Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold), 1917-2009
Brian Harold Mason Papers, 1953-2001
This accession consists of the papers of Brian Harold Mason, Curator Emeritus, Meteorites Division, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History. Mason curates and classifies the more than 700 meteorites recovered each year from Antarctica under a joint Smithsonian-National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-National Science Foundation program. His research focuses on the mineralogy and petrology of meteorites and cosmochemistry. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and project files pertaining to the Allende Meteorite, Antarctic meteorites, and a biography of Victor Moritz Goldschmidt.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Goldschmidt, V. M. (Victor Moritz), 1888-1947
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences
- Allende meteorite
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- Mason, Brian (Brian Harold), 1917-2009
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-194, Brian Harold Mason Papers