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Port Orford Meteorite - Drafts

Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Roy S. Clarke Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-097-refidd1e824

Port Orford Meteorite - Smithsonian Manuscript

Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-097-refidd1e1247

Port Orford Meteorite Paper - 2nd Draft - Original

Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Port Orford Meteorite by E. P. Henderson

Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Port Orford Meteorite Hoax

Author:
Clarke, Roy S., Jr.  Search this
Plotkin, Howard  Search this
Buchwald, V. F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1989
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98296

Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Collected research materials of Howard Plotkin concerning the Port Orford Meteorite.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Roy S. Clarke Papers / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-097-refidd1e1138

Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Correspondence, drafts, notes, publications, and related materials of Erwin F. Lange concerning the Port Orford Meteorite, c. 1950s-1990s.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Roy S. Clarke Papers
Roy S. Clarke Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-097-refidd1e888

Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Correspondence, drafts, notes, and related materials of Roy S. Clarke, Jr. concerning the Port Orford Meteorite.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Roy S. Clarke Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-097-refidd1e191

Port Orford, Oregon, Meteorite Mystery

Author:
Clarke, Roy S., Jr.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1993
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113518

Roy S. Clarke Papers

Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-253

Roy S. Clarke Papers

Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Date:
circa 1988-1995, with materials from 1929
Descriptive Entry:
Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator Emeritus, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), is an authority on meteorites. This accession consists of materials created and collected by Clarke documenting research on the Port Orford Meteorite. Materials include correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, and notes of Clarke; correspondence, drafts, notes, and publications of Erwin F. Lange, a professor at Portland State College, who also was interested in the origin of the Port Orford Meteorite; and collected research materials of Howard Plotkin on the Port Orford Meteorite. The research of Clark and Plotkin was eventually published in "The Port Orford, Oregon Meteorite Mystery," Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences, no. 31. Also included are a few letters of George P. Merrill, William F. Foshag, and Harvey Harlow Nininger dating from 1929. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Port Orford meteorite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Microfilms
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers
Identifier:
Accession 96-097
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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A Mystery Solved: The Port Orford Meteorite is an Imilac Specimen

Author:
Buchwald, V. F  Search this
Clarke, Roy S., Jr  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 25-43
Date:
1993
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Port Orford Meteorite  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3005

The Port Orford Meteorite

Author:
Henderson, Edward Porter  Search this
Dolde, Hollis M  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 113-130
Date:
1964
Topic:
United States National Museum  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Port Orford Meteorite  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3196

John Evans and the Lost Port Orford Meteorite Hoax: The Port Orford, Oregon, Meteorite Mystery

Author:
Plotkin, Howard Neil  Search this
Editor:
Clarke, Roy S., Jr  Search this
Subject:
Evans, John  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
United States Geological Survey (USGS)  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 1-24
Date:
1993
Topic:
Meteorology  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3410

The Lost Port Orford Meteorite Hoax

Author:
Plotkin, Howard Neil  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 1218-1219
Date:
1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3411

The Port Orford Meteorite Hoax

Author:
Plotkin, Howard Neil  Search this
Subject:
Evans, John  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Port Orford Meteorite  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 35-38
Date:
1993
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
Port Orford, Oregon  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3412

The Port Orford Meteorite Hoax

Author:
Plotkin, Howard Neil  Search this
Buchwald, V. F  Search this
Clarke, Roy S., Jr  Search this
Subject:
Evans, John  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 316-317
Date:
1989
Topic:
Meteorites  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Port Orford Meteorite  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3413

Port Orford Meteorite

Collection Creator::
Clarke, Roy S.  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-302, Roy S. Clarke Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Permanent Administrative Files

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1877-1975
Descriptive Entry:
Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include Smithsonian participation in expositions, operation of certain museum divisions, and miscellaneous subjects. Accession records include: data on the Herber R. Bishop jade collection; William Joseph Hammer collection of incandescent lamps, 1905; Robert Ward collection of ferns, 1905-1906; transfer of the United States Patent Office collections to the United States National Museum, 1906-1909; Hubert G. Squires collection of Chinese porcelain; Hippisley collection of Chinese porcelain, 1909-1912; collections from the Arizona fossil forest; E. A. Wakefield collection of Basuto pottery; James D. S. Chalmers collection of minerals; McIntire collection of historical objects; Charles Fuller Baker collection from the Galapagos Islands; United States National Museum collection of postage stamps; Isaac Lea collection of gems and mollusks; George D. Seymour collection of clocks; Joseph Priestley collection of scientific apparatus; Robert C. Hall ethnological collection; Dwight J. Partello bequest; John B. Bernadou bequest; Bernard Rogan Ross ethnological collections; Mrs. James W. Pinchot collection of textiles; Richard Mansfield collection of theatrical costumes; B. F. Chandler herbarium; Morris Loeb collection of chemical compounds; Donn collection of Lincoln relics; Frank S. Collins herbarium and library; Oldroyd collection of Lincoln relics; Thomas Jefferson writing desk; Richard E. Byrd airplane "Josephine Ford"; Walter W. Holmes fossil bird bone collection; Brush-Swan electrical apparatus collection; collection of first ladies' gowns in the United States National Museum; Virgil Michael Brand coin collection; Charles Russell Orcutt natural history collections; Isobel H. Lenman collection of Old World archaeology; American period costume collection in the United States National Museum; Charles A. Lindbergh collection of personal memorabilia; Nordenskold Mesa Verde collection; Joseph Nelson Rose collection of cacti; Osborne collection of Guatemalan textiles; United States National Museum collection of building stones; the Holt collection of birds from South America, 1936-1940; the Annie H. Hegeman lace and textile collection; the United States National Museum's collection of Jean Leon Gerome Ferris paintings; James Townsend Russell anthropological collection; the Harvey Harlow Nininger meteorite collection; the Hope diamond.

Records related to Smithsonian expeditions and field work include: Mexican-United States Boundary Commission; expeditions and collecting in the Philippine Islands, 1903-1905; University of Pennsylvania expedition to Babylonia, 1887-1888; Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt, 1909; Arthur deC. Sowerby collecting trips to China, 1909-1936; Owen Bryant-William Palmer expedition to Java, 1905-1910; Smithsonian-Roosevelt African expedition, 1909; Rainey African expedition, 1911; Smithsonian-Harvard expedition to Altai Mountains, Siberia, 1912; National Geographic Society-Yale University expedition to Peru, 1915; Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition, 1920; David C. Graham collecting work in China, 1925-1940; Hugh McCormick Smith collecting work in Siam; Marsh-Darien expedition, 1924; Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1911-1912; Ellsworth Paine Killip collecting work in Europe, 1935, and Venezuela, 1943-1944; Henry Bascom Collins, Jr., field work in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1938; Herbert Girton Deignan's collecting work in Siam, 1936-1937; the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies, 1933; Stanley John's collecting work in the British West Indies, 1935-1938; Charles W. Gilmore and Frank H. H. Roberts collecting work in Arizona, 1937; the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1938-1939; Matthew William Stirling's field work in Mexico, 1940-1946; the National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands, 1939; Walter W. Taylor, Jr.'s, archeological field work in Mexico, 1940-1945; Floyd A. McClure's bamboo investigations in Mexico and Central and South America, 1943-1944; Henri Pittier's botanical field work in Venezuela, 1944-1946; Philip Hershkovitz field work in Colombia, 1946-1950; the Finn Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-1948; Brina Kessel field work in Alaska, 1950; Clifford Evans, Jr., field work in Ecuador, 1954-1958; Marshall T. Newman field work in Peru, 1955-1957; James Paul Chapin collecting work in Africa, 1957; Ralph S. Solecki field work in Iraq, 1954-1959.

Records that document Smithsonian involvement in expositions include: South Carolina and West Indian Exposition, Charleston, 1902; Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904; Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition, 1907; International Photographic Exposition, Dresden, 1909; World's Columbian Exposition, 1896; Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915; International Silk Exposition, New York, 1921; Pageant of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1922; Sesquicentennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1926; Progress Exposition, New Haven, 1926; International Exposition, Seville, Spain, 1927; Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1931; Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, 1936; New York World's Fair, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936; Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1937; Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition, Haiti, 1949.

Records related to the origin or operation of subdivisions of the United States National Museum include: development of the Division of Textiles; history of the National Herbarium, 1886-1908; development of the Division of Medicine; development of the Division of Mineral Technology, 1914; Traveling Exhibit Service; Division of Graphic Arts; Division of Numismatics.

Miscellaneous topics covered by these records include: establishment of Bermuda Biological Station, 1900-1904; United States military operations against insurgents in the Philippine Islands, 1904; the Lincoln Memorial Commission, 1913; proposed construction of a George Washington Memorial; National Museum involvement in search for the Port Orford meteorite; exhibition of the "Spirit of St. Louis"; National Museum exhibition of objects from World War I; use of the National Museum Building by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in World War I; proposed creation of a National Museum of Engineering and Industry under Smithsonian control; Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments; Smithsonian activities during World War II, particularly the evacuation of United States National Museum collections from Washington; A. Remington Kellogg's work on the Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography and the International Whaling Commission; United States National Museum correspondence with Phineas T. Barnum, 1882-1891; Washington A. Roebling's mineral collections.

Most of the correspondence is directed to the officer in immediate charge of the United States National Museum (Richard Rathbun, 1897-1918; William deC. Ravenel, 1918-1925; Alexander Wetmore, 1925-1948; A. Remington Kellogg, 1948-1962) with lesser amounts to John Enos Graf, who was appointed Associate Director, United States National Museum, in 1931. Also, a smaller amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian (Spencer F. Baird, 1878-1887; Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906; Charles D. Walcott, 1907-1927; Charles G. Abbot, 1928-1944; Alexander Wetmore, 1944-1952; Leonard Carmichael, 1953-1964) and to various museum curators. This correspondence was usually referred to the chief administrator of the United States National Museum for response.
Historical Note:
In 1902 the Museum's Division of Correspondence and Documents instituted a numeric filing system for the general correspondence of the United States National Museum. That correspondence, as found in this record unit, comprises most of the central administrative files of the Museum. Prior to 1902, museum correspondence had been filed alphabetically by correspondent (see record unit 189). Beginning in 1862 the accession records of the National Museum had been filed using a numeric system similar to that later adopted for correspondence. Finally in 1924 the two numbering systems were integrated.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Hope diamond  Search this
Port Orford meteorite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files
Identifier:
Record Unit 192
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Permanent Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0192

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:
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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