SIA Acc. 05-265, Wood, John A. 1932-, John A. Wood Papers, 1950-2005

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Summary

Creator:
Wood, John A. 1932-
Title:
John A. Wood Papers, 1950-2005
Dates:
1950, 1950-2005
Summary:
John A. Wood is a world leader in meteoritics and planetary science. Wood served as Geologist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), 1957-1963; Research Associate, Harvard University, 1957-1963; Research Associate, Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago, 1962-1965; Research Associate, Harvard College Observatory, 1965-2004; Geologist, SAO, 1965-2004; Lecturer in Geology, Harvard University, 1973-1976; Professor of the Practice of Geology, Harvard University, 1976-1994; and Associate Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1981-1986. Wood's primary research has been the petrological study of chondritic meteorites as a source of information about the origin of the solar system. Wood worked extensively in lunar sample studies (during the Apollo program), and constructed global models of lunar formation and internal evolution. Wood was a member of the RADIG team that interpreted the radar data collected by the Magellan mission to Venus. Wood has served on NASA advisory committees concerned with allocation of lunar samples to laboratory investigators, mission planning, and peer review of grant proposals, and has chaired the Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX), under the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council. These papers consist of primarily of correspondence, and include photographs, clippings, research files and biographical information on John A. Wood
Topics:
Chondrites (Meteorites), Geology, Lunar petrology, Meteorology, Petrology, Planetary scientists
Subjects:
Wood, John A. 1932-, Apollo 11 (Spacecraft), Enrico Fermi Institute, Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Magellan (Spacecraft), National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Places:
Moon, Venus (Planet)
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, Collection descriptions, Clippings, Color photographs, Black-and-white photographs
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 05-265
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-265

Wood, John A, 1932-

John A. Wood Papers, 1950-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Wood, John A, 1932-
Title: John A. Wood Papers
Dates: 1950-2005
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-265
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

John A. Wood is a world leader in meteoritics and planetary science. Wood served as Geologist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), 1957-1963; Research Associate, Harvard University, 1957-1963; Research Associate, Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago, 1962-1965; Research Associate, Harvard College Observatory, 1965-2004; Geologist, SAO, 1965-2004; Lecturer in Geology, Harvard University, 1973-1976; Professor of the Practice of Geology, Harvard University, 1976-1994; and Associate Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1981-1986.

Wood's primary research has been the petrological study of chondritic meteorites as a source of information about the origin of the solar system. Wood worked extensively in lunar sample studies (during the Apollo program), and constructed global models of lunar formation and internal evolution. Wood was a member of the RADIG team that interpreted the radar data collected by the Magellan mission to Venus. Wood has served on NASA advisory committees concerned with allocation of lunar samples to laboratory investigators, mission planning, and peer review of grant proposals, and has chaired the Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX), under the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist primarily of correspondence and include photographs, clippings, research files and biographical information on John A. Wood.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-265, Wood, John A, 1932-, John A. Wood Papers

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Container List

Box 1

A - Ala, 1966-1989

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Alb - Az, 1964-1990

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Anders, Edward, 1961-1993 (2 folders)

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Ba - Bz, 1962-1996 (2 folders)

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Bj - By, 1962-1990 (2 folders)

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Ca - Cl, 1961-2001 (2 folders)

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Cm - Cz, 1958-2001

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Da - Dl, 1962-1993

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Dm - Dy, 1966-1994

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E, 1963-2003

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F, 1963-1992

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Ga - Gn, 1963-1997

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Go - Gy, 1964-1994

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Ha - Her, 1962-2001

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Hes - Hy, 1961-1995

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I - J, 1960-1998

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Ka - Kim, 1956-2004

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Kin - Kuio, 1966-1993

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Box 2

Kuiper - Ky, 1965-1984

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La - Levin, 1966-1992

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Levina - Ly, 1966-2002

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Ma - Mela, 1965-1997

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Melc - Milk, 1962-1991

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Mill - My, 1965-1996

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N, 1961-2001

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O, 1965-1988

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Pa - Ph, 1961-1996

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Pi - Pz, 1961-1994

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Q, 1981-1987

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Ra - Roa, 1964-2002

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Rob - Ry, 1964-1988

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Sa - Schm, 1964-2000

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Schn - Se, 1965-1998

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Sf - Sl, 1970-1993

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Sm - Squ, 1960-1986

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St - Sz, 1966-1997

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T, 1966-2005

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U, 1959-1970

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V, 1966-1996

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Wa - Wea, 1959-2002 (2 folders)

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Box 3

Web - Win, 1960-2001

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Wio - Wz, 1963-1986

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X - Y - Z, 1961-1997

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Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX), 1998-2003 (2 folders)

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National Research Council (NRC), 2002-2004

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Basaltic Volcanism Study Project (BVSP), 1976-1981

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Critical Comment, 1995-1997

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Masursky Lecture, 2000-2001

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Book - Prentice Hall 2nd Edition, 1986-1995

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Book - Prentice Hall 1st Edition, 1966-1983

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Book - McGraw Hill, 1964-1973

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Moon Book - Other Correspondents, 1988-1994

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Moon Book - Harold Urey, 1986-1989

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Moon Book - Gene Shoemaker, 1987-1991

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Moon Book - Raymond Heacock, 1988-1989

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Moon Book - Robert Gilruth, 1986

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Moon Book - Don Gault, 1986-1988

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Moon Book - Ralph Baldwin, 1950-1989

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Moon Book - Ranger, 1988

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Moon Book - Later Chapters, 1971-1986

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Moon Book - Chapter 4, 1989

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Moon Book - Chapter 2, 1988

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Moon Book - Chapter 1, 1988

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Moon Book - General, 1985-1991

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Apollo - Material mostly connected with John A. Wood's participation in the Apollo program, 1966-1989

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A16 Site Selection, 1971

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Meteoritical Society, 1971-1993

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Smithsonian Institution, 1995

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Key Data. Includes biographical information and photographs of John A. Wood.

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