Family, early education, attendance at University of California at Berkeley, 1924-1928, and change to major in astronomy. Influence of William F.
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
Childhood, family life, early influences; to Clark University in physics and mathematics; financial hardships; graduate work at Rice University (W.
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineeri