Otto Struve papers, 1837-1966 (bulk 1953-1956).


Otto Struve papers, 1837-1966 (bulk 1953-1956).

Correspondence, most of it prior to Struve's service in the Dept. of Astronomy, University of California, biographical materials, bibliographies of his writings, photographs, and some papers relating to various members of the Struve family. Also includes materials concerning his interest and activity in astronomy while at U.C. Berkeley and the International Astronomical Union.

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