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Astronomy Department Student Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/5/4

  • Staff Only
This series includes student papers from undergraduate and graduate Astronomy courses offered over scattered years between 1962 and 1977. The courses included are A20 Highlights of Astronomy, C10 Advanced General Astronomy, C50 History of Astronomy, D16 Interstellar Medium, Galactic Structure and Galaxies, and D20 Seminar: Topics in Astrophysics.

The papers are mainly from Professor J. Allen Hynek's C50 History of Astronomy course and bulk during the period from 1973 through 1976. Appearing on some of the papers are instructor's grades and comments.

This series does not constitute a complete body of student work from the courses represented. Rather, the papers are scattered examples that had been maintained by the Astronomy Department.

Addition, Boxes 2-3

The additions are comprised of student papers from under-graduate and graduate astronomy courses offered during the period 1984-1987. Courses represented are: C28 Interstellar Matter, C29 Galactic Structure, C60 Astronomical Spectroscopy, and D20 Topics in Astrophysics Seminar. William Buscombe taught most of these courses; his comments and grades appear on some of the papers.

The additions do not constitute a complete record of student work from the courses represented; they are scattered examples that had been maintained by the Astronomy Department.

Addition, Boxes 3-5, Sub-Series 1

This addition to the Astronomy Department Student Papers are comprised of undergraduate and graduate courses. The majority of the courses represented are C10 Galactic Structure, C32 Spectroscopy, C51 Stellar Spectroscopy, D16 Galactic Structure, D16 Interstellar Medium, D20 Seminar courses, and C99, D99, and E99 Independent Studies. A minority of other course papers are present. See the container list for complete course listings.

This addition does not constitute a complete record of student work from the courses represented; they are scattered examples that were maintained by the Astronomy Department.

The Papers are arranged in folders by course number. Within the course number, the papers are arranged chronologically by date.

Dates

  • 1962-1977

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

6.00 Boxes

Overview

This series includes student papers from undergraduate and graduate Astronomy courses offered over scattered years between 1962 and 1977. The courses included are A20 Highlights of Astronomy, C10 Advanced General Astronomy, C50 History of Astronomy, D16 Interstellar Medium, Galactic Structure and Galaxies, and D20 Seminar: Topics in Astrophysics. The papers are mainly from Professor J. Allen Hynek's C50 History of Astronomy course and bulk during the period from 1973 through 1976.

Arrangement of Materials

The papers are arranged in folders according to course number. Within folders the papers are arranged chronologically by date.

Acquisition Information

The Department of Physics and Astronomy donated these materials to the University Archives on April 22, 1980 (Accession #80-59).

Separated Materials

Approximately one linear inch of Astronomy Department course materials have been separated to the University Archives' general reference files.

Processing Information

Catherine M. Krane; June 22, 1983.
Title
Guide to the Astronomy Department Student Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Catherine M. Krane.
Date
1983-06-22

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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