Portrait of Dr. Ursula Marvin in Antarctic Gear

ID: SIA RU000371 [96-1022]

Creator: Hanson, Charles

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1978, Image No. 96-1022

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Dr. Ursula Marvin, geologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is part of the 1978-1979 United States Antarctic Research Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and will search for meteorites from the base at McMurdo Station, the American Antarctic research center located on the southern tip of Ross Island on the shore of McMurdo Sound. The nine week expedition from December 1978 to January 1979 will include Japanese and American scientists. Until 1970, only 2,000 different meteorites had ever been identified, but that year a Japanese expedition located a large concentration of meteorites on the White Continent. Since then more than a thousand new specimens have been added to world collections.


  • Marvin, Ursula B
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


Featured in the "Torch," December 1978.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1978, Image No. 96-1022

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


  • 1978
  • December 1978

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  • Women
  • Discovery and exploration
  • Geology
  • Portraits
  • Meteorology


  • Antarctica
  • Polar regions


Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU000371 [96-1022]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 5 x 4;

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