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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Gérard Henri de Vaucouleurs Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: de Vaucouleurs, Gérard Henri
Title: Gérard Henri de Vaucouleurs Papers
Abstract: The de Vaucouleurs Papers consist largely of Dr. de Vaucouleurs’ journal articles and reprints, as well as photographs and spectrographic photo plates.
Accession No.: 2012-274
Extent: 7 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Gérard Henri de Vaucouleurs was born in Paris in 1918, and earned degrees in physics, mathematics, and astronomy at the University of Paris and his Doctor of Science degree from the Australian National University. He married Antoinette Pietra and the couple lived in England and Australia before moving to the United States and eventually settling at the University of Texas.

Among de Vaucouleurs’ notable contributions was the groundbreaking discovery that through gravitational influences galaxies are arrayed into superclusters, including the local supercluster that contains the Milky Way. He is widely recognized as opening the entirely new realm of studying galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

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Scope and Contents

The de Vaucouleurs Papers consist largely of Dr. de Vaucouleurs’ journal articles and reprints, as well as photographs and spectrographic photo plates.

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Restrictions

Use Restriction:

Most of this collection is stored off-site. Contact repository in advance for retrieval.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gérard Henri de Vaucouleurs Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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2012-274/1 Journals and reprints (most authored by de Vaucouleurs)
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2012-274/2 Journals and reprints (most authored by de Vaucouleurs)
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2012-274/3 Photographs taken at the Reynolds 30-inch telescope
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2012-274/4 Photographs taken at the Reynolds 30-inch telescope
Photographs – Atlas
Various photographs
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2012-274/5 Various photographs – spectrograph plates, etc.
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2012-274/6 Various photographs – spectrograph plates, etc.
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2012-274/7 Various photographs – spectrograph plates, etc.
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4N17b Oversize photographs and diagrams (stored at SRH)

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