Papers, 1908-1965 (inclusive).


Papers, 1908-1965 (inclusive).

Contains correspondence, student and professional notebooks, teaching materials, manuscripts and reprints of published articles, technical reports, diaries, drawings, and lantern slides. Also includes files Moffitt maintained as an independent consultant to camera manufacturers, optical companies, war contractors, and other businesses. Papers document Moffitt's work as a scientist and involvement with various organizations including Yerkes Observatory, McDonald Observatory, and Smith-Dietrich Corporation.

10 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7650815

University of Chicago Library

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Physicist whose work centered on the design of lenses, lens systems, and optical instruments. From the description of Papers, 1908-1965 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248310 ...

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Yerkes Observatory, located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, is a facility of the University of Chicago's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The observatory opened in 1897 as the joint creation of three founders: William Rainey Harper, the first president of the University of Chicago; Professor George E. Hale, the observatory's first director; and Charles T. Yerkes, a wealthy Chicago businessman who provided funds for the erection of the observatory building. Known as the home of the last of t...