The Frank P. Brackett collection include his manuscript for Granite and Sagebrush and the History of Pomona Valley; documents
about the Belgium Relief Fund; his students' papers, tests, and homework with the syllabi for the classes he taught at Pomona
College; pamphlets written by and about Professor Brackett and the Brackett observatory; meteorological, weather, and sun
observations recorded for the U.S. Weather Bureau at the Brackett Observatory on the Pomona College campus; maps; and catalogs
for astronomical equipment; 52 wood blocks used for an article about astronomy observations.
Dr. Brackett graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887. After he graduated he moved to California. He taught astronomy, mathematics,
and Latin at Pomona College from 1892 to 1932. In 1912, he took a sabbatical. He travelled to Algeria to conduct experiments.
During World War I, he took another leave of absence from teaching, to participate in the Belgium Relief Fund (also known
as the Commission for Belgian Relief. Also, at that time, he worked closely with Captain A. W. Stevens in Los Angeles on the
Selective Service during World War I. Brackett joined the R.O.T.C. at Angel Island, in the San Francisco harbor, during the
1920s. From 1892 to 1932 Dr. Brackett, his colleagues and his students, as well as members of the community observed climatical,
meteorological, and solar observations at the Brackett Observatory on the Pomona College campus for the United States Department
of Agriculture and later the Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau.
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