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Louis Craig Green papers

Identifier: HCS-001-003

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four distinct series - Haverford College policies, research materials, lecture materials, and student materials. Each series is split into folders, which contain documents pertaining to Louis Green's activity in academia. These include his 1937 PhD. dissertation from Princeton, his Solar and Stellar Pulsations book manuscript, student assignments and examinations, lecture notes, calculations, and lab journals.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1980


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Louis Craig Green was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1911. After obtaining his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University in 1931 and 1937, respectively, he taught at Rutgers University and Allegheny College before accepting a faculty position at Haverford College, where he taught Astronomy from 1941 to 1976. He was also the College's first provost and an acting president in the summer of 1967. Additionally, he chaired the Astronomy department and was a member of the American Astronomical Union.

During his life, Green wrote many influential scientific publications, mostly about spectroscopy and the wavelengths and line strengths of heavy elements. Together with his wife Elizabeth, he also established four trust funds supporting research fellowships and professorships at Haverford. He died on April 10, 1999, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.


2 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of four distinct series, which contain documents pertaining to Haverford professor Louis Green's activity in academia. These include materials related to his research, consisting of his 1937 PhD. dissertation from Princeton University, his Solar and Stellar Pulsations book manuscript, calculations, and lab journals; student assignments and examinations; lecture notes; and materials related to Haverford College policies.


The materials are arranged in series, which are separated thematically, and within series, they are arranged chronologically and thematically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bruce Partridge, 2012

Louis Craig Green papers
Alexa Horkava
September, 2021
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