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

Accession 96-100

Chapman, Dean R., 1922-1995

Dean R. Chapman Papers, circa 1960-1976

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Chapman, Dean R., 1922-1995
Title: Dean R. Chapman Papers
Dates: circa 1960-1976
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes; 1 document box)
Collection: Accession 96-100
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Dean R. Chapman (1922-1995) was an authority on tektites (enigmatic natural glass objects that are found in certain regions of both the Earth's land surfaces and in its deep sea sediments. Tektites have historically been collected along with meteorites). He spent most of his career as an aerodynamicist at NASA's Ames Research Center. Chapman amassed a large collection of tektites which was donated to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers document Chapman's research on the origin of tektites and the development of his collection. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Chapman and scientists, museums, collectors, and dealers.

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Dean R. Chapman (1922-1995) was an authority on tektites (enigmatic natural glass objects that are found in certain regions of both the Earth's land surfaces and in its deep sea sediments. Tektites have historically been collected along with meteorites). He spent most of his career as an aerodynamicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center. Chapman amassed a large collection of tektites which was donated to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers document Chapman's research on the origin of tektites and the development of his collection. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Chapman and scientists, museums, collectors, and dealers.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-100, Dean R. Chapman Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Tektites, Synthetic Glasses and Standards - Analysis and Compositions

Box 1 of 3

Synthetic Glasses - Properties, from Corning

Box 1 of 3

L. Scheiber - Tektite Correspondence, late 1969-1976

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1960-1962

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1963

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1964

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1965

Box 1 of 3

Chapman - Tektites, 1965

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1966

Box 1 of 3

Tektites, 1966

Box 1 of 3

Chapman Correspondence, January-June 1967

Box 1 of 3

Tektites, 1967

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1967

Box 1 of 3

Chapman Correspondence, July-December 1967

Box 1 of 3

Chapman Correspondence, 1968

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1968

Box 1 of 3

Tektites, 1968

Box 1 of 3

Tektites, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1969

Box 1 of 3

Additional Correspondence, 1971

Box 1 of 3

Tektite Correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 3

Tektites, 1970-1971

Box 1 of 3

Additional Correspondence, 1970

Box 1 of 3

Australian Museum (AM) Correspondence - Chalmers

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

American Meteorite Museum and Laboratory

Box 2 of 3

American Spectrographic Laboratories

Box 2 of 3

Arizona State University (ASU) - Carleton Moore

Box 2 of 3

Bangkok - Department of Mineral Resources

Box 2 of 3

Baker, George

Box 2 of 3

Barnes, Virgil E.

Box 2 of 3

Beyer, William G. (Manila)

Box 2 of 3

Beyer Contract Reports

Box 2 of 3

British Museum

Box 2 of 3

Cassidy, William A.

Box 2 of 3

Chao, Ed

Box 2 of 3

Compston, William

Box 2 of 3

Czechoslovakia

Box 2 of 3

Evans, Bruce F.; Hooker, Ray W.; Hunter, Willson H.

Box 2 of 3

Fudali, Robert F.

Box 2 of 3

Geological Survey

Box 2 of 3

Geological Survey Data

Box 2 of 3

Glass- Microtektites

Box 2 of 3

Hartman, Edwin P.; Macaulay, R.

Box 2 of 3

Core Sediments, Lamont Geological Observatory

Box 2 of 3

LaPaz, Lincoln

Box 2 of 3

Leiden - Rijksmuseum van Geologie en Mineralogie

Box 2 of 3

Macaulay, R.

Box 2 of 3

Marshall, Lloyd

Box 2 of 3

Mason Correspondence, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Box 2 of 3

McColl, Donald H.

Box 2 of 3

Murray, T.

Box 2 of 3

National Museum of Victoria (NMV); Gill, Edmund

Box 2 of 3

Nestor, Thomas A. - Sompong Glinjun

Box 2 of 3

O'Keefe, John A.

Box 2 of 3

Paris Correspondence

Box 2 of 3

Pham, Minh Van; Bown, Beulah

Box 2 of 3

Sanguan Jangtrakul

Box 2 of 3

South Australian Museum (SAM) Correspondence - Borrowed Tektites

Box 2 of 3

Tasmanian Minerals

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Taylor, Hugh P., Jr.

Box 3 of 3

Thai Lapidary

Box 3 of 3

Tillotson, Dale

Box 3 of 3

United States National Museum (USNM) / Smithsonian Correspondence

Box 3 of 3

Urey, Harold C.

Box 3 of 3

von Koenigswald, G. H. R.

Box 3 of 3

Western Australian Museum (WAM) Correspondence

Box 3 of 3

Tektite Correspondence - Miscellaneous Letters

Box 3 of 3

Shipment List, Chapman Tektite Collection - Shipments 1-11

Box 3 of 3

Shipment List, Chapman Tektite Collection - Shipments 12-17

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