[Reber in 1988]
Reber in 1988. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1912]
Reber in 1912. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in front of U Tasmania telescope, 1986]
Reber in front of U Tasmania telescope, 1986. (Image courtesy "The Mercury", Hobart, Tasmania)



[Reber's antenna in Wheaton, IL]
Reber's antenna in Wheaton IL. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber chart recordings 1943]
Reber chart recordings, 1943. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1970]
Reber in 1970. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at telescope in Green Bank, 1960]
Reber at telescope in Green Bank, 1960. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber Telescope in Green Bank, 1984]
Reber Telescope in Green Bank, 1984. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber during Attu, Alaska, solar eclipse expedition, 1950]
Reber during Attu, Alaska, solar eclipse expedition, 1950. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at telescope crank in Green Bank, 1988]
Reber at the Reber telscope crank in Green Bank, 1988. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at receiver]
Reber at his receiver. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber at the reconstructed Jansky antenna, 1995]
Reber at the reconstructed Jansky antenna, 1995. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania]
Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania, 2003. (Image courtesy of Dave McConnell)



[Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania]
Reber's house in Bothwell, Tasmania, 2003. (Image courtesy of Dave McConnell)



[Reber and Arthur C. Clarke, 1969]
Reber and Arthur C. Clarke, 1969. (Image courtesy of John Kraus estate)



[Reber's telescope in Maui, Hawaii, 1952]
Reber's telescope in Maui, Hawaii, 1952. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1937]
Reber in 1937. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber in 1988 at OSU]
Reber lectures at Ohio State Univ., Feb. 1988. (Photo by John Kraus, courtesy of John Kraus estate.)



[Reber receiving 1931 ham radio award]
Reber (far right) receiving ham radio award, December 1931. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber unpacking equipment in Green Bank, 1995]
Reber unpacking equipment in Green Bank, 1995. (NRAO/AUI/NSF image)



[Reber with Big Ear at OSU, 1962]
Reber at "Big Ear," Ohio State's radio telescope, 1962. (Image courtesy of Kraus estate)



[Reber's 144m wavelength array in Tasmania]
Reber's 144m wavelength array in Tasmania. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)



[Reber pulling wire]
Reber pulling wire in Tasmania. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)



[Reber in his electric car]
Reber in his electric car, Pixie. (Image courtesy of Reber estate)




Index to the Papers of Grote Reber: Family Correspondence, 1923-1966

The Family Correspondence unit includes correspondence between Reber and family members, primarily his brother Schuyler (1914-1989) and Schuyler’s wife, Jean. This unit currently covers the period 1923-1966, although the bulk of the correspondence covers 1952-1960.

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Date Writer Recipient Subjects Notes Format Related Material
8/12/1923 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber Fixing bicycle Reber's penciled note says "About 1924" but letter is dated "Sunday Aug 12" which makes it 1923. Handwritten original in pencil
3/7/1934 Harriet G. Reber Grote Reber Postcard with brief greeting from AZ Original
3/10/1934 Harriet G. Reber Grote Reber Postcard with brief greeting from AZ Original Filed with letter:  postcard from Grand Canyon, written but never mailed
1/3/1948 Grote Reber Aunt Pearl New Year's greetings Carbon copy
11/3/1952 Grote Reber Andrea Reber, Jeff Reber Sending two pieces of lava; explanation of lava Carbon copy
12/25/1952 Jean Reber Grote Reber Thanks for Christmas presents; family news Undated; estimated date from enclosed photos dated Christmas 1952 Original Filed with letter:  photos of Andrea, Jeff, Todd, and Scott Reber
2/4/1953 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Trip to Mauna Loa; geology of Mauna Loa Carbon copy
10/31/1953 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Observations in Hawaii; Hawaiian people and politics Carbon copy
10/31/1953 Grote Reber Planters Peanuts Coupons for coloring books for niece and nephews Carbon copy
11/5/1953 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family news; Schuyler's business Original
11/25/1953 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family news, Christmas plans Continuation of and addendum to letter of 11/5/1953 Original
1/29/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Arrangements for GR's mail when he goes to Australia; shipment of recorder to Australia; Schuyler's business Carbon copy
1/30/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Design of drive mechanism in vertiblinds for Schuyler's business Carbon copy Filed with letter:  design drawings for drive mechanism of vertiblinds
2/21/1954 Jean Reber and Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Reber house and property in Wheaton; real estate in Wheaton; mail for GR received in Wheaton; power of attorney; Schulyer's business; shipment of recorder to Australia Original
5/9/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Plans for work in Tasmania; Reber house and property in Wheaton; family furniture; mail for GR received in Wheaton Carbon copy
7/26/1954 Jean Reber and Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family news; Reber house and property in Wheaton; power of attorney; mail for GR received in Wheaton; Schuyler's business Original Filed with letter:  diagram showing house lots
8/4/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Reber house and property in Wheaton; activities in Hawaii; plans for travel to Australia Carbon copy
8/16/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Travel schedule; materials to ship from Wheaton; review of Hawaii work Carbon copy
8/16/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Articles in August 1954 Scientific American Carbon copy
9/13/1954 Alfred E. Woodward Grote Reber Power of attorney Original Filed with letter:  carbon copy of power of attorney
9/20/1954 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Items sent to GR; power of attorney; Schuyler's business Original Filed with letter:  Railway Express receipt for items sent
9/23/1954 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Power of attorney; work in Hawaii Carbon copy
10/12/1954 Jean Reber and Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family news; flooding in Chicago and Wheaton; Reber house and property in Wheaton; power of attorney; visitor interested in GR's work; Schuyler's business Letter undated; date estimated from GR's annotation of arrival date Original Filed with letter:  undated newspaper clipping showing flooding in Wheaton
11/27/1954 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family news; GR's mail received in Wheaton; Insurok discs; Schuyler's business Original
12/21/1954 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Birthday and Christmas greetings; family cards enclosed Original Filed with letter:  Christmas cards with notes from Jean and children
2/12/1955 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Items requested by GR; financial matters handled for GR; telescope model delivered to Research Corp; Schuyler's business Penciled annotation:  "Answered on 2-20-55.  Told him to don't send anything except graph paper and hearing aid cord; forget the disks & hold the coils." Original
3/7/1955 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Graph paper and hearing aid cord sent; coils in attic; Schuyler's business GR annotation:  "Replied on 4-20-55.  Told to cancel the coils, also about Holes O,X,Z,L and Ellis.  Return in October." Original
3/15/1955 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr GR's work; instructions to ship coils Handwritten copy of original
5/30/1955 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Business problems; Reber house and property in Wheaton Date from GR's penciled annotation Original
6/26/1955 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Schuyler's business; Reber house and property in Wheaton; GR's work; Australia Carbon copy
7/23/1955 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Request to ship recorder from Wheaton; future travel plans Handwritten copy of original
8/8/1955 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Shipment of recorder; family news; Schuyler's business; Reber house and property in Wheaton Original
8/12/1955 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Birthday greetings Carbon copy
11/2/1955 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Work in Australia; departure for US GR annotation:  "Arrived on 12-9-55.  I gave new flight schedule to Chicago." Carbon copy
11/2/1955 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber TV; family news; Schuyler's business Original
2/26/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Brief report on travels Handwritten copy of original
3/11/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Schuyler's new job in Louisville; storage of GR's equipment and furniture; Reber house and property in Wheaton Original
3/18/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Storage or GR's equipment and furniture; Reber house and property in Wheaton Original
4/23/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Storage or GR's equipment and furniture; Reber house and property in Wheaton; GR visit to Manchester and Leiden; plans for work in Tasmania Carbon copy
5/14/1956 Grote Reber DuPage County Clerk Revocation of 1954 power of attorney Carbon copy
5/17/1956 Lawrence Hattendorf Grote Reber No open power of attorney in county records Original
5/21/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Plans for work in Tasmania; revocation of power of attorney; publication in J Geophys Res; Research Corp pleased with work Carbon copy
6/2/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Reber house and property in Wheaton Original
6/13/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Reber house and property in Wheaton; storage of GR equipment; possible return to US Carbon copy
6/14/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Questons about specific family tangible items; sale of Wheaton house and property Carbon copy
6/18/1956 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Revocation of 1954 power of attorney Carbon copy
6/19/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; storage of GR equipment; possible use of house by GR Original
6/22/1956 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; sending contract for signature Original
6/28/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Sale of Wheaton house and property Carbon copy
7/9/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; family tangible items; GR's possible return to US Original
7/16/1956 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Returning signed documents for sale of Wheaton house and property; storage of family tangible items Carbon copy
7/16/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Sale of Wheaton house and property; storage of family tangible items; signed documents returned to Rathje Carbon copy
7/18/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Sale of Wheaton house and property; family tangible items; GR's work in Tasmania Carbon copy
8/14/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Birthday greetings; GR's work in Tasmania Handwritten copy of original
8/24/1956 Jean Reber Grote Reber Sending deed for signature Original
8/28/1956 Jean Reber Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; family tangible items Original Filed with letter:  copy of contract
9/11/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Sale of Wheaton house and property; GR's visit to Sydney and Botany Bay Carbon copy
9/24/1956 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property Original
9/25/1956 Jean Reber Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; family relationships Original
10/3/1956 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Sale of Wheaton house and property; maintenance of Wheaton house and property Carbon copy
10/5/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Brief personal note Handwritten copy of original Filed with letter:  "Blondie" comic strip with annotated date "19 Sept 1956"
10/20/1956 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; moving of house Carbon copy
11/2/1956 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Sale of Wheaton house and property; moving of house Carbon copy
12/19/1956 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Christmas greetings Handwritten copy of original
1/8/1957 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Sale of Wheaton house and property; Schuyler's financial situation; Rathje's new office building Original
1/18/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Sale of Wheaton house and property; Schuyler's financial situation; Rathje's new office building; GR's work in Tasmania; US foreign policy Carbon copy Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
1/18/1957 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Sale documents signed and sent to Rathje Carbon copy
3/4/1957 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Transaction details on sale of Wheaton house and property Original Filed with letter:  statement from Chicago Title and Trust Co., statement of disbursement of funds from Rathje; cc of letter to Harris Trust & Savings regarding deposit of check to GR's account
3/5/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Inquiry about dividend check from Gary Wheaton Bank Carbon copy
3/13/1957 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Gary Wheaton Bank dividend check Original
4/8/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Gary Wheaton Bank dividend check; GR's Holden car Carbon copy
7/25/1957 Jean Reber Grote Reber Disposition of shared tangible family property Original
8/6/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Schuyler moving to Memphis; request for injunction to prevent Schuyler from taking tangible family property to Memphis Carbon copy Filed with letter:  list of property inherited by Grote and Schuyler Reber
8/8/1957 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property; GR's work; GR's forthcoming travel and contact addresses; birthday greetings Carbon copy Filed with letter:  list of property inherited by Grote and Schuyler Reber
8/21/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Schuyler associating with bad company Cover note for letter from Schuyler sent to Rathje; no copy of Schuyler's letter Handwritten copy of original
11/15/1957 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Request for letter from Schuyler with personal news Handwritten copy of original
11/21/1957 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Schuyler's August letter; thanks for taking care of affairs Carbon copy
12/11/1957 Grote Reber Postmaster, Louisville KY Request for Schuyler's forwarding address Carbon copy
12/13/1957 Postmaster, Louisville KY Grote Reber Schuyler's address in Memphis Date from postmark; address is written on GR's original letter of 12/11/1957, returned by postmaster Original Filed with letter:  GR's self addressed return envelope, with handwritten note on back "18 Dec 57, Peek-a-boo & Hi-de-ho.  You can't hide from me.  See you next spring.  Grote"
12/19/1957 Grote Reber Science News Letter Paperwork for 41 week subscription to Science News Letter for nephew Jeffrey Reber Material includes journal information, GR's notes Original
12/19/1957 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Family relations; GR's possible visit to Memphis Original Filed with letter:  SR's business card
1/10/1958 Grote Reber A.W. Zener Request that both GR's bank box key and letter from Schuyler sent by GR to Rathje on 8/21/1957 be sent from Rathje's office Penciled annotation on letter:  "Key arrived from Bert's office on 24 Jan 58" Carbon copy
1/21/1958 Bert E. Rathje Grote Reber Key sent; Schuyler's letter not preserved by Rathje Original
3/3/1958 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Request for reimbursement from Schuyler for use of Wheaton house Carbon copy Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
6/5/1958 Grote Reber Bert E. Rathje Sending reprint; possible visit in August 1958 GR annotation:  "IRE Jan 58, JGR Mar 58" Carbon copy
6/30/1958 Virginia Reber King Grote Reber Reader's Digest article mentioning Reber; family news Original Filed with letter:  George Kent: "A New Window on the Sky"  Reader's Digest, June 1958, p. 91
8/5/1958 Grote Reber Postmaster, Memphis TN Request for address of American Automotive Supply Co Carbon copy
9/3/1958 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Inquiry about reimbursement requested on 3/3/1958; request for Schuyler's business address Carbon copy Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
10/21/1958 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Stock certificates; possible meeting Handwritten copy of original Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
11/14/1958 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Stock certificates; possible meeting Original
11/21/1958 Virginia Reber King Grote Reber Chicago Tribune article on University of Illinois radio telescope; family news Original Filed with letter:  clipping from Chicago Tribune 11/20/1958:  "Huge U. of I. Telescope to Peer Far Into Space"
11/22/1958 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Stock certificates; possible meeting; tangible family property Carbon copy Filed with letter:  list of property inherited by Grote and Schuyler Reber (dated 8/7/1957); registered mail receipts
12/3/1958 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Tangible family property; Wheaton cemetary lots; possible GR visit to Memphis Original
12/18/1958 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property; description of weather in Green Bank Handwritten copy of original Filed with letter:  address of Sandy's New and Used Furniture; registered mail receipts
5/25/1959 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property Carbon copy
6/16/1959 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Tangible family property Original
6/27/1959 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property Carbon copy
8/12/1959 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property; possible visit to Memphis Carbon copy
3/28/1960 Carolyn Grote Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Family news; request for GR's address Forwarded by SR to GR? Original
4/16/1960 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Carolyn Grote Family news; GR's address Includes some info on related family memebrs Carbon copy
6/11/1960 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Proposed visit to Memphis On verso of GR's letter to SR of 6/21/1960 Carbon copy Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
6/16/1960 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber Tangible family property; dates for GR's proposed visit to Memphis Original
6/21/1960 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Arrangements for visit to Memphis On verso of GR's letter to SR of 6/11/1960.  Penciled annotation:  "On 11th July went to see Goodwill Industries.  They had no record of the Century Dictionary and offered no hope of finding it as too much time had passed." Carbon copy
7/11/1960 Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Grote Reber GR's visit; tangible family property Original
7/13/1960 Grote Reber Notes on visit to Memphis, July 8-12, 1960 Estimated date for notes Handwritten original
7/25/1960 Grote Reber Schuyler C. Reber, Jr Tangible family property Carbon copy Filed with letter:  registered mail receipts
11/11/1962 Virginia Reber King Grote Reber Brief bote with newspaper clipping Original Filed with letter:  Chicago Daily Tribune article, "$870,000 Radio Telescope at U. of Illinois Dedicated"
2/9/1963 James Reber King Grote Reber Sending article from Time Magazine Original Filed with letter:  Article from Time Magazine, 12/14/1962 "Astronomy: View from the Second Window"
11/17/1963 Virginia Reber King Grote Reber Congratulations on Cresson Medal; Christmas greetings; family and Wheaton news Date estimated from enclosed clipping Original Filed with letter:  copy of presentation notes from J. Franklin Inst., clipping about award from Wheaton [?] newspaper
9/13/1965 Grote Reber Note on return unopened of SR's letter to GR Date of notes estimated Handwritten original
10/16/1966 Virginia Reber King Grote Reber Reber's work; family news; travels Reber's cousin ("Jinny") Original
10/28/1966 Grote Reber Virginia Reber King Response to VRK's letter of 10/16/1966, Reber's current work, return to US Reber's cousin ("Jinny") Carbon copy

Modified on Monday, 28-Nov-2005 15:36:27 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)