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George R. Hampson papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-45

The papers of George Hampson include his files on the 1969 West Falmouth oil spill, the 1974 Bourne, MA oil spill, and environmental monitoring of the Plymouth Nuclear Power Station. Notebooks, correspondence and photographic slides are included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1969-2001

Language of Materials

The records are in

English.

Access

Open: materials are available for research.

Use

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

Extent

5 boxes (3.75 lin. ft.)

Overview

The papers of George R. Hampson include records relating to the 1969 West Falmouth oil spill, the 1974 Bourne, MA oil spill, and environmental monitoring of the Plymouth Nuclear Power Station, and consists of notebooks, correspondence and photographic materials.

Biographical Information

George R. Hampson is an Oceanographer Emeritus in the Biology Department at WHOI. He received a B.A. in Biology from Northeastern University. His research focus was in environmental impact assessment, analysis of benthic community structure and data interpretation. Hampson also perfected the sampling design and capabilities of two types of benthic sampling gear: the deep sea anchor dredge and the WHOI epibenthic sled.

Arrangement

The papers are divided into two series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The papers were kept by George Hampson prior to their donation to the Archives.

Acquisitions Information

The papers were donated by George Hampson in several accessions, including acc2000-10, 2000-24, 2008-29, 2009-06, 2009-18, 2009-19, 2009-26 and 2009-36.

Related Material

See also the Papers of Howard Sanders (MC-42) who worked with Hampson; the Oil Spill collection (MC-63); and DC-17 for zooplankton data collected by George Hampson and others.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Rosemary Davis. Additional material processed by Annie Polachi from January-March, 2012.

Title
A Guide to the George R. Hampson papers, 1969-2001
Author
Annie Polachi
Date
2012
Language of description
Finding aid written inEnglish

Repository Details

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

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