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Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973.
Oral history interview with Ira Bowen, 1968 August 9 and 1969 August 26.
Early life and education; research on spectroscopy with Robert A. Millikan at University of Chicago and Caltech; early teaching career at Caltech; work on forbidden lines, 200-inch telescope project; visitors to Caltech during the 1930s include Albert Einstein and Arnold Sommerfeld; effects of the Depression and World War II on astronomy; postwar reorganization, staff and funding at Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories; Edwin P. Hubble's role at the observatory; educational aspects of the observatory program (professional and public); research groups and research interests; theorists and observationalists, Jesse Greenstein, Guido Münch, Jan Oort, radio astronomy; recollections and evaluations of own work after retirement. Also prominently mentioned are: Walter Sydney Adams, Harold Delos Babcock, William Alvin Baum, Wilhelm Bjerknes, T. Bowen, Geoffrey R. Burbidge, Margaret Burbidge, Vannevar Bush, J. Carroll, Lee Alvin DuBridge, Theodore Dunham Jr., Edlén, Robley Dunglison Evans, William Alfred Fowler, Henry Gordon Gale, Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin, George Ellery Hale, John L. Hall, Don Hendrix, Alfred H. Joy, Thomas Lauritsen, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Max Mason, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Merriam, Paul Merrill, Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski, R. Otis, Henry Norris Russell, John Donovan Strong, Richard Chase Tolman, Merle Antony Tuve; Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Babcock, Harold D. (Harold Delos), 1882-1968
Baum, William A.
Bjerknes, Wilhelm
Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973
Bowen, T.
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974.
Carroll, J.
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994
Dunken, Heinz
Edlèn, Bengt
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-
Fowler, William A.
Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942.
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938
Hall, J. L. (John L.), 1934-
Hendrix, Don
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953.
Joy, Alfred H. (Alfred Harrison), 1882-1973
Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Mason, Max
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Merrill, Paul W. (Paul Willard), 1887-1961
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976
Münch, Guido, 1921-
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Otis, R.
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979-
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Strong, John, 1905-
Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Lick Observatory.
Mount Wilson Observatory.
Oberlin College.
Palomar Observatory.
University of Chicago.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Depressions -- 1929.
Radio astronomy.
Spectrum analysis
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA