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Astronomy Department Project And Grant Proposal Files

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/5/3

  • Staff Only
These records of the Astronomy Department consist of miscellaneous departmental project files and materials relating to research grant proposals submitted to various sponsoring agencies. The records span the dates 1949-1971, with the bulk from 1963-1969, the height of the United States Space Program.

The Northwestern University Project materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within each folder. The “projects” include those relating to observatories, procurements, conferences and events, all of special interest to or sponsored by the department and not part of routine departmental business.

The remaining records are Grant Proposals, arranged alphabetically by sponsoring agency and include: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the United States Air Force, the United States Army and the United States Navy. The proposals are in the form of descriptive papers of varying lengths, accompanied by a cover letter from a member of Northwestern's Astronomy Department. The paper details the nature of a given project and its possible value to the sponsor. Those proposals that were accepted and received funding have progress reports, correspondence and financial records, such as itemized budgets, filed with the project's descriptions.

The records of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles were removed from the collection. Photographs were removed and have been filed under the Astronomy Department in the University Archives Photographic Collection (see Separation Record).

Dates

  • 1949-1971
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1963-1969

Creator

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

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

These records of the Astronomy Department consist of miscellaneous departmental project files and materials relating to research grant proposals submitted to various sponsoring agencies. The records span the dates 1949-1971, with the bulk from 1963-1969, the height of the United States Space Program.

Method of Acquisition

The records of the Astronomy Department Project and Grant Proposal Files were transferred to the University Archives by William Buscombe in March 1978.

Separated Materials

All items removed from the Astronomy Department Project and Grant Proposal Files are now filed under the Astronomy Department in the University Archives Photographic Collection Subject Files.

Separation Record:

All-Reflecting Schmidt Telescope Proposal –

1 Photograph – M31 Galaxy 2 Photographs – Horsehead Nebula 3 Photographs – Astronomer operating Schmidt Telescope

Dearborn Park Observatory – 1 Photograph

Electo-Optical Sensors Study –

2 Photographs – Lunar Surface during Ranger 7 Impact 1 Photograph – Experiment #1, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #2, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #3, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #4, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #5, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #6, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #7, plate 1 1 Photograph – Experiment #8, plate 1 2 Photographs – Experiment #8, plate 2

Image Orthicon Techniques – 6 Photographs

Instrumentation for Measuring Lunar Sky Brightness Prototype Lunar Sky Brightness Photometer – 1 Photograph

Lunar Observation Paper –

4 Photographs – Lunar Surface

Middle Ultraviolet Spectrum of Stars and Planets –

I Photograph – Figure 1, M.U.V.S. of Sirius obtained on Gemini 12 2 Photographs – Figure 2, M.U.V.S. of stars in Casiopia 4 Photographs – Objective Granting Spectrum

Processing Information

Michael Drew and Elisabeth Wittman, September 1978.
Title
Guide to the Astronomy Department Project And Grant Proposal Files
Author
Michael Drew and Elisabeth Wittman
Date
01/09/1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354