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Jan Schilt papers, 1931-1963

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1127
Bib ID 4079816 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schilt, Jan, 1894-
Title Jan Schilt papers, 1931-1963
Physical Description 23.5 linear feet (23.5 linear feet 27 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series: Series I: Arranged Correspondence; Series II: Committees and Course Materials; Series III: Lab Materials; Series IV: Early Notes of Schilt; Series V: Testing Materials

Description

Summary

Collection consists of Schilt's correspondence as chairperson of Columbia's department of astronomy and director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Station as well as the Rutherford Observatory at Columbia. The majority of arranged office files are comprised of memoranda, documents, some departmental correspondence, committee reports, course material including material for student laboratory exercises. Thers is also a small sampling of Schilt's early notes as a student and reports of oo-site testing done under the auspices of the National Science Foundation.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two 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); Jan Schilt papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

processed JSM 10/23/92.

Revision Description

2010-03-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Exercises Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Astrometry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astronomers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astronomical observatories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astronomical observatories -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astronomy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astrophysics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Department of Astronomy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Observatory Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photometry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Astronomer and administrator. Schilt was Rutherford Professor Emeritus at Columbia, invented the Schilt photometer, and helped clarify the motions of stars in the Milky Way. He was director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Station in Johannesburg and Canberra, Australia. He served as chairperson of Columbia's department of astronomy from 1936 until 1962.