University Lowbrow Astronomers

Astronomy Bibliography
History of U of M Observatories

by Dave Snyder

This is a list of references used in The History of University of Michigan Observatories.

Note: Some copies of The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts are in the form of nine separate books and some copies are bound into four volumes. Parts 1-3 are Volume 1, parts 4-5 are Volume 2, parts 6-7 are Volume 3 and parts 8-9 are Volume 4. In 1975, two additional Volumes were added to this series: Volume 5 and Volume 6.

Abbot, Waldo. 1958. “The University Broadcasting Service (WUOM).” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1564-1565.

Baum, Richard and Sheehan, William. 1997. In Search of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton’s Clockwork Universe. New York: Plenum Trade.

Ehrmann, Emma Sandilands Greet. 1946 (?). “The University Observatories from Sleepy Hollow to Portage Lake: The Detroit Observatory at the University of Michigan and How it Grew.” The Quarterly Review, pp. 195-204.

Fontanna, Stanley G. 1958. “Stinchfield Woods.” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1631-1633.

Frederick, Oliver et al, 1981. “Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.” In Ferol Brinkman, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey - Volume 6, The University of Michigan 1940-75. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 50, 52, 57, 97.

Lindner, Rudi [History Department - the University of Michigan]. 1998. Private Communication.

Losh, Hazel Marie. 1958. “Lamont-Hussey Observatory.” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1667-1669.

McLaughin, Dean B. 1958. “University Observatory.” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1741-1742

McMath, Robert R. August 1952. “Solar Research at the McMath-Hulbert Observatory.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Volume 64, No. 379, pp. 151-164.

McMath, Robert R. 1958. “McMath-Hulbert Observatory.” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1675-1677.

McMath, Robert R., McMath, Francis C. and Hulbert, Henry S. 1943. “The McMath-Hulbert Observatory.” In Wilfred B. Shaw, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part III, The College of Literature Science and the Arts I. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 483-489.

Miller, Freeman D. 1958. “Portage Lake Observatory.” In Walter A. Donnely et al, editors. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part VIII, The Libraries, The Press, The Museums and Collections, The School of Public Health, The Institutes, Television and Broadcasting, The Buildings and Land. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 1701-1703.

Mohler, Orren C. 1981. “The Department of Astronomy.” In Ferol Brinkman, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey - Volume 6, The University of Michigan 1940-75. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 123-130.

Rufus, W. Carl. 1943a. “The Department of Astronomy.” In Wilfred B. Shaw, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part III, The College of Literature Science and the Arts I. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 442-465.

Rufus, W. Carl. 1943b. “The Astronomical Observatories at Ann Arbor.” In Wilfred B. Shaw, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part III, The College of Literature Science and the Arts I. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 465-476.

Rufus, W. Carl. 1943c. “The Lamont-Hussey Observatory.” In Wilfred B. Shaw, editor. The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey in Nine Parts - Part III, The College of Literature Science and the Arts I. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, pp. 476-483.

Seitzer, Patrick [Astronomy Department - the University of Michigan]. 1999. Private Communication.

Steneck, Nicholas [History Department - the University of Michigan]. 1999. Private Communication.

Steneck, Margaret [History Department - the University of Michigan]. 1999. Private Communication.

Tull, Robert Gordon. 1963. Photoelectric Spectrophotometry of M31. Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation; University of Michigan.

University of Michigan. 1881. Report of the Director of the Detroit Observatory to the Board of Regents for the Period Beginning Oct. 1st 1879 and Ending Jan. 1st 1881. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Courier Steam Printing Establishment.

University of Michigan. 1956. Reprints from the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, Lake Angelus Michigan. Volume 1, Nos. 1-40, 1950-1956.

University of Michigan. 1966. Reprints from the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, Lake Angelus Michigan. Volume 2, Nos. 41-81, 1956-1966.

University of Michigan Department of Astronomy. 1962-1989. Assorted papers held at the Bently Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Whitesell, Patricia S. 1998. A Creation of His Own: Tappan’s Detroit Observatory. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Bentley Historical Library - the University of Michigan.

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