Committee on Oceanography records
Scope and Content Note
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.
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.
3 boxes (1.5 lin. ft.)
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
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- Finding aid written inEnglish