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David H. DeVorkin Papers

Topic:
Science with a Vengeance: How the Military Created the US Space Sciences after World War II (Monograph : 1992)
Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers (Monograph : 2000)
Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
20.5 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Date:
1889-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the papers of David H. DeVorkin, Curator in the Space History Division at the National Air and Space Museum, 1981- , with earlier records dating from when he was assistant professor of astronomy at Central Connecticut State College, as well as during the years he attended high school and college. DeVorkin specializes in the origins and development of modern astrophysics and the space sciences, and is involved in professional societies that include the American Astronomical Society, the History of Science Society, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The papers primarily document DeVorkin's scientific articles, lectures, planetarium programs, research, professional society activities, and preparation of his own books such as "Science with a Vengeance: How the Military Created the US Space Sciences after World War II" and "Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; articles; book reviews; clippings; agreements; lecture papers and presentation material; press releases; meeting agendas; information about committees, conferences, symposiums, and workshops; manuscripts; audiotape recordings; photographs, slides, and negatives; course outlines; proposals; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
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Science -- History  Search this
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Astrophysics  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-376
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Box 2

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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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Lecture Notes

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Artifacts Series Proposal, 1986

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Earth Science Course 177: Exams, 1980

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Exploration of Space Course, 1986

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Textbook, circa 1980

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Galileo

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1077

Earth Science Course 111: Lab Exercises

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1089

Astronomy 100/112/121 Handouts and Exams, circa 1978

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1101

D. D. Meisel: "Astronomy Laboratory Notes and Reference Manual"

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1113

Lab on Statistics of Double Stars, circa 1973

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1125

Introduction to Astronomy, circa 1971-1972

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1138

Earth Science Course 312

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Earth Science Course 312: Problem Sets (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Astronomy Course 101, 1963

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1174

Astronomy Course 117, 1969-1970

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1186

Thesis Drafts (18 folders)

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 2
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Box 3

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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e1211

Thesis Drafts (33 folders)

Collection Creator::
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 21
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 research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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