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Oral histories

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Andrew Gassman, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0001.00018
Overview Andrew Gassman, Chamberlin Observatory astronomer, provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory, which is located in Observatory Park in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. Gassman notes that the observatory was built for research in 1896 and at the time of its construction was located far from populated, lighted areas that might interfere with its operation. He relates that as the surrounding area became populated, the function of the Observatory changed from a research...

Oral History Interview with Thelma Kauffman, 1986

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Identifier: M054.01.0002.00001
Overview Thelma Kauffman shares her memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including the professions of the residents in the area, local schools, and local churches. She also provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory and the house that was built for Herbert Alonzo Howe, the University of Denver astronomy professor and dean who founded the observatory.