Historical Archive Preservation


Philanthropy Department


(928) 268-2924

Preserve the rich history of Mars Hill

The Lowell Observatory Library and Archives contains more than 125 years of history with a tremendous collection of printed and audio-visual materials preserved in our state-of-the-art repository using the latest archival methods.

Highlights from our collections include:

  • The photographic glass plate on which Clyde Tombaugh found Pluto
  • Correspondence with individuals such as Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, and Arthur C. Clarke
  • Hand-drawn Mars globes
  • Early photographs of the observatory‚Äôs buildings, staff members, and Flagstaff and northern Arizona.
  • Countless journal and personal notes

Carl Lampland

Learn more about the work of Carl Lampland and the instrumentation he used to conduct his research.

Make an Impact

Your gift will preserve historic material for current and future research.

Make a gift for historical preservation

Give Online

The fastest and most secure way to give your historical preservation gift is right here through our website. Use the form below to give a one-time gift or one that recurs monthly, quarterly or yearly. Please specify Historical Archive Preservation in the comment box provided. You can also use the comment box if you would like to make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one.

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Give by Mail

You can also mail a check made payable to Lowell Observatory. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift, and send it to:

Lowell Observatory
ATTN: Rachel Edelstein
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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