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Finding Aid for the Daniel M. Popper papers
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Daniel M. Popper joined the new astronomy department at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1947 as its first stellar astronomer. At UCLA, Popper became a full professor in 1955, chaired the department from 1951-1957 and 1959-1963, and retired as professor emeritus and research astronomer in 1978. The collection includes research files, the UCLA Astronomy Department's administrative documents, information on Popper's courses, correspondence, and publications.
Background
Daniel M. Popper was born in Oakland, California on August 17, 1913. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1934 and 1938, respectively. Popper started his academic career in the late 1930s as a fellow at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. During his early career he was a founding staff member at the MacDonald Observatory, spent time as an instructor at Yerkes Observatory, and took a position during WWII at UC Berkeley's Radiation Laboratory. In 1947, he joined the new astronomy department at the University of California, Los Angeles, as its first stellar astronomer. At UCLA, Popper became a full professor in 1955, chaired the department from 1951-1957 and 1959-1963, and retired as professor emeritus and research astronomer in 1978.
Extent
42.2 linear ft. (41 cartons, 2 document boxes and 1 flat box.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Copyright of portions of this collection is held by The Regents of the University of California. UCLA Library Special Collections can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.