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Early life in Indiana; Morse family; Albion College; Joel Stebbins at University of Illinois, ca. 1916; position at Lick Observatory Southern Station in Chile, ca. 1920. Graduate years at University of Illinois with Stebbins; early photo-cell observations; observing projects and color systems in 1930s; advances in photoelectric photometry from 1920s to World War II; teaching and research at University of Wisconsin; eclipsing binaries; students and associates; American Astronomical Society (AAS) activities in 1940s and 1950s. Also prominently mentioned are: George Ogden Abell, William W.
Early interest in radio; Carnegie Institute of Technology's physics department, 1932-1936; first department research program; summer research experience, 1932-1936; graduate work at University at Berkeley under J.