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Inventory of the Ira Sprague Bowen Papers, 1940-1973
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Box-folder 78.1335

Image Slicer

Box-folder 78.1336

Lytle Design

Box-folder 78.1337

Concentric Plates -- Maksutov

Box-folder 78.1338

Maksutov

Box-folder 78.1339

Measuring Engine Tests

Box-folder 78.1340

Meinel-Ross Corrector

Scope and Content Note

[Incl c.ltrs C. G. Wynne to HWB]
Box-folder 78.1341

Back Surface Mirrors Reflecting Power

Scope and Content Note

[Incl ltr E. Y. Laytty {Corning} to ISB]
Box-folder 78.1342

Two Non-Concentric Mirrors

Box-folder 78.1343

Aplanatic Sphere

Box-folder 78.1344

Cassegrain Theory

Box-folder 78.1345

Center Focus

Box-folder 78.1346

Extreme Focus Central Ray

Box-folder 78.1347

Coma and Curvature -- Cassegrain

Box-folder 78.1348

Coma

Box-folder 78.1349

Theory of Coma and Astigmatism

Box-folder 78.1350

Gratings

Box-folder 78.1351

Hartmann

Box-folder 78.1352

Ritchey-Chretien First Try

Box-folder 78.1353

Spectra

Box-folder 78.1354

Spectrum Widening

Box-folder 78.1355

Telescope Efficiency and Related Data

Box-folder 78.1356

Miscellaneous [#1]

Box Box 79, Box-folder 79.1357

Miscellaneous [#2]

Box-folder 79.1358

Miscellaneous [#3]

 

The following seven folders (79.1359-80.1365) are calculations from an earlier period than those previously listed.

Box-folder 79.1359

A Meniscus Lens Applied to Cooke Type Lens (1945-46)

Box-folder 79.1360

An F/2.5 Lens with Hayward Glass (1946)

Box-folder 79.1361

Ultraviolet Lens for Lick 120-Inch (Jan. 12, 1956)

Box-folder 79.1362

Hendrix Thick Mirror Schmidt for Mayall (1956-57)

Box-folder 79.1363

Solid Schmidt for Mayall (1956-57)

Box Box 80, Box-folder 80.1364

High Speed Lens by H. R. Schulz (1958)

Box-folder 80.1365

Zero Corrector for Pomona 12-Inch Reflector

Box-folder 80.1366

Legal pad with miscellaneous calculations, diagrams, and formulae.

 

The following five folders (80.1367-71) contain Bowen's Optics and Spectroscopy notebooks which have many sample test questions and solutions.

Box-folder 80.1367

Spectroscopy notebook

Box-folder 80.1368

Optics notebook [#1]

Box-folder 80.1369

Optics notebook [#2]

Box-folder 80.1370

Optics notebook [#3]

Box-folder 80.1371

Optics notebook [#4]

 

The last folder in box 80 contains notes and charts referring to Bowen's coin collection.

Box-folder 80.1372

I. S. Bowen coin collection notes

 

Printed matter

Box Box 81, Box-folder 81.1373

Bausch and Lomb

Box-folder 81.1374

Bourns/Ohara

Box-folder 81.1375

Corning Glass Works

Box-folder 81.1376

Owens-Illinois

Box-folder 81.1377

Pacific Optical

Box-folder 81.1378

Perkin-Elmer

Box-folder 81.1379

Scientific and Technical Associates for Research, Inc.

Box-folder 81.1380

Special Optics

Box-folder 81.1381

Westinghouse

Box-folder 81.1382

Carl Zeiss

Box-folder 81.1383

Miscellaneous

 

Photographs

Box Box 82, Box-folder 82.1384

Photographs of Ira S. Bowen (9 total)

 

1) Studio portrait c.1960 (4)

 

2) Studio portrait c.1940 (1 + 1 negative))

 

3) ISB at A. A. Michelson exhibit, US Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, California, Jan 20, 1949. (1)

 

4) Studio portrait c.1950 (1 + 1 negative)

 

5) Negative of ISB examining plates, c. Apr 20, 1955 (1)

 

6) Color print of ISB and others at Santa Barbara Street, Dec 24, 1963 (1)

 

7) strip negative of four passport photos, Aug 1, 1962 (1)

Box-folder 82.1385

Astronomical Installations (8 total)

 

1) Tokyo Astronomical Observatory (1)

 

2) Ohio State Univ. 360' Radio Telescope (2)

 

3) Unidentified (5)

Box-folder 82.1386

Astronomical Objects (38 total)

 

1) Sextans system (9)

 

2) NGC 2403 (9)

 

3) M 31 (4)

 

4) Orion nebula (4)

 

5) Milky Way mosaic (1)

Box-folder 82.1386

Astronomical Objects [continued from page 117]

 

6) M 39 (1)

 

7) Solar magnetograph (1)

 

8) Solar granulation (1)

 

9) NGC 2685 (1)

 

10) NGC 205 (1)

 

11) Distant cluster of galaxies (1)

 

12) NG C 1929 (1)

 

13) Unidentified (4)

Box-folder 82.1387

Charts, Graphs, etc. (9 total)

 

1) Charts of U-G vs. G-R by W. Becker (7)

 

2) Red-Shift and distance relation (1)

 

3) Threshold photo-magnitude vs. focal length (1)

Box-folder 82.1388

Illustrations used in "Explorations with the Hale Telescope," Science145 (Sep 25, 1964): 1391-98 (12 total)

Box-folder 82.1389

Hartmann tests --200-inch telescope (30 total)

Box-folder 82.1390

Haute-Provence Observatoire photos (12 total)

Box-folder 82.1391

McMath Solar Observatory, Kitt Peak, photos (9 total)

 

1) Construction of McMath Solar Observatory (4)

 

2) 80" heliostat mirror (1)

 

3) McMath Solar Observatory drawings (4)

Box-folder 82.1392

Elmer Moss photos (10 total)

 

1) Various views of 200" telescope (5)

 

2) ISB looking up at 200" mirror cell (1 + 1 negative)

 

3) 200" coudé spectrograph (1)

 

4) ISB (top) & unknown person at 200" coudé spectrograph (1 + 1 negative)

 

5) 100" dome at Mt. Wilson (1)

 

6) Unidentified (1)

Box-folder 82.1393

Mount Stromlo Observatory photos (4 total)

Box-folder 82.1394

NASA photos (49 total)

 

1) Lunar Orbiter V photos (23)

 

2) Surveyor VI photos (12)

 

3) Surveyor VII photos (14)

Box-folder 82.1395

Palomar Observatory photos (17 total)

 

1) 200" telescope (2)

 

2) 48" schmidt camera (1)

 

3) 200" mirror (2)

 

4) 200" coudé spectrograph (4)

 

5) Various instruments (4)

 

6) Russell W. Porter drawings (3)

 

7) 200" telescope exhibit in Chicago (1)

Box-folder 82.1396

Pasadena & Los Angeles photos taken from Mt. Wilson by James Cuffey (8 total)

Box-folder 82.1397

Picture postcards (8 total)

 

1) Caltech (3)

 

2) Observatory of St. Michel (3)

 

3) Observatoire de Haute-Provence (1)

 

4) Mount Stromlo Observatory [color] (1)

Box-folder 82.1398

Spectra (31 total)

Box-folder 82.1399

Miscellaneous (14 total)

 

1) Bernhard Schmidt (1)

 

2) Newton's first telescope (1)

 

3) Group photo of astronomers at IAU meeting, Zürich, 1948, with handwritten note by Otto Struve on back (1)

 

4) Mica-window image tubes (1)

 

5) Unidentified (10)

 

Uncompleted projects

Box Box 83, Box-folder 83.1400

"The Optical Design of the 40-Inch and of the Irenee DuPont Telescopes of the Las Campanas Observatory," by Ira S. Bowen and Arthur H. Vaughan.

Box-folder 83.1401

40-Inch Wide Field Telescope [#1]

Scope and Content Note

[Incl c.ltr ISB to D. W. Dodgen {Perkin-Elmer}; c.memo HWB to ISB]
Box-folder 83.1402

40-Inch Wide Field Telescope [#2]

Box-folder 83.1403

40-Inch Wide Field Telescope [#3]

Box-folder 83.1404

40-Inch Wide Field Telescope [#4]

Box-folder 83.1405

Barlow Lens for 40-Inch

Box-folder 83.1406

"The Optics of the 100-Inch DuPont Telescope."

Box-folder 83.1407

100-Inch Corrector Plate

Box Box 84, Box-folder 84.1408

Basic Formulae --100-Inch [#1]

Box-folder 84.1409

Basic Formulae --100-Inch [#2]

Box-folder 84.1410

Basic Formulae --100-Inch [#3]

Scope and Content Note

[Incl c.memos BHRule & HWB to various; report "General Specifications for 100-Inch Irenée DuPont Telescope, CIW Las Campanas Observatory, Chile," Jan. 27, 1971. folded items]
Box-folder 84.1411

100-Inch Telescope

Box-folder 84.1412

100-Inch DuPont Coudé

Scope and Content Note

[Incl c.memo BHRule to HWB. folded]
Box-folder 84.1413

100-Inch DuPont Telescope

Box-folder 84.1414

Conjugate Foci --100-Inch

Box-folder 84.1415

100-Inch Calculations

Box-folder 84.1416

Successive Design Formulae --100-Inch DuPont

Box-folder 84.1417

Color Aberration --100 and 40-Inch Telescopes

Box-folder 84.1418

Spherical Aberration of Hyperboloid at Other Foci

Box-folder 84.1419

Ritchey-Chretien

Box Box 85, Box-folder 85.1420

AA Spectrograph

Scope and Content Note

[Incl ltr M. D. Waterworth to ISB. folded]
Box-folder 85.1421

Maksutov Achromatism

Box-folder 85.1422

Velocity Meter Reflection Corrector

Box-folder 85.1423

"Working Notes on Selection and Use of Diffraction Gratings for Stellar Spectroscopy," by Arthur H. Vaughan.

Box-folder 85.1424

Field Flattener

Scope and Content Note

[Incl mss. "Image Intensifier Tube Optics"]
Box-folder 85.1425

Image Slicer

Box-folder 85.1426

Big Bear Solar Telescope

Scope and Content Note

[Incl ltr H. Zirin to ISB]
Box-folder 85.1427

60-Inch Secondary Tests

Box-folder 85.1428

60-Inch Shields

Box-folder 85.1429

Differential Refraction

Box-folder 85.1430

Atomic Physics

 

Note cards

Box Box 86, Box-folder 86.1431

Note cards [#1]

Box-folder 86.1432

Note cards [#2]

Box-folder 86.1433

Note cards [#3]

Box-folder 86.1434

Note cards [#4]

Box-folder 86.1435

Notes

Box-folder 86.1436

IAU Circular Notices

 

Reprints

Box Box 87, Volume Volume 1

Collected Papers 1920-28

Volume Volume 2

Collected Papers 1928-38

Box-folder 87.1437

Reprints and copies of reprints by Ira S. Bowen (1949-58) [14]

Box-folder 87.1438

Reprints and copies of reprints by Ira S. Bowen (1960-73) [20]

 

World War II research, logbooks, & miscellaneous

 

The following six folders 88.1439-44 deal with matters relating to Bowen's defense research through the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD and National Defense Research Committee (NDRC). Almost all materials are marked either "Restricted" or "Confidential."

Box Box 88, Box-folder 88.1439

OSRD/NDRC (1940-41) [36]

Box-folder 88.1440

OSRD/NDRC (1942) [6]

Box-folder 88.1441

OSRD/NDRC (1943) [20]

Box-folder 88.1442

OSRD/NDRC (Jan-June 1944) [33]

Box-folder 88.1443

OSRD/NDRC (July-Dec 1944) [33]

Box-folder 88.1444

OSRD/NDRC (1945 + misc. reports) [23]

Scope and Content Note

[Corresp in the above files are: RRMcMath; TDunham,Jr.; PWMerrill; Charlton N. Lewis; Col. H. K. Baisley; WSAdams; W. V. Houston; FEWright; John Q. Stewart; Maj. William H. Phinizy; George R. Harrison; MLHumason; Wright Field; Lillian R. Elveback; W. Bruce Beckley; FAJenkins; US Navy Radio & Sound Lab; Office of Director of Training & Research; Paul H. Kirkpatrick; Seville Chapman; Vern O. Knudsen; EHutchisson; Technicolor Motion Picture Corp.; Harold F. Weaver]
 

The following three files 88.1445-47 were noted as having been found in Bowen's copy of Atomic Energy Levels, National Bureau of Standards Circular 467.

Box-folder 88.1445

R. H. GARSTANG [2]

Scope and Content Note

[ltr to ISB, 12/15/61, w/ typed copy ms.: "Hyperfine Structure and Intercombination Line Intensities in the Spectra of Magnesium, Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury"]
Box-folder 88.1446

William C. MARTIN [1]

Scope and Content Note

[copy typed ms.: "The Atomic Energy Levels and Spectra of Neutral and Singly Ionized Phosphorus"]
Box-folder 88.1447

Ionization Potentials [3]

Box-folder 88.1448

Mrs. Catharine Sidoti CANALE [1]

Scope and Content Note

[33p. ltr to ISB, 9/1/50]
Box-folder 88.1449

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 4

Scope and Content Note

[Fellow certificate and pamphlets about the AAA&S]
 

The last two pieces are Bowen's notebooks of his tests and adjustments to the 200-inch Hale Telescope mirror. As described by Allan R. Sandage, "they record the progress of the Hartmann tests on the mirror in place, and the adjustments of the back support system. They are very valuable archival records...."

Box-folder -----

Record books of 200-inch telescope mirror tests (1947-65)

Scope and Content Note

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