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Katherine Gordon Kron Papers 1935-2011

MS.9


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kron, Katherine Gordon.
Title: Katherine Gordon Kron Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1935-2011
Quantity: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Abstract:The collection consists of the research notes, correspondence, published manuscripts, and photographic materials of Katherine Gordon Kron, who was a member of the Advisory Board of Lowell Observatory for over twenty years, and a trustee of the Museum of Northern Arizona from 1977-1985.
Identification: MS.9
Language: Material in English
Repository: Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 714-7083
E-Mail: amundson@lowell.edu

Biographical Note

Katherine Carson Gordon was born May 24, 1917, in New York City. She earned a B.A. from Vassar College in 1938. Katherine studied astronomy at the University of Lund, Sweden, from 1938-1939. She returned to Vassar College and received an M.A. in 1940. From 1940-1941 Katherine studied at the Harvard College Observatory. Katherine’s research focus was photoelectric techniques used to measure light curves of eclipsing binary stars. Katherine began work at Lick Observatory, University of California in 1941. She then went to work as a research associate at the California Institute of Technology in 1943. From 1944-1945 Katherine worked as a physicist at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, CA.

In 1946, Katherine married astronomer Gerald Kron. Katherine and Gerald raised their five children at observatories around the world, including several long stints at Mt. Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, Australia. The couple worked together studying eclipsing binary stars and were the first to make a photometric observation of a stellar flare.

Katherine served as the Editor of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific from 1961-1968. She also served as a finance committee member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, a member in the International Astronomical Union, on the Advisory Board of Lowell Observatory, and as a trustee of the Museum of Northern Arizona from 1977-1985. In 1985 the Krons retired to Honolulu, Hawaii, then to Sedona, Arizona in 1998. Katherine Gordon Kron died June 1, 2011.


Scope and Content

The Katherine Kron Papers contain research notes, correspondence, and photographs. The collection is organized into four series: Correspondence, Other Professional Activities, Manuscripts, and Working Papers.

The collection consists of Kron's notes of her work on eclipsing binary stars; notes and photographs from Lick Observatory; records of her work with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union, and SPIE; and correspondence with friends and colleagues.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into four series: Correspondence, Manuscripts (published papers), Other Professional Activities, and Working Papers.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Please contact the archives to make an appointment before visiting the institution.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished and published manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


Related Material

Gerald Kron Papers


Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Katherine Gordon Kron

Title(s)


Other information

For further description visit: Lowell Observatory Library and Archives Homepage


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Katherine Gordon Kron Papers, Lowell Observatory Archives

Processing Information

Processed in July of 2016


Container List

Series 1) Correspondence, 1956-2005.
boxfolder
11 Beiser, Antoinette, Undated.
12 Bergeron, J., 1994.
13 Bok, Bart, 1977.
14 Chambliss, Carlson, 1974-1985.
15 Danson, Edward, 1977.
16 Dessy, Jorge, 1968.
17 DeVorkin, David, 1994-1999.
18 Ebbinghausen, Undated.
19 Eggen, Olin, 1956-1996.
110 Fekel, Francis, 1977.
111 Fraknoi, Andy, 1988.
112 Hall, John, 1972-1974.
113 Kron, Katherine, 2002-2005.
114 Hayes, Katherine, 2000.
115 Hidayat, Bambang, 1982.
116 Hoag, Arthur, 1971.
117 Hoag, Doris & Arthur, 1952.
118 Huffer, Morse & Elizabeth, Undated.
119 King, Ivan, 1978.
120 Kron, Virginia, 2002.
121 Lallemand, Andre, 1979.
122 Luyten, W.J., 1949.
123 Osterbrock, Donald, Undated.
124 O'Connell, D., 1963-1978.
125 Pecci, Flavio Fusi, 1986.
126 Reaves, Gibson to Botley, Cicely, 1970.
127 Reaves, Gibson, 1983-2002.
128 Reaves, Mary, 2005.
129 Roques, Paul, 1994.
130 Schaumberg, Dorothy, 1987-1999.
131 Shoemaker, Carolyn, 1997.
132 Strand, K.Aa., 1965.
133 Swann, W.F., 1961-1962.
134 Tenn, Joseph, 1995.
135 Trimble, Virginia, 2000.
136 Weart, Spencer, 2002.
137 Wilson, Mrs. Olin, 1969.
138 Woolley, Richard, 1973.
139 Unidentified, 1965-1983.
Series 2) Manuscripts, 1940-2000.
boxfolder
11 An Investigation of the Stars Within Ten Parsecs of the Sun, 1940.
12 Memoirs, 2000.
13 The Astronomer's Wife's Tale, 1995.
14 Walter Baade How He Doubled the Scale of the Universe but mainly some Irrelevant Stories, 1994.
15 Bart Bok and the Mt. Bingar Field Station, 1994.
Series 3) Other Professional Activities, 1949-2007.
boxfolder
11 Museum of Northern Arizona, Museum Notes-In Appreciation, 1979.
12 Astro. Meetings, 1961-1997.
13 A.S.P., 1954-1999.
14 IAU & SPIE, 1978-1993.
15 American Astronomical Society, 1964-1969.
16 Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1964-1969.
17 Invitations, Programs, & Agendas, 1966-1982.
18 Obituaries, 1949-2007.
Series 4) Working Papers, 1935-2011.
boxfolder
11 UV Brightness, 1997-2002.
12 Government Contract, 1943.
13 Cor Borealis, GEK Bib 45, 1985-1986.
14 RTAnd, 1952-1956.
15 Tauri (Bolton), 1957-1986.
16 Photoelectric Observations of Double Stars Abstracts, Undated.
17 Cur. Vitae & Bibliography KGK, 1976.
18 C.V. Notes, 1997-1999.
19 Paul Baker Flat Field Designs, 1997.
110 AR Lacertae, Solution 1947 for PASP p:261, discovery of star spots, 1947-1948.
111 Mt. Hamilton History by Virginia Kron, 1966.
112 4 meter Telescope, Kitt Peak, 1974.
113 Katygord, 1988.
114 LICK, 1941-2011.
115 LICK, 1948-2000.
116 LICK, 1963-2001.
117 Old K's Astronomical, 1937-1997.
118 Photographs, 1940-1990.
boxfolder
21 Notes, Undated.
22 Walter Baade, Notes for Manuscript, 1935-2003.
23 Astronomical, 1940-1988.
24 Opening of Sutherland Observatory, 1973-1974.
25 Opening of Sutherland Observatory, 1973-2004.
26 Handwritten Sheet Music W.H. Vanden Bos, 1963.
27 Publications, 1952-1994.
28 Postcards, Undated.
29 Observatory Pamphlets, 1949-2005.
210 Observatory Pamphlets, Undated.
211 Research Notes, 1952-2000.