Records of the Director, George B. Field, ca.1972-1983 (inclusive).


Records of the Director, George B. Field, ca.1972-1983 (inclusive).

Miscellaneous records of G.B. Field, Director of the Observatory. Includes correspondence, memos, vitae, and other records relating to the Agassiz Station, the Optical Search Committee, the search for an assistant professor, and the establishment of the Menzel professorship.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8183995

Harvard University Archives.

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