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Paul S. Galtsoff papers

 Record Group
Identifier: MC-MBL-Galtsoff

Scope and Contents

Galtsoff’s papers, dating from 1931 to 1968, include photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia from his experience in “Operation Crossroads.” Also among his papers are photographs and material from his book on the history of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries laboratory in Woods Hole.


  • 1931-1968

Conditions Governing Access

Open: materials are available for research.

Biographical Information

Paul Galtsoff was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1887. He trained in marine biology, specifically invertebrate zoology, at the Imperial Moscow University. He fled Russia in 1921 to the United States, where he obtained a temporary position at the United States Bureau of Fisheries. He was offered a permanent position at the Bureau’s Woods Hole laboratory in 1923 as a naturalist aboard the research vessel Albatross


1 box



Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the MBL and was originally part of manuscript collection 2004-06.

Processing Information

The original arrangement of the materials was maintained. Processed by Jean Monahan.

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Repository Details

Part of the Marine Biological Laboratory Archives Repository