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Louis Craig Green papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Louis Craig Green was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1911. After obtaining his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University in 1931 and 1937, respectively, he taught at Rutgers University and Allegheny College before accepting a faculty position at Haverford College, where he taught Astronomy from 1941 to 1976. He was also the College's first provost and an acting president in the summer of 1967. Additionally, he chaired the Astronomy department and was a member of the American Astronomical Union.

During his life, Green wrote many influential scientific publications, mostly about spectroscopy and the wavelengths and line strengths of heavy elements. Together with his wife Elizabeth, he also established four trust funds supporting research fellowships and professorships at Haverford. He died on April 10, 1999, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

The collection consists of four distinct series - Haverford College policies, research materials, lecture materials, and student materials. Each series is split into folders, which contain documents pertaining to Louis Green's activity in academia. These include his 1937 PhD. dissertation from Princeton, his Solar and Stellar Pulsations book manuscript, student assignments and examinations, lecture notes, calculations, and lab journals.

The materials are arranged in series, which are separated thematically, and within series, they are arranged chronologically and thematically.

Bruce Partridge, 2012


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
September, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

HC Faculty Policies and Training, 1974.
Box 1, Folder 1
HC Expansion and Coeducation, 1973 - 1974.
Box 1, Folder 2

Astronomy assignments and notes, 1949 - 1955.
Box 1, Folder 3
Astrophysics exams and notes, 1952 - 1957.
Box 1, Folder 4
Student papers, 1931 - 1975.
Box 1, Folder 5

Science Lectures Pt 1, undated.
Box 1, Folder 6
Science Lectures Pt 2, undated.
Box 1, Folder 7
Science Lectures Pt 6, undated.
Box 1, Folder 11

Lab Journal 1, 1931.
Box 1, Folder 12
Lab Journal, 1931 - 1932.
Box 1, Folder 13
Dissertation materials, 1937.
Box 1, Folder 14
Solar & Stellar Pulsations Pt 1, undated.
Box 2, Folder 1
Solar & Stellar Pulsations Pt 2, undated.
Box 2, Folder 2
Solar & Stellar Pulsations Pt 3, undated.
Box 3, Folder 3
Astronomy papers Pt 1, 1947 - 1970.
Box 2, Folder 4
Astronomy papers Pt 2, 1969 - 1976.
Box 2, Folder 5
Correspondence, 1940 - 1980.
Box 2, Folder 6
Miscellaneous Calculations 1.
Box 2, Folder 7
Miscellaneous Calculations 2.
Box 2, Folder 8
Miscellaneous Calculations 3 .
Box 2, Folder 9

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