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Palomar Observatory Records

Identifier: 1996-00084

Content Description

Small collection of miscellaneous papers relating to Palomar telescopes. Collection of original optical shop job record cards and miscellaneous files donated May 2001 (1936-1949). Six binders and one bound master index to 48" sky survey donated April 25, 2002. Latter associated with Minkowski and Bowen's activities. Small number of files donated by Judith Cohen, November 2008 regarding usage of the 200-inch telescope. Series of site-search photos, ca early 1930s, added February 2009. Photo album of Lester Rickman added May 2011. Lester Rickman was the cook and custodian at the astronomer's lodge, Palomar Observatory , from 1936-1942. The album covers are unusual and possibly handmade. PMT Disc. Curves Log Book transferred from astronomy library 9/2012. Kept by Prof. J. Beverley Oke, 1973-1978.


ACQUIRED HOW OR DONOR: Robert Brucato; Tracy Roberts (Job Records); Judith Cohen; Janice Rickman Petretta (daugher of Lester Rickman); ACQUIRED WHERE: Palomar Office; Astronomy library collection

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1 unspecified containers : MEDIUM: Paper; mixed; QUANTITY: 1 storage box; 5 oversize; 1 half box; 1 additional oversize (Rickman album)