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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1961-1966
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of Celescope. Also included is similar material concerning SAO projects funded by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Air Force, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Harvard University.
Topic:
Astronomical observatories  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Identifier:
Record Unit 168
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0168

Folder 40 Amendment 14, 15, 17 to Contract SI-522 between Smithsonian Institution and Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 522, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office, Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
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Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records / Box 22
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0522-refidd1e3086

Amendment 16 to contract SI-522 between Smithsonian Inst.and Electro-mechanical Research Inc.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office  Search this
Container:
Box 23 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 522, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office, Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
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Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records / Box 23
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0522-refidd1e3742

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc. (EMR) was the primary contractor for the design and fabrication of the Project Celescope payload and ground support equipment. This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with EMR concerning its work on Project Celescope, 1961-1967. Also included are EMR invoices for work performed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 260, Series 5
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e511

Box 12

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e525

Folders 5-6 Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., correspondence, February 1961-December 1962.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e532

Box 13

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e544

Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., correspondence, January 1963-September 1964.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e551

Box 14

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e563

Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., correspondence, October 1964-June 1966.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e570

Box 15

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e583

Folders 1-2 Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., correspondence, July 1966-June 1967.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e590

Folders 3-4 Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., invoices, 1962-1966.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESEARCH, INC., CORRESPONDENCE, 1961-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e601

TECHNICAL DIRECTIVES FILE, 1963-1967. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between the staff of Project Celescope and contractors (especially Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc.) concerning technical questions and problems. The material usually consists of a directive issued by Celescope scientists and a response to the directive from the contractor.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 260, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Project Celescope, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 260, Series 6
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0260-refidd1e615

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