Papers of Henrietta Hill Swope, 1917-1982
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2.42 linear feet ((2 cartons, 1 file box) plus 16 photograph folders and volumes)
Swope was a member of the American Astronomical Society; she received the American Astronomical Society Annie Jump Cannon Prize in 1968 for her research on photometry and variable stars. She was responsible for developing a new yardstick for measuring the universe: calibrating distance by determining the brightness of stars. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award of Barnard College in 1975 and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 1980.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Mary Hill Swope, niece of Henrietta Hill Swope, in July and August 1982, and in January 1985.
- Carton 1: Folders 17-51
- Carton 2: Folders 52-97
- Box 3: Folders 98-118
Date: October 1982
- Swope, Henrietta Hill, 1902-1982. Papers of Henrietta Hill Swope, 1917-1982: A Finding Aid
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