The Yerkes Glass Plate Collection consists of more than 175,000 photographic glass plates negatives and their associated logbooks, located at the University of Chicago and Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, WI. Representing images from the 1890s to the 1990s, the collection includes sky surveys, objective prism observations, and spectroscopic images, among other types of plates.
This collection shares digitized glass plates and logbooks as well as the research of University staff, faculty, and students regarding:
- Digitization methods of astronomical photographic glass plates for contemporary scientific research
- Metadata collection
- Transcription of logbooks
- Work of the women of Yerkes
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