Papers of George Ellery Hale, 1882-1938.


Papers of George Ellery Hale, 1882-1938.

Correspondence and documents (1904-1937) relating to Hale's role in planning and developing major observatories in the U.S., including Mt. Wilson and Palomar, in founding the California Institute of Technology and the Huntington Library, in the organization of the National Research Council, and in promoting international cooperation among scientists; correspondence and notebooks (1926-1936) relating to Hale's work on the spectrohelioscope; family correspondence, diaries, autobiographical notes, fundraising appeals, and honors. Correspondents include Giorgio Abetti, Andrew Carnegie, Gano Dunn, Albert Einstein, H. Guggenheim, Herbert Hoover, Sir James H. Jeans, Sir Joseph Larmor, Arthur A. Noyes, Ernest Rutherford, Woodrow Wilson, Robert S. Woodward, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the University of Chicago.

100 microfilm reels.


SNAC Resource ID: 8074301

Library of Congress

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