[Findlay at NRAO dedication, 1957]
Findlay at NRAO dedication, 1957 (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[Calibration horn antenna, 1967]
Calibration horn antenna, 1967. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[140ft groundbreaking, 1958, Findlay on right]
Findlay (right) at 140ft ground-breaking, 1958. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[300ft telescope]
300ft telescope. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[Findlay, Struve, Heeschen, 1960]
John W. Findlay, Otto Struve, David S. Heeschen, 1960. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[65m telescope drawing]
65m telescope drawing. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[Findlay in late 1950s]
Findlay, late 1950s. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


[Fabrication of 12m surface]
Fabricating new 12m surface, ca. 1983. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of John W. Findlay: Folder listing

NRAO Instruments and Projects: Veru Large Array (VLA) Unit


ItemTypeReport
AuthorC.M. Wade
TitleThe value of B(1) for interferometer baseline 2
Start Date1/1965
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleVLAA - tasks - draft
Start Date1/27/1965
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientPotential contractors
Date of corresp2/10/1965
SubjectDraft of solicitation of interest in study of computer system requirements for VLA
NotesWith cover memo to staff soliciting comments on draft letter; pencil note by Findlay: "Resulted in RCA contract"
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleA very simple demonstration of the number and spacing of antenna elements to achieve a given resolution and field of view
Start Date7/1965
Notesno author or date; date penciled on memo, and both author and date assumed from followup memo by Leonard Chow
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorY. Leonard Chow
RecipientGeorge W. Swenson
Date of corresp7/28/1965
SubjectFollowup to Swenson's "A very simple demonstration of the number and spacing of antenna elements to achieve a given resolution and field of view"
NotesIn folder with Swenson's report
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleUnsolved problems in the design of the Very Large Antenna Array as of July 6, 1965
Start Date7/6/1965
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorRalph J. Gagnon
TitleTheory of aperture synthesis, first draft
Start Date7/20/1965
Notesno year on memo; with other 1965 materials. Pencil note: "revised 8/25?"
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleVLA talk, 21 July 1965
Start Date7/21/1965
Noteshandwritten outline of talk; no author; C.M. Wade?
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleStandard nomenclature for VLAA studies
Start Date7/28/1965
Notesbadly faded copy, single sheet
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleBandwidth vs sidelobe level for an array linear in intensity
Start Date7/30/1965
Notessingle sheet graph
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen, revised by George W. Swenson
TitleArray sensitivity and no. of observable sources
Start Date8/9/1965
End Date1965 August 20
NotesFirst date is original, second date is revision; this memo is a revision listing both authors and dates
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleFor Sept [1965?] VLA mtg
Start Date1965?
Notesno author or exact date; C.M. Wade?
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientVLA Group
Date of corresp10/1/1965
SubjectOutline for VLA Proposal
NotesAssigns sections to specific staff to write; numerous pencil annotations and comments by Findlay, who did not receive memo
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
Title[VLA Proposal draft] 2, Astronomical need and general performance requirements
Start Date1965
NotesPencil note at top of p. 1: "Geo Swenson, rcd 10/25 at mtg"; a few annotations [by Findlay?]
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorC.M. Wade
TitleVLA Proposal draft, section 6, The array configuration
Start Date1965
NotesNoted at top of p. 1: "C.M. Wade, 21 Oct 1965"; contains a few annotations [by Findlay?]
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleWeighting and synthesized beamwidth
Start Date1965?
Notesno author or date; C.M.Wade?
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorDick Baugh
TitleComputer inputs per antenna
Start Date10/26/1965
NotesPencil note: "RCA mtg 10/26/65 presented by Dick Baugh in p.m."
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorDick Baugh
TitleSamples per minute
Start Date10/26/1965
NotesPencil note: "RCA mtg 10/26/65 Dick Baugh presented this in a.m."
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorArlene Larsen
TitleComputing flow charts
Start Date10/26/1965
NotesPencil note: "RCA mtg 10/26 Mrs Arlene Larsen presented this"
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorC.M. Wade
TitleOn the choice of VLA element size
Start Date11/20/1965
Notesdate from penciled note
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleConsiderations affecting element size
Start Date1965?
Notesno author or date; C.M. Wade?
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
TitleVLA Report No. 1 - draft
Start Date12/10/1965
Notes70 pages plus 5 appendices; in two folders
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
SubjectDistribution list for VLA Report No. 1
NotesNo date; December 1965?
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleTopical outline for VLA system design report
Start Date1/6/1966
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorGeorge W. Swenson
TitleCost estimate for VLA
Start Date1/7/1966
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorM.M. Small
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp1/12/1966
SubjectHiring of VLA project staff from BNL
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorM.M. Small
RecipientW. Tyler and S. Weinreb
Date of corresp1/12/1966
SubjectHiring of VLA project staff from BNL
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorM.M. Small
RecipientIrving J. Polk
Date of corresp1/13/1966
SubjectHiring of VLA project staff from BNL
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorM.M. Small
RecipientBob Baldwin
Date of corresp1/14/1966
SubjectInfo on offered job
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorM.M. Small
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen and VLA Group
Date of corresp1/14/1966
SubjectWriting of VLA Report no. 1
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeReport
AuthorB.G. Clark
TitleA continuous aperture apporach to the VLA - VLA Report No. 2
Start Date1/25/1966
NotesDate is printed at end of report; handwritten note on p. 1: "~1/20/66"
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientVLA Group
Date of corresp3/2/1966
SubjectVLA meeting of 1966 March 1
Notestop left corner appears to have been chewed by mice
 [Range 6A Box 15]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorW.W. Powell
RecipientMaxwell M. Small
Date of corresp6/19/1968
SubjectContracts with Faelten for LFST work and Heine for VLA work
NotesCopies of NRAO's most recent contracts with Faelten and Heine are attached. Bottom edges of letter and Faelten contract appear to have been chewed by mice.
 [Range 6A Box 15]

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