W.J. Eckert papers, 1931-1975.


W.J. Eckert papers, 1931-1975.

Correspondence, astronomy lecture notes, drafts of publications, research notes, and miscellaneous materials relating to Eckert's work in astronomy, celestial mechanics, and punched card systems.

1.5 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7885033

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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