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Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Sunday, 18 March 1979
Location: 
Peter Van de Kamp's home, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Recollections of family background and early schooling in Holland; interest in science and influence of C.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 19 July 1977
Location: 
Campbell Hall, Berkeley, California

Early life in New York and California, and decision to do undergraduate work in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Monday, 21 February 1977
Location: 
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

This interview is a focused exploratory interview covering William Van Altena's brief career history as a student at the University of California,

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview dates: 
February 13 and 14, 2003

Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, L

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 29 March 1978
Location: 
Plaskett's home, Blenham Drive, Oxford, England

Discussion of astronomers of greatest significance in recent history.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 19 July 1977
Location: 
Berkeley, California

Growing up on Mount Hamilton in l950s; interests in father’s and mother’s work; schooling on mountain; learning astronomy at home; Webb School; col

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Saturday, 20 May 1978
Location: 
Flagstaff, Arizona

General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineeri

Interviewed by: 
Patrick McCray
Interview dates: 
August 1 and 2, 2002
Location: 
Santa Cruz, California

Biographical interview with Robert Kraft. Covers childhood and interest in math; family background and marriage.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 9 August 1978
Location: 
Yerkes Observatory

Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
Tuesday, 8 August 1978
Location: 
Yerkes Observatory

Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC.

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