Papers of Donald Howard Menzel, (inclusive) 1931-1986


Papers of Donald Howard Menzel, (inclusive), 1931-1986

Papers of Donald Howard Menzel, (inclusive) 1931-1986

Donald Howard Menzel (1901-1976) taught astronomy at Harvard, and was director of the Harvard College Observatory from 1952 to 1966. According to the National Academy of Sciences' Biographical Memoir, "Menzel was one of the first practitioners of theoretical astrophysics in the United States and pioneered the application of quantum mechanics to astronomical spectroscopy." These papers chiefly document Menzel's professional life of research, writing, and participation in professional organizations.

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