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.
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.
The NCAR Library holds several publications by Vincent E. Lally.
Vincent Lally Digital Collection https://www.archives.ucar.edu/search/vinlally
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.