General interview dealing with early life in Latvia before World War I; the University of Latvia in Rega; assistant in astronomy at Rega in 1928 an
This interview is a focused exploratory interview covering William Van Altena's brief career history as a student at the University of California,
Interview covers early education in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. and early interests in astronomy and science; early contact with H.
Interview focuses on his college education at University of Chicago, and his graduate years at Yerkes; leaving school for the Peace Corps; return t
Early life in Pennsylvania; German background; training at Radcliffe College and Harvard College Observatory; staff positions at Harvard and Yale U