This accession consists of the papers of Brian Harold Mason, Curator Emeritus, Meteorites Division, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History.
Mason curates and classifies the more than 700 meteorites recovered each year from Antarctica under a joint Smithsonian-National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-National
Science Foundation program. His research focuses on the mineralogy and petrology of meteorites and cosmochemistry. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and project
files pertaining to the Allende Meteorite, Antarctic meteorites, and a biography of Victor Moritz Goldschmidt.