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Planetary sciences photographic slides, circa 1960-1990s.

Identifier: PSC 45


Slides from old Hayden Planetarium including the Hall of the Sun exhibits, murals, art and Zeiss projector. Images of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, moon rocks and moon surface, sun spots, stars, constellations, eclipse, galaxy, nebulas. Total solar eclipse from February 16, 1980, taken at Voi, Kenya, Africa. Eclipse of the moon dated March 13, 1960. Jay Barbree Space Collection includes astronaut medallions, matches, boxes, patches. Many images of Planetarium sculpture (Michelle Doner).


  • circa 1960-1990s

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0.5 Linear Feet (1 box )

circa 300 Photographic Slides

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condition reviewed 20110826 good

General Note

Includes images from Hayden Planetarium's last exhibition held in the mid-1990s (photographer, Denis Finnin).

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Some slides contain K numbers.

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Most slides contain detailed caption descriptions.

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Photocopied list of Jay Barbree Space Collection inventory included.

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William P. Sterne, Jr. is also credited as a photographer.

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Some slides have glass mounts.

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Previous numbers include: USDE 861, USDE 3043, USDE 3042, USDE 3044

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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