[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: A. Melvin Skellett

A. Melvin Skellett, 1901-1991. Interviewed 26 August 1977 and 12 June 1983 by telephone from Seattle to Sarasota, Florida, length of interview: 28 minutes for 1977 interview; 1983 interview was not recorded, only notes were taken.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: His work with Jansky on interpretation of his "hiss type static"; PhD. work at Princeton and his research on calculations and measurements of radar echoes off ionized trails of meteors, especially during meteor showers in 1931-32.

See Skellett, A. Melvin [Interview Date: August 26, 1977] for a transcript of this interview.

Sullivan's files include: archival material, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's 1977 interview (reviewed and edited by Sullivan), archival materials, correspondence with Sullivan.

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