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Swope, Henrietta Hill, 1902-1980.
Oral history interview with Henrietta Hill Swope, 1977 August 3.
Family history. Margaret Harwood's lectures at Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket; B.A. from Barnard College, 1925; work with Harlow Shapley at Harvard University, 1926; funding of astronomy projects and Shapley's other interests in phenomena of nature. M.A. from Radcliffe, 1928. Other female astronomers: Helen Hogg, Antonia Maury, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin; marriage of the Gaposchkins. Her paper at dedication of Tonantzintla Observatory. Work on LORAN navigation tables with Fletcher Watson during World War II; position at Barnard and Columbia; lecturer at Connecticut College for Women. Work as Walter Baade's assistant at Hale Observatory, Baade's work style and influence; Ira S. Bowen, Edwin P. Hubble, disputes among Shapley, Hubble and Baade. History of Swope's work on variable stars, direct observation in Australia with Bart Bok, 1965; work with Margaret Mayall in American Association of Variable Star Observers. History of technique and changes in astronomy. History of attitudes towards women in astronomy; view of her own role and work in astronomy.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973.
Hogg, Helen (Battles) Sawyer, 1905-1993.
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953.
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979-
Maury, Antonia Caetana De Paiva Pereira, 1866-1952
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Swope, Henrietta Hill, 1902-1980.
Watson, Fletcher G. (Fletcher Guard)
American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Barnard College -- Students.
Connecticut College for Women, New London.
Hale Observatories.
Harvard University.
Maria Mitchell Observatory (Nantucket, Mass.)
Observatorio Tonantzintla
Radcliffe College.
Astronomy -- Societies, etc.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Astrophysics -- History
Loran -- Tables.
Navigation -- Tables.
Variable stars.
Women in science
Women in science -- Attitudes.
Women scientists.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA