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Covers the development of the meteorite collection and reminiscences of colleagues, c. 1920-1970, including: Smithsonian support for the meteorite collection; Merrill's creation of the collection; competition with other museums; South American collecto...

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9529, Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews
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Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews
Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Climate Change Committees /Speeches [including a few by RIde]

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 6: Space and Stem Education Advocacy / 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref536
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Geology Plates for Geochemists

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e15674

Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1970 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition of the Arthur R. Allen Meteorite Collection, 1963-1964, and Edward P. Henderson's collecting work in Australia, 1963-1965. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and NMNH staff and administrators, government agencies, and the general public. The correspondence is primarily directed to curators Henderson (after 1966, research associate), Clarke (prior to 1966, chemist), Fredriksson, and Mason. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Historical Note:
The Division of Meteorites was established in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). At that time the Department of Geology was divided into two new departments, Paleobiology and Mineral Sciences. Prior to 1963, the NMNH collection of meteorites was under the care of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Department of Geology (see Record Unit 268). Staff of the Division of Meteorites included Edward P. Henderson, associate curator in charge, 1963-1964, curator, 1965-1966, and research associate, 1966- ; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., chemist, 1963-1966, and associate curator, 1966- ; Kurt Fredriksson, curator in charge, 1964-1966, and curator 1967- , including the years 1967-1968 when he also served as supervisor; Brian H. Mason, curator, 1965- , including 1968 when he also served as supervisor; Robert F. Fudali, geochemist, 1967- ; Eugene Jarosewich, chemist, 1967- ; and Joseph A. Nelen, chemist, 1967- .
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 269, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites, Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 269
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0269

Henry Stephens Washington Papers

Creator::
Washington, Henry S. (Henry Stephens), 1867-1934  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Glass negatives
Date:
1890-1909
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the correspondence of Henry Stephens Washington, a noted geochemist, who, along with Whitman Cross, Joseph Paxson Iddings, and Louis V. Pirsson, created a system of normative nomenclature for the classification of igneous rocks, which became known as the CIPW Norm. Notable correspondents include James Furman Kemp and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Fridtjof Nansen. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence; a glass negative; and other related materials.
Topic:
Minerals -- Nomenclature  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Minerology  Search this
Minerologists  Search this
Mineralogical chemistry  Search this
Geochemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Glass negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-254, Henry Stephens Washington Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-254
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Henry Stephens Washington Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-254

Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1970-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Meteorites, 1970-1988. The records concern the identification and acquisition of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of its staff members. Staff members represented by correspondence include Brian H. Mason, curator, 1970-1984; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., associate curator, 1970-1973, and curator, 1973- ; Kurt Fredriksson, curator, 1970-1973, and geochemist, 1973- ; Robert F. Fudali, geochemist, 1970- ; Eugene Jarosewich, chemist, 1970-1973; Joseph A. Nelen, chemist, 1971-1973; and Glenn J. MacPherson, associate curator, 1984- .
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Chemists  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 548, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites, Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 548
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0548
Online Media:

Michael Fleischer Papers

Creator::
Fleischer, Michael, 1908-  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1945-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Michael Fleischer's professional correspondence. Fleischer was a geochemist with the United States Geological Survey and Research Associate in Mineral Science at the National Museum of Natural History.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-002, Michael Fleischer Papers
Identifier:
Accession 88-002
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Michael Fleischer Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa88-002

Kurt Fredriksson Papers

Creator::
Fredriksson, Kurt  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Books
Drawings
Date:
1945-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of materials created and maintained by Kurt Fredriksson, Curator and Geochemist with the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Meteorites. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as one folder of his research on early National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space vehicles and an award certificate. Also included are papers compiled by Sharat Kumar Roy, a colleague of Fredriksson.
Topic:
Space vehicles  Search this
Geochemists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Books
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-089, Kurt Fredriksson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 92-089
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Kurt Fredriksson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa92-089

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Laboratory notebooks
Date:
1962-1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the operation of the Carbon-Dating Laboratory during its twenty-four year history. They include logbooks containing raw data on samples analyzed; incoming and outgoing correspondence of Sigalove, Long, and Stuckenrath with Smithsonian and outside scientists concerning the analysis of samples submitted for dating; information on dates provided by the Laboratory which were published in the journal Radiocarbon; and miscellaneous laboratory and record books.
Historical Note:
A Carbon-Dating Laboratory was established in the Division of Radiation and Organisms, Astrophysical Observatory, in September 1962. The function of the Laboratory was to analyze samples of archaeological and geological interest submitted by Smithsonian and outside researchers. The Laboratory also conducted basic research in the techniques of dating by the use of the carbon-14 method. Joel J. Sigalove, a geochemist, directed the Laboratory during its first year of operations. Austin Long was appointed Geochemist in 1963 and given charge of the carbon-dating work. Long resigned in 1968, and was replaced by Robert Stuckenrath, who directed the Laboratory with the title of Anthropologist. Stuckenrath remained in the position until carbon-dating work ceased when the Rockville laboratory of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center closed in November 1986.
Topic:
Radiocarbon dating  Search this
Geochemistry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Laboratory notebooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 387, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 387
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0387

Droughts and Human Interference Wiped Out Madagascar's Gigantic Wildlife 1,500 Years Ago

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:57:13 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b7b5e2f4750b30dad80967543cb3b4be

Harrison Scott Brown (1917-1986)

Creator:
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Harrison 1917-1986  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Geochemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0417]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions 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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290482

Harrison Scott Brown (1917-1986)

Subject:
Brown, Harrison 1917-1986  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Geochemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0418]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions 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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290483

Rhodes Whitmore Fairbridge (1914-2006)

Subject:
Fairbridge, Rhodes W (Rhodes Whitmore) 1914-2006  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Geochemistry  Search this
Geology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0520]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions 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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290916

Agency history, 1963-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites  Search this
Subject:
Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-  Search this
Clarke, Roy S  Search this
Fredriksson, Kurt  Search this
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold) 1917-2009  Search this
Fudali, Robert F  Search this
Jarosewich, Eugene  Search this
MacPherson, Glenn J  Search this
Nelen, Joseph A  Search this
McCoy, Timothy J  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1963
1963-
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00043
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218056

Correspondence, 1963-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites  Search this
Subject:
Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-  Search this
Clarke, Roy S  Search this
Fredriksson, Kurt  Search this
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold) 1917-2009  Search this
Fudali, Robert F  Search this
Jarosewich, Eugene  Search this
MacPherson, Glenn J  Search this
Nelen, Joseph A  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
8 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Laboratory notebooks
Date:
1963
1963-2004
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00249
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 1963-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218057

Correspondence, 1936-2008

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold) 1917-2009  Search this
Melson, William G. 1938-  Search this
Fudali, Robert F  Search this
Appleman, Daniel E  Search this
Simkin, Tom  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
13.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
51 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Color transparencies
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Maps
Clippings
Newsletters
Brochures
Ephemera
Picture postcards
Date:
1936
1936-2008
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Volcanology  Search this
Research  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00248
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 1936-2008 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218059

How Do Fossils Form?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:13:54 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d86a7c28ac9a6f840301c038df43328c

Scientists Discover Fungus That Collects Gold From Its Environment

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 28 May 2019 16:33:40 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_df8dd31ba771844d23af28ede5abd4dc

Primitive meteorites and asteroids : physical, chemical, and spectroscopic observations paving the way to exploration / edited by Neyda Abreu

Editor:
Abreu Zambrano, Neyda Margarita  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 545 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Asteroids  Search this
Chondrites (Meteorites)  Search this
Call number:
QB651 .A27 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104143

World’s Oldest-Known Figurative Paintings Discovered in Borneo Cave

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8a16606696e9838e225cd2d69a187150

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