Yale University Correspondence [microform], 1920-1941.


Yale University Correspondence [microform], 1920-1941.

Collection consists of Schlesinger's correspondence as director of the Yale University Observatory and chairman of the Yale Dept. of Astronomy. Topics include the astrometry of high precision accomplished by photographic means, and the International Union for Solar Research. The correspondence sheds light on the astronomical community worldwide. Correspondents include Harold L. Alden, William Bowie, Heber D. Curtis, Willem de Sitter, Wallace J. Eckert, J.W. Fecker, George W. Klages, James B. McDowell, Charles P. Olivier, Jan Schilt, and R.W. Sellew, as well as the International Astronomical Union and the National Academy of Science.

21 microfilm reels.


SNAC Resource ID: 8300488

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International Astronomical Union.

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National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...

Alden, H. L. (Harold Lee), 1890-

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Bowie, William, 1872-1940

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Yale University. Observatory

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Olivier, Charles P. (Charles Pollard), 1884-

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Charles P. Olivier was an astronomer. From the description of Correspondence, 1915-1962. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632802 From the guide to the Charles P. (Charles Pollard) Olivier correspondence, 1915-1962, 1915-1962, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Eckert, W. J. (Wallace John), 1902-1971

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Wallace John Eckert received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Yale in 1931 and became part of the faculty at Columbia that same year. He established the Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Laboratory in the early 1930s and strongly urged IBM to develop a scientific calculator. His book, Punched Card Methods in Scientific Computation (1940), influenced the development of the electronic computer. In 1940, Eckert left Columbia to become the director of the Nautical Almanac Office of the U.S. Naval O...

Yale University. Dept. of Astronomy.

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Schlesinger, Frank, 1871-1943

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Astronomer (modern astrometry) and administrator. Head, International Latitude Observatory, 1899-1903; astronomer, Yerkes Observatory, 1903-1905; director, Allegheny Observatory, 1905-1920; and head, Department of Astronomy, Yale University, 1920-1941; and director, Yale Observatory, 1920-1941. From the description of Allegheny Observatory correspondence [microform], 1905-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80601819 Astronomer (modern astrometry) and administrator. Head, In...

Sitter, Willem de 1869- Jzn

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International Union for Cooperation in Solar Research.

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