Edward Porter Henderson Analyzing Meteorite

ID: 11010B or MNH-11010B

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 10, Folder: 42 and Record Unit 9529, Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews

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Summary

In a corner of the mineralogical laboratory in the Department of Geology, Edward Porter Henderson, 1898-1992, Geologist, Curator of Meteorites, United States National Museum (USNM), conducts an experiment on a meteorite . Henderson specialized in the study of meteorites for the USNM. He was a chemist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 1920 to 1929. In 1929, he was appointed Curator of Physical and Chemical Geology in the Department of Geology of the USNM, where he remained until his retirement as Curator of the Division of Meteorites in the Department of Mineral Sciences, in 1965. He is noted for development of the national collections, research techniques, field work and post-war work in Japan for the United States Army.

Subject

  • Henderson, Edward Porter
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Geology
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Geology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, August 23, 1984 in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 10, Folder: 42 and Record Unit 9529, Edward P. Henderson Oral History Interviews

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1930s

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No restrictions

Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Meteorites
  • Geology
  • Laboratories
  • Mineralogy
  • Mineralogical Laboratory
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Mineralogists
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

11010B or MNH-11010B

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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