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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Walter Bartky Papers 1940-1947

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Bartky, Walter, Papers

Dates:

1940-1947

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The papers of Walter Bartky, Professor of Astronomy, cover the period 1940 to 1957. They include class notes, personal correspondence, correspondence in relation to various university programs, his consultant work with several industrial firms and several speeches. Also included are files related to the Chicago Astronomy Society, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Statistical Association.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Bartky, Walter, Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Walter Bartky was intimately associated with the University of Chicago during his entire career. Born in Chicago in 1901, he received his B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1923 and his Ph.D. in 1926. He was immediately appointed instructor in astronomy and eventually became professor of astronomy. He was also professor of applied mathematics and dean of the Division of Physical Sciences. In 1955 he was appointed vice president in charge of special scientific programs. At various times during his career he was a consultant to industrial firms. He died on March 19, 1958.

Scope Note

The papers of Walter Bartky cover the period 1940 to 1957. They include class notes, personal correspondence, correspondence in relation to various university programs, his consultant work with several industrial firms and several speeches. Also included are files on the Chicago Astronomy Society, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Statistical Association.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Class notes, Physics 201, 1946; and others

Box 1   Folder 2

Personal correspondence, 1940-1957

Box 1   Folder 3

Pre-Meteorological Training Program - Army Air Force, 1942-43

Box 1   Folder 4

International Harvester Company, lectures and conferences for trainees and executives, 1940-41

Box 1   Folder 5

Standard Oil Company, consultant, 1946

Box 1   Folder 6

Speeches

  • Convocation address, "Feedback," August 31, 1956 Illinois Bell Telephone Company, November 8, 1956 University College, Automation Conference (Introduction Speech), November 15, 1956
Box 1   Folder 7

Miscellaneous material

Box 1   Folder 8

Photographs

  • Mitchell Tower and Hutchinson Court, December 17, 1944
  • Pilot training
Box 2   Folder 1

Chicago Astronomy Society

Box 2   Folder 2

American Mathematical Society (Committee on Applied Math)

Box 2   Folder 3

American Mathematical Society - Miscellaneous papers

Box 2   Folder 4

American Statistical Association

Box 2   Folder 5

American Statistical Association, Dec. 1949 meeting

Box 2   Folder 6

American Statistical Association, Papers presented