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Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1962-1975
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists primarily of administrative records and includes fiscal records, grant and contract proposals, camera station reports, requisitions and purchase orders, travel records, personnel records, and annual reports.
Historical Note:
The Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, also known as the Prairie Network, was created in 1962 and supported by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Prairie Network was a system of 16 automatic camera stations organized in the Midwestern United States to acquire orbital and trajectory data on extremely bright meteors. The data was then used to recover any resultant meteorites. Richard E. McCrosky was the scientist in charge of the project from 1962 until its termination in 1975.
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Research  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 302
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Prairie Network Station Financial, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Prairie Network Leases - Lincoln

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Lincoln Financial Reports

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Prairie Network Proposals, Contracts, Project Authorizations, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e216

Prairie Network Station Travel, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Prairie Network Contractual Correspondence, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e239

Prairie Network Semi-Annual Reports, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Prairie Network General Information, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e261

Prairie Network Semi-Annual Reports, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e272

Prairie Network Budget Backup, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e283

Prairie Network Proposals, Contracts, Project Authorizations, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e295

Prairie Network Station Travel, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e306

Prairie Network Contractual Correspondence, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0302-refidd1e317

Prairie Network General Information, 11/1/1970-10/31/1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Prairie Network Termination

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Prairie Network Proposal, 11/1/1973-10/31/1974, 11/1/1974-10/31/1975

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Inventory - Leases

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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