Home movies of William Meggers [motion picture] / taken by William Meggers. 1927-1957.

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Home movies of William Meggers [motion picture] / taken by William Meggers. 1927-1957.

Home movies of William F. Meggers, photographed over a 30-year period. These films, taken by Meggers, include family milestones, first steps, birthdays, graduations, family reunions, as well as coverage of his local and international travels, for pleasure, as well as for professional meetings: meeting of August 19, 1927 with Pieter Zeeman, Taco Luite de Bruin, and Johannes van der Waals in Amsterdam; meeting of August 21, 1927 with Heinrich Kayser at the Physiks Institute in Bonn; meeting of August 29, 1927 with James Franck and Richard Chace Tolman at the Physikalisches Institut in Göttingen; visit to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Paris, September 12, 1927; meeting with Friederich Paschen at the Physikalisches-Technisches Reichanstalt, Berlin, June 1928; coverage of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) meeting in Leiden, July 1928, and IAU meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 1932 where attendees included Georgio Abetti, Harold Babcock, George van Biesbroeck, Frank Dyson, Arthur Eddington, Georges Lemaître, Charles Mees, Andrew Pickering, Harlow Shapley, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Vesto Slipher, Frederick Slocum, Francis Woodworth Wright. Also includes visits to the Physical Institute at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, August 1935; the Physical and Chemical Institute at the University of Oslo, August 1935; the Niels Bohr Institutet, Copenhagen in August 1935; and a solar eclipse expedition to Lund, Sweden, June 1954.

16 film reels : si., b&w & col ; 16 mm.

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