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Personal File, 1945-2010
Files that are primarily biographical in nature, including press coverage. Includes files on her many honorary doctorates and awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, a list of twenty-eight years of her observatory work, and files for family members related to their own professional work. Correspondence, curriculum vitae, interviews, news clippings, photographs, and related material.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material or name of award or name of family member.
BOX 92 A Celebration of Vera Rubin's Career: "Unveiling the Mass: Extracting and Interpreting Galaxy Masses," Kingston, Canada, 2009
BOX 150 Antoinette de Vaucouleurs Memorial Lectureship and Medal, University of Texas, Austin, 1991-1993
BOX 65 Appointment calendar, 1983, Jan.-Mar.
Biographical material
BOX 204 Draft article based on interview by Carole Rayl, 1987-1988
BOX 82 File for writing "Recollections after Fifty Years: Haverford AAS meeting, December 1950," 1949-1956, 1997-1999
BOX 94 General, 1945-1955, 1971, 1981, 1995, undated
BOX 95 General, 1951-1957
BOX 169 List of Rubin's observatory work from 1963 to 1991, circa 1991
BOX 94 Press coverage and miscellany, 1983-2010
BOX 25 Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, D.C., class reunion, 1985
BOX 136 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal, 2003
BOX 92 Curriculum vitae, circa 1984, 1998-2004
BOX 161 Dickson Prize, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1994
Honorary doctorates
BOX 163 Georgetown University, Washington, D. C., 1996-1997
BOX 139 Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 2002
BOX 210 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1988
BOX 117 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1998
BOX 133 Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 2001
BOX 114 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1995-1996
BOX 160 Williams College, Williams, Mass., 1993
BOX 158 Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1990
BOX 95 Interview with Carol A. Mockros, 1992
BOX 99 Interview with David DeVorkin, 1995-1997
BOX 134 John Scott Award, City of Philadelphia, 2001
BOX 100 Journal, "Padua," 2010
BOX 58 Klutz Press, childhood photographs for publication, 1995-1996
BOX 106 Miscellaneous awards, 1993-2010
BOX 114 National Medal of Science, 1992-1996
(4 folders)
BOX 105 National Medal of Science, 1994
BOX 149 National Medal of Science, nomination, 1991
BOX 150 New York Academy of Sciences Award in Celebration of Women's History Month, and honorary life membership, 1992-1995
BOX 149 Photographs of Rubin, 1992, 2002, undated
BOX 239 Postcards and note cards collected from Rubin's office desk and bulletin boards following her retirement, circa 1975-2014
BOX 106 Press coverage, 1950-2010
(5 folders)
BOX 104 Press coverage, 1990-2009, undated
BOX 239 Press coverage, 1951
BOX 238 Press coverage, 1954, 1966, 1971-1984, 1992, 2002, undated
BOX 95 Press coverage, correspondence, and miscellany, 1972-2008, undated
BOX 82 Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal, 1996
BOX 151 Rubin, Robert, 1954, 1988
BOX 10 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, housing, 1963
BOX 119 Weizmann Women and Science Award, 1996
BOX 141 Wings Worldquest, Air and Space Women of Discovery Award, 2003-2004
BOX 195 Young, Judith S. (daughter), 1970-1972?
BOX 190 Young, Judith S. (daughter), thesis "Stable Models of Spiral Galaxies," 1974
BOX 108 Young, Judith S. (daughter), 1982-2000
BOX 108 Young, Judith S. (daughter), 1982-2000
General Correspondence, 1948-2014
Rubin's chronological files of correspondence with a variety of people and institutions comprises the major part of this series. Also included is a file of letters from students and a set of telephone message logs. Correspondence found loose in the papers was added to the chronological correspondence folders.
Correspondence and telephone message logs. Arranged chronologically by year, followed by alphabetical arrangement by type of material and chronologically therein.
BOX 105 1948
BOX 29 1951-1968
(11 folders)
BOX 195 1960-1961
BOX 105 1963-1966
BOX 147 1968-1978, 1984-1988
BOX 30 1969-1974
(9 folders)
BOX 191 1974-1982
BOX 31 1975-1978
(10 folders)
BOX 42 1975-1983
(8 folders)
BOX 105 1976, 1986-1987
BOX 32 1979-1982
(8 folders)
BOX 204 1982-1996
BOX 33 1983
(1 folder)
BOX 43 1983-1986
(8 folders)
BOX 112 1985, 1991-1992
(5 folders)
BOX 127 1985-1988, undated
BOX 44 1986-1989
(7 folders)
BOX 147 1989
BOX 156 1989-1990
BOX 147 1990, circa 1990
(5 folders)
BOX 105 1990-2008, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 240 1990-2012, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 147 1991
(3 folders)
BOX 113 1992-1993
(4 folders)
BOX 161 1992-1993
BOX 120 1993-1994
(3 folders)
BOX 161 1994
(2 folders)
BOX 163 1994
BOX 116 1995
(3 folders)
BOX 163 1995
BOX 163 1996
BOX 117 1996-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 210 1996-2011, undated
BOX 163 1997-1998
BOX 139 1998-2003
(2 folders)
BOX 239 Postcards and note cards collected from Rubin's office desk and bulletin boards following her retirement, circa 1975-2014
BOX 239 School letters, 1992-2002
BOX 214 Telephone messages, 1989-1993
BOX 215 Telephone messages, 1985
(2 folders)
BOX 216 Telephone messages, 1993-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 238 Telephone messages, 2001-2008
Alphabetical File, 1781-2010
Files with subject matter titles or personal names. Individuals represented are almost entirely scientists, primarily astronomers or physicists. The folder titles reflect Rubin's original folder labels, although many titles have been edited and regularized in order to bring together like material in the container list. Correspondence, conference material, reports, writings by others, referee reports written by Rubin, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by name or topic.
BOX 169 Accurate positions of galaxies, 1976, undated
BOX 97 Ackerman, Diane, 1992-1997, undated
BOX 136 Africa, astronomy in, 1998-2004
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