Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973.


Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973. Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973.

Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973.

The collection consists primarily of Ira Sprague Bowen's correspondence files from his tenure as Director of the Carnegie Observatories (1945-1964), as well as other correspondence, manuscripts, scientific papers, photographs, reprints, and research materials. There is a significant amount of material related to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Approximately 29,000 pieces.88 boxes.

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