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Amateur Scientists, 1946-1953
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of correspondence, observational record books, astrophysical texts, oversized telescopic observations, glass plates, and a small number of photographs. The collection documents both the scientific achievements and academic program of the Astrophysical Sciences Department, formerly the Astronomy Department, and its faculty. Included is the departmental correspondence of such notable faculty members as Raymond S. Dugan, Lyman Spitzer, Jr., John Q. Stewart and Charles A. Young. Some correspondence pertains to the department's relationship with the U.S. Navy during World War I. The collection also contains observational records of physical phenomena including the Eros asteroid and the Transit of Venus (1882). Observations of the Princetonia asteroid, Total Lunar Eclipse of 1891, and various comets and satellites are also recorded here.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Appraisal information was not recorded at the time of processing.
These papers were processed with the generous support of American Institute of Physics.
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Collection is open for research use.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
Amateur Scientists; Astrophysical Sciences Department Records, AC157, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
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- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 18