Dean R. Chapman Papers,
circa 1960-1976

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-100
Creators:
Chapman, Dean R., 1922-1995
Dates:
circa 1960-1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes; 1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Dean R. Chapman (1922-1995) was an authority on tektites (enigmatic natural glass objects that are found in certain regions of both the Earth's land surfaces and in its deep sea sediments. Tektites have historically been collected along with meteorites). He spent most of his career as an aerodynamicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center. Chapman amassed a large collection of tektites which was donated to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers document Chapman's research on the origin of tektites and the development of his collection. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Chapman and scientists, museums, collectors, and dealers.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-100, Dean R. Chapman Papers

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chapman, Dean, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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