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Oliver 1-3, 11, 12, 34, 36, 57, 63, 75. Wilson 6-9, 16, 18, 19, 56, Taylor35, 38, 43, 53, 60. BSW 30. Hayes 62. Cleminshaw 31. Moore 52, 77. Haas 67.
Box 1
Kendell: Occ. 1839-41, 1842-43. Lat: 1844. Occ: 1838-45. High school observations: 1844-46, 1846-47. Occ: 1835-37, 1835-39. Comp. of Neptune 1846. Vol. III Neptune: 1847, Vol. IV Neptune: 1847. Mis: ?- 1847, 1833-34. Chestnut Street Observations. , 1833-1847.
Box 2
Al 9-17, 1155, Bst 131-2838, ADS 195-17, 167. B 35-12, 567. Barton V. 7 p. 1.
Box 3
Alexander 51, 66. Whitney 28, 32. Mason 10, 13. Barton 21, 22, 39, 59, 68. Wamer 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 15. Baldwin 41, 42. Nason 78. Levitt 69, 71.
Box 5
One photographic record book.
Box 5
Doolittle: Double Star Observations on separate pages.
Box 6
Observing Books: Evans 14. Taylor 2, 3. Norsteller 79.
Box 6
Observing book of weather. , 1930-43, 1944--Jan. 1950.
Box 7
Table of Distances , 1878.
Box 7
Astronomical Tables and Questions about Annuities.
Box 7
Observing book of Evans beginning 1895.
Box 7
Log of visitors to Flower, 1897-1918.
Box 7
Mt. Wilson Contr. No. 388.
Box 7
Inventory and appraisal , Oct. 1920.
Box 7
Department Budgets, 1929-1950.
Box 7
"Miscellaneous Photographic Plates taken at Cook Observatory.".
Box 7
Old observations of C. P Oliver .
Box 8
Old observations of Dr. Samuel Barton.
Box 9
Cook observatory Solar Observations.
Box 10
Dr. S G Barton Double Stars Cape Astrographic Catalogue (pen copy and extra carbons).
Box 11
Cook Observatory Solar Observations.
Box 11
Double Stars: C. P Olivier; Books #23, 25, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37, 40, 54, 64, 65, 70, 73, 82, 83.
Box 12
Double Stars and Photographs: C. P Olivier; Books #87, 26.
Box 12
Double Star Measures: C P Olivier.
Box 12
Books #3, 4, 5, 6, 17 (Books taken out by Dr. Olivier in fall-winter 1960 for further study. Definite series).
Box 12
Reports of Personnel and Activities Flower & Cook Observatory, 1959-1963.
Box 12
Mount John University Observatory - Progress Report #1, Oct. 12, 1963.
Box 12
Catalogue of Fireball Radiants.
Box 12
Corrections of Light and Other Marien Aids.
Box 12
Data-American Meteor Society.
Box 12
Epoch and periods of 24 Variable Stars.
Box 12
Catalogue of Hourly Meteor Rates.
Box 12
Corrections for #4 - Variable Stars.
Box 12
Three Fireball Catalogues.
Box 12
Assorted Flower Observatory Reprints from MAF (Misc.. Bennett Hall) #43.
Box 13
Buildings and grounds.
Box 14
Business--vice president.
Box 14
CGS and Summer.
Box 14
Comptrollers.
Box 14
G.S.A.S.
Box 14
Library.
Box 14
Project research and grants.
Box 14
President's Office.
Box 14
Provost's Office.
Box 14
Purchasing.
Box 14
Registrar.
Box 14
Treasurer's Office.
Box 14
A.P.S.
Box 14
Positions and personnel.
Box 14
A - Ph.
Box 14
Pi - Z.
Box 15
Telescope proposal.
Box 15
NSF, Feb. 17, 1966, draft copy.
Box 15
Equipment on loan.
Box 15
Houghton Mifflin films.
Box 16
Department, misc.
Box 16
Department, budget graphs (M. Doxer).
Box 16
Computer Center statements.
Box 16
Undergraduate courses.
Box 16
Flower and Cook Reprint index.
Box 16
Graduate courses.
Box 16
Observatory reports.
Box 16
Annual Department report to Dean.
Box 16
Dean's memos, 1968-1970.
Box 16
Dean's memos, 1970-1971.
Box 16
Dean's memos, 1972-1973.
Box 16
GSAS.
Box 16
Graduate course changes.
Box 16
Registration, fall 1973.
Box 16
Registration sheets, 1972-1973 fall.
Box 16
Graduate information requests.
Box 16
Reimbursement of travel.
Box 16
Petty cash.
Box 16
Mail service.
Box 16
Charges to Department, misc.
Box 16
CGS and Summer.
Box 16
Comptroller's Bulletins.
Box 17
Comptroller.
Box 17
Budget.
Box 17
Business Vice President.
Box 17
Bookstore.
Box 17
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Box 17
American Astronomical Society.
Box 17
Buildings and grounds.
Box 17
College for Women.
Box 17
Computer Center.
Box 17
Undergraduate course changes.
Box 17
Dean of Men.
Box 17
Engineering Schools.
Box 17
Foreign Student Office.
Box 17
Office of Institutional Studies.
Box 17
Insurance.
Box 17
Personnel Office.
Box 17
Office of Research Administration.
Box 17
National Science Foundation.
Box 17
President's Office.
Box 17
NSF AP--3256 (4-03113-3-6337).
Box 18
Sobieski, Jan. 1966 NASA proposal.
Box 18
NSF--40 inch proposal, first draft.
Box 18
Jurpevich proposal, 1966 Feb. 15.
Box 18
Edward M. Lewis.
Box 18
Code chapter errors.
Box 18
Undergraduate Astronomy courses, descriptions.
Box 18
Reorganization, 1954 Spring.
Box 18
Survey Advisory Committee.
Box 18
Drive Corrector, 1965 July.
Box 18
Term teaching records.
Box 18
Students, general.
Box 18
NSF, 1966 Feb. 17, draft, original.
Box 18
Office of Provost.
Box 18
Purchasing.
Box 18
SCUE.
Box 18
Office of the Secretary.
Box 18
University Council.
Box 18
University, misc.
Box 18
Miscellaneous.
Box 18
Registrar.
Box 18
Research Equipment.
Box 18
Job.
Box 18
Telephone.
Box 18
Journal vouchers.
Box 19
Tobias Wagner Fund.
Box 19
Office of the Dean, 1969-1972.
Box 19
Office of the Dean, prior to 1968 Sept.
Box 19
Almanac.
Box 19
National Science Foundation.
Box 19

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