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Papers of Walter S. Adams, 1901-1956,

Author: Walter S AdamsC G AbbotGiorgio AbettiWalter BaadeHorace W BabcockAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection chiefly consists of the administrative, scientific, and personal correspondence of Walter S. Adams spanning the years 1921 to 1956, including his work during World War II. Adams and the observatory staff worked, in secret, with the U.S. government and helped create prisms and optics for various types of binoculars and gun sights; the staff also assisted with aerial and naval defense and attack
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Genre/Form: Astronomical photography
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts
Archives
History
Observations
Photographs
Sources
Named Person: Walter S Adams; Walter S Adams
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Walter S Adams; C G Abbot; Giorgio Abetti; Walter Baade; Horace W Babcock; Ira Sprague Bowen; Vannevar Bush; William Wallace Campbell; Annie Jump Cannon; Dorothy N Davis; Arthur L Day; Raymond Smith Dugan; Theodore Dunham; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; Albert Einstein; Ferdinand Ellerman; J A Fleming; Philip Fox; Henry Gordon Gale; Walter M Gilbert; Robert Hutchings Goddard; George Ellery Hale; Ejnar Hertzsprung; Herbert Hoover; Edwin Hubble; Milton L Humason; James Jeans; H Spencer Jones; Alfred H Joy; Gerard P Kuiper; Armin Otto Leuschner; Knut Lundmark; Willem Jacob Luyten; C E Kenneth Mees; Donald H Menzel; John C Merriam; Albert A Michelson; Dayton Clarence Miller; Robert Andrews Millikan; S A Mitchell; George Wilbur Moffitt; Charlotte Emma Moore; J H Moore; Jan Hendrik Oort; Christabel Pankhurst, Dame; F G Pease; Edison Pettit; William H Pickering; Franklin D Roosevelt; Frank E Ross; Henry Norris Russell; Frank Schlesinger; Frederick Hanley Seares; Harlow Shapley; Joel Stebbins; Otto Struve; Henrietta Hill Swope; Fred L Whipple; F E Wright; American Association for the Advancement of Science.; American Astronomical Society.; Bausch & Lomb Optical Company.; California Institute of Technology.; Carnegie Institution of Washington.; Eastman Kodak Company.; Griffith Observatory.; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.; International Astronomical Union.; Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.); National Research Council (U.S.); Pasadena Public Library.; Popular astronomy.; United States. Air Force.; United States. Navy.; United States. War Department.; Yerkes Observatory.
OCLC Number: 826145470
Notes: All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Dibner Senior Curator, History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Description: Approximately 35,000 items. 109 boxes.
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The collection chiefly consists of the administrative, scientific, and personal correspondence of Walter S. Adams spanning the years 1921 to 1956, including his work during World War II. Adams and the observatory staff worked, in secret, with the U.S. government and helped create prisms and optics for various types of binoculars and gun sights; the staff also assisted with aerial and naval defense and attack strategy. There is also material from Adams' retirement years. The collection also contains manuscripts and photographs (some of which are of the B-29 bomber), also dealing with Adams' astronomical work.

The four boxes that make up the "supplement" are made up of correspondence (arranged alphabetically by author) and manuscripts (arranged by topic). The sub-series includes the same authors that can be found in the larger Adams Collection boxes. The manuscripts (which include reports, speeches, articles, press releases, etc.) are written by several different people including Walter Adams, George Ellery Hale, Albert Michelson, F. E. Wright and many others. The majority of the manuscripts are related to astronomy and Mt. Wilson. There is one manuscript about Albert Einstein's visit to Mt. Wilson. There is also one folder of photographs and one folder of ephemera.

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