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Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory astronomical photographic glass plates

 Collection
Identifier: UA 443
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

This collection contains 242 astronomical photographic glass plates collected by Rice University's Dr. Reggie Dufour. The majority were taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile. A small number of the plates were taken at the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson Arizona.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory astronomical photographic glass plates must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Reginald James Dufour (1948- 2020), a Louisiana native, held degrees from LSU and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was a postdoctoral associate at the Johnson Space Center for two years before joining the Rice University faculty in 1976; he was named Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy in 2016. Dufour played a key role in establishing and equipping the Rice Observatory in 2002. His research specialties included gaseous nebulae and star-forming galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope, and imagery and spectroscopy observations with ground-based and space-borne telescopes. His numerous publications appeared in the Bulletin and Journal of the American Astronomical Society, The Astrophysical Journal, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, among others.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (7 boxes )

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains 242 astronomical photographic glass plates collected by Rice University's Dr. Reggie Dufour. The majority were taken at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile. A small number of the plates were taken at the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson Arizona.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Dr. Patrick Hardigan, via Fondren Library astronomy and physics librarian, Debra Kolah, July 2021.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in the Reginald Dufour Academic papers, 1979-1994, UA 401.
Title
Guide to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory astronomical photographic glass plates
Status
In Progress
Author
Dara Flinn
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA