Oral history interview with Henry Lee Giclas, 1987 August 12.


Oral history interview with Henry Lee Giclas, 1987 August 12.

Born in Flagstaff, Arizona; spends professional life as astronomer in Flagstaff, 1931-1981. Early life in Flagstaff, the Lowell Observatory's place in it, and how he became a research assistant at Lowell, with particular emphasis on V.M. Slipher, the director from 1916-1955. Describes how the Observatory was transformed as a research institution after World War II, due to changing research topics and shifting patterns of patronage.

Transcript, 52 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8320124

Related Entities

There are 4 Entities related to this resource.

Lowell Observatory

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tj2h8b (corporateBody)

Lowell Observatory, an independent, nonprofit, astronomical research organization, was founded by Percival Lowell in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1894. From the description of Records [microform], 1894-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78961648 Lowell Observatory was founded by Percival Lowell in 1894 at Flagstaff, Arizona. From the description of Correspondence, 1894-1916. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523528 From the guid...

Smith, Robert W. (Robert William), 1952-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r79bpk (person)

Slipher, Vesto Melvin, 1875-1969

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zs32t5 (person)

Astronomer. From the description of Letters to Dr. William Lowe Bryan, President of Indiana University, (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81212201 Vesto Melvin Slipher was born on November 11, 1875 in Mulberry, Indiana. He was educated first at a high school in Frankfort, Indiana and later at the University of Indiana at Bloomington. Here, he received a bachelors degree in mechanics and astronomy in 1901, a masters degree in 1903, and a Ph.D in 1909. He began work ...

Giclas, H. L. (Henry L.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tm7hqr (person)

Born 1910. From the description of Oral history interview with Henry Lee Giclas, 1987 August 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84446002 ...