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Committee on Oceanography records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-41

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

Dates

  • 1924-1937

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

3 boxes (1.5 lin. ft.)

Overview

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.

Arrangement

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.

Title
A Guide to the Committee on Oceanography records, 1924-1937
Author
Melissa Lamont and Marisa Hudspeth
Date
February 6, 2004
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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