Papers, 1917-1982 (inclusive).


Papers, 1917-1982 (inclusive).

This collection consists of her correspondence with friends, family, and colleagues in astronomy; travel diaries and information; engagement calendars; some astronomical material; and clippings and photographs of Swope and her colleagues. Included are some papers of her father, Gerard Swope.

2.5 linear ft.

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