Guide to the John Whalan George Mason University history collection, 1966-1975, 2005

John Whalan George Mason University history C0264


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Whalan, John
Title John Whalan George Mason University history collection
Date 1966-1975, 2005
Physical Characteristics 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract This collection documents George Mason University student John Whalan's involvement in the Whig Society and the Herschel Observatory.
Collection Number C0264
Language English

Biographical Information

John Whalan was a biology student at George Mason College and George Mason University in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was active in the Whig Society and served as its president for a time. Additionally, he, along with several other classmates, was involved in the construction of the Herschel Observatory and telescope in the mid-1970s.

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Scope and Content

The collection documents John Whalan's involvement in the George Mason College/University Whig Society, as well as the creation of Herschel Observatory and its telescope. It includes correspondence, maps, notes, promotional materials, newsclippings, and photographs dating from 1967-1975. The collection also includes a retrospective essay by Whalan from 2005 on the history of the observatory and sketches of the telescope. There are also two bound volumes of handwritten notes from Whig Society meetings from 1966-1973. Box one contains the photos and loose papers. Box two contains the bound record books.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged by subject and format.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the John Whalan George Mason University history collection must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Whalan, John

Corporate Names:

George Mason University.

Subjects:

Astronomy.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Whalan George Mason University history collection, #C0264, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Whalan before 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in May 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in May 2015.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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