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Goddard, Richard Halsey, 1897-1983



  • Existence: 1897 - 1983


Richard Goddard was born on March 3, 1897 in New London, CT. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1921 and in 1927 was hired by the college as Professor of Astronomy. He retired with Emeritus status in 1963 and died in 1981 in Kensington, CT.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Richard Goddard.

Identifier: DOH-229
Date(s): 1977-10-17 to 1977-10-24
Abstract Richard Goddard, Class of 1921, Professor of Astronomy Emeritus 1927-1963. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College. Professor Goddard talks about his undergraduate activities, working his way through Dartmouth, his WWI service, and his Arctic travels. He describes the relationship between astroomy, physics, and math; the Observatory, the Outing Club, and the Ravine Lodge. He also discusses the Athletic Department and football, and the firing of football couch Tuss...

Richard Goddard papers

Identifier: MS-642
Date(s): 1916 to 1971

Richard H. Goddard (1897-1983), professor of astronomy. Dartmouth College Class of 1921. The collection contains papers concerning his career as an astronomer and teacher.

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