File B1976-0011 - Heard, John Frederick (oral history)

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UTA 5001-B1976-0011

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Heard, John Frederick (oral history)

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  • 13 May 1976 (Creation)

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1 sound tape reel (88 mins.)

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Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Toronto.

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Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers his university education through Directorship of the David Dunlap Observatory, ca. 1925-1975. Comments on his studies at the University of Western Ontario, McGill, London, and the Greenwich Observatory. Discusses the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, Clarence Augustus Chant, and the Dept. of Astronomy, with reference to its faculty, students and relations with the Observatory. Includes comments on appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, and the effect of Sputnik I on research grants.

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Transcript available in Reading Room.

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Oral history has been digitized. Contact Archives to download mp3 files.

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