The AAVSO Archive Project


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Michael Saladyga

AAVSO, 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Presented at a memorial symposium in honor of Dr. Janet A. Mattei, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October 29, 2004; received November 10, 2004; accepted November 10, 2004


Abstract  The historical documents and archival records at the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) are for the first time being evaluated, arranged, and cataloged in a systematic and comprehensive way. The goals of this project are to establish an archive that is efficiently accessible, and to produce a descriptive catalog that will be useful both as a finding-aid and as a research tool.