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Harlow Shapley: Measurement of Galaxies of Vast Distances, 1945

Contents of CSA #3143

Case File of Harlow Shapley
Committee on Science and the Arts
1945 Franklin Medal

  • Correspondence
    • Letter from Peter van de Kamp to Mr. John Frazer, Offering opinions on Eddington, Shapley, and Hubble, and personally ranking them for award, 7/4/1938
    • Letter from Henry Norris Russell to John Frazer, Offering personal opinions of Shapley, Hubble, and Eddington. "The Committee will make no error in awarding the Medal to any one of the three." 7/9/1938 (881k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Robert A. Millikan to Mr. John Frazer, In favor of Hubble for Franklin award, 8/22/1938
    • Letter from W.F.G. Swann to Mr. John Frazer, Providing opinions on Hubble, Shapley, and Eddington, 9/21/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of proposed Sub-Committee, Informing of appointment to standing Sub-Committee on the Franklin Medal, 5/11/1944
    • Postcard from F. Palmer, Accepting appointment as chairman of CSA Sub-Committee, 5/12/1944
    • Postcard from W.L. LePage, Accepting appointment as member of CSA Sub-Committee, 5/12/1944
    • Postcard from James Barnes, Accepting appointment as member of CSA Sub-Committee, 5/12/1944
    • Postcard from H.J. Creighton, Accepting appointment as member of CSA Sub-Committee, 5/14/1944
    • Postcard from C.H. Masland, Accepting appointment as member of CSA Sub-Committee, 5/15/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. Charles S. Redding, Inviting to meeting of Sub-Committee on May 24, 1944, 5/13/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry B. Allen, Inviting to meeting of Sub-Committee on May 24, 1944, 5/13/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing Sub-Committee, Notifying of meeting called for May 24, 1944, 5/13/1944
    • Letter from Chas S. Redding, President, Dr. John Frazer, Unable to attend preliminary meeting of Franklin Medal Committee on May 24, 5/16/1944
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to Dr. Henry Butler Allen, Submitting names of engineers for consideration for Franklin Medal, 7/16/1944
    • Letter from Henry B. Allen to Mr. Benjamin Franklin, With thanks for letter suggesting Franklin Medal candidates, 7/19/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. Benjamin Franklin, In receipt of letter suggesting engineers for Franklin Medal consideration, 7/21/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, Inquiring as to whether Stokley can secure a biographical sketch on Shapley, marked "confidential," 7/19/1944
    • Letter from James Stokley to Dr. John Frazer, Offering to secure information on Shapley prior to committee meeting investigating him for award, 7/22/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, With appreciation for willingness to gather information on Harlow Shapley, 7/25/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, Reminding of promise to provide information on Shapley in time for October 4 meeting, 9/14/1944
    • Letter from James Stokley to Dr. Frazer, Providing references and seeking more information on Shapley, 9/19/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, Acknowledging letter of September 19; checking references that Stokley provided, 9/25/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing Sub-Committee, Notifying of meeting called for October 4, 1944, 9/27/1944
    • Letter from Chas S. Redding to Dr. John Frazer, Expecting to be present at Franklin Medal Sub-Committee meeting on October 4, 9/28/1944
    • Letter from James Stokley to Dr. John Frazer, Regretting lack of further material on Dr. Shapley, but still hoping to obtain data, 10/3/1944
    • Letter from Secretary to Dr. Frazer to Mr. C.H. Masland, Reminding of Franklin Medal Committee meeting on October 18, 1944, 10/16/1944
    • Letter from James Stokley to Dr. John Frazer, Passing on the enclosed information on Dr. Shapley, 10/18/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, With thanks for sending data on Shapley, 10/19/1944
    • Memorandum from Dr. Frazer to Dr. Marshall, Requesting information on Harlow Shapley, as some questions arose at Sub-Committee meeting, 10/19/1944 (512k) [More Information]
    • Notes from Roy K. Marshall to Dr. Frazer, Providing information on Harlow Shapley, 10/19/1944 (1.3M) | Page 2 (1.3M) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. C.H. Masland, Enclosing Dr. Marshall's information on Harlow Shapley, 10/20/1944
    • Letter from C.H. Masland to Dr. John Frazer, Returning information concerning Dr. Shapley that was provided by Dr. Marshall and Mr. Stokley, 10/23/1944
    • Memorandum from Dr. Frazer to Mr. Redding and Dr. Allen, Inviting to meeting of Sub-Committee on November 1, 1944, 10/23/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing Sub-Committee, Notifying of meeting called for November 1, 1944, 10/23/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. James Stokley, Returning information concerning Dr. Shapley, 11/21/1944
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing Sub-Committee, Enclosing copy of proposed Franklin Medal report and asking for suggestions for modifications, 11/21/1944
    • Memorandum from Dr. Frazer to Dr. Allen, Stating that Dr. Shapley should be informed of his award of the Franklin Medal, 1/19/1945
    • Letter from Henry B. Allen to Dr. Shapley, Informing of the awarding of the Franklin Medal and extending an invitation to Medal Day, 1/27/1945 (538k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Dr. Henry B. Allen, In appreciation of the honor of the Franklin Medal; accepting invitation to address Medal Day audience, 2/2/1945 (751k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry B. Allen to Dr. Shapley, Requesting title of Medal Day talk for Medal Day program, 3/1/1945 (799k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Dr. Henry B. Allen, Notifying of title for Medal Day address: "On the Natural History of Globular Star Clusters," 3/6/1945 (776k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry B. Allen to Dr. Shapley, Detailing events of Medal Day, looking forward to Shapley's attendance, 3/16/1945 (996k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Dr. Henry B. Allen, Asking to follow up on accommodations, and requesting announcements be sent, 3/19/1945 (853k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry Butler Allen to Dr. Shapley, Concerning accommodations for the night of April 18, inviting Shapley to stay with the Allens, 3/21/1945 (554k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry Butler Allen to Dr. Palmer, Instructions for arrival on Medal Day, with thanks for participation as a sponsor, 4/2/1945
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Dr. Henry Butler Allen, Request to send announcements of the Franklin award to several recipients, 4/3/1945 (459k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Executive Assistant to Dr. Shapley, Instructions for arrival on Medal Day, 4/6/1945 (587k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Dr. Henry Butler Allen, In appreciation of notification of honorary membership. Notes that "I have received more comments and compliments on the Franklin Medal than on anything of that sort in all my life." 4/9/1945 (644k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Harlow Shapley to Miss Elizabeth Connelly, Concerning remarks and presentation to be made at The Franklin Institute on Medal Day, 4/9/1945 (739k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry Butler Allen to Dr. Shapley, Reminding of appointment for official photographs on Medal Day, 4/13/1945 (302k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, With thanks and appreciation for time and effort spent developing and presenting case #3143, 4/23/1945
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. H. Jermain Creighton, Enclosing last page of Medal report and requesting signature, 4/24/1945
    • Letter from H. Jermain Creighton to Dr. John Frazer, Returning report of the Franklin Medal Committee with signature, 4/26/1945
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. H. Jermain Creighton, Acknowledging letter of April 26, noting that committee has missed him in his absence, 5/1/1945
    • Letter from Executive Assistant to Dr. Shapley, Enclosing a copy of The Institute News with group medalist photograph, 5/7/1945 (301k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Arville D. Walker, Secretary to Dr. Shapley to Mr. John Frazer, Enclosing a signed photograph of Shapley, 9/29/1945
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. Arville D. Walker, Acknowledging receipt of signed photograph of Shapley for The Franklin Institute, 10/15/1945
  • Miscellaneous
    • Minutes, from John Frazer, Meeting minutes of standing Sub-Committee; possible names considered as Franklin Medal candidates, 5/24/1944
    • Minutes, from John Frazer, Meeting minutes of standing Sub-Committee; possible candidates added to list, 10/4/1944
    • Minutes, from John Frazer, Meeting minutes of standing Sub-Committee; candidacy of Harlow Shapley considered, 11/1/1944
    • Remarks about Shapley for Medal Day presentation, undated
    • Notes, From "Who's Who in America. American Men of Science." About Harlow Shapley, undated
    • Notes, Biographical notes on Harlow Shapley (and copy), undated