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   Papers of Jan Schilt, 1931-1963

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079816 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Schilt, Jan, b. 1894.
Title:Papers of Jan Schilt, 1931-1963
Physical description:23.5 linear ft (ca.13,500 items in 27 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Arranged Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Chronological

Subseries I.2: Subject

Series II: Committees and Course Materials

Series III: Lab Materials

Series IV: Early Notes of Schilt

Series V: Testing Materials

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; 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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

processed 10/23/92 JSM

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CUL Collections:
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Documents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Exercises.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Office files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Astrometry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Astronomers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Astronomical observatories--Administration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Astronomical observatories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Astronomy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Astrophysics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College administrators.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Dept. of Astronomy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Observatory.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photometry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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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