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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Astrophysical Journal Records 1894-1951

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Astrophysical Journal. Records

Dates:

1894-1951

Size:

10 linear feet (20 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Astrophysical Journal is a prominent research journal devoted to astronomy and astrophysics. Founded in 1895 by George E. Hale and James E. Keeler, Astrophysical Journal and its supplement series are published by the University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society. This collection contains the administrative correspondence of several notable editors of the journal, including Edwin B. Frost, Henry H. Gale, Otto Struve, and W. W. Morgan, spanning from 1894 to 1951.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Astrophysical Journal. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Astrophysical Journal was begun in 1895 by George E. Hale and James E. Keeler. A scientific success from its beginnings, it remains to this day one of the most prominent research journals devoted to astronomy and astrophysics. Until 1971 when the journal was turned over to the American Astronomical Society, the Astrophysical Journal was owned by the University of Chicago Press.

Generally, the director of Yerkes Observatory served as the managing editor of the journal. In 1902, Edwin B. Frost became an editor for the journal. He took over as managing editor and director of Yerkes Observatory in 1905, when George E. Hale left to found the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory. Hale remained on the masthead, and in 1912 Frost added Henry G. Gale of the University of Chicago physics department as a third editor—causing many astrophysical jokes about the ‘icy triumvirate’ of editors Hale, Gale, and Frost. Frost served as the managing editor of the Astrophysical Journal until his retirement in 1932, after which Otto Struve took over as Director of Yerkes Observatory and managing editor of the journal. In 1947, Struve initiated a reorganization in which he gave up his position as managing editor of the Astrophysical Journal to his student, W. W. Morgan. This was the first time the managing editor was not the director of Yerkes Observatory. Morgan served as managing editor for five years, after which he was replaced by S. Chandrasekhar. Chandrasekhar served as the managing editor of the Astrophysical Journal until 1971, when he engineered the agreement to turn the journal over to the American Astronomical Society.

Scope Note

This series contains the administrative correspondence of several editors of the Astrophysical Journal, including Edwin B. Frost, Henry G. Gale, Otto Struve and W. W. Morgan. Correspondence regarding publication of articles, proofs, corrections, reviews, and reprint orders can be found in this collection. Correspondence spans the years 1894-1951 and is organized into nine different chronological segments, each of which is organized alphabetically by incoming correspondent.

There is some overlap among the correspondence of the various editors; however, Edwin B. Frost’s correspondence is concentrated in Boxes 1-2 and Boxes 4-13; Henry G. Gale’s correspondence is concentrated in Boxes 3-4 and Boxes 19-20; Otto Struve’s correspondence is concentrated in Boxes 14-15; and W. W. Morgan’s correspondence is concentrated in Boxes 15-19.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Chandrasekhar, Subramanyan. Papers

Frost, Edwin B. Papers

Gale, Henry Gordon. Papers

Hale, George Ellery. Papers

Morgan, William W. Papers

University of Chicago Press. Records

University of Chicago. Yerkes Observatory. Office of the Director. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Abstract requirements, articles and correspondence, 1919-1925

Box 1   Folder 2

Abstracts and articles, drafts and correspondence, 1913-1921

Box 1   Folder 3

A-Z correspondence and financial reports, 1898-1903

Box 1   Folder 4

Votes for standardized measurements, and A- correspondence, 1894-1915

Box 1   Folder 5

B-C, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 1   Folder 6

D-F, correspondence, 1912-1919

Box 1   Folder 7

G-, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 1   Folder 8

H-, correspondence, 1912-1917

Box 2   Folder 1

I-K, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 2   Folder 2

L-, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 2   Folder 3

M-N, correspondence, 1915-1916

Box 2   Folder 4

P-, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 2   Folder 5-7

Press, University of Chicago, correspondence, 1904-1917

Box 2   Folder 8

R-S, correspondence, 1912-1921

Box 3   Folder 1

S-T, correspondence, 1910-1920

Box 3   Folder 2

U-Y, correspondence, 1912-1916

Box 3   Folder 3

A-B, correspondence, 1922-1924

Box 3   Folder 4

B-E, correspondence, 1921-1962

Box 3   Folder 5-6

F-, correspondence, 1921-1925

Box 3   Folder 7

F-H, correspondence, 1921-1925

Box 3   Folder 8

I-L, correspondence, 1922-1925

Box 3   Folder 9

M-N, correspondence, 1922-1924

Box 3   Folder 10

O-R, correspondence, 1922-1925

Box 4   Folder 1

S-, correspondence, 1922-1925

Box 4   Folder 2

S-T, correspondence, 1921-1925

Box 4   Folder 3

U-Y, correspondence, 1922-1925

Box 4   Folder 4

Mailing lists, correspondence, and figures, 1925-1926

Box 4   Folder 5

Abstracts and figures, 1921-1922

Box 4   Folder 6

A-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 4   Folder 7-8

B-, correspondence, 1919-1925

Box 5   Folder 1

C-, correspondence, 1917-1926

Box 5   Folder 2

D-, correspondence, 1917-1926

Box 5   Folder 3

E-F, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 5   Folder 4-6

G-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 5   Folder 7-8

H-, correspondence, 1919-1926

Box 6   Folder 1-2

I-J, correspondence, 1917-1924

Box 6   Folder 3

K-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 6   Folder 4-5

L-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 6   Folder 6

L-M, correspondence, 1924-1926

Box 6   Folder 7

M-, correspondence, 1917-1923

Box 6   Folder 8

N-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 7   Folder 1

O-P, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 7   Folder 2-8

Press, University of Chicago, 1920-1925

Box 8   Folder 1-4

Press, University of Chicago, 1917-1920

Box 8   Folder 5-6

R-, correspondence, 1919-1925

Box 8   Folder 7

S-, correspondence, 1917-1918

Box 9   Folder 1-3

S-, correspondence, 1917-1925

Box 9   Folder 4

T-, correspondence, 1919-1924

Box 9   Folder 5

U-V, correspondence, 1916-1925

Box 9   Folder 6

W-, correspondence, 1916-1925

Box 9   Folder 7

W-Z, correspondence, 1916-1925

Box 9   Folder 8

General index, correspondence, 1919-1924

Box 10   Folder 1

A, correspondence, 1926-1931

Box 10   Folder 2

Abbreviations, correspondence, 1919-1934

Box 10   Folder 3

B-C, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 10   Folder 4

D-, correspondence, 1925-1931

Box 10   Folder 5

E-F, correspondence, 1926-1931

Box 10   Folder 6

Engraving, order forms, 1927-1934

Box 10   Folder 7

G-, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 10   Folder 8

H-, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 10   Folder 9

I-J, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 11   Folder 1

K-L, correspondence, 1925-1931

Box 11   Folder 2-3

M-, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 11   Folder 4

N-P, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 11   Folder 5-6

Press, University of Chicago, correspondence, 1925-1932

Box 11   Folder 7-8

Press, University of Chicago, invoices, 1922-1932

Box 12   Folder 1-5

Press, University of Chicago, correspondence, 1926-1932

Box 12   Folder 6

R-, correspondence, 1925-1931

Box 12   Folder 7-8

Reprints, order forms, 1926-1935

Box 13   Folder 1-2

S-, correspondence, 1919-1935

Box 13   Folder 3-4

Seares, F. H., correspondence, 1925-1932

Box 13   Folder 5

T-V, correspondence, 1926-1929

Box 13   Folder 6

W-Z, correspondence, 1926-1930

Box 13   Folder 7

General index, correspondence, 1907-1908

Box 13   Folder 8

A-, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 13   Folder 9

B-C, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 13   Folder 10

C-D, correspondence, 1925-1934

Box 13   Folder 11

F-H, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 14   Folder 1

I-K, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 14   Folder 2

L-M, correspondence, 1932-1935

Box 14   Folder 3

M-, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 14   Folder 4

N-O, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 14   Folder 5

P-, correspondence and subscription report cards, 1932-1934

Box 14   Folder 6-8

Press, University of Chicago, correspondence and invoices, 1932- 1934

Box 14   Folder 9

P-R, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 15   Folder 1-2

S-, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 15   Folder 3

T-Z, correspondence, 1932-1934

Box 15   Folder 4

Alexander, Mary, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 5

A-C, correspondence, 1947-1949

Box 15   Folder 6

D-F, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 7

G-H, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 8

I-L, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 9

M-, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 10

M-O, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 15   Folder 11

P-S, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 16   Folder 1

S-, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 16   Folder 2

T-W, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 16   Folder 3-4

Reprints, order forms, 1947-1948

Box 16   Folder 5-6

Alexander, Mary, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 16   Folder 7

A-B, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 16   Folder 8

C-D, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 16   Folder 9

E-F, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 16   Folder 10

G-, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 1

H-, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 2

J-L, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 3-4

M-, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 5

N-P, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 6

R-S, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 7-8

S-, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 9

T-W, correspondence, 1949-1950

Box 17   Folder 10

Reprints, order forms, 1949

Box 18   Folder 1-3

Reprints, order forms and correspondence, 1950

Box 18   Folder 4

A-B, correspondence, 1951

Box 18   Folder 5

C-D, correspondence, 1951

Box 18   Folder 6

E-F, correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 18   Folder 7

G-H, correspondence, 1951

Box 18   Folder 8

J-K, correspondence, 1951

Box 18   Folder 9

L-M, correspondence, 1951

Box 19   Folder 1

M-P, correspondence, 1951

Box 19   Folder 2

R-S, correspondence, 1951

Box 19   Folder 3

S-, correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 19   Folder 4

T-W, correspondence, 1951

Box 19   Folder 5-6

Reprints, order forms, 1951

Box 19   Folder 7

A-C, correspondence, 1913-1914

Box 19   Folder 8

D-F, correspondence, 1913-1914

Box 19   Folder 9

G-L, correspondence, 1913-1914

Box 20   Folder 1

M-R, correspondence, 1913-1914

Box 20   Folder 2

S-Z, correspondence, 1913-1914

Box 20   Folder 3

A-C, correspondence, 1914-1915

Box 20   Folder 4

D-F, correspondence, 1914-1915

Box 20   Folder 5

G-K, correspondence, 1914-1915

Box 20   Folder 6

M-P, correspondence, 1914-1915

Box 20   Folder 7

R-Z, correspondence, 1914-1915