Domestic and World Events

During Lampland's 49 year tenure at Lowell Observatory, domestic and world events affected life and work at the Observatory.  Lampland's correspondence contains many references to World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, and the Cold War.

This exhibit is a small sample of Lampland's correspondence.  All of his letters pertaining to Domestic and World Events are available as PDF files on our Collections page.

World War I

Tennessee Evolution Case


Request for donations to end the present widespread efforts to outlaw the teaching of evolution in many states (related to the 1925 Scopes trial)

The Great Depression

World War II

Russia/Soviet Union

The Cold War

Domestic and World Events