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Folder 15 9542 Multiple Mirror Telescope S-1, 5/8/1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Oral History Program  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Oral history interviews, such as these, are subject to copyright law. In most cases, the interviewees deeded the intellectual property rights to the Smithsonian, after review and revision of transcripts. In some cases, intellectual property rights were retained in whole or in part. These files contain the unrevised drafts, which all oral history projects keep as a record of the editing done on the transcript. These drafts cannot, however, be used by researchers without the permission of the interviewee or his/her heirs or assigns. Please consult these individual collections for the restriction terms, Transferring office; 11/15/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Henson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-010, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Oral History Program, Oral History Program Files
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Oral History Program Files
Oral History Program Files / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 16 9542 Multiple Mirror Telescope S-2, 5/10/1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Oral History Program  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Oral history interviews, such as these, are subject to copyright law. In most cases, the interviewees deeded the intellectual property rights to the Smithsonian, after review and revision of transcripts. In some cases, intellectual property rights were retained in whole or in part. These files contain the unrevised drafts, which all oral history projects keep as a record of the editing done on the transcript. These drafts cannot, however, be used by researchers without the permission of the interviewee or his/her heirs or assigns. Please consult these individual collections for the restriction terms, Transferring office; 11/15/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Henson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-010, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Oral History Program, Oral History Program Files
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Oral History Program Files
Oral History Program Files / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 17 9542 Multiple Mirror Telescope S-3, 5/10/1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Oral History Program  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Oral history interviews, such as these, are subject to copyright law. In most cases, the interviewees deeded the intellectual property rights to the Smithsonian, after review and revision of transcripts. In some cases, intellectual property rights were retained in whole or in part. These files contain the unrevised drafts, which all oral history projects keep as a record of the editing done on the transcript. These drafts cannot, however, be used by researchers without the permission of the interviewee or his/her heirs or assigns. Please consult these individual collections for the restriction terms, Transferring office; 11/15/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Henson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-010, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Oral History Program, Oral History Program Files
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Oral History Program Files
Oral History Program Files / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 18 9542 Multiple Mirror Telescope S-4, 5/10/1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Oral History Program  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Oral history interviews, such as these, are subject to copyright law. In most cases, the interviewees deeded the intellectual property rights to the Smithsonian, after review and revision of transcripts. In some cases, intellectual property rights were retained in whole or in part. These files contain the unrevised drafts, which all oral history projects keep as a record of the editing done on the transcript. These drafts cannot, however, be used by researchers without the permission of the interviewee or his/her heirs or assigns. Please consult these individual collections for the restriction terms, Transferring office; 11/15/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Henson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-010, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Oral History Program, Oral History Program Files
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Oral History Program Files
Oral History Program Files / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 19 9542 Multiple Mirror Telescope S-5, n.d.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Oral History Program  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Oral history interviews, such as these, are subject to copyright law. In most cases, the interviewees deeded the intellectual property rights to the Smithsonian, after review and revision of transcripts. In some cases, intellectual property rights were retained in whole or in part. These files contain the unrevised drafts, which all oral history projects keep as a record of the editing done on the transcript. These drafts cannot, however, be used by researchers without the permission of the interviewee or his/her heirs or assigns. Please consult these individual collections for the restriction terms, Transferring office; 11/15/2005 memorandum, Yowell to Henson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-010, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Oral History Program, Oral History Program Files
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Oral History Program Files
Oral History Program Files / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - Multiple Mirror Telescope

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Treasurer  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 86-024, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Treasurer, Records
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Records / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
511.90 cu. ft. (369 record storage boxes) (236 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (141 3x5 boxes) (5 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1972-1984
Descriptive Entry:
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the events that are documented are the formation of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; renovations at the National Zoological Park; the opening of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; creation of the Scientific Event Alert Network; April 18, 2011 opening of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in New York City; opening of the National Air and Space Museum; opening of a restored Arts and Industries Building; addition of the National Museum of African Art to the Smithsonian; first use of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, Mount Hopkins, Arizona; donation of the Arthur M. Sackler Collection of Oriental Art to the Smithsonian; opening of the Museum Support Center; and the beginning of construction of the Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 613
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Date:
1971-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration and scientific programs of SAO under the leadership of Field, 1973-1983, and Shapiro, 1983-1987. A small amount of material was created during Whipple's tenure as director. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, budgets, publications, and related materials documenting the research activities of SAO divisions of Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy Astrophysics, Optical and Infrared Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Radio and Geoastronomy, Solar and Stellar Physics, and Theoretical Astrophysics; the development and operation of the multiple-mirror telescope; the research program of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (before 1981, the Mount Hopkins Observatory); the Satellite Tracking Program, including its evolution from Baker-Nunn cameras to laser-ranging systems, and its termination in 1983; SAO research programs in hydrogen masers, submillimeter wavelength interferometers, and infrared telescopes; the development of the Langley-Abbot Solar Research Program; relations with Harvard University, and SAO's role as a member of the Center for Astrophysics; the establishment of the SAO visiting scientist and post-doctoral fellowship programs; SAO involvement in site testing for an observatory on Mt. Graham, Arizona; a proposed Institute for X-Ray Astronomy at SAO; and budgets, facilities, information management, publication programs, and other administrative matters.

Also included is incoming and outgoing correspondence of Field and Shapiro with professional colleagues, staff of SAO and the Harvard College Observatory, students, and the general public concerning scientific research, professional affairs, administrative issues, and requests for information.
Historical Note:
Fred Lawrence Whipple retired as director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1973. He was succeeded by George B. Field, who served in the position until 1983. Irwin I. Shapiro was appointed director in January 1983.
Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Research  Search this
Baker-Nunn camera  Search this
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 437
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Correspondence, 1971-1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Correspondence, 1973-1975

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Correspondence, April 1975-1977

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Correspondence, 1978

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Divisions of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope), 1973-1980

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records / Box 9
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope, 1985

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope, 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope, 1983

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope, 1981-1982

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Print, 1998

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-160, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Director's Records
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Director's Records
Director's Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SAO - Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-083, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Extent:
76.5 cu. ft. (153 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1978
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of a correspondence register; files on bureaus administered by the office, including reorganization proposals for SSIE, 1972-1973, photographs of the STRI facility at Barro Colorado Island, the Johnson-Sea-Link Accident, 1973, SAC's Multiple Mirror Telescope project, 1975-1976, and the Foreign Currency Program country files, 1972-1978, including the Nepal Tiger Study Project, 1972-1977; general office files, including photographs of recipients of the Edward W. Browning Achievement Award, and participants of the 1972 Galapagos Science Conference, Challinor's appointment books, and organizations concerned with endangered species, flora, and ecology; OIA materials including information on the Sea Level Canal Study, 1970, the Mekong Basin Project, 1972, congressional bills pertaining to endangered species and flora, proposals for rules and regulations by international conservation organizations, scientific research agreements between the United States and foreign countries, and the Foreign Currency Program country files, 1965-1974; Research Awards Program award and program files, and proposals, 1966-1977; newspaper clippings and journal articles; and printed materials.
Historical Note:
These records pertain to the administration of the Assistant Secretary for Science, David Challinor, 1971- .

Bureaus whose actions are documented in these records are the Center for the Study of Man, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Fort Pierce Bureau, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Zoological Park, Office of International Programs, Radiation Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Smithsonian Science Information Exchange (SSIE), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). These records also document offices that underwent administrative changes during the period 1971-1976, including the Center for Natural Areas, Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, Office of Environmental Programs, Office of Environmental Sciences, Office of International and Environmental Programs, and the Office of Oceanography and Limnology. In addition, there is material concerning the office's involvement with federal and international agencies and private organizations regarding the preservation of endangered species and flora, conservation of the environment, and ecological researches; and the Research Award Program that the office administered.

The pre-1971 material in these records includes that transferred by Challinor and one of his assistants, Michael R. Huxley, from their previous assignment at the Office of International Activities (OIA), where Challinor served as director, 1968-1971, and Huxley served as assistant director, 1970-1971. The remainder of the pre-1971 material was inherited by Challinor from his predecessor, Sidney Rolland Galler.
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 254, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Science, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 254
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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