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Vincent E. Lally Papers

Identifier:  - 04-VEL
The Vincent E. Lally papers document over thirty years of using high-altitude balloons in the atmospheric sciences. Dr. Lally's papers include the many projects he oversaw as well as his work at the National Scientific Balloon Facility. These papers include correspondence, research notebooks, data, maps, graphs, photographs, and films. Selections from Dr. Lally's papers are available online.


  • 1957-1997
  • Majority of material found in 1966-1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 2003-01-09


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


6.00 Linear Feet


Arrangement is by material type. The collection consists of six series in six boxes: Series I: Biographical Series II: Notebooks Series III: National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF) Series IV: Research Series V: Audio-Visual Series VI: Publications

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements There are some materials in the Audio-Visual series that are not available for play-back as they are original copies that have not been digitized.

Source of Acquisition

Vincent E. Lally
Method of Acquisition Dr. Lally reviewed his records and selected materials he felt would be of interest to the NCAR Archives.

Accruals and Additions

No accurals or additions are expected.

Related Publications

The NCAR Library holds several publications by Vincent E. Lally.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in May 2010. The original arrangement was kept, using folder titles and divisions created by Dr. Lally. All materials were arranged in chronological order within folders.

Duplicate records, NCAR Technical Notes, NCAR Staff Notes and publications by others were weeded from the collection.

Acidic materials such as newspaper clippings and notebook paper were buffered with acid-free paper. Oversize materials were flattened and stored in appropriate oversize folders. Photographs were sleeved in appropriate preservation enclosures. Some metal fasteners were removed.
Vincent E. Lally Papers
Kathleen Legg
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository