Committee on Oceanography records
This collection includes committee subject files, reports, and correspondence.
Language of Materials
Open: materials are available for research.
Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.
3 boxes (1.5 lin. ft.)
On April 27, 1927, the National Academy of Sciences voted to appoint a Committee on Oceanography to consider the share of the US in a world-wide program of Oceanographic Research. In its final report, this committee recommended the creation of a “single independent well-equipped Atlantic oceanographic institution.” This recommendation ultimately resulted in the creation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The custodial history is undocumented.
The acquisition of the records by the Data Library and Archives is undocumented.
First-level processing completed in February 2004 by Melissa Lamont and Marisa Hudspeth.
- A Guide to the Committee on Oceanography records, 1924-1937
- Melissa Lamont and Marisa Hudspeth
- February 6, 2004
- Language of description
- Finding aid written inEnglish