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Gordon A. Newkirk, Jr. Papers

Identifier:  - 04-02-GAN

Scope and Contents

The Gordon Newkirk Papers document the work of Dr. Newkirk as an astrophysicist and director of the High Altitude Observatory. This collection contains correspondence, data, photocopies, photographs, publications, reports, lectures, research materials, maps, and manuscripts.


  • 1949-1985
  • Other: Date acquired: 19850000


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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


15.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement is by original order. This collection is housed in twelve record cartons and one hollinger box and is arranged into five series: I. Administrative II. Correspondence III. Observations IV. Professional Activities V. Writings

Physical Access Requirements

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Source of Acquisition

NCAR High Altitude Observatory

Appraisal Information

Duplicate records and records with sensitive information, such as student records, were weeded from this collection.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

Related Materials

The Gordon Newkirk Papers collection is related to many collections in the NCAR Archives due to the natural relationship of NCAR records. See the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) Records.

Processing Information

This collection was re-processed in March 2012. The original order was maintained through the initial arrangement and was modified slightly to create a more accessible collection. Two separate series related to technical reports were combined into a single series. Folders are arranged by alphabetical order by title. Documents were interleaved with acid-frree paper as needed, and slides and photographs were sleeved in appropriate preservation enclosures. Several items were discarded from the collection: NCAR Staff Notes, duplicate records, curriculum vitae and resumes that did not belong to Dr. Newkirk, human resources records, student records, administrative records that revealed sensitive information such as banking information or social security numbers, and titles currently held by the library.

Diane Rabson; Revised by Krista Stracka
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Repository Details

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