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Presentation of First Synthetic Diamond to United States National Museum

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
May 3, 1956
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F01_001]
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
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402854
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Presentation of First Synthetic Diamond to United States National Museum

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1956
May 3, 1956
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F01_002]
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 Undetermined
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402855
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William F. Foshag Papers

Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Extent:
8.59 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Parícutin (Volcano)
Date:
1923-1965 and undated
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists mostly of materials documenting Foshag's research on Parícutin Volcano. Included are field notes recorded by Foshag, as well as notes and observations made by Jenaro Gonzalez-Reyna and Celedonia Gutiérrez; photographs, color slides, and glass plate negatives documenting the birth and subsequent activity of the volcano; research notes mostly concerning the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from Parícutin; manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications concerning Parícutin and volcanology; and maps of Mexico, particularly the Parícutin region. Also included in the collection is general correspondence of Foshag, 1923, 1942-1956, including letters concerning his study of Parícutin Volcano, his survey of Central American jade objects, and photographs taken on several of Foshag's mineral collecting trips to Mexico, 1926-1934.

Foshag transferred a collection of 151 photographic prints and corresponding negatives from his study of Parícutin Volcano to the National Archives in 1951 (NARS Accession Inventory No. 451-111).
Historical Note:
William F. Foshag (1894-1956) joined the United States National Museum's Division of Mineralogy and Petrology as an assistant curator in 1919. From 1929 to 1941, he served as curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied) and from 1929 to 1948 was also curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. From 1948 to 1956, Foshag was head curator of the Department of Geology and acting curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology.

Foshag's research was primarily devoted to the study of the geology and mineralogy of Mexico. Between 1926 and 1941, Foshag made several collecting trips to Mexico under the auspices of the Smithsonian's Roebling Fund. While serving as a representative of the United States Geological Survey in its cooperative work with the Mexican government, Foshag was able to study the eruption of the Parícutin Volcano in 1943. He made subsequent visits to Parícutin in 1944 and 1945 to observe the volcano. In 1946, he went to Japan for the United States government to supervise the grading, classifying, and appraising of diamonds captured from the Japanese during World War II. In 1949, Foshag was commissioned by the Guatemalan government to survey ancient jade objects from Central America.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7281
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William F. Foshag Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7281
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Correspondence

Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (10 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1932-1963
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists primarily of Edward P. Henderson's official correspondence files as associate curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. A smaller amount of files were created by Roy S. Clarke, Jr., who was appointed chemist in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology in 1957. Correspondence before 1942 was carried out by Henderson in his capacity as assistant curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied). The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and deals exclusively with the national collection of meteorites under the care of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. Of special interest is correspondence concerning efforts to acquire the Harvey Harlow Nininger Meteorite Collection, 1957-1963. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and USNM staff and administrators, government agencies, research foundations, and the general public. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

For other records of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology see Record Unit 266. For records of the Division of Meteorites see Record Unit 269.
Historical Note:
The Division of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Department of Geology was established in 1911. Prior to that date it was known as the Division of Mineralogy. In 1942, the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology was combined with the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied) under the former name. The Department of Geology was abolished in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History. At that time, the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology became the newly created Department of Mineral Sciences.

Edward P. Henderson joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1929 as assistant curator in the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (systematic and applied). In 1942, he became associate curator in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. He remained in that position until 1963, when he was named associate curator in charge of the newly created Division of Meteorites of the Department of Mineral Sciences. He was made curator in 1965 and on his retirement in 1966 was appointed research associate. For records of Henderson's years as curator and research associate in the Division of Meteorites, see Record Unit 269.
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 268
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0268

Folder 9 Mason, Brian H., 1951, 1957-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1006

Folder 10 Mather, Bryant, 1955-1956, 1960.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1018

Box 6

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1032

Folder 1 Meer, Victor B., 1938-1941, 1946-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1040

Folder 2 Mi - Mu, general.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1052

Folder 3 Millman, Peter M., 1955-1956.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1064

Folder 4 Monnig, Oscar E. , 1939-1951, 1955-1952.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1076

Folder 5 Moore, Carleton B., 1961-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1089

Folder 6 N, general.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1101

Folder 7 Nagy, Bartholomew, 1959-1962.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1113

Folder 8 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1960-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1125

Folder 9 National Science Foundation: Funds and Grants, 1960-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1137

Folder 10 Nier, Alfred O. C., 1953, 1957-1963.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1149

Box 7

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1162

Folders 1-3 Nininger, Harvey Harlow, 1932-1935, 1938-1943, 1949-1958, 1962.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1170

Folder 4 Nininger Meteorite Collection, 1957-1963. Includes correspondence concerning efforts by the Smithsonian to purchase the Nininger Collection and Smithsonian involvement on the National Advisory Committee for the administration of the Nininger M...

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 268, United States National Museum. Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0268-refidd1e1182

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