Records, 1899-1986.


Records, 1899-1986.

Administrative files, departmental scrapbooks, correspondence, information on symposia and assemblies of the International Astronomy Union, and miscellaneous records. Includes substantial information on eclipses and extensive correspondence with astronomers throughout the world. Correspondents include: Margaret E. Powell, L.J. Comrie, Peter van de Kamp, Sarah Lee Lippincott, James F. Wanner, Harry J. Augensen, J. Francisco Villamediana, John A. Miller, John H. Pitman, Ross W. Marriott, and many other individuals and institutions.

16 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7558822

Related Entities

There are 12 Entities related to this resource.

Cunningham, Susan (person)

Wanner, James F. (person)

Marriott, Ross Walter, b. 1882. (person)

Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-.... (person)

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...

Miller, John Anthony, 1859-1946 (person)

Lippincott, Sarah Lee (person)

Comrie, L. J. 1893-1950. (person)

Powell, Margaret E. (person)

Villamediana, J. Francisco. (person)

Swarthmore College. Astronomy Dept. (corporateBody)

Swarthmore College offered its first elective course in Astronomy in the mid 1870's. In 1885, the Board reported a proposal to erect an observatory near the east end of the College property. After Professor Susan Cunningham retired in 1906, Dr. John A. Miller was appointed as Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. Until 1952, courses were listed under the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy; a separate Department of Astronomy existed until it became the Department of Physics and Astronomy i...

Augensen, Harry John, 1951- (person)

Pittman, John H. (person)