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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 269

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites

Correspondence, 1963-1970 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1963-1970 and undated
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 269
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition of the Arthur R. Allen Meteorite Collection, 1963-1964, and Edward P. Henderson's collecting work in Australia, 1963-1965. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and NMNH staff and administrators, government agencies, and the general public. The correspondence is primarily directed to Curators Henderson (after 1966, Research Associate), Clarke (prior to 1966, Chemist), Fredriksson, and Mason.

Historical Note

The Division of Meteorites was established in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). At that time the Department of Geology was divided into two new departments, Paleobiology and Mineral Sciences. Prior to 1963, the NMNH collection of meteorites was under the care of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology of the Department of Geology (see Record Unit 268). Staff of the Division of Meteorites included Edward P. Henderson, associate curator in charge, 1963-1964, curator, 1965-1966, and research associate, 1966- ; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., chemist, 1963-1966, and associate curator, 1966- ; Kurt Fredriksson, curator in charge, 1964-1966, and curator 1967- , including the years 1967-1968 when he also served as supervisor; Brian H. Mason, curator, 1965- , including 1968 when he also served as supervisor; Robert F. Fudali, geochemist, 1967- ; Eugene Jarosewich, chemist, 1967- ; and Joseph A. Nelen, chemist, 1967- .

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites, 1963-1970. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibits; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Of special interest is correspondence concerning the acquisition of the Arthur R. Allen Meteorite Collection, 1963-1964, and Edward P. Henderson's collecting work in Australia, 1963-1965. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and NMNH staff and administrators, government agencies, and the general public. The correspondence is primarily directed to curators Henderson (after 1966, research associate), Clarke (prior to 1966, chemist), Fredriksson, and Mason. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 269, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Meteorites, Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 A, general.

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Folder 2 Alderman, A. R., 1963-1964.

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Folder 3 Allen, Arthur R. Meteorite Collection, 1963-1964.

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Folder 4 Allen, L. J., 1963-1968.

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Folder 5 Allen, Thomas E., 1963-1969.

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Folder 6 Anders, Edward, 1963-1969.

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Folder 7 Arnold, James R., 1964-1969.

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Folder 8 Axon, Howard J., 1966-1969.

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Folder 9 Ba - Bi, general.

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Folder 10 Baker, George, 1964-1969.

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Folder 11 Barnes, Virgil E., 1963-1968.

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Folder 12 Barringer, Brandon, 1963-1966.

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Folder 13 Barringer, Richard W., 1963-1969.

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Folder 14 Begemann, F., 1964-1969.

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Folder 15 Binns, Raymond A., 1965-1969.

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Folder 16 Bl - By, general.

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Box 2

Folder 1 Brett, Robin, 1966-1969.

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Folder 2 Buchheit, Richard D., 1966-1968.

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Folder 3 Buchwald, Vagn F., 1964-1968.

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Folder 4 Bunch, Theodore E., 1965-1969.

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Folder 5 Butler, Clay Preston, 1964-1967.

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Folder 6 Ca - Cl, general.

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Folder 7 Cameron, Eugene Nathan, 1964-1966.

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Folder 8 Cassidy, William A., 1964-1969.

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Folder 9 Chalmers, R. Oliver, 1963-1969.

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Folder 10 Chamberlain, Von Del, 1964-1969.

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Folder 11 Chapman, Dean R., 1967-1969.

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Folder 12 Citron, Robert, 1964-1969.

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Folder 13 Cleverly, William H., 1966-1969.

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Folder 14 Co - Cu, general.

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Folder 15 Comerford, Mattias F., 1966-1969.

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Folder 16 Committee on Carbonaceous Chondrites, 1964.

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Folder 17 D, general.

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Box 3

Folder 1 Dube, Ananda, 1965-1969.

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Folder 2 E, general.

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Folder 3 Ehmann, William D., 1963-1966.

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Folder 4 El Goresy, Ahmed, 1964-1968.

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Folder 5 F, general.

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Folder 6 Faul, Henry, 1963-1969.

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Folder 7 Fireman, Edward L., 1963-1969.

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Folder 8 Fisher, David E., 1965-1969.

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Folder 9 Fleischer, Robert L., 1965-1969.

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Folder 10 Friedman, Irving, 1963-1969.

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Folder 11 Frondel, Clifford, 1963-1969.

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Folder 12 Fuchs, Louis H., 1963-1968.

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Folder 13 Furcron, Aurelius Sydney, 1964-1967.

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Folder 14 G, general.

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Folder 15 Geiss, J., 1964-1966.

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Folder 16 Goldstein, Joseph I., 1964-1967.

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Folder 17 Goles, Gordon, 1963-1969.

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Folder 18 Grigoriev, Dimitry P., 1964-1968.

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Box 4

Folder 1 Ha - He, general.

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Folder 2 Hardy, Clyde T., 1965-1967.

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Folder 3 Hawkins, Gerald S., 1964-1965.

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Folder 4 Heide, F., 1965-1969.

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Folder 5 Henderson, Edward P., 1963-1969. Includes correspondence concerning Henderson's collecting work in Australia, 1963-1965.

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Folder 6 Henderson, Edward P. Manuscript, "Australia Meteorite Expeditions of 1963 and 1964."

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Folder 7 Hey, Max H., 1963-1969.

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Folder 8 Heymann, Dieter, 1964-1968.

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Folder 9 Hi - Hy, general.

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Folder 10 Hill, Walter E., Jr., 1964-1965.

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Folder 11 Hintenberger, H., 1964-1969.

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Folder 12 Hoffleit, Dorrit, 1964-1968.

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Folder 13 Honda, Masatake, 1964-1969.

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Folder 14 Huss, Glenn I., 1964-1967.

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Folder 15 I, general.

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Folder 16 J, general.

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Box 5

Folder 1 K, general.

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Folder 2 Keil, Klaus, 1963-1969.

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Folder 3 King, Elbert A., Jr., 1963-1969.

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Folder 4 Kohman, Truman P., 1964-1968.

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Folder 5 Kraut, Francois, 1965-1969.

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Folder 6 Krinov, E. L., 1963-1969.

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Folder 7 Kurat, Gero, 1965-1969.

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Folder 8 L, general.

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Folder 9 Lal, Devendra, 1965-1969.

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Folder 10 Lange, Erwin F., 1964-1969.

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Folder 11 LaPaz, Lincoln, 1965-1966.

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Folder 12 Levinson, Alfred A., 1965-1969.

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Folder 13 Lipschutz, Michael E., 1963-1969.

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Folder 14 Lovering, John F., 1963-1969.

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Box 6

Folder 1 Maa - Mam, general.

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Folder 2 McCall, G. J. H., 1963-1969.

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Folder 3 Man - May, general.

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Folder 4 Manson, D. M. Vincent, 1965-1969.

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Folder 5 Marvin, Richard F., 1965-1969.

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Folder 6 Marvin, Ursula, 1963-1969.

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Folder 7 Mason, Brian H., 1963-1969.

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Folder 8 Maynes, Albion D., 1964-1968.

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Folder 9 Me - My, general.

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Folders 10-11 Memoranda, 1964-1969.

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Folder 12 Millman, Peter M., 1963-1969.

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Folder 13 Monnig, Oscar E., 1963-1970.

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Box 7

Folder 1 Moore, Carleton B., 1963-1969.

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Folder 2 Murthy, M. V. N., 1964-1967.

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Folder 3 N, general.

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Folder 4 O, general.

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Folder 5 O'Keefe, John A., 1964-1969.

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Folder 6 Olsen, Edward J., 1963-1969.

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Folder 7 P, general.

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Folder 8 Pollack, Sidney S., 1965-1969.

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Folder 9 Pomeroy, John H., 1963-1969.

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Folder 10 Preston, Frank W., 1963-1967.

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Folder 11 Q, general.

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Box 8

Folder 1 R, general.

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Folder 2 Ramdohr, Paul, 1964-1969.

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Folder 3 Read, William F., 1963-1969.

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Folder 4 Reid, Archibald, 1965-1969.

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Folder 5 Reynolds, John H., 1964-1969.

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Folder 6 Rodman, Thomas E., 1964-1967.

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Folder 7 Rowe, Marvin W., 1964-1969.

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Folder 8 Sa - Sh, general.

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Folder 9 Schaeffer, Oliver A., 1963-1967.

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Folder 10 Schmitt, Roman A., 1963-1969.

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Folder 11 Si - Sz, general.

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Folder 12 Smales, A. A., 1964-1966.

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Folder 13 Stockwell, H. O., 1964-1966.

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Folder 14 T, general.

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Box 9

Folder 1 Taylor, S. R., 1965-1969.

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Folder 2 U, general.

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Folder 3 Uhlig, Herbert H., 1964-1968.

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Folder 4 Urey, Harold C., 1963-1968.

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Folder 5 V, general.

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Folder 6 Van Schmus, William R., 1965-1969.

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Folder 7 Volborth, Alexis, 1965-1968.

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Folder 8 Voshage, Hans, 1964-1969.

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Folder 9 Wa - We, general.

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Folder 10 Wanke, H., 1963-1969.

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Folder 11 Wasserburg, Gerald Joseph, 1965-1969.

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Folder 12 Wasson, John T., 1964-1969.

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Folder 13 Wh - Wy, general.

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Folder 14 Whipple, Fred Lawrence, 1964-1968.

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Folder 15 Wiik, H. B., 1964-1969.

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Folder 16 Williams, David T., 1963-1966.

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Folder 17 Wlotzka, Frank, 1966-1969.

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Folder 18 Wood, John A., Jr., 1965-1969.

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Folder 19 Wosinski, John F., 1963-1969.

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Folder 20 Y, general.

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Folder 21 Z, general.

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Folder 22 Zahringer, J., 1964-1969.

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