I just checked the Cal State Northridge, Geography Dept. web-site list of current faculty. Robert Provin is no longer listed. I also checked the lists of emeritus faculty, he is not listed there either. I also checked for William Bowen, a close associate of Provin, and Bowen has retired. The two of them ran the 'California Geographical Survey', a web-based data library. Provin assisted Bowen and utilized a directory on the server to house the classic astronomy catalogs etc. Apparently the entire CGS site is is defunct. It looks like much of what had been in the CGS (old geog-data directory) has been reorganized into the dept.s 'California Map Library' now under new direction at that institution. There is nothing astronomical left there. I don't know if all this is permanent at CSN Geography but it may be as no one else in the dept. is listed as having taken it on. Once you retire, if you aren't diligent in maintaining your department presence (I certainly wasn't), you loose territory almost immediately. I am an emerita (other institution) and have been retired now for 12 years. I barely still have an e-mail account there.
Edited by terraclarke, 21 March 2016 - 06:18 PM.