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WHOI Memorabilia collection

Identifier: AC-53

Scope and Content Note

Of particular note in the collection are a large number of foreign courtesy flags, the medicine chest from the original Atlantis , Furoshiki or Japanese wrapping cloth given to WHOI by Dr. Koichi Nakamura of the Geological Survey of Japan, pieces of the Swordfish that attacked ALVIN , the bull horn from the Chain and various badges, stickers, t-shirts, plaques, and other realia.


  • 1930-2011

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.

Historical Information

The WHOI Memorabillia collection consists of a multitude of different ephemera and other nostalgic items from WHOI history. The collection currently spans 1930 to 2011, and is constantly growing.


36 boxes plus oversized material (32 lin. ft.)


The WHOI Memorabillia collection consists of ephemera and items from WHOI history.


Arranged in a single series:

List of Series:

Custodial History

See accessions database for the custodial history of individual items.

Acquisitions Information

The collection has been received from numerous sources in many accessions; see the accessions database for more detailed information on particular items. Accessions include acc.1996-52, 1997-10, 2003-21, 2004-01, 2004-41, 2004-79, 2005-05, 2005-21, 2006-36, 2006-40, 2007-18, 2007-24, 2010-02, 2011-14 and 2011-19.

Processing Information

First-level processing was completed by Beverly Woods.

A Guide to the WHOI Memorabilia collection, 1930-2011
Beverly Woods
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

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