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Facilities and Services records

Identifier: AC-38

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a variety of files on insurance; the purchasing, selling, and construction of buildings and property; development plans; housing concerns; projects and experiments; and an extensive series of building plans, blueprints, and drawings.

This is an artificial collection; it is uncertain whether all the material in the collection actually came from Facilities, but it is the most likely place for this type of material.


  • Majority of material found within 1930-1995

Language of Materials

The records are in



Open: materials are available for research.


Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.

Historical Information

The Facilities Department has the responsibility for WHOI's Physical Plant and Facilities. These functions include building services, skilled trade shops, distribution, and security. Located in the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and on the nearby Quissett campus, WHOI’s shore-based facilities currently encompass 219 acres of land and waterfront and 58 buildings and laboratories.


20 boxes (9.75 lin. ft.)


The Facilities and Services records include a variety of files on insurance, buildings and property, development plans, housing concerns, projects and experiments, and an extensive series of building plans, blueprints, and drawings.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The material was received in several accessions, including acc. 2004-45.

Related Material

See also the Architectural Plans (AC-70), which contains oversized building plans, blueprints, and drawings stored in flat file drawers in the back of the stack area.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed in February 2004 by Marisa Hudspeth.

A Guide to the Facilities and Services records, 1930-1995
Marisa Hudspeth
February 5, 2004
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Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository