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.
The Henderson Network versus the Prairie Network: The Dispute Between the Smithsonian's National Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Over the Acquisition and Control of Meteorites, 1960-1970