Institute Archives & Special Collections
Harvard-M.I.T. Eclipse Expedition to Ak Bulak, Soviet Central Asia, in 1936
An expedition undertaken in 1936 under "the leadership of Donald H. Menzel of the Harvard Observatory. Included are photos of Ak Bulak (80 photos); Armenia (3); Bakhchisarai (23), with scenes of the khan's palace; Batum (3); Crimea (56), with scenes of Vorontsov's palace, Alupka, and of the tsar's palace; Livadia (19); Kiev (14); Kuibyishev (5); Leningrad (30); Moscow (43); and Rostov-on-Don (9). There are also films of the eclipse expedition and of accompanying travel in Europe.