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Jan Schilt papers, 1931-1963

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Call No.: MS#1127
Bib ID 4079816 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Schilt, Jan, 1894-1982
Title Jan Schilt papers, 1931-1963
Physical Description 23.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series.

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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Ownership and Custodial History

Transfer from department of Physics, 1989.

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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.

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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.

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Series I: Arranged Correspondence


Subseries I.1: Chronological



Box 01 Folder 1-4 1930s



Box 10 Folder 1 Secretarial Miscellaneous, before 1963



Box 02 Folder 1 1930s


Subseries I.2: Subject



Box 03 Folder 1 University Executive Council, 1942-1945


Box 03 Folder 2 University Office of Admissions, 1941-1955


Box 03 Folder 3 University-Public Ceremonies, 1943-1957


Box 03 Folder 4 Watson Laboratory, IBM Machine, 1940-1955


Box 03 Folder 5 Yale-Columbia Southern Station, 1951-1956



Box 05 Folder 6 George Pegram, 1940-1949



Box 03 Folder 7 Yale University Observatory, 1953-1962


Box 03 Folder 8 Yale-Columbia Southern Station, 1945-1951



Box 04 Folder 1 Stromgren, 1957-1958


Box 04 Folder 2 N.Y. Academy of Science, 1940-1945


Box 04 Folder 3 Office of Naval Research (ONR)


Box 04 Folder 4 Oort, J.H., 1941-1960


Box 04 Folder 5 Neighbor's Society, 1937-1956


Box 04 Folder 6 Netherlands Book Committee, 1946


Box 04 Folder 7 Netherlands Information Bureau, 1941-1947


Box 04 Folder 8 Netherlands Study Group, 1945


Box 04 Folder 11 Netherlands University League, 1942-1950


Box 04 Folder 9 National Science Foundation (N.S.F.), 1953-1959


Box 04 Folder 10 A Punched Card Catalogue of Data for the Stars in the Boss General Catalogue


Box 04 Folder 12 Mailing list, 1961-1962


Box 04 Folder 10 Netherlands Information Bureau, 1941-1947



Box 05 Folder 1 Struve, Yerkes Observatory, 1934-1958


Box 05 Folder 2 Observatory Uccle, 1931-1946


Box 05 Folder 3 Schlesinger, 1940-1941


Box 05 Folder 4 Sydney Observatory, 1953


Box 05 Folder 5 U.S. Naval Observatory, 1933-1959


Box 05 Folder 6 University of Brussels, 1946


Box 05 Folder 7 Osterhoff, P. - Holland, 1934-1951


Box 05 Folder 8 Polowe, David, 1942-1946


Box 05 Folder 9 Radcliffe Observatory, 1958


Box 05 Folder 10 Reuyl, D., 1942-1943


Box 05 Folder 11 Rosseland, 1945-1947


Box 05 Folder 12 Royal Observatory, 1946-1953


Box 05 Folder 13 Royal Observatory, South Africa, 1939-1957


Box 05 Folder 14 D.H. Sadler - Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1957-1959


Box 05 Folder 15 Schauer, Charles - Research Corporation, 1946-1949


Box 05 Folder 16 Prendergast, Kevin, 1953-1956


Box 05 Folder 17 Schwarzschild, M., 1941-1955


Box 05 Folder 18 Science Journal, 1940


Box 05 Folder 19 Shapley, Harlow, 1940-1957


Box 05 Folder 20 Sky and Telescope (Federer), 1942-1947


Box 05 Folder 21 Sproul Observatory - Swarthmore College, 1944-1956



Box 06 Folder 1 Dearborn Observatory - Northwestern University, 1940-1954


Box 06 Folder 2 de Vaucouleurs, G., 1953-1957


Box 06 Folder 3 Dunham, Theo, 1953-1954


Box 06 Folder 4 Eastman Kodak Co., 1941-1955


Box 06 Folder 5 Eckert, W., 1940-1957


Box 06 Folder 6 Eichner, L.C., 1946-1960


Box 06 Folder 7 Fulbright, J. - Australia, 1950-1959


Box 06 Folder 8 Geology Dept. - Columbia College, 1950-1953


Box 06 Folder 9 Guggenheim Foundation, 1959-1962


Box 06 Folder 10 Harvard College Observatory, 1939-1956


Box 06 Folder 11 Higgins Fund, 1954-1957


Box 06 Folder 12 Hill, Sarah J., 1947-1958


Box 06 Folder 13 Hill, Sarah - Makemson, Maud, 1934-1952


Box 06 Folder 14 International Astronomical Union (I.A.U.), 1950-1959



Box 07 Folder 1 Bok, Bart J., 1940-1957


Box 07 Folder 2 Brouwer, Dirk, 1955-1962


Box 07 Folder 3 Brouwer, Dirk, 1948-1955


Box 07 Folder 4 Astrophysical Journal, 1932-1949


Box 07 Folder 5 Barnard, 1942-1949


Box 07 Folder 6 Blaauw, Adrian, 1940-1958


Box 07 Folder 7 Bosscha Observatory, Hins, C.H., 1934-1946


Box 07 Folder 8 Bullen, K.E., 1953-1956


Box 07 Folder 9 Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., 1934-1960


Box 07 Folder 10 Cincinnati Observatory (Herget, P.), 1935-1959


Box 07 Folder 11 Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 1942-1943



Box 08 Folder 1 Miscellaneous, 1950-1958


Box 08 Folder 2 Miscellaneous, 1950-1951


Box 08 Folder 3 Menzel, Harvard Observatory, 1946-1954


Box 08 Folder 4 Johannesburg, South Africa, 1947-1957


Box 08 Folder 5 Johannesburg, South Africa - Photographic plates, 1947-1949


Box 08 Folder 6 Johannesburg, South African Embassy, 1949


Box 08 Folder 7 Mt. Stromlo, Canberra, Australia, 1949-1955


Box 08 Folder 8 Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, 1931-1959


Box 08 Folder 9 Miscellaneous, 1934-1947


Box 08 Folder 10 Princeton, 1940-1951


Box 08 Folder 11 Miscellaneous, various dates



Box 10 Folder 2 Star Tables, 1942-1950


Box 10 Folder 3 University Notices, before 1963


Box 10 Folder 4 Teaching Assistant Records, 1963-1965


Box 10 Folder 5 Van de Kamp, 1940-1943


Box 10 Folder 6 Wachmann, A. - Visiting professor, 1959-1961


Box 10 Folder 7 Warner and Swasey Observatory, 1940-1956


Box 10 Folder 8 Washburn Observatory, 1947-1948


Box 10 Folder 9 Wood, Ben, 1933-1946


Box 10 Folder 10 Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory - Jackson, Cyril, 1959-1962


Box 10 Folder 11 Yale University Observatory, 1932-1950


Box 10 Folder 12 Yerkes Observatory, 1939-1950



Box 11 Folder 1 Miscellaneous (173)


Box 11 Folder 2 Yowell, E.C., 1942-1955


Box 11 Folder 3 Science Committee, 1937-1945


Box 11 Folder 4 Secretarial Miscellaneous, Replies to Lay Inquiries, 1942-1956


Box 11 Folder 5 Argentina, Oct. 15, 1961


Box 11 Folder 6 Brouwer, Dirk, 1935-1945


Box 11 Folder 7 Brouwer, Dirk, 1945-1947



Box 09 Folder 1 Miscellaneous, 1950-1959


Box 09 Folder 2 Miscellaneous, [v.d.]

Series II: Committees and Course Materials



Box 12 Folder 1 Budget, 1950-1958



Box 14 Folder 1 Personnel (Inactive), 1953-1956

Series III: Lab Materials



Box 21 Folder 1 Research calculations, undated

Series IV: Early Notes of Schilt



Box 25 Early School Notes of Schilt



Box 26 Folder 1 Chilean Report #2, 1959



Box 12 Folder 2 Budget, 1942-1949


Box 12 Folder 3 Columbia College, 1949-1961


Box 12 Folder 4 Columbia College, 1940-1949


Box 12 Folder 5 Faculty of Pure Science, 1940-1950



Box 13 Folder 1 E.K.A. Fund, 1950-1954


Box 13 Folder 2 Committee on Instruction Minutes, 1947-1950


Box 13 Folder 3 Committee on Instruction - Faculty of Pure Science, 1940-1952


Box 13 Folder 4 Fellowships - Committee on Instruction - Faculty of Pure Science, 1954-1958


Box 13 Folder 5 General Studies (G.S.), 1941-1957


Box 13 Folder 6 Graduate Students (Applicants), 1960-1962


Box 13 Folder 7 Graduate Students, 1947-1963


Box 13 Folder 8 Graduate Students, 1939-1961


Box 13 Folder 9 Graduate Students Records, 1943-1957


Box 13 Folder 10 Graduate Faculties, 1952-1961


Box 13 Folder 11 Hett, John, 1942


Box 13 Folder 12 Jacoby, Harold, 1932


Box 13 Folder 13 Library, 1940-1956


Box 13 Folder 14 Motz, L., 1960



Box 14 Folder 2 Phi Beta Kappa, 1933-1955


Box 14 Folder 3 Photometry - (Glass Filter), 1946-1954


Box 14 Folder 4 Rejected Manuscripts, 1946


Box 14 Folder 5 Salary statements, 1947-1961


Box 14 Folder 6 Old Clark Telescopes, 1950-1951


Box 14 Folder 7 69 - Writings by Schilt, 1947


Box 14 Folder 8 69-Writings by Schilt, 1939-1941


Box 14 Folder 9 56-Writings by Schilt, 1950


Box 14 Notes; Research Materials, 1950s & 1960s



Box 15 Folder 1 Photometer Paper, 1947


Box 15 Folder 2 Distribution of Stars According to Apparent Magnitudes & Galatic Latitude and the Scale of the Polar Sequence by Jan Schilt, circa 1946


Box 15 Folder 3 Sodium Line Intensities as Criterion for Stellar Distances by Jan Schilt, 1947


Box 15 Folder 4 Virginia Conference Remarks - Ms. & Correspondence, 1957


Box 15 Folder 5 The Astronomical Journal, 1940-1958


Box 15 Folder 6 Sub-Committee for Inter-American Astronomy, 1959-1962


Box 15 Folder 7 American Astronomical Society (AAS), 1941-1962


Box 15 Folder 8 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1928-1949


Box 15 Folder 9 The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), 1954


Box 15 Folder 10 Allegheny Observatory, 1941-1955


Box 15 Folder 11 American Astronomical Society, 1950-1960


Box 15 Folder 12 Askania-Werks, 1950-1951



Box 16 Folder 1 Kapetyn Astronomical Lab, 1947-1957


Box 16 Folder 2 Leander McCormick Observatory - University of Virginia, 1940-1958

[Schilt's correspondence]


Box 16 Folder 3 Lick Observatory, 1940-1941


Box 16 Folder 4 Linblad, Bertil, 1934-1951

[Correspondence]


Box 16 Folder 5 Luyten, W.J., 1931-1948

[Correspondence]


Box 16 Folder 6 69 - Writings by Schilt, 1940s - 1950s


Box 16 Folder 7 Note on the Colors of the AoP Stars - Writing by Schilt, 1952


Box 16 Folder 8 Photoelectric Color 2036 Stars - Writing by Schilt & others, 1951


Box 16 Folder 9 69-Writings by Schilt and others, undated


Box 16 Folder 10 69-Research Materials and Notes, undated



Box 17 Folder 1 Minor Cloud "B". Plate 59312 (Blue), undated

[Research calculations]


Box 17 Folder 2 Research Calculations, undated


Box 17 Folder 3 Plate 61626 (Center-Red), undated

[Research calculations]


Box 17 Folder 4 Center Plate 61834 (Red), undated

[Research calculations]


Box 17 Folder 5 Minor Cloud "B". Summary, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 17 Folder 6 Research Calculations, undated


Box 17 Folder 7 Research Calculations, undated



Box 18 Folder 1 Research Calculations, undated


Box 18 Folder 2 Experiment 2, undated


Box 18 Folder 3 Experiment 0-4, undated


Box 18 Folder 4 GS Astronomy 1, undated


Box 18 Folder 5 Stennbs Experiments I, undated


Box 18 Folder 6 Experiments O, undated


Box 18 Folder 7 Experiment 0-5, undated


Box 18 Folder 8 Stencils; Assignments, Observing Lists, Stars & Constellations, undated


Box 18 Folder 9 Experiment I-10, undated


Box 18 Folder 10 Experiment I-1, undated


Box 18 Folder 11 Experiment I-8, undated


Box 18 Folder 12 Experiment O-2, undated


Box 18 Folder 13 Experiment O-3, undated


Box 18 Folder 14 Experiment I-8, undated


Box 18 Folder 15 Experiment I-7, undated


Box 18 Folder 16 Experiment O-10, undated


Box 18 Folder 17 Research Calculations, 1949-1950


Box 18 Miscellaneous Research Notes, undated



Box 19 Folder 1 Table 1 - The Equation of Time, undated


Box 19 Folder 2 Reading List of G.S. Ast. I, undated


Box 19 Folder 3 Problem Lists, undated


Box 19 Folder 4 Mechanics Notes, undated


Box 19 Folder 5 E.C.X. - Research Calculations, undated


Box 19 Folder 6 Astronomy 1 - Notes, undated


Box 19 Folder 7 Astronomy 115 & R55, undated


Box 19 Folder 8 Bibliography - Astronomy 116, undated+


Box 19 Folder 9 89-Research Notes, undated


Box 19 Folder 10 School of Mines - Spherical Astronomy Notes, undated



Box 20 Folder 1 Experiment I-13, undated


Box 20 Folder 2 Experiment O-9, 1946


Box 20 Folder 3 Experiment O-8, undated


Box 20 Folder 4 Experiment O-7, 1948


Box 20 Folder 5 Experiment I-11, 1949-1950


Box 20 Folder 6 Laboratory Assignments - Astronomy 1, 1949-1950


Box 20 Folder 7 Observing List - Astronomy 1, 1949-1950


Box 20 Folder 8 G.S. Astronomy 2, undated


Box 20 Folder 9 Astronomy Class Lab Experiments, undated



Box 21 Folder 2 Blue Center, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 21 Folder 3 Minor Cloud "B" - PL 59 v 91 - Center Blue, undated

[Research Calculations]


Box 21 Folder 4 Field Corrections, undated

[Research Calculations]


Box 21 Folder 5 Calculations and an article from "Astronomical Journal", 1947


Box 21 Folder 6 C61505 (2 hr. exposure), 1st Measure, undated

[Research Calculations]


Box 21 Folder 7-18 Research calculations, undated


Box 21 Folder 19 Comparison with Other Catalogues, undated


Box 21 Folder 20 Zone +20 to +25, undated

[Research Calculations]


Box 21 Folder 21 Zone +25 to +30, undated

[Research calculations]



Box 22 Folder 1 Zone +50 - +55, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 22 Folder 2 Zone +55 - +60, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 22 Folder 3 Miscellaneous - All Zones, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 22 Folder 4 Notes and memos, 1950s


Box 22 Folder 5 Stencil-blank forms for research, undated


Box 22 Folder 6 Atomic Bomb Committee, November 1945

[Memos and drafts of letters]



Box 23 Folder 1 Budget, 1961-1962


Box 23 Folder 2 Minor Cloud B - Offsets-New Lists & Measurements, undated


Box 23 Folder 3 Comparison of Readings with Different Backgrounds & Different D-2 Openings, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 4 Comparison, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 5 Comparison of Iris Readings Made By Turning Wheel Clockwise & Counterclockwise, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 6 Measurments of..., undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 7 Minor Cloud B - Offset Plates - Work Done with Preliminary Lists, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 8 Title of Chart Sent to Zurich, undated

[Research calculations]


Box 23 Folder 9-18 Research Calculations, undated



Box 24 Folder 1-3 Research Calculations, undated


Box 24 Folder 4 Budget Correspondence, 1940s


Box 24 Folder 5 Appointments (Forms, etc. Prior to 1962)


Box 24 Folder 6 Accounts - Old Correspondence, 1941-1955


Box 24 Folder 7-8 Research Calculations, undated

Series V: Testing Materials



Box 26 Folder 2 Various Locations


Box 26 Folder 3 Site Report, Australia, 1959


Box 26 Folder 4 Chilean Site Testing, 1959


Box 26 Folder 4 National Science Foundation (NSF) Balance Sheets, 1960


Box 26 Folder 6 Observation, El Leoncito, 1962


Box 26 Folder 7 Argentina: Finance Administration, 1962


Box 26 Folder 8 El Leoncito Final Copy & Correspondence, 1962



Box 27 Folder 1 Leoncito - Data, 1959


Box 27 Folder 2 Chilean Correspondence, 1959


Box 27 Folder 3 Astrograph Construction, 1962


Box 27 Folder 4 Sites-Chile, 1958-1961


Box 27 Folder 5 Site Photographs


Box 27 Folder 6 Tucson Report - Chile Report, 1960


Box 27 Folder 7 NSF G-8165 - Financial, 1960


Box 27 Folder 8 NSF - G-8165, 1957-1963


Box 27 Folder 7 Trip to Australia, 1958-1959


Box 27 Folder 10 NSF - G-8165 on Budget, Grants, 1959-1962


Box 27 Folder 11 Site Reports, to J. Oort, 1962-1963


Box 27 Folder 12 Site-testing, Australia, South Africa, 1956-1958


Box 27 Folder 13 Trips to South America, 1959-1961


Box 27 Folder 14 Ford Foundation, 1959-1960


Box 27 Folder 15 Astro - Plans and Correspondence - New Telescope, 1960

[Photographs included]