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American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division records of Secretary-Treasurer Joseph S. Tenn, 2007-2015

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division.

Size of collection


1 USB flash drive (approximately 5 GB)

Short description of collection

Files from Joseph Tenn's eight year term as secretary-treasurer of the Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) of the American Astronomical Society.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20151627

Historical Note

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) was founded in 1899 as the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America. The name 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. The Historical Astronomy Division of AAS was founded in 1980 to "advance interest in topics related to the historical nature of astronomy," which includes history of astronomy, archaeoastronomy, and the application of historical records to modern astrophysical problems.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Files from Joseph Tenn's eight year term as secretary-treasurer of the Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) of the American Astronomical Society. Contains bylaws, election information, finances, meetings, membership, news, photographs, oral history project, Osterbrock prize winners, student travel award winners, and 2011 survey of HAD members.

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

Tenn, Joseph S.

Institutions

American Astronomical Society.
American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division.

Subject terms

Astronomy. Societies, etc.

Genre terms

Awards
Bylaws.
Financial records

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

All files are digital and can be found in original order on the preservation server. Box list shows listing of files available on the server.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Joseph Tenn, 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2015.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division records of Secretary-Treasurer Joseph S. Tenn, 2007-2015. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division records of Secretary-Treasurer Joseph S. Tenn, 2007-2015

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2015

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2015. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: American Astronomical Society. Historical Astronomy Division (HAD) records of Secretary-Treasurer Joseph S. Tenn

Box 1 Folder 1 HAD website 2015-01-03, undated
Folder 2 AAS Fall Leadership Conferences, undated
Folder 3 Doggett Prize, undated
Folder 4 HAD Bylaws, undated
Folder 5 HAD Elections, 2008-2014
Folder 6 HAD Finances, undated
Folder 7 HAD Logos, undated
Folder 8 HAD Meetings, undated
Folder 9 HAD Membershipt, undated
Folder 10 HAD News, undated
Folder 11 HAD Original photos, undated
Folder 12 HAD Secretary-Treasurer, undated
Folder 13 Obituary materials pre-need, undated
Folder 14 Oral history project, undated
Folder 15 Osterbrock Book Prize, undated
Folder 16 Proposals, undated
Folder 17 Student Travel award, undated
Folder 18 Survey of HAD members, 2011
Folder 19 Working Group on the Preservation of Astronomical Heritage (WGPAH), undated