John Frederick Heard fonds

Title: John Frederick Heard fonds

Date of creation: 13 May 1976

Physical description: 1 sound tape reel (88 min.)

Biographical Sketch: Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Astronomy.

Scope and content: Oral history interview conducted by Valerie Schatzker. Covers Heard's university education and career through Directorship of the David Dunlap Observatory, ca. 1925-1975. Comments on his studies at the University of Western Ontario, McGill, London, and the Greenwich Observatory. Discusses the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, Clarence Augustus Chant, and the Dept. of Astronomy, with reference to its faculty, students and relations with the Observatory. Includes comments on appointments, promotions and tenure, salaries and allowances, and the effect of Sputnik I on research grants.

Finding Aids: Transcript available

Access: Open

Accession number: B1976-0011