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Alvin Operations: Systems and Equipment, 1967-1978


Scope and Content Note

These files include information about the design of systems and equipment for Alvin , including fabrication processes. It includes correspondence with contractors Hahn and Clay about the fabrication of the Alvin Hull; and buoyancy, weight, stability and balance trials. Correspondents within the Alvin Group include William Rainnie, Earl Hays, Frank Omohundro, and Arnold Sharp. It also includes military specifications.


  • 1967-1978

Language of Materials

From the Record Group:

The records are in



Restricted: materials may only be viewed by the Office of Origin or with permission of the Archivist.


6 boxes (7.5 linear feet)


Folders were maintained in their original order.

Acquistion Information

Barrie Walden sent this material to the archives.

Repository Details

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