[David Heeschen, 1962]
David S. Heeschen, 1962. (NRAO/AUI image)

[David Heeschen, 1991]
David S. Heeschen, 1991. (NRAO/AUI image)

[Heeschen speaking at 140 foot dedication]
Heeschen speaking at 140 ft dedication, October 1965. (NRAO/AUI image)


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of David S. Heeschen: Item listing

Radio Astronomy History - Early NRAO History


ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNewspaper clippings
Start Date1954
End Date1965
NotesPreservation photocopies made of originals. Included are clippings about Heeschen and Lilley receiving doctorate degrees from Harvard, telescopes in Green Bank, and on the effect of NRAO on Pocahontas County
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDonald H. Menzel
FormatPhotocopy
Related MaterialsIncludes covering memo to Lloyd V. Berkner and proposed set of names from which to choose Steering Committee.
TitleSurvey of the Potentialities of Cooperative Research in Radio Astronomy
Start Date4/13/1954
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleResearch Proposal to the National Science Foundation for a Grant in Support of a Feasibility Study of a National Radio Astronomy Facility by Associated Universities, Inc.
Start Date7/26/1954
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleResearch Objectives for Large Steerable Paraboloid Radio Reflectors: A preliminary report prepared by a panel of Associated Universities, Inc.
Start Date4/22/1955
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleStatement on the Establishment and Operation of a National Radio Astronomy Facility
Start Date4/24/1956
NotesWith covering memo from R.M. Emberson to R.J. Seeger
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp6/29/1956
SubjectBok's 6/20/1956 letter to the Radio Astronomy Panel
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp7/3/1956
SubjectResponse to Tuve's 6/29/1956 letter
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientAd Hoc Committee on a 140-foot Equatorial Telescope Design
Date of corresp10/31/1956
SubjectOrganization and first meeting to discuss general characteristics
FormatPhotocopy
PDF FileView PDF
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleGeneral specifications for a 140-foot equatorial radio telescope
Start Date11/20/1956
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNRAO groundbreaking materials
Start Date10/17/1957
NotesProgram for the ceremonies, booklet prepared for the occasion.
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
FormatPhotocopy
TitleSome Centimeter Wave Programs for the 140-ft. Telescope
Start Date12/2/1957
NotesWith covering letter to Geoffrey Keller
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJ.A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp4/9/1959
SubjectDesign concept changes to 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientJohn A. Lindberg
Date of corresp5/15/1959
SubjectAUI position with respect to obligations of E.W. Bliss Company under contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum of Agreement, Berkner-Potter meeting on 5 October 1959
Start Date10/13/1959
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientRobert Potter
Date of corresp10/15/1959
SubjectMeeting of 10/5/1959
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
SubjectTo inform Potter and Berkner of results of Bliss-AUI conference held 10 November 1959
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum for files
Start Date11/10/1959
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank J. Callender
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp11/11/1959
SubjectAUI-Bliss negotiations on 11/10/1959
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp11/11/1959
SubjectBliss and contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
SubjectBerkner-Potter discussions of 1/16/1959
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemo for 140ft telescope file
Start Date11/18/1959
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank J. Callender
RecipientOtto Struve
Date of corresp3/3/1960
SubjectStatus report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
Related MaterialsFiled with attached draft of letter from Berkner to Potter
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorE.W. Bliss Company
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp5/5/1960
Subject140ft design deficiencies
FormatPhotocopy
NotesOpening page only of letter
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner; Otto Struve
Date of corresp5/19/1960
SubjectStatus report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleConstructing new research instruments at the NRAO
Start Date5/20/1960
NotesUnsigned
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp8/12/1960
SubjectComments on Ned Ashton's 15th status report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen; Richard M. Emberson; John W. Findlay; Frank J. Callender
Date of corresp8/18/1960
SubjectMeeting on 140ft, 8/17/1960
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLewis Burchill
RecipientJack Luton
Date of corresp8/18/1960
SubjectProblems with 140ft spherical bearing and claims for extras by Bliss
FormatPhotocopy
NotesDraft taken by phone
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/19/1960
SubjectBliss response to phone request of 8/17/1960
FormatPhotocopy
NotesTranscript of telegram phoned from Brookhaven; annotated by Findlay, with one page of notes and comments by Findlay
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientJohn W. Findlay; David S. Heeschen; Richard M. Emberson; Frank J. Callender; E. Halik; C. Dunbar; Lewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp8/31/1960
SubjectOn meeting at NSF on 8/30/1960
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJ.E. Luton
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/1/1960
SubjectConfirming agreements of 8/30/1960 on financial problems related to 140ft construction
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientMemo for file
Date of corresp9/2/1960
SubjectDecision on completion of bearing for 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorOtto Struve
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum on 140 foot telescope
Start Date9/12/1960
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp9/22/1960
Subject140ft telescope parts now considered critical in shop work at Canton
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/22/1960
SubjectCompletion of 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLewis R. Burchill
RecipientE.W. Bliss Company
Date of corresp9/22/1960
SubjectProposed telegram from AUI to E.W. Bliss re conditions under which negotiations will be resumed, and limits to negotiations
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp9/25/1960
SubjectAdministration of 140ft telescope project
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/25/1960
SubjectFramework for negotiation of contract with Bliss
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorAlan T. Waterman
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp10/5/1960
SubjectProblems with 140ft, formation of technical review committee
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientAugustus B. Kinzel
Date of corresp10/17/1960
SubjectBroad context for problems with 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp11/14/1960
SubjectDifficulties with contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientAlan T. Waterman
Date of corresp11/14/1960
SubjectDifficulties with contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientLeland J. Haworth
Date of corresp12/6/1960
SubjectPreliminary estimate on conversion of contract RAP-6 to a Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contract
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleCondensed History of the 140-foot Telescope Project
Start Date1/5/1961
NotesUnsigned, on AUI letterhead
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorEdward Reynolds
RecipientJohn A. Lindberg
Date of corresp4/6/1961
SubjectResponsibilities of Stone & Webber Engineering Corp. for 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank D. Drake
RecipientOtto Stuve; John W. Findlay; David S. Heeschen; T.K. Menon; Campbell M. Wade; C.R. Lynds; Frank J. Callender
Date of corresp5/2/1961
SubjectInternal memo: Suggestion for a course of action to take with the 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientI.I. Rabi
Date of corresp5/10/1961
SubjectConcern about progress and management of 140ft project
FormatPhotocopy
NotesPage 1 only
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen; Frank D. Drake; T.K. Menon; C.R. Lynds; Campbell M. Wade
RecipientOtto Struve
Date of corresp5/9/1961
SubjectProblems with management of 140ft telescope project by AUI and detrimental effect of lack of progress in project to NRAO and radio astronomy
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientCarl C. Chamber
Date of corresp5/16/1961
SubjectRecommendations for future Director of NRAO
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorN.B. Cleveland
RecipientCharles G. Davis
Date of corresp2/18/1963
SubjectDesign responsibility, 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMaxwell M. Small
RecipientAugustus B. Kinzel
Date of corresp7/29/1963
SubjectStatus of 140ft telescope construction
FormatPhotocopy
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