Oral history interview with Mary Lea Heger Shane, 1967 July 15.


Oral history interview with Mary Lea Heger Shane, 1967 July 15.

Family ancestry; orientation of early education; undergraduate at University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. Lick Observatory, studying under William H. Wright and Heber O. Curtis, recollections of Lick staff, life at Mount Wilson, women as astronomers, mixed roles of mother,student, and faculty wife; evolution of interest in history of astronomy: writing the history of Lick Observatory; comments on the years of husband's (Charles D. Shane) directorship of Lick; involvement with Manhattan Project; recollections of Ernest O. Lawrence and the Radiation Laboratory; comments on astronomers George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and Henry N. Russell. Also prominently mentioned are: William W. Campbell, Heber D. Curtis, Bertil Lindblad, and Joseph H. Moore.

Sound recording: 1 5-inch reel (ca. 2.0 hrs.), 1 session.Transcript: 51 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8295449

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