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Albert Van Helden academic papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 443
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of astronomer Albert Van Helden’s academic papers and encompass his work with various professional organizations, as well as with Rice University related committees and projects.

Dates

  • 1976-1989

Creator

Access Restrictions

The bulk of this material is open for research; however, some files are restricted as noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Albert Van Helden academic papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Van Helden was born on March 7, 1940 in the The Hague, Netherlands, came to the United States in 1955 , and later became a naturalized citizen. He received a B.S. in Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1962, Master of Science from Stevens in 1964, Master of Arts in History from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1967, and a doctorate from the University of London, Imperial College in the History of Science in 1970. Dr. Van Helden came to Rice University as an Assistant Professor of History in 1970, was promoted to full professor in 1983, and served as Chairman of the Department of History in 1987. In addition to his teaching duties at Rice in the field of history of science, Dr. Van Helden has published extensively on the history of astronomy, and on the invention and development of the telescope. He is closely associated with the Galileo Project at Rice University that examines the history, art, and culture of Galileo and of science in 17th century Italy.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection consists of astronomer Albert Van Helden’s academic papers and encompass his work with various professional organizations, as well as with Rice University related committees and projects.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Professor Albert Van Helden, June 1990.
Title
Guide to the Albert Van Helden academic papers, 1976-1989
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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