Oral history interview with Lyman Spitzer, Jr., 1977 April 8 and 1978 May 10.


Oral history interview with Lyman Spitzer, Jr., 1977 April 8 and 1978 May 10.

Sound recordings: 6 sound cassettes (ca. 5.5 hrs.), 2 sessions.Transcript: 100 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8264861

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