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Document Details


Title: Albert E. Whitford
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Collection: Lick Observatory History
Description: Dr. Whitford was director of the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton from 1959 to 1968. These were transitional years in the history of Lick Observatory. Dr. Whitford oversaw the completion of the 120-inch telescope, and the evolution of Lick Observatory from an independent campus of the University of California, to a sub-unit of the UC Berkeley Campus in 1958, to its incorporation as part of the new UC Santa Cruz campus on November 20, 1964. Whitford's narration not only covers the history of Lick Observatory during this period but also key figures and developments in the science of astronomy itself.
Extent: 79 pages
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/whitfordnet.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Whitford, Albert E., 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Astronomer; Director; Physicist
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 04-Mar-1986
Interviewer: Jarrell
Locations discussed: California; North America; Santa Cruz, CA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Astronomy; Astrophysics; Atmosphere--Research; California; Large astronomical telescopes; North America; Observatories; Observatories--Santa Cruz (Calif.); Oral history; Research institutes; Santa Cruz, CA; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Lick Observatory
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026283-28372