WHOI - Controversial Projects, 1991-1993
Scope and Content Note
The records consist of Sally Riggs’ files while she was Director of Communications at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1990-1994.
There are conference, seminar and meeting materials, correspondence, memoranda and notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, congressional statements, reprints, papers, and audiocassette tape transcriptions. The records contain information on two areas where WHOI has been involved in a public and controversial topic: deep ocean isolation of waste, and radioactive waste disposal in the ocean. There are also files on two congressional seminars, which includes a trip report edited by Charles D. Hollister, about a US delegation’s trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, on September 20-25, 1992 (folder 11). Lastly, there are files relating to WHOI’s Oral History Colloquy, which Director Craig Dorman initiated and the Communications Office organized. The Colloquy files contain two copies of the tape transcriptions, and participants’ lists and correspondence, including information on Roger Revelle who died July 15, 1991, on the eve of the History Colloquy (folder 12).
Language of Materials
The records are in
Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.
From the Record Group: 15 box(es) (15.5 linear feet)