Arthur R. Allen Papers,
1928-1964
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7261
Creators:
Allen, Arthur R., 1880-1962
Dates:
1928-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers contain correspondence with amateur and professional mineralogists, curators, and collectors concerning the examination, identification, purchase, and exchange of meteorites, as well as eyewitness accounts of falling meteorites, in particular, the Bird City, Kansas, Meteor, 1931. Also included are photographs of the Walsenburg Quadrangle, Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Edward P. Henderson, and J. Edgar Chenoweth; and newspaper clippings concerning meteorites. Important correspondents include Oliver Cummings Farrington, William F. Foshag, John Enos Graf, Herbert M. Hale, Edward P. Henderson, Oscar Monnig, Harvey Harlow Nininger, Charles P. Olivier, and Alexander Wetmore.
Further information concerning the Allen Meteorite Collection can be found in National Museum of Natural History accession files, number 247668.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Arthur R. Allen (1880-1962), an amateur mineralogist, spent a large part of his adult life searching for meteorites in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Allen corresponded with professionals and other amateurs throughout the world in the hope of obtaining new specimens for his meteorite collection. After his death, his collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7261, Arthur R. Allen Papers

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Allen, Arthur R., 1880-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke, Roy S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chenoweth, John Edgar, 1897-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farrington, Oliver C. (Oliver Cummings), 1864-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graf, John Enos Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hale, Herbert M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monnig, Oscar, 1902-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nininger, Harvey Harlow, 1887- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olivier, Charles P. (Charles Pollard), 1884- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mineralogy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mineralogists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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