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Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Extent:
12.5 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1956-1967
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director Fred L. Whipple. This material was usually referred to the assistant director for action. Records include general correspondence, 1957-1964, concerning SAO administration and scientific projects including Project Celescope; the Harvard Radio Meteor Project; SAO-International Year of the Quiet Sun Comet Project; the Prairie Network; and the Satellite Tracking Program. Of special interest is correspondence regarding the closing of SAO's Table Mountain, California, station in 1961. The record unit also includes administrative files, 1956-1966; Satellite Tracking Program records, 1957-1964, including administrative and tracking station files; and a buildings file, 1957-1966.

Around 1964, a numerical-subject records management system was instituted at SAO. Records were assigned a number code based on subject classification and filed numerically. Often records prior to 1964 were refiled using the numerical-subject system. Retrieval of records using the system is difficult. For a detailed explanation of the SAO numerical-subject filing system, see appendix 1 (off-line, in Archives).
Historical Note:
Prior to 1959 the duties of this office were performed by the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. For an administrative history of the office of the assistant director (Management), see Record Unit 256.
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 259
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 #700 Technical and Scientific, 1963-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1956-1966. / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of records concerning the administration of SAO's Satellite Tracking Program (STP). The records deal with public relations, fiscal matters, STP personnel, procurement, and special projects of STP. Also included are publications and reports. Of special interest are files concerning United States Air Force support of STP and the STP's geodetic camera project. The records are arranged in the SAO numerical-subject records management system (see appendix 1, off-line, in Archives). For other records concerning STP, see series 1 and 4.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 259, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
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Box 17

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 #001 Public Information, 1963

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 #002 Conferences and Meetings, 1960-1966

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 #003 Visits and Visitors, 1962-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 #110 Budget, 1962-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 #120 Financial Statements and Transactions, 1963-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 #130 Inventory and Audits, 1963-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 #160 Contracting, 1963-1965

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 #210 Personnel (Stations), 1963-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 #220 Personnel (Individuals), 1959-1967

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 #230 Consultants, 1965-1967

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 11 #310.1 Procedures and Policies (Divisional), general, 1960-1967

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 #310.1 Procedures and Policies (Divisional), Communications Division, 1963-1967

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 13 #310.1 Procedures and Policies (Divisional), Insurance for Station Personnel, 1960-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 18

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0259-refidd1e2787

Folder 1 #310.1 Procedures and Policies (Divisional), Observers Handbook, 1963-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0259-refidd1e2794

Folder 2 #310.1 Procedures and Policies (Divisional), Vehicles, 1960-1964

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records / Series 3: SATELLITE TRACKING PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1959-1967. / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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