Papers, 1906-2005

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Papers, 1906-2005

Papers of Dorrit Hoffleit,astronomer at Harvard and Yale Universities and at the Maria MitchellObservatory in Nantucket.

32 1/2 file boxes,2 folio boxes, 3 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, 6photograph folders

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Hoffleit, Dorrit, 1907-2007

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Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit was born on March 12, 1907, on her parents' farm in Florence, Alabama. Her parents, Fred and Kate Sanio Hoffleit, had emigrated from Germany, and her father worked intermittently as a bookkeeper for the Pennsylvania Railroad. While he preferred farm work, it was not possible to support the family this way, and they relocated from Alabama to New Castle, Pennsylvania. Fred Hoffleit later returned to the farm, while his wife opted to remain in New Castle, judging...

Merrill, Winifred Edgerton, 1862-1951

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Winifred Edgerton (September 24, 1862 – September 6, 1951) was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. She was the first woman to receive a degree from Columbia University and the first American woman to receive a PhD in mathematics. She was awarded a PhD with high honors from Columbia University in 1886, by a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, after being rejected once. Winifred Haring Edgerton was born in Ripon, Wisconsin on September 24, 1862. She was the only daughter of Clara and Emmett Edgerton...

Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-1979

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Celilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) taught astronomy at Harvard. She earned her AB at Newnham College, Cambridge University in 1923 and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1925. She began working at the Harvard Observatory in 1923. She was the Phillips Astronomer at the Harvard Observatory in 1938, Professor of Astronomy, 1956-1966, Chair of the Astronomy Department, 1956-1960 (the first female department Chair at Harvard) and Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Emerita, from 1967; at the tim...

Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996

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Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extra...

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the U.S. Among its incorporators were James Bowdoin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. From the description of Records of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1775-1800 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122413111 ...

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏

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The Schlesinger Library had its origins in the gift of the Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) by Maud Wood Park '98 to Radcliffe College in 1943. Organized as the Women's Archives in 1948, it was renamed the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America in 1967 in recognition of the Schlesingers' strong support of the Library and the College. The WRC was originally housed in Longfellow Hall and the Women's Archives in Byerly Hall and moved in 1967 to the old Radcliffe...

Ford, C. B. (Clinton B.)

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Ford was born in 1913. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78404586 ...

Vincent, Florence (and Art)

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AnnaLisa Jean Zinn

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Hoffleit, Kate

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Maria Mitchell Observatory

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Paranya, Katharine

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Doleman, Geoffrey

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Fred Hoffleit.

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Earthwatch

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Hoffleit, Herbert

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Edmund W. Sinnott was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the time of this correspondence. Walter G. Berl was an editor for the Association. From the description of Letters, 1948-1971, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155878457 ...

Öpik, Ernst Julius, 1893-

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Astronomer (astrophysics, solar system). Professor of Astrophysics, University of Maryland; Astronomer, Armagh Observatory (1948-1981); Fellow & Instructor, Moscow University & Observatory (1916-1919); Head of Astronomy Department, Turkestan University, Tashkent (1919-1921); Astronomer/Associate Professor, Tartu University (1921-1944); Research Associate/Visiting Lecturer, Harvard University & Observatory (1930-1934); Professor of Astronomy/Rector, Baltic University (1945-1948). See ...

O'Hearn, Elizabeth M.

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Smith College.

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Since 1900, Christmas at Smith College has involved the sending of cards, the singing of carols and the annual Vespers. Smith College's Christmas Vespers has allowed religious and non-religious students alike to come together and appreciate the music and spirit of the holiday season. At this annual candlelight ceremony, Smith College choral groups perform seasonal songs and religious readings. From the description of Records of Christmas at Smith College, 1900-[ongoing]. (Smith Colle...

Hibbert, Beulah

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Palmer, Margaretta

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Jane Smith Duncombe

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William F. van Altena

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Houk, Nancy, 1940-

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O'Meara, Eve

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Trimble, Virginia.

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American Astronomical Association

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Draper, Henry, 1837-1882

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Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American astronomer, was a pioneer in astronomical photography. From the description of Henry and Mary Anna Palmer Draper papers, 1859-1914, bulk (1869-1914). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615857 From the guide to the Henry and Mary Anna Palmer Draper papers, 1859-1914, 1869-1914, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957

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Astronomer (stellar evolution, astrophysics of stars, double stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at Princeton University from 1905, director of the observatory, 1912-1947; research associate at Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1922-1942; and at Harvard College Observatory, 1947-1952. From the description of Manuscript of article, The probable distance of Orion, and letter to Russell from Edwin B. Frost, editor of the Astronomical Journal, rejecting the manuscript for publicatio...

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Zhang, Jing

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Rye Country Day School

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Hertzsprung, Ejnar, 1873-1967

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Astronomer (stellar spectra and distances). On the astronomy faculty at Universität Göttingen (1909-1919); and Rijksuniversiteit te leiden 91920-1944); on the staff of the observatory at Leiden (1914-1944), director, (1935-1944). From the description of Correspondence, 1903-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78544160 Astronomer (steller spectra and distances). On the astronomy faculty at Universität Göttingen, 1909-1919; and Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, 1920-1944; on t...

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Hamilton Pitt

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Ida Woods

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Fredrick, Laurence

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DeVorkin, David

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Saladyga, Michael, 1950-

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Annenberg Media

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Williams, Thomas R.

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Cook, Emory and Martha

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Simon, Leslie Earl, 1900-

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Mattei, Janet A. (Janet Akyüz)

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Menzel, Donald

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McClintock, Dorcas

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Shurrocks, Alice

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Philip Lu

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Harwood, Margaret

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Paula Snyder

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Maury, Antonia Coetana de Paiva Pereira, 1866-

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Wlasuk, Paul T.

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International Biographical Association

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Gingrich, Newt, 1943-

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Newton Leroy Gingrich (born June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and historian who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district serving north Atlanta and nearby areas from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the presidential nomination of his party. A professor of history and geography at the...

Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-....

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Astronomer; professor at Swarthmore College for 35 years. Magill Professor of Astronomy and director of the Sproul Observatory in the Netherlands (after retiring from Swarthmore). Died 1995. From the description of Symposium on the galaxy [motion picture] / taken by Peter Van de Kamp, 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80779549 From the description of Three conferences on astronomy and cosmology [motion picture] / photographed by Peter Van de Kamp. 1955-1964. (Unknown). Wo...

Wood, Harley

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Day, Carol

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Yang, Ting-gao

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Alfred Bornemann

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Skillman, Dave

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Barney, Ida M.

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United States. Senate

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Pishmish, Paris

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Langford, Jack

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La Paz, Lincoln

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Mitchell, Pelig

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Wesleyan

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American astronomical society

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Founded in 1899 as the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America, in 1914 the name was changed to the American Astronomical Society. Its purpose is the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science. The Society became an Associate Member of the American Institute of Physics in 1958, and has been a full Member Society since 1966. It is also affiliated with the International Astronomical Union. From the description of Records of the Education Office, 1962-198...

Hill, Kathleen Young

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Duncombe, Raynor and Julena

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Riehl, Jo

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Risley, A. Marguerite

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Women astronomers

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Kidwell, Peggy

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Baldwin, Marvin

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Abt, Helmut A.

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Hutchison, Miller H. Hutch and Marguerite

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Gingrich, C. H.

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Mayall, Margaret W. (Margaret Walton)

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Margaret Walton Mayall (1902-). Astronomer. Education: Swarthmore College, A.B., 1925; Radcliffe College, A.M., 1928. Professional experience: Harvard College Observatory (1924-1943,1946-1954); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1943-1946); American Association of Variable Star Observers, Director (1949-). Research interests: Spectroscopy, variable stars, photometry. From the description of Oral History interview with Margaret W. Mayall, 1986 August 11 and September 12. (Unknown)...

Hoffleit, Norfleet Daniel

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Schaefer, Bradley E.

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Eichhorn-von-Wurmb, Heinrich

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Emilia Lee Belserene

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William Caspar Graustein

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Tenn, Joseph

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Littman, Mark

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Welther, Barbara L.

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Brimer, Lucia

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Brouwer, Dirk

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Narendra, Barbara

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Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

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Whitney, Mary Watson, 1847-1921

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Mary Watson Whitney (b. Sept. 11, 1847, Waltham, MA-d. Jan. 21, 1921, Waltham, MA) graduated from Vassar College in 1868 and received her masters there in 1872. There she met astronomer Maria Mitchell. Whitney became an assistant of Maria Mitchell and, in 1888, became a professor and the director of the observatory there until she retired in 1915. Whitney was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a charter member of the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society. Wh...

Dillon, Bill

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Thackeray, A. D. (Andrew David)

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Plotkin, Howard

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Frakno, Andrew

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Sigma XI Society

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Mack, Pamela Etter

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Pamela Mack received her doctorate in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. She is currently a member of the Department of History at Clemson University. From the guide to the The Early Years of the Cold Spring Harbor Station for Experimental Evolution, 1979, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Elmer, Charles W.

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Dickinson College

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National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate for Research Applications

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Anderson, Jean

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Hall, Jon

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Warren, Jean

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Howard, William G.

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Art Uppgren

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University of Rhode Island

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The University of Rhode Island was chartered as the state's agricultural school in 1888. It became the Rhode Island College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts in 1892 and the first class was graduated two years later. The name was changed in 1909 to Rhode Island State College and in 1951 the college became the University of Rhode Island. From the description of Miscellaneous archives, 1863-1969 1900-1950. (University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston). WorldCat record id: 46802187 ...

Baum family,

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Vassar College.

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Worley, Charles E.

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Doleman, Margaret Hoffleit

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