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Granite

Collector:
Dr. Roy S. Clarke Jr.  Search this
Taxon:
Granite - Primary  Search this
Place:
"Old Woman" Meteorite Rock, California, United States, North America
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB0078XF
USNM Number:
1176571
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Mineral Sciences
Rock & Ore Collections
Impactite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_11426731

Granite

Collector:
Dr. Roy S. Clarke Jr.  Search this
Taxon:
Granite - Primary  Search this
Place:
"Old Woman" Meteorite Rock, California, United States, North America
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB0078XG
USNM Number:
1176572
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Mineral Sciences
Rock & Ore Collections
Impactite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_11426732

Quartz (vein)

Collector:
Dr. Roy S. Clarke Jr.  Search this
Taxon:
Quartz (vein) - Primary  Search this
Place:
"Old Woman" Meteorite Rock, California, United States, North America
Other Numbers:
IGSN : NHB0078XH
USNM Number:
1176573
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Mineral Sciences
Rock & Ore Collections
Impactite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Mineral Sciences Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhmineralsciences_11426733

Negative Log Book Number 10, (77-13866 to 78-16862)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
1977-1978
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB10]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367107
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Negative Log Book Number 12, (79-13778 to 80-20260)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-1980
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB12]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367109
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The Old Woman, California, IIAB iron meteorite

Author:
Plotkin, Howard  Search this
Clarke Jr., Roy S.  Search this
Corrigan, Catherine M.  Search this
McCoy, Timothy J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_111532

Roy S. Clarke Papers, 1943-2012

Extent:
in progress
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Date Range:
1943-2012
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-253
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Clarke, Roy S.‏
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Roy S. Clarke Papers, 1943-2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC664

The Controversial History of the Goose Lake, California, Meteorite

Author:
Clarke, Roy S., Jr.  Search this
Plotkin, Howard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_114554

Old Woman Meteorite

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 09 May 2012 18:14:59 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Smithsonian Insider
Data Source:
Smithsonian Insider
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4ed4bb3028782728f73c3c62c47a15f8

Controversy 1978-1980 (Old Women Meteorite)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 372, Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0372-refd1e747

Folder 24 Clarke, Roy S., Jr. Includes photographs and news stories on the Old Woman Meteorite found in 1986, as well as the Wethersfield, Connecticut, meteorites of 1971 and 1982

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Public Information Officer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, National Museum of Natural History, Public Information Officer, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0416-refd1e1067

Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Extent:
29.6 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1963-1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration, under David Challinor, of the science bureaus of the Smithsonian Institution, c. 1975-1985. Also included are a few records from 1971-1974 and 1986.

Series 1 consists of records of the offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Science, including the Center for the Study of Man and the National Anthropological Film Center, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Biological Studies, the Office of Biological Conservation, the Office of Fellowships and Grants, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Radiation Biology Laboratory, the Fort Pierce Bureau, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Changes which occurred during the period include the termination of the Office of Biological Conservation and the Research Institute for Immigration and Ethnic Studies, the assignment of the Office of Fellowships and Grants to the Assistant Secretary for Science, the combination of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies and the Radiation Biology Laboratory into the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the renaming of the Ft. Pierce Bureau as the Marine Station at Link Port. Records pertaining to environmental and other activities in foreign countries have been brought together in this series under the International Environmental Sciences Program and the Environmental Science Program; however, scientists from most of the other bureaus participated in these programs.

Series 2 consists of administrative subject files. Budget and personnel records of the bureaus, particularly 1976, the "Transition Quarter, " and 1977 are particularly well represented, as are collections management and collection inventories. Also found in this series are records dealing with the Endangered Species Scientific Authority, the International Convention Advisory Commission, the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, and the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Due to the volume and the nature of the records, the goal of processing was to bring together many accessions for easier access rather than to perfect the arrangement. Dates and folder titles were used as found and may contain inconsistencies. Certain documents, such as budget, personnel, and records relating to the environmental activities of Smithsonian offices, are like to appear in both series.

Further material on the bureaus, programs, and projects covered in these records can be found in the records of the individual offices and museums which reported to the Assistant Secretary for Science (now Research).
Historical Note:
David Challinor served as Assistant Secretary for Science from 1971 until 1988. In1985 the name of the position was changed to Assistant Secretary for Research. Ross B. Simons served as Program Manager, 1976-. The period documented in these records was one of expansion of facilities and extensive participation by the Smithsonian in local, national, and international environmental activities. Smithsonian scientists played an active part in the environmental movement through such projects as the study of the Rhode River ecosystem in Maryland, the coral reefs of Albadra in the Indian Ocean, and the soils of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. At the same time, many of the science bureaus embarked on or completed ambitious projects in the museums.

The National Zoo completed the modernization of many of its animal quarters during this time, including the Great Ape House, the Lion-Tiger House, and the Monkey House. Important expansion included the acquisition of land at Front Royal, Virginia, in 1975, which culminated in the completion of the Conservation Research Center in 1983, where the Zoo can conserve and propagate exotic wildlife.

The National Museum of Natural History began the period with the establishment of a twenty-year plan for exhibitions. Projects completed included the Naturalist Center in 1976, the exhibition of a living coral reef in 1980, the Evans Gallery in 1981, and "Magnificent Voyagers,"concerning the Wilkes Expedition of 1838, in 1985. An on-line inventory of sixty million items in collections was completed in 1983 in connection with the opening of the Museum Support Center in Maryland. Other events included the initiation of the Handbook of North American Indians in 1975, the establishment of the National Anthropological Film Center in 1976, and the75th anniversary of the museum in 1985.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory participated in such joint ventures as the building of the infra-red telescope, and the study of the 6,000 pound Old Woman Meteorite. The Multiple Mirror Telescope was built at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona.

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) enjoyed a period of modernization of facilities and intense use by scientists under the Environmental Sciences Program to measure climatic and biological changes on Barro Colorado Island and obtain baseline data for future studies. The signing of the Panama Canal Treaties in 1977 solidified the position of the Institute.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) opened in 1976 and quickly became the most visited museum in the world. By 1984, the 75th millionth visitor had arrived. Projects undertaken by NASM's scientists and historians included the Quetzalcoatlus Project, the Space Telescope History Project, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and a series on the history of aviation. The annual Frisbee Festival began in 1977 and millions of visitors viewed the popular IMAX movies in the museum.

Other environmental activities included the Nepal Tiger Ecology Project, the Smithsonian Institution Peace Corps Environmental Program, the Coral Reef Symposium, and the Brazil and Amazon Ecosystems Project.
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 329
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0329

Folder 2 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Old Woman Meteorite, 1976-1978

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e2221

Old Woman Meteorite-1983

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Coordinator of Public Information  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 373, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Coordinator of Public Information, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0373-refd1e883

Roy S. Clarke Papers

Creator::
Clarke, Roy S.  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1967-2009
Descriptive Entry:
Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator and Curator Emeritus in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Mineral Sciences, is an authority on meteorites. This accession consists of correspondence; data sheets; numerous photographs, slides and negatives; articles; sketches; and other materials relating to meteorite identification and research. A significant amount of material relates to Antarctic Meteorites and the Old Woman Meteorite. The Old Woman Meteorite is the largest meteorite discovered in California (Barstow). Clarke and several others helped to analyze, research and extract the meteorite. A large number of photographs document this process.
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
Old Woman meteorite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Color negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-302, Roy S. Clarke Papers
Identifier:
Accession 15-302
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Roy S. Clarke Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-302

Roy S. Clarke Papers

Creator::
Clarke, Roy S.  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Clippings
Brochures
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Drawings
Maps
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1943-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the papers of Roy S. Clarke, Jr. Clarke, a noted authority on meteorites, was Curator and Curator Emeritus in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Mineral Sciences. Major topics include the Old Woman Meteorite, the Port Orford Meteorite, the Allende Meteorite, Antarctic meteorites, and the Prairie Meteorite Network. Materials include correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, photographs, negatives, drawings, maps, transparencies, articles, field notes, lecture notes, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
Old Woman meteorite  Search this
Port Orford meteorite  Search this
Allende meteorite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Clippings
Brochures
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Drawings
Maps
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-253, Roy S. Clarke Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-253
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Roy S. Clarke Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-253

People of the State of California v. Smithsonian Institution v. County of San Bernardino - - Museum

Author:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit  Search this
Subject:
Andrus, Cecil D  Search this
Hillier, Gerald E  Search this
Mead, Giles W  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
United States Antiquities Act of 1906  Search this
Old Woman Meteorite  Search this
United States Dept. of the Interior  Search this
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 618-622
Type:
Court case
Place:
California
San Bernardino County (Calif.)
Date:
1980
03/15/1980
Topic:
Actions and defenses  Search this
Antiquities: Collection and preservation  Search this
Antiquities: Law and legislation: United States  Search this
Dissenting opinions  Search this
Law: Antiquities  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Publisher:
St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5022

Folder 2 Specimen Collection and Curation: "Old Woman Meteorite"

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 56
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 309, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0309-refidd1e3524

Folder 8 Specimen Collection and Curation: Old Woman Meteorite

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 32 of 56
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 309, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0309-refidd1e5130

Old Woman Meteorite, Field Notes, September 19, 1976

Collection Creator::
Clarke, Roy S.  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-253, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Roy S. Clarke Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-253-refidd1e4046

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