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Historical Instrument collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-06

Scope and Content Note



This collection includes scientific instruments and equipment and instrument manuals, catalogs, and other material that are being maintained in conjunction with the collection of oceanographic instruments and equipment presently stored in the Falmouth Technology Park offsite storage facility.

Also included in the collection are a video and photographs of a traveling exhibit by the U.S. Navy on historical oceanographic instruments, The Briny Deep Discovered, that included a number of instruments loaned to the Navy by WHOI. The exhibit made its final stop at WHOI to coincide with the Institution's 75th Anniversary, and was located in the lobby of the Clark building.

Dates

  • 1925-1993

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

24 boxes and 5 flat file drawers (30.75 lin. ft.)

Overview

This collection includes scientific equipment and instrument manuals, catalogs, reports, designs, drawings and other material.

Custodial History

The custodial history is unknown since the material was received in multiple accessions.

Acquisitions Information

Acquired in various accessions. See accessions database and individual series descriptions for more information. The DVD and Hi-8 videos in the Historical Instrument Exhibit series were transferred to the Archives in March 2009.

Related Material

The materials are maintained in conjunction with the collection of actual instruments and equipment presently stored in the Falmouth Technology Park offsite storage facility.

Processing Information

Processed in 2003 and 2010. Oversized Design Drawings series first-level processing completed by Werner Deuser in November 2014.

Title
A Guide to the Historical Instrument collection, 1925-1993
Author
Marisa Hudspeth
Date
October 2003
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

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

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