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Series X. Papers and Photographs of Robert A. Schmidt, 1949-2002

Scope and Content Notes:

Series X consists of the personal papers and photographs of Robert A. Schmidt, a member of AAAP since the 1950's. R.A. Schimdt was particularly interested in telescope making, which is strongly reflected in the materials of this series. Schmidt was also known for his astronomical cartoons that appeared in many publications over the years and are gathered together in folder 5 of this series. Other areas of interest that are represented in this series are astronomical theories and programs that the AAAP were involved in such as the Moonwatch program, an early, national satellite tracking program. Observations from the roof of Allegheny Observatory, official papers, photographs and clippings relating to the Moonwatch program can be found in folder 7.

This series is rich with photographs and published articles both by R.A. Schmidt and others. Most of the articles appeared in club newsletters of the AAAP and the Oklahoma City Astronomer's Club. Other materials include correspondence, clippings, and biographical information on other amateur astronomers.

R.A. Schmidt's collection of slides are housed separately in the media room.

Box 10
Folder 1 Telescopes by R. A. Schimdt, 1949-1980
Folder 2 Leo Enie's Lunar Theories, 1965-1967
Folder 3 Personal Memorabilia, Clippings, Newsletters and Photographs, 1958-2002
Folder 4 Published Articles on Telescope Making by R. A. Schmidt, 1964-1999
Folder 5 Astronomical Cartoons by R. A. Schmidt, (See also: Box 1, ff 8) 1976-1995
Folder 6 Mogey Refractor Memoirs, 1960
Folder 7 AAA Moonwatch Program, 1957-1962
Folder 8 Yolo Schiefsspiegler Telescope, 1966
Folder 9 Miscellaneous Photographs of Astronomical Occurrences and Equipment by E. Ken Owen and Howard F. Zeh, 1965-1971
Folder 10 Photographs of Equipment Made or Owned by R. A. Schimdt, 1957-1977
Folder 11 Oscar Knabb File, 1968-1995
Previous Citation:

Includes: correspondence, photographs, articles, clippings, and drawing of telescope.