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.
Arrangement is by original order. This collection is housed in twelve record cartons and one hollinger box and is arranged into five series:
IV. Professional Activities
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Source of Acquisition
NCAR High Altitude Observatory
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.
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.
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.