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Frank Edmondson History of AURA interviews and documentation, 1978-1991.

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-

Size of collection

3 linear feet
3 records boxes

Short description of collection

Recorded interviews and supplemental documenation from Frank Edmondson's History of AURA project.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2003556

Biographical Note

Astronomer (stellar motions, asteroids, faint stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at Indiana University from 1937, including department chair, 1944-1978, and observatory director, 1945-1978; research associate, McDonald Observatory from 1941; and vice president and president, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, 1957-1965.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Recorded interviews with transcripts conducted with 80 people about the early history of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). Includes permission forms for interview subjects.

Restrictions on Use and Access

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-

Institutions

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. History.
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. History.
Kitt Peak National Observatory

Subject terms

Astronomical observatories. History.
Astronomy. History.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The organization and arrangement of this collection has not been disturbed from the orginal order.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Frank Edmondson in 2003.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Katherine Hayes in 2003.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Frank Edmondson History of AURA interviews and documentation. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Frank Edmondson History of AURA interviews and documentation, 1978-1991.

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2009

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2003. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Interviews and Documentation

Box 1 Oral history permission forms, undated
Taped interviews - master list and miscellaneous documents, undated
List of taped interviews (4 pages), undated
Correspondence , 1985-1986
Release forms, undated
AURA history; tape 1 (Edmondson taped interviews B - van de Kamp, Hoff, Lee), undated
AURA history; tape 2 (Edmondson taped interviews B - Richard A. Harvill, Henry Giclas, C.D. Shane), undated
AURA history; tape 3 (Edmondson taped interviews B - John B. Irwin, Leo Goldberg), undated
AURA history; tape 4 (Edmondson taped interviews B - Ralph Patey), undated
AURA history; tape 5 (Silverman interviews (dubbed), Mrs. Aden Meinel, Helmut Abt), undated
AURA history; tape 6B T.O. Jones, G. Keller, undated
AURA history; tape 7B Olson, Landolt, Goldson, Klopsteg, undated
AURA history; tape 8B Meinel, undated
AURA history; tape 9B Abt, undated
AURA history; tape 10B Abt (continued), Miczaika, Anguita, Babcock, undated
AURA history; tape 11B Mayall, undated
AURA history; tape 12B Mayall (continued), Borgmann, undated
AURA history; tape 13B Spicer, Haury, Pierce (part 1), undated
AURA history; tape 14B Pierce (part 2), Bilby, Shoehair, Goldberg, undated
AURA history; tape 15B Doane, Crawford (part 1), undated
AURA history; tape 16B Crawford (part 2), Thompson, undated
AURA history; tape 17B T. O. Jones, Mulders, Lane, undated
AURA history; tape 18B Roberston, Embrey, undated
AURA history; tape 19B Seeger, Rosenthal, (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 20B Rosenthal (conclusion), undated
AURA history; tape 21B Hiltner, Mohler (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 22B Mohler (conclusion), undated
AURA history; tape 23B Higman, Herget (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 24B Herget (conclusion), Hogg, Philip, undated
AURA history; tape 25B Stock, Moreno (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 26B Moreno (continued), A.G. Smith (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 27B A.G. Smith (continued), Linnell (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 28B Linnell (continued), Blanco, Carter (part one), undated
Box 2 AURA history; tape 29B Carter (continued), Hesburgh, Franklin (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 30B Franklin (continued), undated
AURA history; tape 31B Hoag, W.H. Smith, Wares (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 32B Wares (part 2), Morgan, undated
AURA history; tape 33B Johnston, Greenstein (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 34B Greenstein (part two), Cisler, undated
AURA history; tape 35B Shane, Gould, undated
AURA history; tape 36B Hurdle, Stratton, undated
AURA history; tape 37B John T. Wilson, undated
AURA history; tape 38B V. Anderson, Sunderlin, undated
AURA history; tape 39B Handler, Oort (part one), undated
AURA history; tape 40B Oort (part two), Cooney, undated
AURA history; tape 41B AURA dinner, Newell, Hackerman, April 1, 1981
AURA history; tape 42B Heyns, Bundy, undated
AURA history; tape 43B Loweth, Clark (Parts 1 & 2), undated
AURA history; tape 44B Clark (conclusion), Clark & Mrs. Clark, Brunk, undated
AURA history; tape 45B Roman, McKalip, undated
AURA history; tape 46B Roberson, Elliott, undated
AURA history; tape 47B Keenan, Spitzer, undated
AURA history; tape 48B Lee, undated
AURA history; tape 49B Borgmann, Denton, undated
AURA history; tape 50B Pascoe, Eggen, Lindblad, Giclas, undated
AURA history; tape 51B Welch, Knuckey, undated
Box 3 13 7-inch tapes, undated
52 cassette tapes, undated