Inventory of the Sandra M. Faber Papers

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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Inventory of the Sandra M. Faber Papers

Collection number: UA 35

The University Library

University Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
August 2005
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sandra M. Faber papers
Dates: 1968-1997
Collection number: UA 35
Creator: Faber, Sandra M.
Collection Size: 42 linear ft.

76 half cartons
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. University Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, notes, papers, reports, minutes, articles, charts, tables, scan data sheets and maps, and photographs relating to Faber's research on the structure, formation and evolution of galaxies and stars since joining the faculty at UCSC Lick Observatory in 1972. Included also is material documenting her involvement with Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory projects. A portion of the papers contain manuscript pages, diagrams and other supportive material to Faber's thesis (Ph. D.), "Photometry of Elliptical Galaxies in Multiple Systems", completed at Harvard University, 1971.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Sandra M. Faber papers. UA 35. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Materials gifted and transferred by Sandra M. Faber in 2001.

Biography

Astronomer Sandra Faber, a University Professor of astronomy and astrophysics, was elected to the American Philosophical Society on April 29. The learned society, founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.
Faber was one of three scientists who diagnosed a flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope's mirror. Faber is renowned for her research on the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of structure in the universe. She has made significant scientific contributions in the areas of structure and formation of elliptical galaxies; the nature, compositions, and motions of stars within a galaxy as related to their ages; and the streaming motions of large numbers of galaxies. Important concepts such as "cold dark matter" and the "Great Attractor" are direct results of work by Faber and her colleagues.
Two of the major optical astronomy ventures of recent years have benefited from Faber's involvement: the Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory. She was one of three scientists who diagnosed a flaw in the Hubble's mirror and later helped craft the strategy for a successful repair mission. She is a member of Hubble's wide field/planetary camera team, which directs many of the telescope's most striking observations. In addition, for nearly two decades Faber has helped plan and develop the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, home to the world's largest optical and infrared telescopes.
Faber's many honors include election to both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995, she was appointed University Professor, the highest honor for faculty in the UC system.
Faber earned her B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University. She joined the faculty of UCSC and the UC Observatories/Lick Observatory in 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

This inventory contains correspondence, notes, papers, reports, minutes, articles, charts, tables, scan data sheets and maps, and photographs relating to Faber's research on the structure, formation and evolution of galaxies and stars since joining the faculty at UCSC Lick Observatory in 1972. Included also is material documenting her involvement with Hubble Space Telescope and the W.M. Keck Observatory projects. A portion of the papers contain manuscript pages, diagrams and other supportive material to Faber's thesis (Ph.D.), "Photometry of Elliptical Galaxies in Multiple Systems", completed at Harvard University in 1971.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Faber, S.M. (Sandra M.)--Archives
University of California, Santa Cruz--Astronomy and Astrophysics
Hubble Space Telescope (Spacecraft)
W. M. Keck Observatory
Space Telescope Science institute (U.S.)
University of California, Santa Cruz--Center for Adaptive Optics
Lick Observatory
Astronomy--Research--United States
Cosmology
Expanding universe
Big bang theory


Collection Contents

Box 1-4

Image disectory - scanner data 1972-1997

Box 5-8

Early Keck history - Keck Science Steering Committee [SSC] 1986-1993

Box 9-12

Keck Science Steering Committee [SSC] 1980-1992

Box 13-17

General Files - including California Council of Science & Technology [CCST], Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics [SCIPP] 1990-1995

Box 18-19

Rotation 1968-1976

Box 20-21

Tinsley fund 1971-1985

Box 22-25

Lighting 1973-1992

Box 26-27, 69-72

Thesis 1969-1971

Box 28

Low Resolution Imaging Spectometer, etc. [LRIS] 1988-1995

Box 29, 32

Proposals 1988-1996

Box 30

Space Telescope Science Institute [STSci] 1982-1985

Box 31-32

People files 1982-1996

Box 33

E & SO galaxy nuclei, Northern spirals 1989-1990

Box 34

NA 8190, etc. 1990

Box 35

E galaxies, E Collaboration, etc. 1977-1984

Box 36

E Collaboration, SO project, HI profiles, etc. 1987

Box 37-40, 45

Ten-Meter Telescope [TMT] 1977-1992

Box 41

Misc. files - includes N1052, cD galaxies, M dwarfs, etc. 1977-1980

Box 42-43

HI in galaxies, etc. 1974-1980

Box 43

Post doctoral applicants 1974-1989

Box 44, 50-51

National Radio Astronomy Observatory [NRAO], Space Telescope [ST], Wide Field/Planetary Camera [WF/PC], etc. 1976-1994

Box 46-49

Velocity Dispersions (Lick IDS Data) ca. 1985-1996

Box 52-62

Email 1992-1997

Box 63-65

Science Steering Committee [SCC] Minutes 1988-1993

Box 66

Deep Extragalactic Evolutionary Probe Project [DEEP], Deep Extragalactic Imaging Multi Object Spectrograph project [Deimos] ca. 1985-1995

Box 67

Science notebooks including HI in early type galaxies, Steward clouds, Magellanic clouds, M31 GLobulars, Planetary Spectra, AY 240A 1969-1971

Box 68

Oribital verification/ Science Verification [OV/SV], Wide Field/Planetary Camera [WF/PC], v.1-2, etc. 1969-1971

Box 73

Science Steering committee [SSC] 1988-91

Box 74

HIRES: A High Resloution Echelle Spectrometer for the Keck Ten-Meter Telescope including proposals 1983-1994

Box 75-76

Proposal 2600: Cores of Early Type Galaxies - includes Faculty research grants; [WF/PC] CalTech Wide field Planetary Camera, 1985-98; Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1984-87 1982-1998