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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.
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus; interest in photoelectric photometry; graduate study at Madison and work with C. Huffer and I. Stebbins; Stebbins and A.E. Whitford’s work; graduate study at Lick Observatory and Berkeley; photoelectric instrumentation; Lick in the pre-war years; World War II at MIT and Caltech; return to Lick and use of lP2l photomultipliers; W.