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Computer and Information Services (CIS) records

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-30

Scope and Content Note

The records include correspondence from 1965 to 1979, various newsletters generated by the different incarnations of CIS from 1970 to 1994, and old computer programs from 1969-1984. Data Information was added in October 2007.


  • 1965-1994

Language of Materials

The records are in



Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.


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

Historical Information

The Computer and Information Services office started out in the mid 1960’s as the Information Processing Center (IPC). It was reorganized as the Information Processing and Communications Laboratory (IPCL) in the early 90’s, then it was changed again to the Information Systems Center (ISC) in 1992(?). In 1994 it was renamed to its current incarnation as Computer and Information Services (CIS).

Computer and Information Services acts as a central resource pool of technical expertise to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's employees. It is structured by support function into a half-dozen units, which serve primarily as conduits of technical and organizational information.


14 boxes (8 linear feet)


The records of the WHOI Computer and Information Services include correspondence, various newsletters, old computer programs, and data information.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

Acquired in several accessions, including acc. 2007-08 and 2009-03.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Marisa Hudspeth in 2003. Additional material was processed in 2005, and in 2007 by Rosemary Davis.

A Guide to the Computer and Information Services (CIS) records, 1965-1994
Marisa Hudspeth
December 30, 2003, updated on May 25, 2005 and October 17, 2007
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

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