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Archival Adventures: Thornton L. Page Papers

Archival Adventures: Thornton L. Page Papers

It's time for an adventure! This week: We're looking to space with the Thornton L. Page Papers. Page was an astronomer at the University of Chicago and Wesleyan University. He also served in with the U.S. Naval Ordnance Lab during World War II. He was stationed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor and then served throughout the Pacific. Later, he was a member of the Robertson Panel, a Central Intelligence Agency sponsored group that investigated the existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Our collection is focused on his time as an astronomer and includes drafts and copies of his publications in the fields of astronomy and general science.

You can learn a bit about the collection in the finding aid here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/lib.vt.edu/repositories/2/resources/1382.oai_ead.xml

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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