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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 302

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project

Records, circa 1962-1975

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1962-1975
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 302
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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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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.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 302, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, Records

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Container List

Box 1

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

Box 1 of 3

Prairie Network Leases - Lincoln

Box 1 of 3

Lincoln Financial Reports

Box 1 of 3

Prairie Network Proposals, Contracts, Project Authorizations, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

Prairie Network Contractual Correspondence, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

Prairie Network General Information, 11/1/1971-10/31/1972

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

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

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Prairie Network Termination

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network Proposal, 11/1/1973-10/31/1974, 11/1/1974-10/31/1975

Box 2 of 3

Inventory - Leases

Box 2 of 3

Capital Credit Certificates

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network [Expenses]

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network 16331 - 10/31

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network [Expenses]

Box 2 of 3

McCrosky Federal Requisitions

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network 310

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network 250

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network 260

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network Budget Backup, 11/1/1972-10/31/1973

Box 2 of 3

Prairie Network General Information, Pre-1970

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

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

Box 3 of 3

Prairie Network Inventory

Box 3 of 3

Prairie Network Budget Backup, Pre-1970

Box 3 of 3

Prairie Network Contracts, Proposals, Project Authorizations, Pre-1970

Box 3 of 3

Prairie Network Refund From Scrap Film Memos

Box 3 of 3

Sohl, James

Box 3 of 3

Burr, Ivan

Box 3 of 3

Bullock, Leola J.

Box 3 of 3

Shao, Cheng-yuan

Box 3 of 3

Collawn, James F.

Box 3 of 3

Thomas, Arlene J.

Box 3 of 3