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Lowell Observatory, an independent, nonprofit, astronomical research organization, was founded by Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1894.

From the description of Records [microform], 1894-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78961648

Lowell Observatory was founded by Percival Lowell in 1894 at Flagstaff, Arizona.

From the description of Correspondence, 1894-1916. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523528

From the guide to the Lowell Observatory correspondence, 1894-1916, 1894-1916, (American Philosophical Society)

Lowell Observatory, an independent, nonprofit, astronomical research organization, was founded by Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1894. Directors: Percival Lowell, 1894-1916; V.M. Slipher, 1916-1954; Al Wilson, 1954-1957; E.C. Slipher, 1958 (Acting); John S. Hall, 1958-1977; Art Hoag, 1977-1986; Jay Gallagher, 1986-1989; Robert Millis, 1989-1990 (Acting); Robert Millis, 1990-present. The will of Percival Lowell stipulates that there be a sole trustee and that the trustee be a direct descendant. Since Percival Lowell had no children, the line of trustees went to Percival's sister, Mrs. William Lowell Putnam. Trustees: Guy Lowell, 1916-1927; Roger Lowell Putnam, 1927-1967; Michael Lowell Putnam, 1967-1987; William Lowell Putnam, 1987-present.

From the description of Records, 1894-ongoing. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78113808

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Slipher, Vesto Melvin, 1875-1969. Letters to Dr. William Lowe Bryan, President of Indiana University, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Arizona Historical Society. Northern Division. Arizona Historical Society Northern Division vertical file, 1880-2002. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997. Oral history interview with Clyde William Tombaugh, 1969. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. Newcomer photographs - Places series, 1926-1970. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Douglass, A. E. (Andrew Ellicott), 1867-1962. Papers, 1956-1962. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Joseph, Monica A. The contribution of Arthur Adel to astronomical infrared spectroscopy, 1973. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Lowell Observatory correspondence, 1894-1916, 1894-1916 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Baum, William Alvin, 1924-. Oral history interview with William Alvin Baum, 1969. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997. Clyde Tombaugh and the discovery of Pluto, unedited footage [videorecording] / 1985 June and July. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Indiana University Oral History Archive, 1991-1998 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
referencedIn Putnam, William Lowell. Papers, 1998-1999 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. Oral history interview with Frank K. Edmondson, 21 April 1977 and 2 February 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. Oral history interview with Arthur Adel, 1987 August 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Lowell Observatory. Records, 1894-ongoing. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Douglass, A. E. (Andrew Ellicott), 1867-1962. Papers, 1792-1965. American Institute of Physics
creatorOf Lowell Observatory. Correspondence, 1894-1916. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Giclas, H. L. (Henry L.). Oral history interview with Henry Lee Giclas, 1987 August 12. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. Arthur Adel collection, 1909-2000. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Douglass, A. E. (Andrew Ellicott), 1867-1962. Papers, 1867-1966 (bulk 1894-1960). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Putnam, Michael. Papers, 1967-1987. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997. Clyde W. Tombaugh papers, 1892-2004. New Mexico State University
referencedIn Newbegin, Frank. Red Lake Trading Post album, 1906-1911 / [photographs by Frank Newbegin]. The Heard Museum Library
creatorOf Lowell Observatory. Records [microform], 1894-1916. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hill, May Hicks Curtis, 1888-1970. May Hicks Curtis Hill collection, ca. 1840-1965. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ash, Susan L. Rogers. Flagstaff Public Library Oral History Project. Series 2, 1975-1977. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Osborn, Wayne H. Papers, 1959,2010. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Brunk, William Edward, 1928-. Oral History interview with William E. Brunk, 1983J, July 21 and August 9. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Retired IU Faculty, 1985 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
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associatedWith Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. person
associatedWith Arizona Historical Society. Northern Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Baum, William Alvin, 1924- person
associatedWith Brunk, William Edward, 1928- person
associatedWith Douglas, A. E. 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Douglass, A. E. (Andrew Ellicott), 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912- person
associatedWith Giclas, H. L. (Henry L.) person
associatedWith Hill, May Hicks Curtis, 1888-1970. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Joseph, Monica A. person
associatedWith Lampland, C. O. 1873-1951 person
associatedWith Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916. person
associatedWith Newbegin, Frank. person
associatedWith Newcomer, E. D., 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Osborn, Wayne H. person
associatedWith Putnam, Michael. person
associatedWith Putnam, William Lowell. person
associatedWith Slipher, Vesto Melvin, 1875-1969. person
associatedWith Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997. person
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