Roy S. Clarke Papers,
circa 1988-1995, with materials from 1929

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-097
Creators:
Clarke, Roy S.
Dates:
circa 1988-1995, with materials from 1929
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator Emeritus, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), is an authority on meteorites. This accession consists of materials created and collected by Clarke documenting research on the Port Orford Meteorite. Materials include correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, and notes of Clarke; correspondence, drafts, notes, and publications of Erwin F. Lange, a professor at Portland State College, who also was interested in the origin of the Port Orford Meteorite; and collected research materials of Howard Plotkin on the Port Orford Meteorite. The research of Clark and Plotkin was eventually published in "The Port Orford, Oregon Meteorite Mystery," Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences, no. 31. Also included are a few letters of George P. Merrill, William F. Foshag, and Harvey Harlow Nininger dating from 1929. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-097, Roy S. Clarke Papers

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Clarke, Roy S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lange, Erwin F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merrill, George P. (Georger Perkins), 1854-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nininger, Harvey Harlow, 1887- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plotkin, Howard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Port Orford meteorite Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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