograph is too large for this container and will be placed elsewhere when it is straightened and can be stored flat
Type:
Panoramas
Collection descriptions
Place:
Hanover (N.H.)
Williams Bay (Wis.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Evanston (Ill.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Berkeley (Calif.)
Oaxtepec (Mex.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1916
1916-1975
20th century
Notes:
No background information supplied by donor. Apparently these photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.
Summary:
17 photoprints and 1 key drawing identifying figures depicted in 1 group photograph. Most of the pictures are group portraits of participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union?] meetings, although there are also several other group photographs taken at Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of "Roy W. Delaplaine at 24-inch refractor [telescope]..."
Cite as:
Sproul Observatory Astronomers Photoprints, 1917-1975, AC NMAH Collection No. 251
Topic:
Astronomers
Portraits, Group--African Americans
Telescope
Astronomy
Observatories
Local number:
1986.3189 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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