Dr. Roy S. Clarke, Jr. and Brian Mason

ID: SIA2013-03881

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Group, candid

Date: 1975

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

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Dr. Roy S. Clarke, on the left, holds a meteorite as he talks to Brian Mason, right, holding a data ledger. Other meteorites can be seen on the shelving behind them.


  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr
  • Mason, Brian Harold 1917-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites


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  • See Negatives SIA2013-03880 through SIA2013-03882 for additional photos of Dr. Clarke and Brian Mason.
  • After several years as an analytical geochemist in a United States Geological Survey laboratory, Dr. Roy S. Clarke, Jr., an authority on meteorites, came to the Smithsonian in 1957 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 in 1970, named curator. He is famous for his chemical analysis of meteorites and minerals.
  • Brian Harold Mason (1917-2009), was a curator, Meteorites Division, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History. Mason classified the meteorites recovered each year from Antarctica under a joint Smithsonian-NASA-NSF program. His research focused on the mineralogy and petrology of meteorites.
  • 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.

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