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Harlan True Stetson papers

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Identifier: MC-0392


  • 1906 - 1961


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Harlan True Stetson, 1885-1964, BS 1912, Brown University; MA, Dartmouth College; PhD, University of Chicago, taught physics at Dartmouth, then astronomy at Harvard, 1916-1929; he then became director of the Perkins Observatory at Ohio Wesleyan University. He came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1936 as a research associate on cosmic terrestrial relationships, and directed MIT's Cosmic Terrestrial Research Laboratory, 1940-1950. His research included the study of the earth's crust, sunspots, and radio wave propagation.


57 Cubic Feet (in 53 record cartons, 4 oversize boxes)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Harlan True Stetson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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