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Guide to the Vassar College Astronomy Department Records, 1888-1936

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College. Dept. of Astronomy.
Title: Vassar College Astronomy Department Records
Dates: 1888-1936
Quantity: 2 cubic ft (8 boxes and 1 volume)
Abstract: These records include transit room and dome books containing records of astronomical observations, 1888-1912; variable stars records, 1907-1913; records of observations from the meridian room, 1888-1936; and notebooks from observations, lectures, and studies, some of which were kept by Mary W. Whitney.
Forms of Materials: Record books and notebooks.

Administrative History

Currently unavailable.

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Scope and Content Note

These records include transit room and dome books containing records of astronomical observations, 1888-1912; variable stars records, 1907-1913; records of observations from the meridian room, 1888-1936; and notebooks from observations, lectures, and studies, some of which were kept by Mary W. Whitney.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Whitney, Mary Watson, b. 1847.

Subjects:

  • Astronomy--Observations.
  • Astronomical observations--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Astronomy--Study and teaching.
  • Stars, Variable.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vassar College Astronomy Department Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Transfer.

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Container List

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