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Author:
Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Henderson, Edward Porter  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1w x 1 3.7h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Slide
Type:
Person, candid
Slide
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1975
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975. Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
For additional photos of Henderson examining meteorites, see Negatives SIA2009-1231, SIA2013-03962, and SIA2013-03963.
Summary:
Edward P. Henderson (1898-1992), Curator of Meteorites, National Museum of Natural History, is holding a stand magnifier pressed against a scanning machine. Other scientific equipment is visible.
Henderson joined the Smithsonian in 1929 as a chemist in the Geology Department of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, and upon the death George P. Merrill, head curator of the Geology Department, inherited the curation of the meteorite collection. He greatly expanded the Smithsonian's collection of meteorites during his tenure. He travelled extensively and his field work took him to Europe, Africa, the Soviet Union, the Philippines and Australia. In 1947 General Douglas MacArthur asked him to go to Japan to sort and appraise a vast cache of gemstones recovered in Tokyo by the U.S. Army.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 095-13, Box 1, Folder A -Kier
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Meteors  Search this
Mineralogists  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Minerals--Collection and preservation  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Physical geology  Search this
Physical sciences  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-03964
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14471