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1Title:  Oral history interview with Wallace L. W. Sargent, 2003 February 12 and 13   
 Creator:  Sargent, Wallace Leslie William, 1935-2012 | McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick) 
 Notes:  Advance notice of two business days required to use audiovisual materials. Interview conducted by W. Patrick McCray at Pasadena, California on 12 and 13 February 2003. A biographical interview with Wal Sargent. An effort was made not to focus on topics covered in previous interviews. The focus is on childhood and schooling and various professional appointments as well as discussion of atmosphere and research at Caltech; interest in elemental abundances and B2FH paper. Personal research at Caltech including work on QSO and research with Peter Young; extensive discussion on the use of telescopes including learning to observe and use of Image Photon Counting System in the 1970s and1980s. Role of serendipity in science and WS's interest in astronomical peculiarities. Also includes discussion of Sargent's personal interests including music and sports (especially sumo wrestling). 
 Extent:  95 
 Subjects:  Sargent, Wallace Leslie William, 1935-2012 | Young, Peter | Palomar Observatory | California Institute of Technology. -- Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy | California Institute of Technology -- Faculty | Astronomy | Serendipity in science | Telescopes | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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3Title:  Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1977 April 7, July 21, 26 and 1978 May 19   
 Creator:  Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002- | Weart, Spencer R., 1942- 
 Notes:  Interview conducted by Spencer R. Weart, April 7 and July 21, 26, 1977 and May 19, 1978. Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project. Childhood in New York City; studying astronomy and literature at Harvard University (1925-1929, M.A. 1930); work during the Depression in real estate and at Columbia University; graduate education in the new astrophysics at Harvard, 1934-1937, contacts with Harlow Shapley, Cecilia Payne (Gaposchkin), Henry N. Russell; work at Yerkes Observatory from 1937: nebular spectroscopy, stellar composition, stellar atmospheres; contacts with Otto Struve, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Bengt Strèomgren; optical design work during World War II. Move to Caltech, 1947, contacts with Walter Baade, Ira Bowen, Fritz Zwicky, Maarten Schmidt, Lee Dubridge, etc.; organization, administration, research conditions, and allocation of observing time at Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories; work in building up astronomy department at Caltech, character of staff relations, and fund-raising. Postwar work on abundances of elements, white dwarf stars, high-dispersion spectroscopy, radio astronomy, and quasars; ideas about cosmology and other topics. Involvement with military advising at Caltech from 1950, satellite reconnaissance, and industrial advising; early work on rocket astronomy and as senior adviser to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), ca. 1957-1977. Editor of "Stellar Atmospheres" series; work with National Academy of Sciences and author of its 1972 astronomy survey; efforts to popularize astronomy. Ideas about large space- and ground-based telescopes. Particular attention is given to the organizational strengths and weaknesses of important astronomy organizations. Also prominently mentioned is: Alexander Velikovsky. 
 Extent:  259 
 Subjects:  Baade, Walter, -- 1893-1960 | Bowen, Ira Sprague, -- 1898-1973 | Chandrasekhar, S. -- (Subrahmanyan), -- 1910-1995- | DuBridge, Lee A. -- (Lee Alvin), -- 1901-1994- | Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, -- 1900-1979- | Greenstein, Jesse L. -- (Jesse Leonard), -- 1909-2002- | Russell, Henry Norris, -- 1877-1957 | Schmidt, Maarten | Shapley, Harlow, -- 1885-1972 | Strèomgren, Bengt, -- 1908- | Struve, Otto, -- 1897-1963 | Zwicky, F. -- (Fritz), -- 1898-1974 | California Institute of Technology | California Institute of Technology. -- Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy | Columbia University | Harvard University | Mount Wilson Solar Observatory. -- Administration | National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) | Palomar Observatory | Yerkes Observatory | Artificial satellites -- Tracking | Astronomy -- Popularization | Astronomy -- Research | Astronomy -- Societies, etc. -- Administration | Astrophysics -- Study and teaching | Cosmic abundances -- Research | Cosmology | Literature -- Study and teaching | Optics -- Designs and plans | Quasars | Radio astronomy | Science and industry -- United States | Science consultants | Spectrum analysis | Stars -- Atmospheres | Stars -- Composition | Students -- Employment -- United States -- 20th century | Telescopes | White dwarfs -- Research | World War, 1939-1945 -- Science | United States -- Armed Forces -- Civilian employees | Oral histories | Interviews | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Spectrum analysis | Velikovsky, Alexander | Astronomy -- Study and teaching

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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4Title:  Albert R. Hibbs papers, 1884-2009   
 Creator:  Hibbs, Albert R. 
 Notes:  The Albert R. Hibbs Papers, 1884-2009 (80 boxes) document the personal life and career of Hibbs as a manager and scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the relationships between JPL, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the development of the solar system exploration programs. Hibbs' consulting work for television and radio programs, Biosphere 2, and Morgantown Area Rapid Transit System (MARTS) are also documented. Although the collection arrived at The Huntington in disarray, original order of the materials was maintained when possible and the arrangement reflects Hibbs' general organization by correspondent, subject, or format of materials. The collection is divided into ten series: Audio Visual Materials, Consulting Files, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Notebooks, Personal Files, Photographs and Negatives, Presentations and Speeches, Publications and Writings, Teaching Files, and Oversize. The bulk of collection materials date from 1931 to 1999 and consists of audio and video tapes, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, notes, photographs, publications, speeches, and writings. As the collection is arranged by both subject and format of the materials, researchers should be aware that materials are often dispersed through the series. For example, materials related to specific subjects are frequently represented in the JPL and Notebooks Series; similarly, Hibbs' friendship and collaboration with Roy L. Walford is documented in the Correspondence and Aging Research and Writings subseries of the Personal Series, in the Space Bioshpheres Ventures subseries of the Consulting series, as well as in the Audio Visual Materials Series. Correspondence is also dispersed throughout the series. 
 Extent:  80 
 Subjects:  Hibbs, Albert R. -- Archives | Feynman, Richard P. -- (Richard Phillips), -- 1918-1988 | Walford, Roy L | California Institute of Technology | California Institute of Technology. -- Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy | Earthwatch (Organization) | GeoSphere Project | Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) | United States. -- Arms Control and Disarmament Agency | United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Asteroids | Astronautical laboratories | Biosphere 2 (Project) | Comets | Explorer 1 (Artificial satellite) | Explorer 1 (Artificial satellite) -- Orbit | Kinetic art | Satellite image maps | Satellites | Solar system | Space flight | Space flight to asteroids | Space flight to Jupiter | Space flight to Mars | Space flight to Mercury | Space flight to the moon | Space flight to the moon on television | Space flight to Saturn | Space flight to Venus | Space industrialization | Outer space -- Civilian use | Outer space -- Exploration | Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- United States | Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States | Science television programs | Surveyor Program (U.S.) | Viking Mars Program (U.S.) | Voyager Project | Chillicothe (Ross County, Ohio) | Pasadena (Calif.) | Audiocassettes | Audiotapes | Astrophotographs | Awards | Cellulose nitrate film | Clippings | Documents | DVDs | Ephemera | Letters (correspondence) | Lithographs | Negatives (photographic) | Photocopies | Photographic prints | Scrapbooks | Space photographs | VHS

 
Collection:  Huntington Library 
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