Roy S. Clarke, Jr

ID: SIA2013-03877

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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Summary

Dr. Roy S. Clarke, Jr. curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History meteorite collection, stands at collection storage cabinets holding meteorite specimens. Several drawers are open displaying specimens and Clarke holds a specimen in his hands.

Subject

  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
  • Dr. Roy S. Clarke, Jr., an authority on meteorites, came to the Smithsonian in 1957, after several years as an analytical geochemist in a United States Geological Survey laboratory, as a chemist in the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. Starting from 1966, he was an Associate Curator in the Department of Mineral Sciences, a division of National Museum of Natural History, and was named curator in 1970. He is famous for his chemical analysis of meteorites and minerals.
  • See image numbers SIA2013-03878 and SIA2013-03879 for additional photos of Clarke standing at meteorite cabinet.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1975

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Meteorites
  • Storage
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Geochemists
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorologists
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museums--Collection management

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Slide

ID Number

SIA2013-03877

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color ; Size: 1 3/8w x 1h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide

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