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David Hosom papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-57

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of nine notebooks kept by David Hosom when he worked as an electrical engineer with the Alvin Group for 6 years, mainly with Skip Marquet and Arnold Sharp.


  • 1971-1977

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.

Biographical Information

David Hosom is a Principal Engineer for the Physical Oceanography Department at WHOI. He specializes in Systems engineering, project management, and electrical design for ocean related instrumentation; electrical power systems for underwater vehicles, buoys, and ships. His special interest is low power, high reliability, accuracy, flexibility, and modular designs for instrumentation.


2 boxes (.75 lin. ft.)


The David Hosom papers consist of nine notebooks kept by Hosom when he worked as an electrical engineer with the Alvin Group.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The papers were with related Alvin reports and files when donated to the Data Library and Archives by Arnold Sharp.

Acquisitions Information

Received from Arnold Sharp, Senior Engineer in the AOPE department, on July 29, 1998 as acc.1998-16.

Related Material

See also AC-18, Records of Operational Scientific Services, for more material on Alvin, including the remaining material from acc.1998-16; MC-67, the William "Skip" Marquet papers; and MC-62, the Arnold Sharp papers, for related material.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Marisa Hudspeth on December 4, 1998. The papers were removed from the rest of the material in acc.1998-16 and processed as a separate collection.

A Guide to the David Hosom papers, 1971-1977
Marisa Hudspeth
December 4, 2003
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