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manuscript

Maker:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 16.2 cm x 2.86 cm; 7 7/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in
Object Name:
manuscript
Place made:
United States: New York, Hastings-on-Hudson
Date made:
1872-1876
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
1985.0359.01
Accession number:
1985.0359
Catalog number:
1985.0359.01
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-df1e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1184510

Micrometer

Maker:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15 3/4 in x 16 1/4 in x 11 in; 40.005 cm x 41.275 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
micrometer
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1870
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.322304
Catalog number:
322304
Accession number:
247805
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3b34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183752
Online Media:

Micrometer

Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 14 in x 10 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 35.56 cm x 26.67 cm
overall: 18 5/16 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 in; 46.51375 cm x 34.29 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Micrometer
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
around 1870
around 1871
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.335216
Accession number:
315390
Catalog number:
335216
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-415a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183779
Online Media:

Solar Spectrum

Maker:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 28 in x 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 71.12 cm x .635 cm
overall: 71 cm x 14 cm x .8 cm; 27 15/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 5/16 in
Object Name:
photograph, spectrum
photograph
Date made:
1876
Subject:
Science  Search this
Credit Line:
John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
ID Number:
PH.333976
Accession number:
304826
Catalog number:
333976
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3713-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183955

Photograph of the Moon

Associated person:
Draper, Henry  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 76.2 cm x 64 cm x 3 cm; 30 in x 25 3/16 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 30 in x 25 in x 1 1/4 in; 76.2 cm x 63.5 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Photograph of the Moon
Date made:
1863
ID Number:
PH.325762
Catalog number:
325762
Accession number:
257195
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-491b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1187581

Ritchey Reflecting Telescope

Maker:
Ritchey, George Willis  Search this
Measurements:
aperture: 24 in; 60.96 cm
Object Name:
reflecting telescope
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Williams Bay
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Credit Line:
Yerkes Observatory
ID Number:
PH.328000
Accession number:
270028
Catalog number:
328000
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-151f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687360

Website Records, 2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Aesthetics and Astronomy (Website)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Date:
2012
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astronomy in art  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-176
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Website Records 2007-2018 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362718

Contract Files, 1978-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department  Search this
Subject:
Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (U.S.)  Search this
Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Composite Optics, Inc  Search this
HTS Design Engineering  Search this
Hughes Danbury Optical Systems  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Schaeffer Magnetics, Inc  Search this
Ball Corporation  Search this
Computer Sciences Corporation  Search this
TRW Inc Space and Technology Group  Search this
Physical description:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Date:
1978
1978-1996
Topic:
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-063
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2012; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Contract Files 1978-1996 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_259394

Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings, 1984-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department  Search this
Subject:
Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (U.S.)  Search this
Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
64.54 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (61.54 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Drawings
Date:
1984
1984-2000
Topic:
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Engineering  Search this
X-ray astronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-075
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings 1975-2000 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_256402

Illustration, Stellar Photography

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4690]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391445

Corona of the Sun During Solar Eclipse

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
Undated
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-4691]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391446

Website Records, 2018

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Uniform title:
Aesthetics and Astronomy (Website)  Search this
LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb (Website)  Search this
Subject:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
SPIE (Society)  Search this
International Astronomical Union  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Date:
2018
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Astronomy in art  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Photonics  Search this
International Year of Light, 2015  Search this
X-ray telescopes  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-184
See more items in:
Website Records 2007-2018 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398573

Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings, 1975-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department  Search this
Physical description:
121.67 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1975
1975-2000
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
X-ray astronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01203
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings 1975-2000 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Central Engineering Department]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250516

Draper Family Collection

Creator:
Draper, John Christopher, (chemist), 1835-1885  Search this
Draper, Henry, 1837-1882  Search this
Draper, John William, 1811-1882  Search this
Mora, José Maria, ca. 1846-1926  Search this
New York Meteorological Observatory.  Search this
University of the City of New York.  Search this
Nye, Dorothy Catherine Draper  Search this
Draper, Daniel, (meteorologist), 1841-1931  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Wills
Certificates
Photomicrographs
Reprints
Photographs
Lectures
Diplomas
Date:
circa 1826-1936
Summary:
Miscellaneous documents and photographs related to the scientific careers of members of the Draper family. Includes publications of the University of the City of New York, with which the Drapers were associated, reprints of papers by John William Draper, F. Melloni, John C. Draper, and Henry Draper, publications of the New York Meteorological Observatory, photographs of the observatory, rare scientific photographs, including photomicrographs (paper prints) by the Drapers, correspondence addressed to Daniel Draper, certificates, diplomas, and other documents.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials that revolve around the scientific interests, research, and professional activities of John W. Draper and his three sons. The materials are as diverse in subject as were these four men, with meteorology, solar observation, astronomy, chemistry, and optical science all represented. The collection contains a large number of separate journal issues and articles on these subjects as well as publications of the University of the City of New York, with which the Drapers were associated, mainly covering the periods of 1835, 1838, 1852, and publications of the New York Meteorological Observatory (NYMO), 1876. Included among the NYMO materials are correspondence addressed to Daniel Draper, some acknowledging receipt of publications from NYMO, circa 1892-1908, and photographs of NYMO. The collection also contains reprints of John William Draper, circa 1844-1877; M. Melloni, "A Radiation of Incandescence and Elementary Colors," 1848; John C. Draper, 1856; and reprints of Henry Draper, 1873, 1882.

Also included in the collection are some of the Draper's notebooks, lecture notes, experiment literature and notebooks, and experimental photographs concerning the Draper's professional endeavors in meteorology, chemistry, and astronomy in the late 19th century. There are also a number of materials relating to biographical information on the Draper family, including a substantial number of certificates and diplomas received by the Drapers. In addition, there is personal correspondence, articles on the members of the family, and a copy of Dorothy Catherine Draper Nye's will. While most of the documents are originals, the collection also contains many photocopied or reproduced documents.

A photograph by Mora in the collection, marked "J.W. Draper," does not appear to depict the same man as in Neg. No. 52,757.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Draper Family, 1829-1936

Series 2: John W. Draper, 1811-1936

Series 3: Henry Draper, 1837-1882

Series 4: Daniel Draper, 1841-1931

Series 5: John Christopher Draper, 1835-1885
Biographical / Historical:
The Draper family made a number of important contributions to American science, particularly in the fields of meteorology, astronomy, and chemistry during the 19th and early 20th centuries. John William Draper (1811-1882), primarily a chemist, did pioneer work in photography, and on the chemical effects of radiant energy. He took the first photograph of the moon in 1839-1840 and the first photograph of the diffraction spectrum.

Draper's three sons also did notable work. John C. Draper (1835-1885) was a noted Physician and chemist. Henry Draper (1837-1882) was an early astronomical photographer and also did work on stellar spectra and spectrum analysis. Daniel Draper (1841-1931) was a meteorologist and established the New York Meteorological Observatory in Central Park in 1868. He served as its first director until 1911.
Provenance:
Deeded to the Smithsonian Institution by John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper on January 2, 1972.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Wills
Certificates
Photomicrographs
Reprints
Photographs -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1840-1850
Lectures
Diplomas
Citation:
Draper Family Collection, 1835-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0121
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Draper Family Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0121
Online Media:

The heavens / Barbara Bosworth

Photographer:
Bosworth, Barbara 1953-  Search this
Author:
Container of (work): Bosworth, Barbara 1953- Moon  Search this
Container of (work): Bosworth, Barbara 1953- Heavens (Artists' book)  Search this
Container of (work): Bosworth, Barbara 1953- Sunspots  Search this
Contributor:
Kelley, Margot Anne  Search this
Gingerich, Owen  Search this
Lukitsh, Joanne  Search this
Publisher:
Radius Books  Search this
Subject:
Bosworth, Barbara 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
195 pages, 58 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Photobooks
Facsimiles
Date:
2018
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Lunar photography  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Stars  Search this
Skies in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .B745 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105194

George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Carruthers, George R.  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lectures
Videotapes
Slides
Date:
1996-02-22
Summary:
This video history consists of original, master and reference videos documenting a children's lecture program by George R. Carruthers, a physicist and inventor. Carruthers invented the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM).
Scope and Contents note:
This collection contains original, master, and reference videos documenting Dr. George Carruthers. Dr. Carruthers discusses his invention, the Far Ultra-Violet Camera (FUVCAM), as well his background, and experience working with the space program.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: 1) Original Videos; 2) Master Videos; 3) Reference Videos.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. George Carruthers was born in 1939 and grew up in Milford, Ohio and Chicago's South Side. Carruthers received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1961, M.S. Physics in 1962, and his Ph.D in aeronautical and astronomical engineering in 1964. After receiving his Ph.D in 1964, Carruthers joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Space Science Division where he is now Senior Astrophysicist. Along with William Conway, another scientist, Carruthers developed the lunar surface ultraviolet camera and spectrograph used on the moon by Apollo 16 in 1972. The camera was used to take ultraviolet pictures of the Earth during the Apollo 16 space mission. It was the first camera to take pictures of the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere and to show that hydrogen exists in outer space.
Provenance:
This videohistory was created by the Innovative Lives Program of The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on February 22, 1996. The Innovative Lives series brings young people and American inventors together to discuss inventions and the creative process and to experiment and play with hands-on activities related to each inventor's product.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Space photography  Search this
Physics -- 20th century  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Cameras -- 20th century  Search this
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astrophysics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautics in astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Astronomical photography -- 20th century  Search this
Aeronautics -- 20th century  Search this
Astronautical instruments -- 20th century  Search this
Ultraviolet spectrometry  Search this
Spectrography -- 20th century  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lectures -- 1990-2000
Videotapes -- 1990-2000
Slides
Citation:
George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation, February 22, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0597
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George Carruthers Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0597

Einstein's shadow : a black hole, a band of astronomers, and the quest to see the unseeable / Seth Fletcher

Author:
Fletcher, Seth 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Black holes (Astronomy)  Search this
Radio telescopes  Search this
Space telescopes  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Radio astrophysics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104532

Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection

Donor:
Schmidling, David, Dr.  Search this
Author:
Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris, 1816-1892  Search this
Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Photographs
Lecture notes
Date:
1846-1884
Summary:
The collection documents Lewis M. Rutherfurd's work related to astronomy.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes two papers by Rutherfurd published in the American Journal of Science, lecture notes apparently used by Rutherfurd in teaching, and two letters from Benjamin A. Gould, an astronomer and close friend of Rutherfurd's, as well as a draft letter of Rutherfurd to the editors of the American Journal of Science and Art. Most of the collection is comprised of notebooks and loose notes in which Rutherfurd recorded his observations, calculations and designs relating to his professional activities. Two bound notebooks record observations of stars, planets and comets by telescope in 1846-1849 and 1859-1861. Other papers loose and less formally recorded on astronomical observations and the design and calibration of cameras and spectroscopes used by Rutherfurd, cover the period 1858-1874. A number of photographs of the moon and other subjects related to his work are also included.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892), a native of New York, was a member of a prominent family and financially independent enough to permit his pursuit of scientific interests. After graduation from Williams College he practiced law for 10 years before devoting himself to amateur astronomy. Rutherfurd designed and made his own instruments for photography and spectroscopy in astronomical observations, often only demonstrating their capabilities before making them available to other scientists. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and numerous professional societies, Rutherfurd was awarded the Rumford Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1874 for his "improvements in the processes and methods of Astronomical Photography."
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dr. David Schmidling, November 13, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Telescopes -- 19th century  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Photographs -- Moon -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Lecture notes
Citation:
Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection, 1846-1884, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Dr. David Schmidling.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0364
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Lewis M. Rutherfurd Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0364

I am the cosmos : New Jersey State Museum Trenton, December 4, 2010 through May 29, 2011 / guest curator: Sara Lynn Henry ; editor: Margaret M. O'Reilly

Curator:
Henry, Sara Lynn  Search this
Editor:
O'Reilly, Margaret M.  Search this
Publisher:
New Jersey State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
40 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Outer space
Date:
2010
21st century
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Cosmology in art  Search this
Astronomical instruments  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096091

Malin, David - Memos and emails, proposal for guest curation of a temporary exhibit on astronomical photography, and proposal for mini-exhibit Origins of Space Science

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Until the death of the Donor, SIA will notify the Donor prior to, or within 7 days after, the materials have been accessed for reseach. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-137, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-137-refidd1e789

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