C.C. Wylie Papers
Scope and Contents
The C. C. Wylie Papers consist of two document boxes of astronomical charts.
- Wylie, C.C. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Charles Clayton Wylie was born in Idana, Kansas, June 18, 1886, and died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 5, 1976. His degrees were B.A., Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1908; M.A., Missouri, 1912; and Ph.D., Illinois, 1922. Wylie was at the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1913 -- 1919, and the University of Illinois, 1922 -- 1925, before teaching astronomy at the University of Iowa from 1925 onward. The astronomy program was then part of the mathematics department. His interest in meteor and meteorite sightings involved extensive public contact. Wylie wrote several books and many articles on astronomy.
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University of Iowa professor of astronomy, 1925-1976. Specialized in the study of meteors.
Method of Acquisition
These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries from the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1989, with ownership transferred by his family in 1994. Processed by Fran Murphy and Earl M. Roger in October 1997. Guide posted to the Internet in 2000; updated January 2008.
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