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Shane, Mary Lea Heger, 1897-1983.
Oral history interview with Mary Lea Heger Shane, 1967 July 15.
Family ancestry; orientation of early education; undergraduate at University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. Lick Observatory, studying under William H. Wright and Heber O. Curtis, recollections of Lick staff, life at Mount Wilson, women as astronomers, mixed roles of mother,student, and faculty wife; evolution of interest in history of astronomy: writing the history of Lick Observatory; comments on the years of husband's (Charles D. Shane) directorship of Lick; involvement with Manhattan Project; recollections of Ernest O. Lawrence and the Radiation Laboratory; comments on astronomers George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and Henry N. Russell. Also prominently mentioned are: William W. Campbell, Heber D. Curtis, Bertil Lindblad, and Joseph H. Moore.
Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Moore, J. H, (Joseph Haines), 1878-1949.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Shane, Mary Lea Heger, 1897-1983.
Wright, William Hammond, 1871-1959.
International Astronomical Union.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Lick Observatory.
Palomar Observatory.
University of California, Berkeley.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Astrophysics -- History
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Women in science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Curtis, Heber Doust
Lindblad, Bertil.
Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
Wright, Helen, 1914- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA