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Committee on Oceanography records

Identifier: AC-41

This collection includes committee subject files, reports, and correspondence.


  • 1924-1937

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.


3 boxes (1.5 lin. ft.)


This collection includs reports, correspondence, and subject files from the National Academy of Science's Committee on Oceanography from 1924-1937.

Historical Information

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.


Arranged in three series:

Custodial History

The custodial history is undocumented.

Acquisitions Information

The acquisition of the records by the Data Library and Archives is undocumented.

Processing Information

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

Repository Details

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