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James S. Pickering papers, 1945-1968

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0999
Bib ID 4079220 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pickering, James S (James Sayre)
Title James S. Pickering papers, 1945-1968
Physical Description 7 linear feet (15 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Drafts and manuscripts of Pickering's short stories, articles, and books including 1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT ASTRONOMY, THE STARS ARE YOURS, FAMOUS ASTRONOMERS, ASTERISKS, CAPTIVES OF THE SUN, MEN SPACE AND THE STARS, and WINDOWS TO SPACE. The files also contain correspondence relating to these works.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James S. Pickering papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Pickering, Mrs. James S. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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"ArchivedGRID"
Astronomy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Space Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Space Sciences Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Technical writing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Writer on astronomy and space.

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James S. Pickering papers, 1945-1968



Box 1 1,001 Questions Answered About Astronomy



Box 2 1,001 Questions Answered About Astronomy



Box 3 1,001 Questions Answered About Astronomy



Box 4 The Stars Are Yours



Box 5 The Stars Are Yours



Box 6 Asterisks



Box 7 Asterisks



Box 8 Short Stories



Box 9 Short Stories



Box 10 Printed Material



Box 11 Captives of the Sun



Box 12 Famous Astronomers



Box 13 Men, Space, and the Stars


Box 13 Astronomy for the Amateur


Box 13 Radio Program on Astronomy



Box 14 Windows to Space



Box 15 Miscellaneous



Box 16 Sky Charts, 1955-1957

Including correspondence