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Raymond S. Dugan Papers


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Dugan, Raymond Smith, 1878-1940

Raymond Smith Dugan (1878-1940) was an American astronomer and educator. Dugan taught astronomy classes at Princeton.

The collection consists of Dugan's articles, correspondence, lecture notes, material for his astronomy classes at Princeton, and printed matter. The collection contains typescripts of articles, course outlines and final examinations, and copies of biographies of astronomers written for reference books, such as the Dictionary of American Biography. There is correspondence with publishers, academic colleagues, scholarly journals, astronomical societies, and directors of observatories, including ones at Harvard (Harlow Shapley) and the University of Arizona, as well as some personal correspondence. The collection also contains reports by Dugan to members of Commission 27 (Commission des Etoiles Variables) of the International Astronomical Union.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

The contents of this collection came with the Henry Norris Russell Papers.

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This collection was processed by Michael Heist in August 2007. Finding aid written by Michael Heist in August 2007.

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

No appraisal information is available.

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Michael Heist
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Collection Inventory

Correspondence A - F as an astronomer, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence G - H as an astronomer, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence I - L as an astronomer, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence N - Z as an astronomer, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous folder, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence and notes, circa 1910-1940. 1 box.
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1 box

Notes and biographies on astronomers, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Print, Suggest