Correspondence, 1963-2004

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Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Meteorites. Correspondence concerns the identification and acquisition of specimens; the publication of scientific manuscripts; exhibitions; participation in professional societies; and divisional administration. Correspondents include geologists and mineralogists, meteorite collectors and dealers, Smithsonian and National Museum of Natural History staff and administrators, government agencies, and the general public. Divisional staff represented in these records include Edward P. Henderson, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1963-1988; Roy S. Clarke, Chemist, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1963- ; Kurt Fredriksson, Curator and Geochemist, 1966-1996; Brian Harold Mason, Curator and Curator Emeritus, 1965- ; Robert F. Fudali, Geochemist, 1966-1996; Eugene Jarosewich, Chemist, 1967-1973; Joseph A. Nelen, Chemist, 1967- 1973; and Glenn J. MacPherson, Associate Curator and Curator, 1984- .


  • Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-
  • Clarke, Roy S
  • Fredriksson, Kurt
  • Mason, Brian (Brian Harold) 1917-2009
  • Fudali, Robert F
  • Jarosewich, Eugene
  • MacPherson, Glenn J
  • Nelen, Joseph A
  • United States National Museum


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1963
  • 1963-2004

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Meteorites
  • Geology


  • Manuscripts
  • Laboratory notebooks

Local number

SIA RS00249

Physical description

  • 4 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 8 cu. ft. processed holdings

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