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American Astronomical Society Office of the Secretary Arlo Landolt addition to records, circa 1990-2000

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Astronomical Society. Office of the Secretary.

Size of collection

28.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box
28 records boxes

Short description of collection

This collection consists of the chronological correspondence files kept by former secretary of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Arlo Landolt.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR2010943

Historical Note

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) was founded in 1899 as the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America. The name was changed in 1914. Its purpose is the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science. The Society became an Associate Member of the American Institute of Physics in 1958 and has been a full Member Society since 1966. It is also affiliated with the International Astronomical Union. Arlo Landolt was executive secretary of the AAS from 1980-1989 and again from 1995-2004. John Graham took over the position from 2004 until 2010.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection consists of the chronological correspondence files (and a few administrative files) kept by former secretary of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Arlo Landolt (AAS Secretary 1980-1989 and 1995-2004). The collection was donated by Landolt's successor John A. Graham (AAS Secretary 2004-2010), and may contain some of his correspondence files from the transition of the position.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 50 years old. 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

Landolt, Arlo U. (Arlo Udell), 1935-

Institutions

American Astronomical Society.
American Astronomical Society. Office of the Secretary.

Subject terms

Astronomy. Societies, etc.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I: General AAS files
  • Series II: Correspondence

The correspondence is arranged alphbetically by correspondent, then chronologically within each folder.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Donated by John A. Graham, 2010.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. Please contact the repository for more information about the collection.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Astronomical Society Office of the Secretary Arlo Landolt addition to records, circa 1990-2000. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Astronomical Society Office of the Secretary Arlo Landolt addition to records, circa 1990-2000

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2013

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie Mueller in 2013. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: General AAS files

Box 1 Meeting material - meeting minutes and binders, undated
Box 2 IAU membership, 1999-2002
Box 3 IAU membership, 2000-2004

Series II: Correspondence

Box 4 A-Ay, undated
Box 5 All-Bil, undated
Box 5a Bin-Boe, undated
Box 6 Boh-Can, undated
Box 7 Car-Con, undated
Box 8 Cou-Dup, undated
Box 9 Dup-Ex, undated
Box 10 Ex-Ge, undated
Box 11 Ge-He, undated
Box 12 Hi-Je, undated
Box 13 Jo-Ku, undated
Box 14 Ku-Ma, undated
Box 15 Ma-Me, undated
Box 16 Me-Mih, undated
Box 17 Milkey, 2000-present
Box 18 Milkey (continued), 1997-2000
Box 19 Milkey (continued) - NSF, 1995-1996
Box 20 Nu-Pe, undated
Box 21 Pi-Ro, undated
Box 22 Ro-Ru, undated
Box 23 Sa-Sch, undated
Box 24 Sch-Se, undated
Box 25 Se-St, undated
Box 26 St-Ur, undated
Box 27 V-Wo, undated
Box 28 Wo-Z, undated