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C.C. Wylie Papers

Identifier: RG99.0146

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Scope and Contents

The C. C. Wylie Papers consist of two document boxes of astronomical charts.


  • Creation: 1910-1960


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

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.

Related Materials

Folder, "Wylie, Charles Clayton," in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242