Papers, 1919-1975.


Papers, 1919-1975.

The collection includes research files, notes on research projects, general correspondence files from 1945-1975, and personal correspondence files from 1922 onwards (e.g. with Bok, Van de Kamp, Kuiper, Van Rhijn, Baade, Struve, Blaauw); correspondence and papers on the organization of astronomy and on the establishment of the Leiden Southern Station at Hartebeespoortdam (South Africa), the radio observatories at Dwingeloo and Westerbork, the European Southern Observatory; the establishment of "Astronomy and Astrophysics, a European Journal." Agendas, minutes and correspondence concerning the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Senate of Leiden University, the Leiden Academic Arts Centre, the Leiden Observatory Fund, the Committee for Geodesy and Space Research (GROC), the Board of Curators of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the Academic Council, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. Also lecture notes (both University and Popular Lectures), preparatory notes for symposia etc., records and diaries of foreign visits, and notes on discussions with colleagues, etc.

ca. 30 cu. ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8220033

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Oort, Jan Hendrik (person)

Astronomer (galactic structure, interstellar gas, comets). (1900-1992). Astronomer at and, from 1945, Director of the Leiden Observatory; on the faculty of University of Leiden from 192; established observational verification of galactic rotation; one of the authors of the Oort-Lindbald theory of differential galactic rotation; initiator, with Baade, of the European Southern Observatory; general secretary of the International Astronomical Union from 1935-1948, and president from 1958-1961. ...

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Baade, Walter, 1893-1960 (person)

Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade (1893-1960) was a German-born astronomer who joined the staff of the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1931. From the description of Papers of Walter Baade, 1915-1960. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540492 ...

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Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973 (person)

Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983 (person)

Astronomer. Bok (1906-1983) was Director of the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australia 1956-1966 and Director of the Steward Observatory, Tucson, Arizona from 1966. From the description of Oral history interview, 1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155006177 Bok taught astronomy at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Bart J. Bok, 1930-1957 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972980 Died 1983. From the description of...

Blaauw, Adriaan (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...

Struve, Otto, 1897-1963 (person)

Astronomer (astrophysics of stars, spectroscopy, interstellar studies, origin of universe) and administrator. On the staff of Yerkes Observatory, 1921-1932, director, 1932-1950; editor, ASTROPHYSICS JOURNAL, 1932-1947; on the astrophysics faculty, department chair, and director, Leuschner Observatory, University of California, Berkeley, 1950-1959; and director, National Radio Astronomy Observatory from 1959. From the description of Selected correspondence [microform], 1932-1945. (Unk...