Ladd Observatory records, circa 1875-1971


Correspondences, articles, scrapbooks, course material, photographs, offprints, newspaper clippings, etc. Includes correspondence, professional papers and photographs of and relating to the research and teaching of Brown University astronomers Winslow Upton (founding director of Ladd Observatory), Charles Hugh Smiley, and Clinton Harvey Currier.

The collection includes a number of historic astronomical instruments, including sextants, octants, and an azimuth.

The Papers of Charles H. Smiley, located in the Brown University Archives, form a closely related collection.

Format(s): Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Museum Objects, Maps, Graphics, Letters, Documents, Scrapbooks
Library: John Hay
NOTE: Portions of this collection are housed off-site. Prior notice is needed for retrieval
Contact(s): Jennifer_Betts@brown.edu
Contact(s): Holly_Snyder@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH

In-house Access to the Collection:
Typescript Inventory
Currently the collection is divided between Manuscripts and University Archives. It is planned to reunify the collection within University Archives in the near future.

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