Collection: Richard Goddard papers

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Richard Goddard papers

Identifier: MS-642


The papers of Richard H. Goddard contain correspondence, financial records, photographs and negatives, writings, journals, agreements and reports as well as teaching and course material related to Goddard's trips to the Arctic and work done at the Huancayo Magnetic Observatory in Peru. Papers relating to the teaching of astronomy at Dartmouth College, the use of Shattuck Observatory and the training of Navy V-12 students are also included. Of note are Goddard's journals of his expeditions to Greenland and Baffin Island with Donald B. MacMillan and the more than 800 negatives and prints resulting from these expeditions.


  • 1916 - 1971


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


9 linear ft. (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



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.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA