Signing First NSF/AUI Agreement, 17 November 1956

contract_signing.jpg

Description

On 17 November 1956, Lloyd Berkner (Associated Universities, Inc.) and Alan Waterman (National Science Foundation) signed the NSF/AUI agreement establishing the National Radio Astronomy Observatory with AUI as the managing agency. In this NSF photograph, Berkner (left) and Waterman (right) sign the agreement, which was a mere 44 pages long, double-spaced and with wide margins. Observing the occasion are (left to right): Lee Anna Embrey, Wilson F. Harwood, James M. Mitchell, Franklin J. Callendar, C.E. Sunderlin, Charles B. Ruttenberg, and William J. Hoff.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

Identifier

contract_signing.jpg

Location

Start Date

1956-11-17

Photo Credit

NSF

Series

NRAO Founding and Organization Series

Unit

Planning Documents Unit

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Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Signing First NSF/AUI Agreement, 17 November 1956,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed May 27, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/35232.