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Guide to the Frank P.Brackett Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of Frank Brackett
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank P. Brackett Papers
    Creator: Brackett, Frank P.
    Dates: 1826-1975
    Extent: 18 feet 17 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: Dr. Frank Parkhurst Brackett was born in Provincetown, Mass. in 1865. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887. Immediately after he graduated he moved to California. In 1887, he taught at the McPherron Academy for boys in Los Angeles. In 1889 he married Lucretia Burdick in Pomona, California. He taught astronomy, mathematics, and Latin at Pomona College from 1892 to 1932. In 1912, he took a sabbatical to travel to Algeria to conduct experiments on government funded research project. During World War I, he took another leave of absence from teaching to participate in the Commission in the Relief for Belgium. At the same time, during World War I, he worked closely with Captain A. W. Stevens in Los Angeles on the Selective Service Act of 1917. Brackett joined the R.O.T.C. and trained at Angel Island, in the San Francisco harbor, during the 1920s. From 1892 to 1932 Dr. Brackett, his colleagues and his students, as well as members of the community observed climatical, meteorological, and solar observations at the Brackett Observatory on the Pomona College campus for the United States Department of Agriculture, which later was renamed to the United States Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau.
    Collection Number: h073
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank P. Brackett Papers. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Alison Howell in 2004.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak

    Accruals

    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of Frank Brackett

    Dr. Frank Parkhurst Brackett was born in Provincetown, Mass. in 1865. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887. Soon after he graduated he moved to California. In 1887, he taught at the McPherron Academy for boys in Los Angeles. In 1889 he married Lucretia Burdick in Pomona, California. He taught astronomy, mathematics, and Latin at Pomona College from 1892 to 1932. In 1912, he took a sabbatical to travel to Algeria to conduct experiments on government funded research project. During World War I, he took another leave of absence from teaching to participate in the Commission in the Relief for Belgium. At the same time, during World War I, he worked closely with Captain A. W. Stevens in Los Angeles on the Selective Service Act of 1917. Brackett joined the R.O.T.C. and trained at Angel Island, in the San Francisco harbor, during the 1920s. From 1892 to 1932 Dr. Brackett, his colleagues and his students, as well as members of the community observed climatical, meteorological, and solar observations at the Brackett Observatory on the Pomona College campus for the United States Department of Agriculture, which later was renamed to the United States Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    Frank P. Brackett's papers contain professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts, Pomona college documents, Personal documents, Government publications, financial documents, illustrations, ephemera, and newspaper clippings and pamphlets.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1, Correspondence, 1883-1975 and Undated
    Subseries 1.1, Correspondence, 1883-1919
    Subseries 1.2 Personal correspondence, 1891-1945
    Series 2, Manuscripts, 1919-1975 and Undated
    Series 2.1, Granite and Sagebrush, 1941-1951 and Undated
    Subseries 2.2, More Granite and Sagebrush, 1944 and Undated
    Subseries 2.3, History of Pomona Valley, Undated
    Subseries 2.4, Biography of Theodore-Roosevelt-Gast, Undated
    Subseries 2.5, Armistice Day Orientation, 1927
    Series 2.6, Danville Historical Society, 1884
    Subseries 2.7, Concerning the observatory and astronomy at Pomona College, Undated
    Series 3, Pomona College, 1900-1948
    Subseries 3.1, Financial documents, 1899-1948
    Subseries 3.2, Business reports, 1894-1948
    Subseries 3.3, Social Life, 1911-1947 and Undated
    Subseries 3.4, Astronomy expedition, 1923 and Undated
    Subseries 3.5, Astronomy department, 1893-1942
    Series 4, Personal documents, 1865-1925
    SubSeries 4.1. Financial documents, 1867-1925
    Subseries 4.2, Legal documents, 1913-1941
    Subseries 4.3, Genealogy, 1913-1951
    Subseries 4.4, School Catalogues, 1887-1941
    Series 5, Government documents, 1917-1949
    Subseries 5.1, United States War Department, 1917-1936
    Subseries 5.2, Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916-1936
    Subseries 5.3, Reserve Officers Training Corps -- California, 1918-1936
    Subseries 5.4, War Department, Air Corps, Material Division, 1917-1933
    Subseries 5.5, Department of Commerce, Civilian Aeronautics Administration, 1940-1949
    Series 6, Illustrations, Undated
    Series 7, Ephemera, 1826-1941
    Series 8, Newspaper clippings and pamphlets, Undated

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Brackett, Frank Parkhurst, b. 1865-1951
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Johnson, Albert, 1869-1957
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Astronomy -- Pomona, College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Commission for Relief in Belgium
    Granite and Sagebrush
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)-- Faculty
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)-- Songs and music
    Selective Service Act of 1917
    United States. Army. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Western Americana, 1850-1999
    manuscripts
    scrapbooks