Observatory (University of Michigan) records 1855-1985


Observatory (University of Michigan) records 1855-1985

Records of astronomical observatories operated by the University of Michigan including the Detroit Observatory on the Ann Arbor campus (1855-), the Lamont-Hussey Observatory (Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1928-), the McMath-Hulbert Observatory (Portage Lake, Michigan, 1935-1979), the Portage Lake/Peach Mountain Observatory (Dexter, Michigan, 1948-. Records include correspondence files, administrative files, observation notebooks, photographs and architectural drawings.

18 linear feet plus oversize materials.



SNAC Resource ID: 6390152

Bentley Historical Library

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University of Michigan. Astronomy Department

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The first mention of the Department of Astronomy as a unit of the University of Michigan was in 1929 when Will Carly Rufus was named Acting Director of the Observatories and acting Chairman of the Department of Astronomy. It is surmised that the Department was created in that year. During the 1980's, Chairmen of the Department included Robert P. Kirshner and Douglas O. Richstone. Historically, the Department has operated, established, and cooperatively maintained a numbe...

Hall, Asaph, 1859-1930

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Hulbert, Henry Schoolcraft, 1869-1959.

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Wayne County, Michigan, probate judge, officer of the National Bank of Detroit, and financial supporter of the astronomy program at University of Michigan, particularly the University's McMath-Hulbert Observatory. From the description of Henry Schoolcraft Hulbert papers, 1909-1958. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420284 ...

Maxwell, Allen Douglas.

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McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962

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Detroit, Michigan industrialist and director of the McMath-Hulbert Observatory of University of Michigan (located on Lake Angelus near Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.) From the description of Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80631884 From the description of Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1912. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423627 The time has vanished when a man such as Isaac Newton co...

University of Michigan. Observatory

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Observatories of the University of Michigan, including the Lamont-Hussey Observatory, the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, the Portage Lake Observatory, the Angell Hall Laboratory, and the Department of Astronomy. From the description of Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1977. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419011 Observatories of the University of Michigan, including the Lamont-Hussey Observatory, the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, the Portage Lake...

Hussey, William J. (William Joseph), 1862-1926

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Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

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Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory, 1914-1921; director, Harvard Observatory, 1921-1952; on the astronomy faculty at Harvard from 1952. From the description of Papers [microform], 1910-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80523781 Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was an astronomer. Shapley served as director of the Harvard College Observatory and was a professor at Harvard University, eventually he became the Pai...

Goldberg, Leo

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Dodson, Helen Walter, 1905-

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Lamont, Robert P. (Robert Patterson), 1867-1948

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Portage Lake Observatory (University of Michigan)

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Detroit Observatory

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McLaughlin, Dean B. (Dean Benjamin), 1901-1965

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Angell Hall (University of Michigan)

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Shaeberle, John Martin.

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Peach Mountain Radio Astronomy Observatory (Mich.)

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University of Michigan.

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Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Rufus, Will Carl, 1876-1946

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Bru╠łnnow, F. (Franz), 1821-1891.

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Rossiter, Richard Alfred, d. 1977.

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Townley, Sidney D. (Sidney Dean), 1867-1946

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Astronomer. Studied at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California, and at the Universities of Berlin and Munich. Before becoming a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Stanford Unviersiy in 1907, Townley taught at U.C. Berkeley and was Astronomer at the International Latitude Observatory in Ukiah, California. He became Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Geodesy at Stanford in 1932. In addition to practical astronomy, his research interests included asteroids, comets and variable stars, latit...

Robbins, Frank Egleston, 1884-

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Assistant to President of University of Michigan and director of the University Press. From the description of Frank Egleston Robbins papers, 1907-1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421923 Frank E. Robbins was a University of Michigan professor and assistant to the president/ From the guide to the Frank E. Robbins reprints, 1910-1951, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) Epithet: of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor ...

Woodard, C. S. (Charles Sherman)

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Curtis, Heber Doust, 1872-1942

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Heber Doust Curtis was born June 27, 1892 in Muskegon, Michigan. He received his A.B. (1892) and A.M. (1893) degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Curtis taught Latin at Napa College (1894-1897) and mathematics and astronomy at the University of the Pacific, 1897-1900. He came to the University of Virginia as Fellow in Astronomy, 1900-1902; then became Assistant, 1902-1904. From 1904 to 1910, Curtis was in Santiago, Chile, as assis...

Lamont-Hussey Observatory (University of Michigan)

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Mohler, Orren, 1908-

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Curtiss, R. H. (Ralph Hamilton), 1880-1929

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Professor of astronomy at University of Michigan. From the description of Ralph Hamilton Curtiss papers, 1907-1923. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418306 ...

McMath-Hulbert Observatory (University of Michigan)

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Harrington, Mark W. (Mark Walrod), 1848-1926

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Graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in 1868 and a Master's degree in 1871. After several jobs in meteorology and astronomy, Harrington served as the director of the Detroit Observatory for 12 years. From the description of Mark W. Harrington letters to S.S. McClure [manuscript], 1892 Mar 22 - May 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420463204 ...