[Cover of Sullivan's book 2009, Cosmic Noise]
Sullivan's Cosmic Noise, Cambridge University Press, 2009


Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III: Tapes Series

Interviewee: Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst

Hendrik C. Van de Hulst, 1918-2000.

  • Interviewed 6 January 1971 in Leiden by Ronald J. Allen, length of interview: 7 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Theoretical work on radio astronomy and possible radio lines in Holland during World War II; competition between Harvard and Leiden towards discovery of 21-cm line; early 21-cm line days.

  • Interviewed 26 November 1973 in Leiden, length of interview: 61 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: A lot on wartime Holland and the famous 1944 colloquium; post-war in the State (visited Reber); at Harvard for 21-cm H I discovery; 1954 galactic structure paper; M31 H I paper; general comments on Dutch radio astronomy.

  • Interviewed 26 September 1978 at Leiden, length of interview: 56 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Follow-up on 1973 interview; a few research topics missed before; more general questions about radio astronomy and its relations with optical astronomy, status of field at various stages; his views on other groups.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interviews (1973 interview reviewed and edited by Sullivan, 1978 interview not reviewed or edited), correspondence with Sullivan, archival material. Additional material on Van de Hulst is included in the files on Leiden in the Institutional Unit.

Modified on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2012 14:41:38 EST by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)