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George L. Clarke papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-72

This limited collection contains excerpts from Clarke's diary, several transcripts of oral history interviews, and a few newspaper articles surrounding his early days at WHOI.

Dates

  • 1927-1980

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

1 box (.25 lin. ft.)

Overview

The George L. Clarke papers contain excerpts from Clarke's diary, several transcripts of oral history interviews, and a few newspaper articles surrounding his early days at WHOI.

Biographical Information

George L. Clarke began his career at WHOI as one of its first scientific appointments in 1931. After taking part as Biologist on the maiden voyage on the Atlantis from Copenhagen to Boston, he served at WHOI as Biologist, 1931-32; Marine Biology Research Director, 1932-40; Marine Biologist, 1940-63; and Associate in Marine Biology, 1963-87. During World War II, he conducted research on ship bottom-fouling organisms and antifouling paint, toxins and poison recovery in barnacles and mussels, life raft drift, and marine plankton as an emergency food source. He went on to become an authority on marine ecology and a pioneer in instrumentation using various nets, samplers, cameras, and lighting devices.

Arrangement

Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

The custodial history of the records is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The papers were received from David B. Clarke on June 2, 2005 as acc.2005-30.

Separated Material

Footage that Clarke took of the WHOI Follies in 1961 was placed in the Audiovisual Collection and can be found in the film vault.

Processing Information

First-level processing completed by Marisa Hudspeth in June 2005.

Title
A Guide to the George L. Clarke papers, 1927-1980
Author
Marisa Hudspeth
Date
June 2, 2005
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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