[NRAO logo]
NRAO logo  


[NRAO dedication, 1957]
NRAO dedication, 1957. NRAO/AUI image


[Dedication of the 85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope dedication, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[85 foot Tatel telescope]
85 foot Tatel Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Struve at groundbreaking for 300 foot telescope]
Struve at 300 foot ground breaking, 1961. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope]
300 foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[140 Foot telescope ground breaking]
140 foot telescope ground breaking, 1958. NRAO/AUI image


[NRAO 140 Foot telescope]
NRAO 140 Foot telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Interferometer]
Green Bank Interferometer. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA dedication]
VLA dedication, 1980. NRAO/AUI image


[VLA]
VLA. NRAO/AUI image


[AIPS logo]
AIPS logo. NRAO/AUI image


[VLBA Pie Town antenna]
VLBA Pie Town antenna. NRAO/AUI image


[300 foot telescope after 1988 collapse]
300 foot after collapse, 1988. NRAO/AUI image


[GBT ground breaking]
GBT ground breaking, 1991. NRAO/AUI image


[Green Bank Telescope]
Green Bank Telescope. NRAO/AUI image


[Christening block at ALMA Camp ground breaking]
Alma Camp ground breaking. NRAO/AUI image


[ALMA]
ALMA. NRAO/AUI image


[4 NRAO Directors]
Lo, Vanden Bout, Roberts, Heeschen - 4 NRAO Directors at 50th anniversary. NRAO/AUI image


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Records of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Item listing

Founding and Organization, Correspondence Unit


ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp12/28/1955
SubjectJanuary 1956 trip to Green Bank
Formatoriginal
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientBart J. Bok, David S. Heeschen, J.J. McFadden
Date of corresp12/28/1955
SubjectPlans for Green Bank inspection trip, January 1956
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp1/3/1956
SubjectJanuary 1956 trip to Green Bank
Formatcarbon copy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientOtto Heckmann
Date of corresp1/3/1956
SubjectDrive and control system for Hamburg Observatory Schmidt telescope
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp1/4/1956
SubjectVisit to AUI offices in New York
Formatoriginal
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorCharles F. Dunbar
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp1/5/1956
SubjectAgreement betwen Heeschen and AUI for services rendered in connection with Radio Astronomy Project
Formatoriginal
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
TitleInspection of Green Bank, West Virginia, Site on January 11-12, 1956
Start Date1/16/1956
NotesMemo to file
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp3/14/1956
SubjectAltazimuth vs equatorial telescope mounts
Formatmimeograph
Notes"Appendix A-11-1, Minutes AUI Radio Astronomy Committee Meeting, March 26-27, 1956"
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp3/20/1956
SubjectMarch 1956 Committee meeting, telescope mounts
Formatmimeograph
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFranklin C. Sheppard
Date of corresp4/16/1956
SubjectCost estimates for Radio Astronomy Facility
Formatmimeograph
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientRaymond J. Seeger
Date of corresp4/24/1956
SubjectStatement on establishment and operation of a national radio astronomy facility
Formatmimeograph
NotesCover letter plus 7 page feasibility statement
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientR.L. Lowry
Date of corresp5/3/1956
SubjectGoodyear's GEDA equipment for use in telescope control
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientNSF Advisory Panel on Radio Astronomy
Date of corresp7/25/1956
SubjectMinutes of the 22-23 July 1956 meetings
Formatmimeograph
 [Range 2B]

AuthorCharles F. Dunbar
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp5/14/1956
SubjectRecord of AUI-NSF meeting on 5/7/1956
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientMott Core Drilling Company
Date of corresp5/21/1956
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen
Date of corresp6/8/1956
SubjectTest procedures for mechanical telescope mount, design review meeting on 13 June, updating chapter of report to NSF, new NSF grant to AUI
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp6/20/1956
SubjectComments on Tuve's 14 June circular letter to NSF Panel on Radio Astronomy: potential AUI management of NRAO, telescope design, interaction between optical and radio astronomers
Formatcarbon copy
NotesNo copy of Tuve's 14 June letter in file
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp6/21/1956
SubjectSending blind cc of his 20 June letter to Tuve; 11 July meeting of Radio Astronomy Panel; telescope controls
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp6/22/1956
SubjectTuve's concerns about potential AUI management of NRAO
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp6/25/1956
SubjectCover memo for letter from Donald Kennedy on feasibility of 140ft equatorial mount
Formatcarbon copy
NotesNo copy of Kennedy letter in file
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn P. Hagen
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp6/25/1956
SubjectResponse to Tuve's recent letters: potential AUI management of NRAO
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorR.L. Lowry
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp6/25/1956
SubjectGEDA equipment not accurate enough to meet requirements
Formatcarbon copy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorEdward M. Purcell
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp6/27/1956
SubjectResponse to Tuve's recent letters: potential AUI management of NRAO, telescope design, use of NRAO telescopes for classified research
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp6/29/1956
SubjectResponse to Bok's 20 June 1956 letter: technical shortcomings of AUI report to NSF, relationship betweeen radio and optical astronomers, joint radio-optical facility, telescope design, management of and personnel for radio astronomy facility
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

AuthorCharles F. Dunbar
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp7/2/1956
SubjectRadio astronomy meeting on 7/11/1956
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp7/3/1956
SubjectResponse to Tuve's 29 June 1956 letter: purchase of land in Green Bank, management of and personnel for radio astronomy facility, telescope design, relationship between radio and optical astronomers, joint radio-optical facility, need for radio astronomy facility
Formatmimeograph
 [Range 2B]

AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientL.E. Beckley
Date of corresp7/3/1956
SubjectVisit to MIT
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp7/5/1956
SubjectBudget for radio astronomy project at Harvard's Agassiz Station for two years beginning 1 February 1957
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientR.L. Lowry
Date of corresp7/16/1956
SubjectAcknowledgement of 25 June 1956 letter
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientDonald M. Menzel
Date of corresp7/24/1956
SubjectComments on 7/11/1956 meeting, requirements for agency operating a national facility
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientA.H. Jackson
Date of corresp7/25/1956
SubjectRequest for cost estimate from Blaw-Knox Company on construction of 140ft parabolic reflector; brief outline of specifications
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorWalter W. Bird
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp7/27/1956
SubjectBirdair Structures suggestions for reflector design
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorB.H. Rule
RecipientM.B. Karelitz
Date of corresp7/30/1956
SubjectD.S. Kennedy Company altazimuth telescope design proposal; joining consulting committee
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFred T. Haddock
Date of corresp8/1/1956
SubjectTelescope design; questions about giving designs to private companies
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorArmin J. Deutsch
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/6/1956
SubjectVisit of Heeschen and Emberson to Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories on 20-23 August
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorCharles B. Ruttenberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/10/1956
SubjectAppropriate to show telescope design studies to private companies
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFred T. Haddock
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/14/1956
SubjectTelescope design; use of AUI design material in building antenna on Navy contract
Formatpreservation photocopy of thermofax original
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFred T. Haddock
Date of corresp8/14/1956
SubjectAppropriate to show telescope design studies to private companies
Formatcarbon copy
Related MaterialsFiled with letter: 8/10/1956 approval letter to Emberson from Charles B. Ruttenberg, NSF Acting General Counsel
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFred T. Haddock
Date of corresp8/15/1956
SubjectTelescope design; zoning act in West Virginia
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientWalter W. Bird
Date of corresp8/17/1956
SubjectInvitation to September 1956 meeting to discuss telescope design
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorWalter W. Bird
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/21/1956
SubjectTelescope design, September 1956 meeting
Formatcarbon copy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientAddressee
Date of corresp8/22/1956
SubjectDates for conference on telescope design
Formatmimeograph
Related MaterialsCover memo for form to choose dates; no copy of form
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientWalter W. Bird
Date of corresp8/31/1956
SubjectTelescope design requirements
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFrank K. Edmonson
Date of corresp9/11/1956
SubjectSending 100 copies of Planning Document to NSF
Formatcarbon copy
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientWilliam A. Porter
Date of corresp9/11/1956
SubjectPreparation of materials for FCC presentation
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorWalter W. Bird
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp9/12/1956
SubjectTelescope design requirements
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientRichard F. Currence
Date of corresp9/12/1956
SubjectInstallation of equipment in Green Bank; title search and abstracting; Bok visit to Green Bank in late November
Formatcarbon copy
NotesRichard F. Currence was an attorney in Marlinton WV
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientBruce Rule
Date of corresp9/17/1956
SubjectTelescope design; agenda for 25-26 September 1956 meeting
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientThomas B. Nolan
Date of corresp9/18/1956
SubjectRequest for advice from Geologic Survey on water supply for Green Bank site
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientRobert D. Hall
Date of corresp10/10/1956
SubjectDescription of telescope design drawings sent searately
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientPhillip Nolan
Date of corresp10/12/1956
SubjectRequest for price estimates on 3 possible telescope drive and control systems
Formatcarbon copy
 [Range 2B]

AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp10/30/1956
SubjectFinancial assistance to foreign scientists coming to 1957 URSI meeting in US
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLillian E. Coulton
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp11/27/1956
SubjectNotes on Green Bank people involved with radio astronomy project; sending correspondence with Virgil Harris; sending copy of list of people with options on Green Bank land
Formatoriginal
Related MaterialsFiled with letter: correspondence with Virgil Harris, Principal of Green Bank School (2 letters); Summary of Options, Green Bank Site, prepared by AUI on 26 September 1956. Letters and summary are preservation copies of thermofax originals
NotesLillian E. Coulton was Richard. M. Emberson's secretary; Virgil Harris was Principal of Green Bank School
 [Range 2B]

AuthorRene Crouzet
RecipientCharles F. Dunbar
Date of corresp6/4/1957
SubjectPlans for October 1957 meeting at Three Hills
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFrank J. Callender
Date of corresp7/2/1957
SubjectVisit to Green Bank by foreign delegates to August 1957 URSI meeting
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp11/12/1957
SubjectHousing at Green Bank
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
TitleAUI General, 1957
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder. General AUI and NRAO correspondence.
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ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNRAO visitor programs
Start Date1957
End Date1963
Notes1 folder. General notes, memos, correspondence; bulk of material is from 1959
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
TitleAUI General, 1958
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder. General AUI and NRAO correspondence.
 [Range 2B]

AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientL.R. Burchill, Frank J. Callender, Charles F. Dunbar
Date of corresp3/18/1959
SubjectRenewal of monthly staff meetings with NSF
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientJ.E. Luton
Date of corresp3/23/1959
SubjectMeeting on 3/25/1959
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientFrank J. Callender
Date of corresp6/17/1959
SubjectFunding for Director's house, budget
NotesPhotocopy of badly faded thermofax
 [Range 2B]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
TitleAUI General, 1959
Start Date1959
Notes1 folder. General AUI and NRAO correspondence.
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp5/12/1960
SubjectEstimates on direct out-of-pocket costs through 140 foot delays
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AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientL.R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/12/1960
SubjectSchedule conflicts
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AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientOtto Struve
Date of corresp12/30/1960
SubjectTopics for January 1961 meeting
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ItemTypeCorrespondence
TitleAUI General, 1960
Start Date1960
Notes1 folder. General AUI and NRAO correspondence.
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AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientGeorge W. Swenson
Date of corresp2/21/1961
SubjectMeetings in April, Kinzel Committee, 140 foot delays
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