Edward L. Fireman Papers,
circa 1950-1990

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7463
Creators:
Fireman, Edward L., 1922-1990
Dates:
circa 1950-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25.53 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 3x5 boxes) (1 tall 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 mostly document Edward L. Fireman's scientific research program at the SAO, particularly his work on meteorites, lunar samples, satellite debris, and polar ice. They also concern his participation at conferences and symposia and other professional activities. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues, research and professional organizations, and publishers; research and laboratory notebooks; notebooks and 35mm slides concerning his research on ice at Camp Century, Greenland, 1963-1966; and notes, lectures, manuscripts, proposals, reprints, data, 35mm and lantern slides, and related research materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Edward L. Fireman (1922-1990) was a physicist and authority on the analysis and dating of extraterrestrial materials. He received a doctorate from Princeton University in 1948 and in 1950 accepted a position as Physicist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 1956, he was appointed Physicist with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) where he remained until his death.
Fireman's research interests included the analysis of returned meteorites, lunar samples, and recovered satellites; and investigations concerning cosmic rays, solar flares, muons, and neutrinos. He was also involved in developing methods for measuring the ages of ancient polar ice samples and using the information to refine the earth's climatic record. Fireman was a member of numerous professional societies and the author of some 200 scientific papers.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7463, Edward L. Fireman Papers

Keywords
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